There is a family bible up for sale on Ebay... that is such a treasure... This is not my family (wish it was) nor is it my bible. I am just hoping to find someone who may be have a connection to this family. I would hate to see this one go to an antique dealer instead of family. Please check this one out and see. (I have added some of the names that the seller listed.. they are spelled just the way they are in the bible.)
A pre-Civil War Bible with family records for the Crompton-Hamilton family.The external part of the Bible is in poor condition; both front & back coverare detached from the spine, the spine is ragged & dry, and the first few pages are loose with slightly rough edges. The interior of the book is in good condition, with many fine full-page black & white engravings, and a well-kept section of family records. These records include:
One page title "Family Record" with the marriage of Robert Crompton and Susan Hamer in 1844, and Mary A. Compton and George Hamilton in 1897.
A page listing the names & date of birth of the 10 children of Robert & Mary Crompton (1800's).
A page listing the deaths of 10 Crompton family members (1846 to 1949); one Hamilton, one Bowe, and 2 Jetters.
A page with a Marriage Certificate for Robert Crompton and Susan Hamer.
2 pages that were for photographs. They contain 2 photos and one tintype of a woman and 2 adolescent girls. One photo is of a child (unamed), and one is of a Jetter baby, dated 1925.
The loose papers tucked inside the bible include 2 religious cards, a small newspaper clipping announcing the death of Selina Crompton, and a funeral card for Robert H. Crompton dated 1941, along with a little satin American flag.
(Here are some of the names I copied from the sellers page...)
Children of Robert and Susan Crompton Robert Cromptonborn 1818 Susan CromptonbornOct 26, 1825 Mary Elizziebuth Cromptonborn Jan 9, 1846 James H? Cromptonborn Nov 6, 1848 Thomas Cromptonborn July 10, 1851 Robert Hamer Cromptonborn Dec 30, 1853 Elisebeth Cromptonborn June 11, 1866 ? James CromptonbornFeb 17, 1859 Mary A. Cromptonborn May 9, 1861 Mary Hamiltonborn December 28, 1900
alsoIn Memory of Robert H. Crompton bornDec30, 1853 Passed AwayJune 22, 1941
final resting place Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, N.J.