This is reprinted from the August, 1988 LCGS newsletter. The Bible was described as being for sale at an antique store for $10.00. I’ll leave out the name of the store for obvious reasons.
The description of the Bible goes on to say: “Although pages were provided for marriages, births and deaths, these were not used, but the information was written on one page in the front and back, (McKeown and Bawden respectively). All entries were made in the same ink, in the same hand, and all at the same time (not at the same time as any of the events recorded). Nevertheless, some valuable clues may be had from this Bible, and would be a nice find for the right person at the $10 asked for.”
McKeown Samuel McKeown born County Down, Ireland July 31, 1809, married Jane McGowan born County Antrim, Ireland April 20, 1813 Children: James by former marriage born 1835 John born April 24, 1839 William June 10, 1840 Sarah Jane Aug. 4, 1841 Samuel Nov. 5, 1841 [sic] Mary C. Dec. 13, 1844 Eleanor Ap. 16, 1846 Angus Sept. 21, 1848 Elizabeth Ann Sept. 26, 1850 Alexander Nov. 24, 1853 Bawden origin - Cornwall, England William Frost Bawden married Eliza Robinson Children: Joseph Wm George born Nov. 1, 1840, died Aug. 24, 1884 married Sarah Jane McKeown their children William George born July 29, 1862 married Harriet Jane Gilbert children Joseph Henry Gilbert b. 1886 Nov. 26 married 1. Mary Woods 2. Veronica Frazier Jean Annie Maud b. 1888 Feb. 26 married Alexander Lyttle children 1. Laurence b Aug 24, 1917 2. George b Dec 26, 1918 3. Muriel b May 20, 1921 4. Nora b Feb 7, 1923 Florence Muriel b. 1889 June 11, d. Sept.21, 1919 married Rodger Suddard Robert George b. 1891 Nov. 25 married Mary Currah Constance Eleanor b. 1896 June 10 married Thomas McCarty Isiac Harry