Thursday, March 11, 2010
Treasure Chest Thursday: John William Stevenson Bible, La.
Stevenson family Bible, originally owned by John William Stevenson, now owned by his granddaughter M. Hall, La. Digital photos by Liz Hall Morgan, Jan. 2007.
John William and Maggie Elizabeth (McCoy) Stevenson were my great-grandparents and my mom's paternal grandparents, who lived in Athens, Louisiana. The family record pages were taken out of the Bible sometime in the past, possibly by one of my great-aunts who inherited the Bible. The page above reads: "Parents' Names. Husband: J.W. Stevenson Born: July the ninth 1871. Wife: M.E. Stevenson Born August sixteenth 1876 Married: Nov. the 30 1893."
This page reads: "Children's Names. Ethel Gertrude Stevenson was born Oct. the fifth 1894. Alvin Stevenson was born Feb. the first 1897. John T. Stevenson was born Sept. the twelfth 1901. Vera Mae Stevenson was born Nov. the sixteenth 1907[?]" I'm not sure whose handwriting it is, but I believe the dates are correct. However, I do remember my grandfather Alvin celebrating his birthday on Groundhog Day, Feb. 2, but after finding this I have discovered that his headstone and Social Security record also read Feb. 1. Huh??!!
Photos/text copyright 2010 Liz Hall Morgan