Monday, December 26, 2011

Amanuensis Monday ~ Gorin Family Bible

An Amanuensis is a person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another. Family bible records are unique items, and following is a bible which contains information that links me to a Revolutionary War ancestor (that I used in my application to the DAR, Daughters of the American Revolution). Not only do the documents contain genealogical information, the words breathe life into kin – some we never met – others we see a time in their life before we knew them.

Inside front cover, left
The bible was published in Philadelphia by J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1856.

Pasted inside the front cover are obituaries of my third great-grandparents, Thomas Jefferson Gorin

Inside front cover, right

and his wife, Mary Ann (Bowman) Gorin.

One page into the bible is pasted a funeral notice for Thomas J. Gorin.

In Louisville, at 4 A.M., on Thursday, January 11th, 1883,
Thomas J. Gorin.
The funeral services, conducted by Rev. J.J. Hynes, will take place at the Methodist church, in
Glasgow, to-day, at eleven o’clock A.M., immediately after which the remains will be buried at the
family graveyard, near the old family residence.
The friends of the family are invited to attend.
Saturday, Jan. 13, 1883.

On the following page is handwritten:

Miss Florence Gorin

Presented by her

Pa T.J. Gorin.

In the middle section of the bible is the section for marriages, births and deaths.

Marriages page
Tho. J. Gorin + Mary Ann Bowman were married – December 27th 1831
D.M. Ashby + Mary Elizabeth Gorin were married February 11th 1857
Henry C. Murrell + Emma Gorin were married 3rd Nov 1858
James E. Gorin + Mary Rogers were married 15th January 1860
John A. Lee + my daughter Florence Gorin, the Darling of my heart, were married 19th October 1880, Tuesday at 2 Ock P.M. Calvary Church, Louisville, Ky; by Reverend Mr. Minnigerode and may the God of Peace go with them.

Left-hand Births page
Tho. J. Gorin was Born Anno domines 1808 27th January
Mary A. Bowman was Born March 2nd 1814
Mary E. Gorin was Born 28th June 1833
James Edward Gorin was Born August 29th 1835
Laura Gorin was Born August 8th 1837
Emma Gorin was Born 24th March 1839
Ellen Gorin was Born 29th March 1844
Thos. Gorin was Born March 4th 1847
Florence Gorin was Born Nov. 8th 1851

Right-hand Births page
Granville Bowman was born 21st March 1786
Died August 11th Augt 1841

Polly Bowman his wife was born 30th Augt 1793
Died March 1850

Granville Bowman + Polly Walthall, were married 16th May 1809

Thos. Gorin Died 3rd Nov. 1847
Laura Gorin Died 30th day Sept. 1853
Ellen Gorin Died 13th August 1858. Friday night between 10 + 11 Ock.
John Gorin Father of Tho. J. Gorin – Died 6th August 1837.
Born May 1763
Elizabeth Gorin his wife Died March 1824. 

My descent from John Gorin (Revolutionary War Colonel) and Elizabeth Franklin > Thomas Jefferson Gorin > Mary Elizabeth Gorin > Mary Bowman Ashby > Elizabeth Adsit > Charles McAlpin Pyle, Jr. > me.

My descent from Granville Bowman and Polly Walthall > Mary Ann Bowman > Mary Elizabeth Gorin > Mary Bowman Ashby > Elizabeth Adsit > Charles McAlpin Pyle, Jr. > me.

Amanuensis Monday is a daily blogging prompt from GeneaBloggers, the genealogy community’s resource for blogging. It is used by many genealogy bloggers to help them tell stories of their ancestors.

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