Monday, April 11, 2011

Leonard Smith Bible, Part 1 - Amanuensis Monday

Thanks to John at Transylvanian Dutch who originated the Amanuensis Monday meme, providing a framework (and nudge) for transcribing family records, news clippings and other treasures.


Last September I photographed and transcribed a family record found in an 1832 Bible belonging to a great-granddaughter of Leonard and Elizabeth Jamison Smith of Allegany County, Maryland. This is the first part of the transcription.


The  following material appears on a left page near the back of the Bible:

My Father John Smith was born Nov  9. 1754
            And died 26 January 1805
“————“———— “———— “———— “———— “
My Mother Elizabeth born Feb.y 15. 1761.
            And died March 21. 1826.
“————“———— “———— “———— “———— “
My Father & Mother married Apl. 25. 1784.
                                                            Leod Smith
My Fathers children as follows.
______________________________________________
Mary Smith born May 7. 1785 -- & Died Jun 1785
John Smith           Oct. 5. 1786 - &  Died Mary 17[?]7
Charles Smith      May 10. 1788 - & Died Der 16 1809
Elizabeth Smith    May 11. 1790
Mary A. Smith     Apl. 2. 1792 & died
Leod Smith –– March 29. 1794. & died July 2d 1849[*]
Helena Smith    May 20. 1795  & died 24 der 1834
Ignatius Frances Smith    Jany 31. 1799
John Smith   Feby 21. 1801 and died in [Rome??] Sept 14 1823.
[?] [?] --    Nov 23.1803   died Der 20. 1803
______________________________________________

Transcribers notes:
[*]The writing for this entry differs from the entries up to and including “Joseph”.

Leonard Smith Bible (dated 1832), The Holy Bible, Translated from the Latin Vulgate... Clementine Edition of the Scriptures (Baltimore: Fielding Lucas, Jr.), digital image. Privately held. 

2 comments:

  1. Looks like a fun project, putting the Smith family together. That's a pretty old Bible, you are lucky.

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  2. Wow, how lucky you are to have this document.

    And how I imagine the old reading glasses get a real good work-out...

    ;)

    Dee @Shakin' the Family Tree

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