Found this on http://www.biblerecords.comhttp://www.biblerecords.com (pictures of each page included on site). I have no connection to the bible, website or family. Just thought someone might be interested in this info.
Mulvany Bible and Poetry Book
This is a family Bible and a copy of "The Poetical Works of John Milton" with genealogy information written on the blank pages. These books have stayed together and have quite a history, having come across the Oregon Trail and finally landing in a Salvation Army in Berkeley, CA before being rescued. They are currently in my possession (Tracy St. Claire -- firstname.lastname@example.org), but I will return them to a good home. I am looking for a really good home for these books -- direct descendants actively working on genealogy, preferably with descendants of their own to pass it on to, or a reasonable plan to keep it in the family.
Nora Parker Davis sent these Bibles to me in January of 2005. A friend of hers rescued them from the Salvation Army in 1994. She was told they had been there (at Salvation Army) for quite some time. The friend gave them to Nora to investigate, knowing that Nora does family research for her own family. Nora made copies of the information, and filed them with all the right places.
Both books have been well-used and show character. I am adding Nora's own notes and research about the family.
Transcribed by Nora Parker Davis.
The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: Translated Out of the Original Greek...New York, Stereotyped By A. Chandler for The American Bible Society. 1837. Nonpariel 12mo. Missing all pages prior to the first page of Genesis; identification made from the New Testament title page. I can't find an exact match in Hills (at least with this partial information). No exact match in O'Callaghan (although very similar to p. 246 #4). These ABS Bibles were fairly common.
In the 1860 federal census, Wyatt [sic] Mulvany is found in Browntown, Josephine County, Oregon. He is age 25, single, and working as a miner. It puts his birth place as Iowa, but in a work environment like that I doubt they interviewed everyone. They probably relied on second-hand information.
Below is the 1880 census of the family in District 11, Benton County, Oregon.
Name Relation Marital St Gender Race Age Occupation Birthplace F Birthplace M Birthplace L W Mulvany Self M Male W 41 Farmer E Tenn Tenn Tenn Adalina Mulvany Wife M Female W 38 Keeping House Iowa Mass New York Francis Mulvany Son S Male W 14 At Home Or E Tenn Iowa Annie Mulvany Daughter S Female W 12 At Home Or E Tenn Iowa Emma Mulvany Daughter S Female W 9 At Home Or E Tenn Iowa Eva Mulvany Daughter S Female W 8 At Home Or E Tenn Iowa Daisy Mulvany Daughter S Female W 3 At Home Or E Tenn Iowa
Obituary of Mrs. January (picture available on site) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Bible Transcript [Inside front cover] This book was brought across the plains in 1862 [Note: It never says by whom.]
[Page Two -- Last Page of Revelation] This book belongs to S.P. Drake and Betsy (Brown?) Drake later to Adeline and L.W. Mulvaney later to Adeline Mulvany (Wickinson?) later to Gladys Gonsalves daughter of Adele Daisy Lillian Mulvany marred Samuel V. Baker 1893 3 children Lulu Eva Lynn Eva Elnor Mulvany marred William J. Burns Nov 1893 no children Adele P. Mulvany marred 1898 died Dec 26 1970 Geo. B. January One child Gladys L. Francis Lyman Mulvany marred Blanch (Page is torn) 2 children Blanch and Percy Emma Elizabeth Mulvany marred Frank (Rowlard?) Ann Sarah Mulvany marred
[Page Three -- Reverse of Page Two, Back Flyleaf] Mr. Wyett Lorenzo Mulvany Born 1837 March 11 in Knoxvill, Tenesee, came west in year 1853 Adeline Elizebeth Drake Born in 1842 Nove 7 in Dubuque Co., Iowa marred to Wyatt Mulvany in year 1863 December Cross the Plains 1862 Frances Lymon Drake Mulvany was Born in 1865 Dec 20 Sarah Anna was Born in 1867 Sep 22 In Benton County Oregon died Nov 8 1944 Emma Elizbeth Mulvany was Born in 1870 Aug 20 Eva Elnora Mulvany was Born in 1872 Apr 29 Benton Co. Org
[Page Four -- Opposite of Page Three, Back Fly Leaf] Daisy Lillian Mulvany was Born in 1876 July the 15 in Benton Co. July Adele Pearl Mulvany was Born in 1881 Jan 12 in Benton Co. Ora Maybell Mulvany (Note: Bible says she died 18 May 1900) was Born in 1883 May 29. In Benton Co., Org Anna Sarah Mulvany married Frank Davis 1 child (Wilbur? Sorengo?) This is Mother’s writing at the age 82 last Nove the 7 [Note: Adeline Elizabeth Drake Mulvany was born 7 Nov 1842 so she must be "Mother" who writes the record and that she was 82 last Nove the 7. This then, would have been written circa 1924.]
[Page Five -- Reverse of Page Four, Back Fly Leaf] Eva Elmira Mulvany died Aug the 20 1894 In Polk Co. Ora May Bell Mulvany Died in the year 1900 May the 18 Emma E. (Rowland?) Oct 24 1924 Addie (E?) Mulvany died Apr 27 1926 Lorenzo W. Mulvany Died Dec 30 1927 Samuel P. Drake died ..........? Feb Billy??? March Sarah Ann Mulvany died Nov 8 1944
[Page Six -- Opposite Page Five] Elizabeth Adline Was Born Nov 7th 184?
[Page Seven -- Reverse of Page Six] Lymon Francis Drake was Born Feb 10 1839 [Note: Perhaps these are brothers of Adeline Elizabeth Drake who was born 7 Nov 1842 in Dubuque Co., Iowa. And their parents were S.P. Drake and Betsy (Brown?) Drake? And did the parents bring it "across the plains in 1862"? Or perhaps some of the children brought it?] Franklin Augustus Drake was Born Feb 8 1840 (Cirus?) Lewis Drake was born Aug 20 1841
[Page Eight -- Inside Back Cover] Gladys Lena January born July 1 1900 Daughter of Adele Mulvany January married Geo. B. January now deceased Second marriage (Note: Adele married Wilkinson after Geo. B. January died) ?? L. Wilkinson?
---------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Poetical Works of John Milton With a Memoir and Critical Remarks on His Genius and Writings By James Montgomery. Vol. 1. New York, Published By Leavitt & Allen, 379 Broadway. No Date, but some Internet sources put this book as being published around 1880, and the binding looks about that era.
[Page One -- Front Flyleaf] Wyett Mulvany Adie E Mulvany was Born in the year of 1842 november the 7 The children ages Francis Lymon Mulvany Was Born in year of December the 20th in Oregon Anie Mulvany Was Born in year September the 22th in Oregon [in both cases above, space was left blank for the year]
[Page Two -- Front Fly-Leaf] 1865 Corvallis Wyatt Loranzo Mulvany Was Born in the year 1837 March 11 Adie Elizabet Mulvany Was Born in the year 1842 Nov 7 The Children ages Frances Lyman Mulvany Was Born in the year 1865 Dec 20 Sarah Anna Mulvany Was Born in the year 1867 Sep 22 Emma Elizabeth Mulvany Was Born in the year 1870 Aug 20 Eva Elmora Mulvany Was Born in the year 1872 Apr 29 Daisy Lillian Mulvany Was Born in the year 1876 July 15
[Page Three -- Front Flyleaf] Della Pearl Mulvany was Born in the Year 1881 Jan 12 Ora Maybel Mulvany Was Born in the year 1883 May 29 Died in year 1900 May 18