I recently purchased a family Bible of the Albert Smith Abel family (residence location of family unknown) at an auction in Hogansville, GA. The Bible was first printed in 1895, second printing 1902, by J.R. Jones (Again, no location). It is a "Fine Art Edition, The Self-Pronouncing S.S. Teachers' Combination Bible. " It is in a hand-painted, wooden case.
Here is the family information written inside:
Firstblank page: Joseph Hunter Abel from his Papa Christmas 1902
FAMILY REGISTER (between Old and New Testaments) PARENTS' NAMES Husband, Albert Smith Abel, Born June 11th 1875 Wife, Fannie Ansert, Born, July 26th 1879 Married, May 28th, 1899
CHILDREN'S NAMES Frank Norman Abel, born October 4th 1899 Joseph Hunter Abel, born March 24th 1901 Christened, Children's Day June 1901
(The next is in different handwriting) Anna Rose Abel Born October 17th 1920
MARRIAGES Anna H.F. (nothing else on page)
DEATHS Frank Norman Abel, died November 8th 1899 (next is is same handwriting as Anna Rose Abel above) Mrs. Katie Ansert, died March 1 1898 Mr. Charlie H. Ansert, died Nove 28, 1903
Would like to get this Bible back to the family with whom it belongs. I am not related in any way. Many items from this auction are purchased in Pennsylvania, Illinois, New York and other northern states. Some items are from local estate sales (Georgia, Alabama). I do not know where this Bible was obtained.
If you are a member or descendant of this Abel family, please contactJudy Kilgore (JodieK444@aol.com).