Barbour/Dryer Bibles

BARBOUR.tba

Barbour / Dryer Bibles & Family Record

Submitted May 1 1996 by:
Anne Hood
2858 Aurora
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
email: ABHood@aol.com

A typed copy was sumitted electronically by Anne Hood;
the whereabouts of the original bibles and records are
discussed below.

Surnames in this record:

ATCHLEY
BARBOUR
BRIDGES
CARTER
CHILDERS
DOUB
DRYER
ENTWISLE (clergy)
FOSTER
GILLUM
HALE
KING (clergy)
LOW
MCNAIR
MCPHEETERS
MILLIKAN
PARKER
RELOFORD (clergy)
ROSS
SAIN / SANE
SHACKLETTE
THARPE / THARP
THOMPSON
YEAGER (clergy)

Barbour and Dryer Family Records, Bible Entries 1843 to 1934 Dallas, Hickory, and
Polk Counties, Missouri.

The Family Record sections from three family Bibles are abstracted and supplemented.
The original pages belong to Opal Shacklette who received them from her Uncle Marvin
Estel Dryer in Louisburg, Dallas, Missouri in 1964 or 1965. Opal, in a letter to
Anne B. Hood in September of 1992, enclosed copies of them, explained some of the
notes that she had added, and shared her memories of many of these relatives. Anne
then wrote an abstract of the data from the Family Records. This writing is derived
from Anne's abstract, copies of the Family Records, and our genealogy files. Calvin Doub.


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I. THE FAMILY RECORD SECTION FROM THE BARBOUR FAMILY BIBLE
Two pages from this Bible were originally about 8 X 10.5 or 11 inches, but are
now 7.7 X 10.3 inches. They are printed with wide and intricate border designs
and are headed: PARENT'S RECORD, BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, and DEATHS. They came to
Marvin Estel Dryer from his parents; his mother, Mary Ellen (Barbour) Dryer
having inherited the Bible, or its two record pages, from her mother. The most
likely first entry date is 16 March 1843; the last was 22 March 1875.
From these handwritten entries:

PARENT'S RECORD.

FATHER. Beverly Barbour was borned in the year of our Lord 1825 Augst 24th

MOTHER. Emily Ann Barbour was borned in the year of our Lord 1822 March 25th

[Newspaper clipping pasted to this page:]
BARBOUR.---Beverly C. Barbour, of Polk Co., Mo., of bronchitis, Nov. 10, 1872, aged 48.
Bro. E. F. Yeager preached an appropriate discourse from, "I have fought a good fight," &c.,
which was truly applicable in his case. He suffered much during his last illness, but was
patient and resigned, and passed away triumphantly to heaven. Rev. Barbour was converted in
1841, and a year later joined the M. E. Church, and was steadfast unto the end of his life.
A faithful class leader for nineteen years, beloved by his brethren and reverenced by the ungodly.
ISAAC ENTWISLE


BIRTHS.

William Thomas Barbour was borned the 29th of Dec in the year of our Lord 1843

Telitha Jane Barbour was borned the 4th of Sept 1845 Ano Domini

Mary Elizabeth Barbour daughter of Beverly Barbour & Emily Ann his wife was born the 27th of June 1847

Eliza Ann Barbour daughter of Beverly Barbour & Emily Ann his wife was born the 17th of March 1849

Mary Elen Barbour was borned the 7 day of April in the year of our Lord 1853

Sarah Allis Barbour was born the 15 of March 1855


MARRIAGES.

Beverly Barbour the son of Thomas and Telitha Barbour was married to Emily Ann Sain a daughter of
William and Mary Sain March the 16th 1843.

Emily and Beverly was married by James King of Banen County Ky.

Evalin Columbia Bell daughter of Beverly Barbour & Emily Barbour his wife was born the 16th of
Aug. 1860.

DEATHS.

