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published in 1830-1870. It has 760 pages. The Bible is all leather, with numerous engraved illustrations. The Bible is however in rough condition with a worn and stained cover that is being held together with brown duct or binding tape. It also has significant foxing and discoloration to the interior pages from age and quite a few torn pages. The value of this piece really is in it record of a family's history.
The book records the births, deaths and marriages of the Bale family from 1797 - 1939. I bought this Bible here in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. The Bible does not specifically mention any local towns or the county, but from my searches, this family was from Sussex County New Jersey. On Rootsweb, I found William P. Bale and his wife Elizabeth listed in the 1880 census living in Lafayette Township and noted as being a farm laborer. The info from that particular census: Census Year: 1880 State: New Jersey County: Sussex Enumeration District: 180 Page No: 12 Reel no: T9-798 Division: Lafayette Township Supervisor District: 1 Sheet No: 98A Elizabeth was a Mackerly before she married William, and there are several Mackerlies in that same census report.
The Bale Family, Some of the members of this family mentioned in this historical document are: Jacob Bale, Sarah Bale, William P. Bale, Sarah Elizabeth Bale, George ? Bale, Mary Bale, Peter Bale, Samuel Bale, James Bale, Abraham Bale, William S. Bale, Elizabeth, Levina Bale, Permelia Bale, John R. Bale, Jacob L. Bale, Edward Bale and William Lewis Bale
Other Family Names, Sarah Ann Pettit, Lydia Morris ??, Elizabeth Mackerly, Katie Lewis, Fannie La Salle ( ? Lasalle ?), Harry H. Wright, Austin M. Stout, Stella German (?? Ferman ?? written in margin hard to read)
I have no connection to Seller or Family of this bible, but, sure would like to see this treasure return home.