Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Family Bible of Reuben & Sarah (Currier) Hills to their son Josiah who married Mehitable Peabody - Union, Maine


Family Bible of Reuben and Sarah (Currier) Hills of Union, Maine, passed to their son Josiah, who married Mehitable Peabody in 1815.   

The Bible also has a page listing Mehitable's parents,  Stephen and Mercy (Webber) Peabody and their children. No place names are mentioned in the Bible, but online research places the families in Knox and Waldo Counties in Maine, including the towns of Union, Warren and Searsmont.




The Bible is approximately 11-1/2" x 9-1/2" x 3-3/4".  It was published by Holbrook and Fessenden and printed at Brattleborough, Brattleboro, Vermont, in 1822.



The Family Record pages include pages with information on the following:
  • Reuben and Sarah (Currier) Hills and their children
  • Stephen and Mercy (Webber) Peabody and their children
  • A copy of a page pasted inside listing Reuben and Sarah and their children, done in calligraphy by Joseph Homan Kingston on 18 April 1790
  • Josiah Hills (son of Reuben and Sarah Hills), and his wife Mehitable (Peabody) Hills (daughter of Stephen and Mercy (Webber) Peabody) and their children
  • Marriages of some of the children of Josiah and Mehitable (Peabody) Hills; no place names or names of spouses

  • Reuben Hills, born 25 August 1752; died 28 September 1828
  • Sarah Currier, born 18 January 1759; died 1 November 1835
  • Their marriage: 10 January 1778
Children
  • Samuel Hills, born 18 November 1779; died 16 May 1853 [or 1858]
  • Sarah Hills, born 27 January 1782; died 3 May 1862
  • Nathan Hills, born 17 July 1784; died 28 August 1858
  • Reuben Hills, Jr., born 2 March 1786; died 3 October 1874
  • Josiah Hills, born 2 April 1788; died 28 March 1875
  • Isaac Hills, born 12 February 1790; died 7 January 1840
  • Anna Nancy Hills, born 24 January 1793; died 25 May 1862
  • Betsey Hills, born 2 March 1795; died 8 May 1796
  • Cyrus Hills, born 16 January 1797; died 26 October 1860
  • Alden Hills, born 14 July 1800; died 17 July 1807
  • Charlotte Hills, born 29 June 1802; died 30 June 1802
  • Louisa Hills, born 6 July 1804; died 6 June 1850


  • Stephen Peabody, born 16 July 1763; died 1 March 1853
  • Mercy Webber, born 12 November 1765; died 23 April 1850
Their marriage: 22 December 1789
Children
  • Ruth Peabody, born 9 May 1791; died 9 February 1797
  • Mehitable Peabody, born 31 August 1793; died 2 November 1868
  • Stephen Peabody, Jr., born 30 July 1795; died 25 December 1876
  • Jonathan Peabody, born 16 November 1797; died 9 March 1798
  • Ruth Peabody, born 16 December 1798; died 25 May 1835
  • Hannah Peabody, born 1 February 1801; died 30 April 1801
  • Mary Peabody, born 6 April 1802; died 22 February 1831
  • Belcher Peabody, born 5 September 1803
  • John Peabody, born 7 October 1806; died 13 October 1845
  • Cornelius Peabody, born 25 April 1809
  • Rebecca Peabody, born 23 September 1811



  • Josiah Hills, born 2 April 1788; died 28 March 1875
  • Mehitable Peabody, born 31 August 1793; died 2 November 1868
Married 20 November 1815
Children
  • Sarah Currier Hills, born 26 July 1816; died 21 June 1900
  • Stephen Hills, born 19 September 1817; died 18 September 1855
  • Lorenzo Hills, born 16 April 1819; died 16 January 1841
  • John P. Hills, born 31 July 1821
  • George Hills, born 9 April 1823; died 24 March 1907
  • Ward Hills, born 27 June 1825; died 4 July 1903
  • Alden Hills, born 13 September 1827; died 25 May 1854
  • Enoch Hills, twin born 29 September 1829
  • Joel Hills, twin born 29 September 1829
  • Warren Hills, born 23 December 1831
  • Ruth Minerva Hills, born 26 March 1837; died 15 December 1860


Children's Marriages
  • Sarah C. Hills, 25 January 1848
  • George Hills, 22 November 1846
  • Enoch Hills, 8 November 1855
  • Warren Hills, 17 September 1854
  • Ward Hills, 16 September 1865
  • Joel Hills, 10 October 1859



The Bible has a scrap of paper listing the people who presented "This Chair"

Names above:
Mrs. Jack Young
Mr. and Mrs. Silas Hills
Mrs. A. L. Bartlett
Mrs. Lewis Robbins
Mr. Seldon Dunton
Mrs. George Stone
Mr. Benjamin Eastman
Mrs. Elias Bartlett
Mrs. Emeline Cummings
Mrs. Mary White
Minnie L. Albee







If you have corrections to the information above, in case someone recalled an entry incorrectly or I made a transcription error, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  Thanks!

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