Mary Elizabeth Barbour daughter of Beverly Barbour & Emily Ann his wife departed this life the
19th day of September 1848

Eliza Ann Barbour departed this life the 24 day of April 1852

William T. Barbour son of Beverly Barbour and his wife Emily departed this life the 15 day of
October 1861

Beverly Barbour departed this life November the 10th 1872

Telitha J. McPheeters departed this life May the/10 1875

William B. McPheeters departed this life March the/22 1875


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Barbour and Dryer Family Records, Bible Entries 1843 to 1934
Dallas, Hickory, and Polk Counties, Missouri


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II THE TITLE PAGE AND FAMILY RECORD SECTION FROM THE FAMILY
BIBLE OF DANIEL BOONE DRYER AND MARY ELLEN BARBOUR

Five pages from this Bible are 7.8 X 10.7 inches. Copies of them were sent to Anne B. Hood
by Opal Shacklette who now has the Bible with itís title page. The four pages of family records
were sent to Anne on 1 Sep 1992 with a letter referenced to page numbers and notes that she had
added. In the following transcription these will be in brackets: {by Opal}. The copy of the
title page was sent to Anne on 13 Apr 1994 with a letter in which Opal explains how she
determined that the Bible was printed after 1890. The entries of events prior to 1897 are in
uniform handwriting and were entered on or after 21 Nov 1896 when Lester Ray Dryer died [page 2].
The last entry date is 18 Mar 1934 [page 7].

This Bible, probably obtained in 1896 by Daniel Boone Dryer and Mary Ellen (Barbour) Dryer,
was passed on to Marvin Estel Dryer and Virginia Ruth (Carter) Dryer on D. B.'s death at their
home in Louisburg, Dallas Co., MO. Each face of the four pages is headed "FAMILY RECORD" and
subheaded GRANDPARENTS, PARENTS, and CHILDREN: front face, and MISCELLANEOUS: back face.

[TITLE PAGE]

THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS: TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINAL: AND
WITH THE FORMER TRANSLATIONS DILIGENTLY COMPARED AND REVISED. WITH MARGINAL NOTES AND
ANALYTICAL REFERENCES. NEW YORK: J. A. WILMORE & CO.
[Opal reported that on the back of this page is a list of the Old and New Testament Books.]

{page 1} FAMILY RECORD
GRANDPARENTS. Father's Father name:
D. B. Dryer, died: Dec 10,1932, At home his son M. E. Dryer, Louisburg, Mo. [Data in wrong place]

PARENTS.
Father: D. B. Dryer, born Oct 3, 1846, Polk Co., Mo., died ---, --.
Mother: Lyda J. Dryer {Tharpe}, born Dec 1, 1848, {First wife} died Apr 5, 1874, Hickory
Co., Mo. They were married: Nov. 2" 1865 at Hickory Co., MO. by Minister: Reloford

{Their} CHILDREN.
name: born: married: to: died:

1. W. W. Dryer, born Apr 15, 1867, Dallas Co.,Mo,
married Jan 8,1886, Polk Co. to Nancy E. Hale.

3. J. S. Dryer, born Oct 26, 1869,
married Dec 26, 1889, to Bertha M. Parker

5.Columbus Dryer, born July 9, 1871, Hickory Co.,Mo,
married March 15, 1891, to Mary O. Low, [he died] Oct 22,1896

{Page 2} FAMILY RECORD MISCELLANEOUS

{Jerry's - J. S. Dryer's children} children of Jeremiah Smith Dryer & Bertha May Parker]

Emma Viola Dryer was borned Oct 10" 1890.

Daniel Benjamin Dryer was born Sep 18, 1892.

Lester Ray Dryer was born Jan. 3, 1895. Died Nov. 21" 1896.

Ollie Parker Dryer was born June 1"1897

John William Smith Dryer Was Born Dec. 30,1902

Cloah May Dryer was Born June 28" 1905

{Lummy's children} [Children of Columbus Dryer & Mary Olena Low]

Evy Parthenia Dryer was born Jan. 2 1892.
{Married Bill Thompson}

Susan Lyda Dryer was born July 17" 1895. [Susan Lydia Dryer]
{Married -- Daub} [Married Lewis Arthur Doub]

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Barbour and Dryer Family Records, Bible Entries 1843 to 1934
Dallas, Hickory, and Polk Counties, Missouri

II. continued: THE FAMILY RECORD SECTION FROM THE FAMILY
BIBLE OF DANIEL BOONE DRYER AND MARY ELLEN BARBOUR

{page 3} FAMILY RECORD

GRANDPARENTS. - NAMES
Mother's Father: William Sane.
Mother's Mother: Mary Sane [Spelled: "Sain"; is in wrong place]

PARENTS:
Father: D. B. Dryer, born October 3, 1846, died Dec 10, 1932 At the home of his son.

Mother: M. E. Dryer {Second Wife} born April 7, 1853, died Dec 22" 1906. / Estel Louisburg,
Mo. {Mary Ellen (Barbour)}
They were married: Sept. 30, 1874 at: Polk Co. Mo. by Minister: Rev. Yeager.

