Leather cover embossed, “Kentucky Aux. A. B. Society” (American Bible Society)
On pages between the old and new testaments: (…) Richey Departed this life Jun the 6 1846
John Richey departed this Life 12 Dec 1856
Charle Frank Michelbury Born June 2 1860
Will Riley was born Nov 9 1861
William J Todd Born June 20 1862
When you see this remember me Mary Richey hand and pen April 12 1857
Sarilda Megan Richey was Born Sep 2 1843
Manervy Jane Richey born June the 10 1845
John Richey was married to Mary Wilson June the 29 1840
Sarah Ann Surgar Died the 16 May 1852 her Babe the 18 July 1852
John Richey March 2 1876
Mary Richey hand and pen good by
On inside back cover: Mary Richey hand and pen this Jun 7 1843
This Bible belonged to John and Mary (Wilson) Richey who can be found in Fayette Township of Vigo County, Indiana in the 1850 census: Richey, John, age 52, born in Kentucky Richey, Mary, age 35, born in Kentucky Richey, Sarah, age 21, born in Indiana Richey, Zerelda, age 7, born in Illinois Richey, Jane, age 5, born in Indiana
The 1860 census of this same township includes: Richey, Mary, age 55, born in Kentucky Richey, Manerva, age 15, born in Indiana
This Sarah Richey from the 1850 census may be one in the same as Sarah Ann Surgar who died in 1852. She was born before Mary Wilson and John Richey married so may be from a previous marriage.
John and Mary Richey are buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery in New Goshen, Vigo County, Indiana. His marker clearly gives his death date of 12 Dec 1856. His age at the time of death is given as 53 years, 6 months and 2 days. He would have been born on 10 Jun 1803. Mary Richey was 81 years old when she died on 21 Dec 1885 and would have been born in 1804. Since they did not marry until 1840 they may have been married before.
Genealogical records were found for Serelda M. Richey born 02 Sep 1843 (as noted in family Bible) who married on 22 Mar 1859 in Vigo County, Indiana to John H. Mickelberry. Their children were: Charles F. Mickelberry born 02 Jun 1860 (noted in family Bible) William Riley Mickelberry born 09 Nov 1861 (noted in family Bible without last name) Martha Jane Micelberry born 02 Sep 1863 Mary Belle Mickelberry born 17 Apr 1865 John Wesley Mickelberry born 29 May 1867 George Mickelberry born 1869 Thomas Edward Mickelberry born 05 Jan 1871 Dora V. Mickelberry born 03 Mar 1873 Walter Richey Mickelberry born 03 Mar 1878 Lester Gordon Mickelberry born 05 Aug 1879.
Charles was born in Fayette Township, Vigo County, Indiana. William, Martha, Mary and John were born in Edgar County, Illinois. George, Thomas, Dora, Walter and Lester were born in Bogard Township, Henry County, Missouri. This family moved on to Bozeman, Gallatin County, Montana by 1900. Serelda (Richey) Mickelberry died in Bozeman, Montana on 20 May 1910 and John H. Mickelberry died there on 12 Dec 1916.
Genealogical records were found for Minerva Jane Richey born 10 Jun 1845 (as noted in family Bible) who married on 18 Jul 1861 in Vigo County, Indiana to John P. Todd. Their children born in Fayette Township, Vigo County, Indiana were: William J. Todd b. 20 Jun 1862 (noted in family Bible) Thomas J, Todd born 1864 Ed R. Todd born 1867 Dora E. Todd born 1872 Bertha A. Todd born Sep 1875 Fred C. Todd born 1879 Emma Todd born 1881 Claude E. Todd born 1887
I am not related to this family but had the priviledge or researching this old Bible.