Delaware Bible Records, Volume 5
Delaware Bible Records, Volume 5 - Donald O. Virdin and Lu Verne V. Hall. This book is the fifth volume in a series compiled from records originally collected by members of the Delaware chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Most of the family records deal with the late 1700s through the early 1900s, though many extend beyond this point. Some records simply list the date of the event and the names of the principal people involved; others are more detailed and include where it occurred, who officiated at the event, and, in the case of death, the cause. Many entries include a description of the original records, such as the owner of the original Bible, where it was printed, the name of the publisher, and by whom the records were copied. The records are listed by principal family name; in addition to marriage, birth and death information, newspaper clippings, handwritten notes attached to or written on the pages, and personal letters found in the Bibles are also transcribed. The authors provide additional biographical information at times, explain spelling peculiarities of a name and describe any unique physical characteristics of the Bibles. Although entitled Delaware Bible Records and copied by DAR members, much of the information in these Bible records relates to families in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and several other states. In addition to a brief genealogy of President Richard Nixon's ancestors (who originally settled in Delaware in 1731), there are other very fascinating stories in the book. The author recommends that any genealogist doing research in the middle Atlantic states have a copy of this volume. An index helps the researcher locate buried names in the records.
(1998), 2012, 5½x8½, paper, index, 422 pp.