{Their} CHILDREN:
names: born: married: to: died:

1 Leonie G. Dryer, born May 20, 1883, Hickory Co. Mo.
married Feb. 20,1902 to, J. C. Millikan.
Leonie died June 14, 1924

2 Marvin E. Dryer, born June 21, 1886, " " "
married Oct. 4,1904, to F. H. Bridges --

3 Liza A. Dryer, born April 27, 1888, " " "
Liza died March 3, 1910

4 Besie E. Dryer, born June 20, 1890, " " "
married June 4,1905, to J. R. Barbour
Besie died Jan. 2, 1909

5 Beverly F. Dryer, born Oct 2, 1892, " " "
married July 1914, to Autie Foster
Beverly died Dec 1, 1923

6 Marvin E. Dryer --
married June 16,1929, to Virginia R Carter --

{page 4} FAMILY RECORD

MISCELLANEOUS.

D. B. Dryer And Mary E. Barbour Was Married September Thirty, Eighteen And Seventy Four
["Thirty" was printed over "Twenty" : "Thirty" was: Twenty"]

{Uncle Estils daughter} [Daughter of Marvin Estel Dryer and Florence M. Bridges]
Lenna Lavona Dryer was born in Hickory Co., Mo February 4, 1906. {Married} Charly Childers
was born Feb. 14, 1900

{Bessie's child}
Marvin Edwin Barbour was born May (7) seventh 1907.

{page 5} FAMILY RECORD
PARENTS.

Father: Beverly Barbour, born Aug. 24, 1825, died Nov. 10, 1872, Polk Co.

Mother: Emily A. Barbour born March 25, 1822, died Jan. 29, 1894, Hickory Co.

CHILDREN.
names: born: died:

1 William T. Barbour, born Dec. 29, 1843 died Oct. 13, 1861 [probably the 15 th.]

2 T. J. Barbour, born Sep. 4, 1845
died May 12, 1875 [probably the 10 th.]

3 M. E. Barbour, born June 27, 1847
died Sept.19, 1848

4 E. A. Barbour, born March 17, 1849
died April 24, 1852

5 M. E. Barbour, born April 7, 1853
died Dec. 22, 1906

6 S. A. Barbour, born March 5, 1855

7 E. C. B. Barbour, born Aug. 16, 1860

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Barbour and Dryer Family Records, Bible Entries 1843 to 1934
Dallas, Hickory, and Polk Counties, Missouri

II. continued: THE FAMILY RECORD SECTION FROM THE FAMILY BIBLE OF DANIEL BOONE
DRYER AND MARY ELLEN BARBOUR

{page 6} FAMILY RECORD

MISCELLANEOUS.

{Willie's daughter (only)} [Daughter of William Wesley Dryer, and Nancy E. Hale]

Cary Inis Dryer was borned February the 12, 1898.

{Clarence & Grace's children} [Children of Jesse Clarence Millikan and Leona Grace Dryer]

Dean Millikan was born Dec. 24, 1912. {Aunt Bruce's Britton place} [Bruce (Millikan) Thompson]
{Tom Smith's place}

Opal Emma Millikan born March 3, 1916 [Opal (Millikan) Shacklette]

Norval Dale Millikan was born November 20, 1917. {W. of Kinian Place} Died Feb. 10, 1918.

Rena Lee Millikan was born May 17, 1919.

Jesse Clarence Jr. was born May 6, 1922.

{Uncle Bevy's boys} [Sons of Beverly F. Dryer and Autie Foster]

Olen Dryer, born Dec. 26, 1915.

Olis Laverne Dryer born Aug. 13, 1918. Died June 30, 1920.

Orvil Dryer born April 7, 1921.

Ollen Dryer & Snow Fay Gillum was married Feb 24, 1934.

{page 7} FAMILY RECORD

GRANDPARENTS - NAMES
Father's Father: James Carter
Father's Mother: Hepsibah McNair
Mother's Father: Morgan L. Atchley
Mother's Mother: Ellin Marsh

PARENTS.

