After I received the copy of John Stone’s will, I wrote to Captain Stone’s granddaughter and asked her to send me a photocopy of the family bible she had shown me when we visited her. I believe it originally belonged to her great-grandmother, Nancy Killen Stone.
She was kind enough to do so, and I have attempted to transcribe it below. I apologize if the format seems strange. I wanted to show it as close to how it was written down as possible. There are several different handwritings in this bible, as might be expected.
I have added links at the bottom of each page to a pdf file of the photocopy of that page. If I were to include each page as a photograph, I think it would take too long for this post to load.
Marriages (first column)
Leasil Stone and his
wife Nancy Stone
were married August 21st
in the year of our Lord
A D 1822 (more…)