Notes from the past…

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Amanuensis Monday: The Turner Family Bible

Unfortunately, only four pages, remnants actually, remain of the Isaac Turner Family Bible. It must have been a wonderful old volume! The earliest entry is the 1855 marriage of Isaac Turner and Sarah Sharpe Vance, occurring in Cannon or DeKalb County, Tennessee.

ITBible1 ITBible2 ITBible3 ITBible4

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This certifies that Isaac Turner and S. S. Vance were united by me in the Holy Bonds of Matrimony????????? 29th day of ????? in the year of our Lord 1855 in presence of      Signed:
Samuel Vance, J. B. Ellerge, S. A. Vance, M. A. Ellerge

Bettie Turner departed this life?????????

Sallie Turner departed this life??????
Mattie Turner Departed this life Dec????????

Isaac Turner was born December 28, 1827
S. S. Turner was born Feb 25, 1838
Mattie Turner was born M???1856
???? Turner was Born Nov 26 1857
? E. Turner was born Dec 13th 1???
Sallie Turner was Born Feb 14th 18??
I ? Turner was Born Feb 4th 18??
D ? Turner was Born Aug 27 18??
? ? Turner was born May 26 18??
E. L Turner was Born June 22nd 187?
J B Turner was Born Aug 21st 187?
M T Turner was Born Nov 15th 187?
(written across bottom edge of page) ? ? Turner was Born ? 25th 18??

? ? Turner & Jinnie Melton was Married May 21st 188?
E ? Wells & A E Turner was Married Decmber 23 rd 18??
(different handwriting from previous entries)
? Arthru Matthews & Edna Lea? were Married Jan 20th 1895 at First Baptist Church Abbott Tex ?? Rev. John Milton Glass

John Joseph Turner & Annie Victoria ???d were Married April 14th at the home of ??? Parents By Rev. Joe Q Hearne

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Daily Journal 1 Nov 2009: Image editing

A bit more GenealogyBank searching for Dovie and her host of husbands, didn’t find anything new. I did download several obits for some more-recent relatives from GenealogyBank’s America’s Obituaries section. Nothing new here either, just “devil-in-the-details”-type stuff.

I have downloaded a lot of images relating to Dovie/husbands in the past few days that needed to be “cleaned up” for upload to my gallery, so I got that done today, and got them all into the proper folders.

“Met” a new genealogy blog today, Branching Out Through The Years. This blog has a few posts about the surname Vance, and since I have a Vance line in my genealogy, I left a comment. Maybe we share the same Vances…

Read my RSS feeds, that’s about it for the first day of November.