I have recently been given the bible of Freelove Douglas, wife of Nathan Mace.The family history pages appear to have been written when she was old.The ink is light and the writing is hard to read.
Register of Births: "Nathan Mace was born May the 24, 1801 Freelove E Douglas was born February the 13 1808 Elizabeth Mace was born September the 12 1829 Nathan Mace was born January the 5 1833 Henry Mace was born Febury the __ 1837 Oliver Mace was born No the 14 1842 Clarisa Mace was born June the 20 1846 Daniel Mace was born Nov the 14 1847"
Register of Marriages "Nathan Mace was mared to Freelove E Douglas December the 28 1828 Nathan Mace was mared to Frances E Perkin Dec the __ (23 or 25 with line through it)1853 Elizabeth Mace was mared to William J Clark Junt 5 1855 Clarisa Mace was maried to Norman Jenne Aug the 30 1864"
Register of Deaths "Henry Mace died Sept the 29 1837 Oliver Mace died Jan the 7 1845 Daniel Mace died Oct the 14 1852 Mr Nathan Mace died May the 8 1869 aged 68 (writen in pencil by someone else) Nathan Mace Jr died April 14, 1921 Mr John Douglas January the 5 aged 93"
Last page "This book is to go to my son when I am done with it Is a present from his Mother I want you to use it and read it for it has ben a grate blessess to me and so may it be to you Nathan Mace a present from your Mother F E Mace
Mehitable Douglas died January the 9 1849"
The bible was owned by Daniel Perkins Mace after (his father)Nathan Mace Jr. died and was rescued from the trash by descendants of Fred Mace, brother of Daniel Perkins Mace after Daniel died.