Adams Family Bible
Submitted Nov. 30, 1996 by:
P. O. Box 581,
Smiths Falls, ON, Canada.
The Bible has not been seen; this is a transcript of a photocopy
included with an Adams Family genealogy deposited at:
The Perth Museum,
11 Gore St. E.,
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
His address is:
Mr. Alvah B. Adams,
598 Poltava St.,
Springfield, OR, 97477-3500
Surnames in this file:
// 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
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.
// end of Adams Bible
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