Manuscript Collection

Stokes Family Bibles - Accession 1169

Title

Stokes Family Bibles - Accession 1169

Files

Identifier

Accession 1169

Inclusive Dates

1845, 1872, 1884, 1902, 1905, 1907, 1908, 1939, 1965, nd

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

11 pieces, 2 bound volumes

Language

English;

Scope and Content Note

This collection includes two family bibles of the Stokes Family. The first was owned by Williams (1788-1850) & Ann Risher Stokes (1790-1860) is titled, The Holy Bible, Containing The Old and New Testaments: Together With The Apocrypha: Translated Out Of The Original Tongues, And With The Former Translations Diligently Compared And Revised With Canne’s Marginal Notes And References To Which Are Added An Index; An Alphabetical Table Of All The Names In The Old and New Testaments, With Their Significations, Tables Of Scripture Weights, Measures, And Coins, &c. Published by Summer and Goodman in Hartford in 1845. The second was started by their son William (1833-1905) and his wife Eliza Jane Boulware Stokes (1837-1916) of Branchville, SC and Early Branch, SC and was titled, Holman’s Edition. The Holy Bible, Containing The Old and New Testaments, Translated Out of The original Tongues, And With The Former Translations Diligently Compared And Revised; With The Apocrypha, Concordance and Psalms. The Text Conformance To The Oxford And The American Bible Society’s Standard Editions published in 1872 by A. J. Holman & Co., No. 930 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA. The 1872 Bible contains names of births, deaths, and marriages of their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren from 1833-1967. There is also a 1902 Boulware Family tree (Eliza was a Boulware) starting from Muscoe William Boulware (1758-1825) and Nancy Pickett Boulware (1762-1836). Included in the collection are various papers found between the pages of the bibles. Family Names included in the genealogical entries in the Bibles are: Stokes; Gillespie; Cunningham; Teague; Hood; Epting; Boozer; Holroyd; Boulware; Note: The William and Eliza Jane Stokes Collection, Acc. 760 M355 (406) contains photographs and photocopies of all the pages containing genealogical entries.

Provenance

The Stokes Family Bibles were given to the Archives on November 12,2004 by Addy Stokes Mayfield.

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Stokes Family Bibles - Accession 1169

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