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Horace Benton and Mary Ophelia (Morgan) Holdridge
Family Bible

Holdridge Bible Cover

The bible was published in 1903. It was in the possession of Gene Holdridge in summer of 2000, later in the possession of his sister, Caroline Holdridge Warwick. The Holdridge bible was found by Gene and Caroline when they were sorting through the property of their father Horace Paul Holdridge (1908-1997). Paul was a son of Horace Benton and Mary Ophelia (Morgan) Holdridge. You can view the bible images by clicking on the bible cover image to the right.

Family Record

Name Place of Birth Date of Birth Marriage
Horace B. Holdridge Arkansas May 2, 1874 Apr 8, 1894
Mary O. Morgan Jackson Co., AL Oct 14, 1875 Apr 8, 1894
Melvin W. Holdridge Jackson Co., AL Apr 19, 1895
Annie M. Holdridge Jackson Co., AL Oct 4, 1897 (d. Sep 11, 1899)
Charlie C. Holdridge Jackson Co., AL Dec 16, 1899 Mar 11, 1920
Margaret E. Holdridge Titus Co., TX Aug 30, 1902
James M. Holdridge Comanche Co., TX Nov 18, 1904 May 30, 1926
Lee W. Holdridge Comanche Co., TX Nov 8, 1906 June 28, 1928
Horace P. Holdridge Comanche Co., TX Dec 5, 1908 July 15, 1929
W.C. Holdridge Comanche Co., TX Dec 11, 1910 Nov 11, 1933
Coy Morgan Holdridge Comanche Co., TX Jan 6, 1916
Fred William Holdridge Comanche Co., TX Mar 10, 1918 June 16, 1940

Memorandum

James A. Morgan was born the 29th day of May 1839

Ann E. Morgan was born the 9th day of Feb. 1839

James A. Morgan departed this life Nov 16, 1891

Ann E. Morgan departed this life Feb 16, 1894


NOTE: There were four loose pages inside the bible. The borders do not match the Holdridge bible, and the entries are all Morgans, including the parents of James A. Morgan, and all the children of James A. Morgan and Ann E. Morgan. These pages appear to be taken from the family bible of James A. Morgan. Mary Ophelia (Morgan) Holdridge was the daughter of James A. Morgan. It looks as though Mary came into possession of her parent's family bible or the loose record pages, and she stored them in her Holdridge family bible. I have photocopies of those four pages, which I have transcribed below.

Births

James A. Morgan was born the 29th day of May 1839.

Ann E. Morgan was born the 9th day of Feby 1839.

Thomas W. Morgan was born the 19th day of July 1866.

Sarah F. Morgan was born the 15th day of August 1868.

Joel F. Morgan was born 16th day of May 1870.

Wallace Morgan was born the 25th day of June 1873.

Virgil L. Morgan was born the second day of November 1871.

Mary Ophelia Morgan was born the 14th day of Oct 1875.

Lela Morgan was born the 23rd day of Sept 1878.

Marriages

William Holdridge and Lela Morgan was joined together in the Holy Bonds of Matrimony December 14, 1898.

Deaths

Sarah F. Morgan daughter of James A. and Ann E. Morgan departed this life Sept the 13th 1870.

Joel Franklin son of James A. and Ann E. Morgan departed this life July 30th 1870.

Virgil L. Morgan son of James A. and Ann E. Morgan departed this life April 24th 1872.

T.W. Morgan son of James A. and Ann E. Morgan departed this life Dec. 14, 1913. [different handwriting from the three above entries]

John B. Morgan Husband of Mary A. Morgan departed this life June 16, 1876.

Mary A. Morgan wife of John B. Morgan departed this life Sept 9th 1880.

James A. Morgan departed this life November the 26th 1891.

Ann E. Morgan departed this life Feb. 16, 1894.