This Bible is owned by Lanark County Genealogical Society member Peter LeBrun who has proof-read and has provided corrections to this transcription on 2 Oct 2001.
The publishing date of the Bible is not known, but the design of the “Family Record” and “Family Temperence Pledge” pages are consistent with the latter part of the 19th century. The first page is elaborately decorated with most of the text pre-printed. The hand-written entries are mostly on lines provided in the text and these are indicated with underlined text. One unusual aspect of the design is that the birth entries are spread across the second and third pages, with Name and Place of Birth on the second page and Date of Birth, Date of Marriage and Date of Death on the third page. The Chapman entries in this Bible are the same family as recorded in the Two Chapman Bibles.
// First page THIS IS TO CERTIFY That James Davis, of Liverpool, England and Lucy Burns, of Cape Tormentine, N.B. WERE UNITED BY ME IN HOLY MATRIMONY By Banns [hand written] At Bayside, Westmorland Co. NB. on the third day of June In the year of our lord 1882 In Presence of David E. Allen & Bessie J. Allen Signed -- Married by Rev D. S. Carpenter, Baptist Minister, at Bayside N.B. // End of First Page // Second and Third Pages F A M I L Y R E C O R D F A M I L Y R E C O R D Name Place of Birth Date of Birth Date of Marriage Date of Death Father = James Davis Liverpool, England = November 6, 1845 June 3 1882 May 26 1924 Mother=Lucinda (Burns) Davis Cape Tormentine N.B.= September 21, 1855 June 3 1882 Feb 19 1948 Charlotte Jane Davis Bayside N.B. = January 21, 1885 December 17, 1902 Oct 24 1925 Lucy Adalaide Davis Port Elgin N.B. = December 28, 1888 July 24 1906 May 4th 1991 James Edwd McKenzie Davis Tidnish N.S. = January 17, 1891 - - October 13. 1918 Bertha Jane Davis Tidnish N.S. = September 15, 1893 Dec 3 . 1912 Oct 9 1952 Norah Ruth Davis Tidnish N.S. = November 11, 1896 Nov 6 . 1918 Nov 4, 1986 Grand children Roy Davis McKinnon Wood Point N.B. September 22, 1903 July 24th 1925 July 14th 1990 Claude H. McKinnon Wood Point N.B. March 25th 1906 Clarence Roderick Chapman Shimimicas Bridge N.S. April 25th 1907 Oct. 6th 1931 March 15th 1980 Ola Chapman Port Elgin N.B. August 4th 1909 Nov 12 1938 April 23- 1981 Major Chapman Port Elgin N.B. February 17th 1911 Aug 22nd, 1936 Milford Chapman Moss Glen N.B. Dec 19th 1914 Jan 4th 1943 Mary Gwendolyne Young Port Elgin N.B. January 11, 1914 Reginald Vincent Young Do. June 16, 1915 Marjorie Beryl Young Do. August 14, 1918 James Ralph Lutes Newcastle N.B. Nov 24, 1919 July 10 1985 Vivian Ruth Young Port Elgin N.B. Jan 1st 1927 Beatrice Marion Chapman Apohaqui N.B. March 17 1916 April 12 1916 Baby Chapman Nelson N.B. July 5 1917 July 6 1917 // End of Second and Third Pages // Page Four M E M O R A N D U M John McKinnon, Wood Point N.B. and Charlotte Jane Davis, Tidnish N.S. married at Wood Point by Rev. W. McLatchey, December 17th 1902. Ivan Chapman Shinimicas, N.S. and Lucy Adelaide Davis Tidnish N.S. Married at Amherst by Rev. Mr. Aybresswell July 24th 1906 Harley Young, Grand Manan, and Bertha Jane Davis, Port Elgin N.B. Married at Port Elgin by Rev J.H. Danniel[?] Dec 3, 1912 George Lutes Moncton and Nora Ruth Davis, at Sussex NB, by Rev W. Shewan[?], Nov 6, 1918. Roy Davis MacKinnon N.B., and Jean Clare Davis Newcastle N.B. married at Newcastle N.B. by Rev W.J. Brie. July 24th 1925. Clarence Roderick Chapman N.S.and Ina Alfreda McKenna, Ottawa, Ont. married at Ottawa, by Dean Frank E. Salmon Christ Church Cathedral, Oct 6th 1931. Clarence married to Alma Letts [last line in different hand]. // End of Page Four // Page Five F A M I L Y T E M P E R A N C E P L E D G E : : [4/5th page of text and pictures] NAMES George Lutes Died Sep 29 - 1967 Ivan Chapman Died June 9 - 1971 // End of Page Five // End of Davis - Burns Bible // End of this file