I recently scanned and transcribed the entries in what we call the "Franklin Family Bible". This bible was owned by my 3rd great-granmother, Elizabeth Brookins Franklin and has been passed down from mother to daughter. It is now in the possession of my sister. It is in a pretty sorry state but I was able to extract all the family history entries. The scanned images can be seen on my website
At the beginning of the New Testament is the publisher's imprint. At the bottom of the page is:
Stereotyped by James Conner, New York Boston: Published by Carter and Hendee, Corner of Washington and School Streets MDCCCXXXII (1832)
On a blank page at the front of the bible, the owner's name is written:
Elizabeth B. Franklin
Below her name is written
James B M
Elizabeth's son-in-law was James Barnes Moran. I'm guessing this was the beginning of his name.
Family history entries...
BIRTHS Dovie Franklin Roberts was born June 22 1911. Charles Harold Roberts was born May 16 1913. Haywood Brookins. Son of Thomas and Nancy Brookins was born the 18th day of December 1801.
DEATHS Charles Jenkins Franklin died the 25th day of March 1935 Benjamin Owen Franklin Son of George T. & Elizabeth B. Franklin died June 24th 1864 (witchcraft) [There is no further explanation on the meaning of the "witchcraft" entry. There also is no family story known about this.] George Thomas Franklin died January 22nd 1879 Elizabeth B. Franklin died Nov. 1894 James Barnes Moran died Aug. 6 1894 Louisa F. Moran died Feb. 4 1918.
MARRIAGES George T Franklin & Elizabeth Brookins was [sic] married the 14th January 1827. James Ivy Roberts and Elizabeth Louise Moran were married Dec 19 1900. Elizabeth Ivylyn Roberts and Clarence Drayton Cooper Jr. [from] Mayesville S.C. were married July 18, 1927. William F. Webster and Sarah A V Franklin was [sic] married the 29 of December 1856. James B Moran & Louisa A. M. Franklin was [sic] married December 19th 1865
BIRTHS Charles Jenkins Franklin, Son of George T and Elizabeth Franklin was born the 13th day of October 1827. Sarah V Franklin, daughter of George and Elizabeth Franklin was born 23rd day of December 1830 George Thomas Franklin, Son of George T and Elizabeth Franklin was born the 5 day of September 1835. Louisa Ann Mariah Franklin daughter of George and Elizabeth Franklin was born the 17th October 1838. Benjamin O Franklin Son of George & Elizabeth Franklin was born the 24th November 1841. Owen Franklin Moran was born Dec. 28, 1866 Charlie Wesley Moran was born Aug. 6, 1868 Elizabeth Louise Moran was born Aug. 16, 1871. Nolie Louise Roberts was born Dec. 12, 1901 Elizabeth Ivylyn Roberts was born Jan. 21, 1903. James Moran Roberts was born Dec. 25, 1907 Jack Barnes Roberts was born Feb. 21, 1910