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CLOSE FAMILY BIBLE - These entries came from a family Bible owned by Mae Close of Margaretville. The Bible was written in 1831. The entries were written by several different people, the last column on the last page is the only one to have the writer say who they were.

Vesti Snyder, May 6, 1999


1st page
1st column
Eli Close was born July 3 1785
Elizabeth Adee was born June 17, 1791 dau. of Samuel Adee and Sarah Bloomer (Adee information from Anne Pratt Slatin)
Sally Close was born Dec 16, 1808
Mable Close was born September 14, 1810
Joshua Close was born September 24, 1812
Stephen Close was born July 1, 1817
William Close was born December 17  1819
Hester Close was born October 8, 1822
2nd column
George Close was born May 9, 1828
James Close was born May 14, 1828
Harriet Close was born  April 20, 1830. Died 1808
Miss Inice Close born 1794 died Feb 3 1810
Miss iddine(?) Huzer age 22 died 1810

2nd page entries
1st column
Eli Close died April 16, 1850
Joshua(g or y ) Close died December 21 1861
Elizabeth Adell died January 13, 1868
Sall(?) Close died June 22 1832
James Close died December 13 1840
Mable Close died April 30, 1883
Ester Close died July 1  1898
George Close died July 7  1903
2nd column
Miss  Bertha Knapp born 1795
Mr. Arthur Knapp born 1893
Mr. Eddie Knapp born 1901
Mr. Renseler Banks born 1790

This is Bertha's writing when she was having the mumps in the year of 1810 Monday the 28th.(In the same writing it says 8 years ago today we lived in Andes.


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