James Edward Whitsett Bible
Contributed by Maida Whitten, Sep. 19, 2000
This Bible was owned many years by James Edward Whitsett, son of Joseph Wilson & Cynthia (Tankersley) Whitsett. His daughter, May Belle, a school teacher, never married and had always lived with her parents. After the deaths of James Edward and his wife, Belle (Guerry), May Belle was preparing to move to a retirement center. She found the Bible wrapped in a cotton tea towel while cleaning out a closet. Since she had no descendants and no other family member had ever expressed interest in genealogy, she sent it to: Maida Whitten, 7201 Mastin, Shawnee Mission, KS 66203-4616, E-mail:
OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS,
Together With the
Translated Out Of The Original Tongues,
WITH THE FORMER TRANSLATIONS DILIGENTLY COMPARED AND REVISED.
The Text conformable to the Standard of the American Bible Society.
PUBLISHED BY JOHN B. PERRY, 534 (FORMERLY 198) Market Street,
Baltimore: MEDAIRY & MUSSELMAN; AND WHITNEY, CUSHING & COMSTOCK.
Moses Wright was born On 23rd day of December 1799.
Manervia Jane Turner Wife of Moses Wright was Born 3rd day of December 1829.
Emily Caroline Wright Was born on 25th day of May 1854 Daughter of Moses Manervia Jane Wright
Laura Josaphine Wright Was born 31st May 1856 Daughter of Moses & Manervia Jane Wright
Ida May Wright was born 24th of January 1859 Daughter of Moses & Manervia Jane Wright
Dora Etta Wright Was born on 28th of July 1866 daughter of Philip & Ginnie Wright
Emily Caroline Wright Daughter of Moses & Manervia Jane Wright departed this life 3rd day of July 855. Aged 1 year & 1 month 9 days.
Laura Josaphine Wright Daughter of Moses & Manervia Jane Wright Departed this life 12th Day of July 1857 Aged 1 year 1 month & 12 days
[different handwriting] Moses Wright son of James and Sarah Wright departed this life Sep 2nd 1876 aged 75 years 8 months and eleven days.
G.Y.M Wright son of Moses & Anna Wright departed this life 17th Of May 1865. Aged 20 years 2 months and 26 days.
[Different handwriting] Mary E. Potts Daughter of Moses & Anna Wright Departed this life Aug 3rd 1868 age 25 years & 8 months & 24 days on Monday 11 o’clock at night.
BIRTHS [crossed through]
DEATHS [added in handwriting]
Ida May Whitsett Wife of J.W. Whitsett Departed this life Sept. 18th 1896 age 37 years 7 months 25 days Buried at Peaster, Texas
[different handwriting] Mina E. Rutledge Wife of C.S. Rutledge Departed this life July 10th 1907 Age 30 yrs 7 months and 23 days Buried at Peaster, Texas
[different handwriting] Joseph Wilson Whitsett Died Jan 15, 1925 10:30 P.M. Thursday Age 70 years 8 mos 6 days Was buried at Munday, Texas
Joseph Wilson Whitsett was Born May the 9th 1854 Son of John and C.M. Whitsett
Ida M. Wright wife Of Joseph Whitsett was Born Jan 24th 1859.
Mina Eurora Whitsett Daughter of Joseph and Ida Whitsett was Born Nov 17th 1876
James Edward Whitsett Son of Joseph and Ida Whitsett was Born July the 3rd 1879.
Beda May Whitsett Daughter of Joseph and Ida Whitsett was born Dec. 30th 1881
[different handwriting] Died April 29 1931 At Ft. Worth Texas