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ADAMS BIBLE

The Bible has not been seen; this is a transcript of a photocopy included with an Adams Family genealogy deposited at The Perth Museum.

The Adams family genealogy was filed in the museum in the summer of 1996 by Mr. Alvah B. Adams, who provided additional information on the bible by mail, and who gave his permission for this transcription to be filed in The Bible Archives.
In his letter of Nov. 18, 1996, he writes in part: "The original is written on 5-1/2" x 9", lightly ruled paper. Upon re-reading it this evening my eye caught the "I Alvah Adams" in the second paragraph and assumed he was the author. After giving it more thought, it seems more logical that all but the first paragraph is a direct transcript from the Bible mentioned, written by Joshua Fourth to his brother Joseph Alvah."
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 // First page

[Written in margin]

I found these notes
when I thumbed thru the
1871 family Bible, page
by page -- a.a.
[additional clarification: -- "This, the Joseph Alvah Adams Bible is
currently in my possession -- not to be confused with the Bible
mentioned in paragraph below. - a.a."]

[Written in large "copperplate" script]

The following records are copied
from the family bible of the Rev.
Alvah Adams now in possesion
of his son Joshua Fourth Adams
at Sarnia Ont. Canada --

I Alvah Adams was born in
Bastard Tp. District of Johnstown
Ont. Nov. 23, 1805. [next is in different hand]--Died June 17, 1884

Hester Bailey (wife of the above)
was born in Cornwall Ont. Sept. 22
1808 -- died June 25, 1835 in Mat-
ilda now Iroquois Ont. Canada.

Hester B. Madden (second wife
of above) was born in Augusta Twp.
Grenville Co. was born March 29, 1810-
died in great peace at Bowmanville
Oct. 6. 1845-- was taken to Augusta and
buried her revered Rev. Thomas [sic]
Madden Wesleyan Methodist Minister


// Second Page

[Note in margin with bracket around first item]

My grandfather --
both his mother and
stepmother had died
by the time he
was 12 -- a.a.


[Original entries resume]

Joseph Alvah -- was born at
Hull, Quebec June 16, 1833; baptised
by Rev. Wm. Williams W.M.M. of Canada

Thomas Madden -- born Aug. 24
1836 in the Tp. Montague near Merrick-
ville Ont. baptised by Rev. Ezra Healy
W.M.M.

Joshua Fourth -- was born at.
Carleton Place Ont. April 22, 1840.
baptised by Rev Richard Jones W.M.

William Morris -- was born in
Greenbush Ont. July 20. 1842-bapt.
by Rev Ezra Healy W.M.M.

Mary Elisabeth--born in
Bowmanville Ont. Nov 16, 1844
Bapt. by Henry Wilkinson W.M.M.

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