Father: Christopher Columbus Carter born Feb. 3, 1863, IL died March 18, 1934, Louisburg, Mo.
Mother: Maud E. Atchley, born Dec. 6, 1869, died March 29, 1919

CHILDREN.
names: born: married: to: died:

1 Morgan L. Carter, married Oct. 18, 1918, to Stella Ross

2 John W. Carter, died Dec. 5, 1914

3 Sarfonia M. Carter, died April 29

4 Mary E. Carter, born Aug 20, 1904, died April 29

5 Dwight W. Carter, married Feb. 23, 1919, to Leora (May) Carter

6 Virginia Ruth Carter, born Mar.12, 1897, married June 16, 1929, to Marvin E. Dryer

7 Alpha I Carter, born April 9, 1909

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Barbour and Dryer Family Records, Bible Entries 1843 to 1934
Dallas, Hickory, and Polk Counties, Missouri


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III. THE FAMILY RECORD SECTION FROM THE SMALL FAMILY BIBLE OF DANIEL BOONE DRYER,
AND MARY ELLEN BARBOUR

This record section, one sheet of paper; folded and bound to form two pages about 4.7 X
6.8 inches, is from a small Bible of Daniel and Mary E. Dryer. Each non-numbered page is
printed with a double-lined border and header, and is headed "FAMILY RECORD". The four
pages are sub-headed: MARRIAGES, BIRTHS, & DEATHS; in the same order they would be numbered.
The entries record dates from 3 Aug 1846, D. B.'s birth date, to 8 Jan 1886, W. W. Dryer's
marriage, in uniform handwriting; this indicates a beginning before 1886. Mary Ellen's birth
date is listed immediately after Lydia Tharp's. This indicates that these entries were made
after Mary married D. B. in 1874. The entries were probably made after the birth of Leona
Grace in 1883 since this entry is the last in the uniform handwriting. There is a small but
significant discrepancy between 20 Sep 1874, recorded here as Mary's marriage date, and 30
Sep 1874 as recorded after 1895 in the large Dryer/Barbour Bible, and even corrected there
from "Twenty" to "Thirty". That Mary wrote these entries and entered the date incorrectly,
is unlikely. Other sources confirm the 30th date. D. B. could not write. This sheet from the
small Bible came to us in the same way the pages from the large Bible did, but without the
Bible. Opal Shacklette referred to them as: "large pages from ...[and with] ... the old
family Bible ... and the sheet from a smaller Bible ... given her by Uncle Estil and Aunt
Ruth in '64 or '65... when visiting them in Louisburg, Missouri".

This family record seems to be for Daniel Boone Dryer and Lydia Jane Tharp since theirís is
the first marriage recorded. Entries beginning 8 Jan 1886 are of a spontaneous appearance
while those of 20 May 1883 and of prior dates appear to have been transcribed or possibly
dictated. This leads to the conclusion that the entries were first made between 1883 and
1886 for the family records of D. B. and Mary Ellen Barbour. The entries in this smaller
Bible were then copied to the larger Bible about 1896.

TRANSCRIBED HANDWRITTEN ENTRIES FROM THE SMALL FAMILY BIBLE

MARRIAGES { page 9 }

Daniel B. Dryer and Lyda J. Tharp was married Nov th/2 1865. [Daniel Boone Dryer & Lydia Jane Tharp]

Daniel B. Dryer and Mary E. [X'd "D"] Barbour was married Sept the/20 1874. [probably the 30th]

William Wesley Dryer and Nancy E. Hale was married January the/8 1886. [First writing style change]

J. S. Dryer And Burtha May Parker Was Married Dec. the/26 1889. [Jeremiah Smith Dryer and Bertha]

[The placement of Mary Ellen here indicates that these entries were made after her marriage in 1874
or even after her daughter Leona Grace was born in 1883 but before William W.ís marriage entry on
8 Jan 1886.]

BIRTHS. { page 8 }

Daniel B. Dryer was born Aug. the 3 1846.

Lyda J. Dryer was born Dec. the 1 1848.

Mary E. Dryer was born Apr. the 7 1853.

William W. Dryer was born Apr. the 15 1867.

Jeremiah S. Dryer was born Oct the 26 1869.

Columbus Dryer was born July the 9 18 [X'd "72"] 71.

Leonie G. Dryer was born May the 20 1883. [Last entry in the uniform writing style]

Marvin E. Dryer was born June the/21 1886.

BIRTHS. { page 8 }

Lizann Dryer was borned April the 27, 1888.

Bessie E. Dryer was borned June 20th 1890.
Beverly F. Dryer was borned Oc [Oct.] the 2 1892. [This date may have been "21", with "842" added.
[J. S. Dryer practiced his signature here.]
[D. B. attested to 21st in 1898 declaration.

DEATHS. { page 9 }

Lyda Jane Dryer departed this life April the/ 5 1874.

Columbus Dryer departed this life October the 22, 1896.

END