This Bible was purchased on eBay, provenance unknown.
The Bible is The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New
Testaments, New York, American Bible Society, 1846.
Currently in possession of Tracy St. Claire, 114 Hilltop Lane,
Sleepy Hollow, IL 60118, email@example.com
The seller sold this as the "Sharp" Bible, but it is a "Shoup"
Bible upon inspection. There are some VERY recent
entries in this Bible, making me wonder whether it was
accidentally lost or stolen.
Some entries were overwritten in pencil, and my transcription
is of the pencil.
Obituary of Emory Jackson (died 1966) enclosed, obituary
of "Buster" (dog at Jackson home) and a Reward of Merit
Abraham Shoup Was Born October the 18th
1812 Died Feb 1886 aged 74 years
Jane Shoup Was Born July the 20th 1810
Died Nov. 5 1875
My maternal great-grandparents
Wm. Abraham Larue 1905-1982
[Page Two -- Front Flyleaf]
John S. Welcher was born June the 9
Wm. Patrick LaRue Born Apr. 16, 1953
son of Wm. A. LaRue
Devin Patrick LaRue
Born July 7, 1992
St. Pete, Fl.
son of W. Patrick LaRue
[Page Three -- Reverse Front Flyleaf]
Mary S. Shoup was born June the 11 1835
Christeana Shoup was born August 6th 1836
Delia Shoup was born July the 27 1838
Margaret Elenor Shoup was born August the 27
1841 Aunt Margaret died about 1922
Thomas Henry Shoup was born January the
[Page Five -- Back Pages]
Hannah Welcher was born March 21 1861
John S. Welcher was born June 9 1858 [??]
and Departed her life December 20 1871
She was 10 years 9 months one day at her death
William A. ?? was born October the 15 1871
[Page Seven -- Back Pages]
Jane Shoup Was Born July the 20 1810
And Died November The 5 1875 Aged
65 years and 8 months 16 days
Jane Shoup Departed this Life November the 5th
My great grandmother
W. A. LaRue [signed]
[Page Nine -- Inserted Paper]
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