The following information was found in a copy of "Hitchcock’s New and Complete Analysis of the Holy Bible" (1889) owned by George Matthew Dallas Pursifull, and passed on to his son Arva Sylvester Pursifull Sr. It is currently in the possession of my father, who is Arva's grandson. Apparently the book was originally owned by an R.D. Lynch. I do not know how it came into George's possession.
Inscription on first page: R.D. Lynch
Inscription on third page: “This Bible was given to A.S.P. by his father G.M.D.P. at his death” Lower on same page: “George Matthew Dallas Pursifull”
FAMILY RECORD PAGES p. 1161 (pages are unnumbered, but follow p. 1160 in the book) MISCELLANEOUS [first hand:] R.D. Lynch and May Bolinger, Was Married March 3th [sic] 1885. [second hand:] Esaw Pursifull was born June 15th 1809. Malinda Pursifull was born March 26th 1815. Parents of G.M.D. Pursifull Esaw Pursifull Deceased Feb. 15th 1885. Malinda Pursifull Deceased July 19th 1892. She joined the Primitive Baptist Church in the year 1842 and Remained a member of same until Death.
p. 1162 BIRTHS [first hand:] R.D. Lynch was borned August 24th, 1867. May Lynch. Was borned Jan. 2th [sic] 1868. [second hand:] G.M.D. Pursifull was born Oct. 25th 1846. Margaret L. Pursifull was born Dec. 17th 1849. John C. Pursifull was born Sept. 17th 1867. Amanda M. Pursifull was born Dec. 15th 1868. Matthew M. Pursifull was born March 18th 1871. Laura B. Pursifull was born May 21st 1874. Leander J. Pursifull was born March 22nd 1876. Arva S. Pursifull was born March 10th 1878. Barlow G. Pursifull was born Nov. 13th 1879. Lucy C. Pursifull was born Oct. 16th 1881. Tilman C. Pursifull was Born April 14th 1884.
p. 1163 BIRTHS [first hand:] Bennie May Lynch was borned July 6th 1886. Emma Victoria Lynch was borned Nov. 16th 1888. Fredy (?) W. Lynch was borned Oct. 29th 1891. Mertie Lynch was borned Feb. 24th 1893. ---- ---- ---- ---- [second hand:] Daisy C. Pursifull was Born March the 15th 1886. Ewing Grand Pursifull was Born February the 13th 1894.
p. 1164 MARRIAGES [second hand:] G.M.D. Pursifull & Margaret L. Wilson was Married Nov. the 29th 1866. J.S.E. Barnett & Amanda M. Pursifull Was Married May the 18th 1884. Matthew M. Pursifull & Anna M. Miracle Was Married June the 14th 1888. James C. Hoskins & Laura B. Pursifull Was Married September the 14th 1893. Leander J. Pursifull & Caroline Hoskins Was Married March the 22nd 1894. Hillery Hoskins & Lucy C. Pursifull Was Married December the 17th 1896. Arva S. Pursifull & Luticia Arnett Was Married January the 7th 1897.
p. 1165 MARRIAGES [second hand:] B.G. Pursifull was Married to Elisabeth Arnett February 22nd 1900. [third hand, identified as Della Stanley Pursiful by her son, Darrell T. Pursiful:] A.S. Pursiful & Kate Randall Were Married Feb. 5th, 1908. Leander Pursiful & Alieta (?) Howard Were Married in 1905.
p. 1166 DEATHS [first hand:] Mertie Lynch. Died. July 17th 1893 Age four months and twenty three Days ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- [second hand:] John C. Pursifull Deceast Jan. 1st 1869. G.M.D. Pursifull died Oct. 31, 1923. Margaret L. Pursifull died August 20, 1922.
p. 1167 DEATHS Deaths of son-inlaws & Daughters-inlaw of G.M.D.P. Caroline Pursifull Deceast March 10th 1897. Luticia Pursifull Deceast April 29th 1902.
p. 1168 MISCELLANEOUS G.M.D. Pursifull joined the Primitive Baptist Church July the 2nd 1892. Margaret L. Pursifull joined the Primitive Baptist Church July the 10th 1892. Margaret Pursifull Daughter of L.J. Pursifull Was Born March 11th 1896.