Information on the family of Caleb D. Bellville was found in a Bible dated 1857:
Caleb D. Bellville was born August 12th AD 1823 Mary Jane his wife was born July 10th 1825 Charles Washington Bellville was born December 17th 1844 Fidela E.J. Bellville was born May 14th 1847 Margary Arvilla Bellville was born February 14th 1849 Thomas Andrew Bellville was born June 24th 1852 Olive Louiza Bellville was born August 17th 1854 Julia Etta Bellville was born July 19th 1858 Martha Alore? Bellville was born August 19th 1860 George Benjamin? Bellville was born September 27th 1862
Caleb D. Bellville & Mary Jane McClerg was married on 24th day of September AD 1843
July 5th AD 1853 Charles Washington Bellville Departed this Life Aged Eight years six months & twenty-six days
August 22nd 1854 Margary Arvilla Bellville Departed this Life Aged five years six months and eight days
All of the above were in the same handwriting and ink.
June 20th 1867 occured the marriage of C.D. Bellville and Rebecca Ellin Laughlin
Floria May Bellville was born May 9th 1868 Alvin Dillie Bellville was born August 1st 1879
October 14th 1866 occured the death of Mary J. Bellville
These entries were written in different handwriting and darker ink.
The Bible is in Plymouth, MI.I am trying to determine if any of Caleb's descendants have a connection to families I am researching in Detroit, Wayne and Jackson Cos., MI, and Put-in-Bay, Ottawa Co., OH.How did this Bible get to Michigan when Caleb lived in Illinois and Wisconsin?