Thursday, January 14, 2010

Vintage Thingies Thursday My Family Bibles

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Here is another of my family treasures. At one time I had the pleasant task to be the keeper of our family bibles. Within the last year I have passed on one to each of my sons and my sister nows has two others at her home. But I have for now kept two of my favorites. Some day they will be passed on to my boys.

The smallest bible belonged to Louisa Marie Reynolds who married George Hall.

They had a son Arthur Reynolds Hall who married Mabel Coleman They passed it down to their daughter Alta Louise Hall.

Alta married my grandfather Perry Zion.

My father Arthur passed this down to me.

So this bible belonged to great great grandmother. She owned this when she was married to George Hall since she has signed it Louisa M Hall Evansville Wisconsin.

She has recorded her parents name and 7 sister's name with their birth dates.
Her parents were John G Reynolds born 1800 and Mandania G Grover born 1815

Amazingly beautiful handwriting.

The second bible belonged to my grandmother Alta Hall Zion. Inside there is this small note with my father's name and his address when he was in the merchant marines in 1943. She must of given it to him at that time.

The smallest bible is dated 1844

My grandmother's bible is not dated itself. She has written her name and my grandfather's name and the date 1911. She married grandpa Perry in 1913.

Hope that you enjoy my family treasures. Have a happy vintage Thingies Thursdays.


  1. Oh, what treasures you have and hoe fortunate to have them. I've been working of my families genealogy for the past five years and the older records, especially Bibles are so treasured and valued. They were always so well kept and passed on like the treasures they are. What wonderful links to the past. Happy VTT..have a lovely weekend.

  2. What a wonderful family treasure....Great for a family keepsake to pass down. Happy VTT!

  3. How wonderful that you still have the family Bibles! My Mom remembers that her family did have a big old family Bible... but times were tough in the depression era and finally her Father sold the Bible so he could feed his children. It makes her cry when she sees old family Bibles in antique stores, because she thinks they should be with their rightful family... all those weddings and births recorded in the pages... I know she is always hoping that she will find the one that belonged to her family.

  4. What wonderful treasures of your family history!

  5. What great family heirlooms to treasure and past down...thanks so much for sharing. Hope you have a great weekend!


  6. That's the BEST kind of vintage thingie! What treasures!

  7. Wow these are surely wonderful family treasures. What a wonderful thing to hand down to your family.