I am a desc. of Merina thru her son John Raymond and his daughter Merina Belle and her daughter Edna faye who is my mother. Any more info on what happened to the original bible? Also on Merina Caraway's tombstone it lists her birth as 1828. I wonder which is right? It also has her name spelled Marina but my grandmother always said it was Merina because she was named after her and that she wanted to make sure the name was spelled right on her tombstone. It is! Looking forward to hearing from you and any other 'cousins'. It is absolutely wonderful after so many years looking to finally have a clue to her parentage. I was looking at maybe Simeon Caraway as her dad at first but nope. didn't happen. lol thanx again for posting!