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Marion Cronk had many Bibles in her possession but only four were found to be old family Bibles that contained family records. These Bibles are not part of the Marion Cronk Fonds but Gord Moran kindly permitted Randy Saylor to copy the pages for transcription and posting to this web site.
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Title page is dated 1817 and inscribed Ethyl Bowerman Cronk 1939
Flyleaf: The property of Stephen Bowerman
Page 1 [The next 4 pages are glued in about the middle of the Bible. Transcribed as written.]
Ichabod Bowerman was the ofspring of English parentage descended from one three brothers by the name of Bowerman who emigrated to America in the early settlement of the cuntry, and settled in one of the eastern staits, Ichabod Bowerman was born and brought up in Massachusetts where he married Lydia Mot they had the six follwin children namely, Timothy, Elizabeth, David, Jane, Hannah, & Sarah; the ??rd of their ages is not know, Lydia died and he married Jane Richmond by whome he had twelve children, they moved to the stait of New York where he
Children of Ichabod and Jane Bowerman
Job Hughes was born in Exeter Pennsylvania in the year 1741
Eleanor lee was born in Oley Pennsylvania the 3rd mo 1751
They were united in marriage in 1775
Job Hughes died on the 26th of 4th month 1807
Eleanor Hughes died on the 9th of 3rd month 1825
Job Hughes and Eleanor his wife of Pensylvania removed to Canada 5th mo 1805 and settled at Young St County of York.
According to “Freeman’s History of Cape Cod vol II” Thomas Bowerman the ancestor was in Plymouth in 1632 – in Bedford 1643. His will is dated in 1663 May 9th. Mr Savage says he died May 25th 1679. He married Hannah Annable daughter of Anthony Annable March 16th 1644 Children born – Hannah 1646, Thomas 1648 – Samuel 1651 (He was slain the battle of Rehoboth) – Desire 1654 – Mary 1656 – Mehetable 1658 Trestrain 1661.
Thomas Bowerman 2nd married Mary Harper April 9th 1678 – Children Samuel – Thomas – Stephen – Benjamin – Hannah [new line and no dash] Waite – Thomas Bowerman 3rd married Jane – Children – Ichabod – Judah – David – Silas – Joseph – Sarah – Eliza – Peale - & Deborah.
Ichabod Bowerman married in 1759 to Jane Richmond – Children – Thomas – Lydia – Phebe – Mary – Ichabod – Jonathan – Deborah – Stephen – Gideon – Israel – Judah – Nancy – Stephen Bowerman married Amy Hughes.
[Note – all above pages appear to be entered in the same ink and hand and at the same time suggesting they were made on or after 1868 which is the latest date. The pages are inserted and glued into the Bible.]
[The following pages are part of the original Bible.]
Marriages page [* Denotes written in a fine script but the use of ‘Ont’ suggests it was written after 1867]
*Stephen, son of Ichabod and Jane Bowerman of Dutchess Co Sate of New York US married Amy, daughter of Job and Eleanor Hughes of Pensylvania at Young St Ont 1st Mo 18th 1812.
*Gideon H, son of Stephen and Amy Bowerman married Mary daughter of Wm and Ruth Christy, at Bloomfield Pr Ed Ont on the 25th day of the 6th Mo 1845. Mary born Oct 2nd 1822.
Stephen J eldest son of Gideon H Bowerman was born 31 Dec 1848 – Maria Elizabeth Lucas 19 Sept 1869.
Albert C, 2nd son of Gideon H Bowerman was born June 22nd 1850 - married 1st Ida Bedell. 2nd Lilian Thorne.
Byron Gideon son of Stephen J married Margaret Hicks Sept 13, 1893.
Edith M, dau of Stephen J married Wilford C Cronk June 10, 1908.
Stephen Earl of Stephen J married Maybelle Weeks, Nov 1919.
Page 2 [All entries on this page are in the same hand and ink and appear to be an old script]
Births [left column]
Gideon Bowerman was born the 6 month 29 1775.
Bennono Bowerman was born the 6 month the 4? 1787.
Rebecah Bowerman was born the 1 month 29 1789.
Catherine Bowerman was born the 12 month the ? 1809.
Charlottey Bowerman was born the 8 month on the 26th 1811.
Gideon Bowerman was born the 6 month 13 1815.
Rebecah Ann Bowerman was born [no date entered]
Thomas Bowerman was born the 6 month ? the 1818.
Rebecah Ann Bowerman was born the 8? month 17 1820.
Nancy Bowerman was born the 1 month 5 1823.
Thomas? was born the 14 of 6 month 1834? [written in a later script]
Deaths [right column]
Gideon Bowerman disseat 30 5 month 1811.
Bennona Bowerman disseat 2 month 6 1823.
Stephen Bowerman and Amy Hughes were married at Yonge Sreet, county of York on 1st month 18th 1812.
Page 4 [* denotes written in the same hand and ink and appear to be an old script as on page 2 above.]
Births [left column]
*Stephen Bowerman was born the 22 of 10 month 1773.
*Amy Bowerman was born the 16 of 12 month 1787.
*Abigail Bowerman was born the 27 of 10 month 1812.
*Eleanor Bowerman was born the 27 of 7 month 1814.
*Rachel Bowerman was born the 27th of 5 month 1816.
*Gideon H Bowerman was born the the 29 of 11 month 1816.
*Oliver Bowerman & Sophiah Bowerman was born the 8 of 8 month 1820.
Deaths [right column]
*Oliver Bowerman disseast 9 month the 10 the 1820.
*Sophiah Bowerman disseast the 12 month 17 – 1820.
Rachel Bowerman disseast the 25 of 11 month 1834.
Abagail Bowerman deceased the 6th of 8th month 1846.
Stephen Bowerman deceased 3rd of 6th month 1857.
Amy Bowerman died 31 st of 7th month 1863.
Gideon H Bowerman died Sept 16 1877.
Eleanor Bowerman died Nov 25th 1883.
Mary (Christy) Bowerman died Dec 1897.
Stephen J Bowerman
31 Dec 1848 Oct 10th 1909
Elizabeth L Bowerman
21 Nov 1850 Aug 20th 1939
Byron G Bowerman
30 June 1870 July 31st 1952
Rachel May Bowerman
1 March 1872 3 May 1876
Alma Augusta Bowerman
21 August 1875 31 July 1878
Ethel Maud Bowerman
21 April 1879 24 March 1961
Stephen Earle Bowerman
2nd Aug 1887 22nd Dec 1964
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Title page is dated 1836.
Loose Marriage certificate;
Byard Nelson Bradshaw, bachelor, of Township of Sidney marries Lillian Maythel Bowerman, spinster, Township of Sidney, on the 23rd Decemebr 1903, St John’s Church, Stirling. Witnesses; Peter Gilbert Palmer and Alice Rosebush.
[The entries marked * all are in the same hand and ink and appear to written at the same time between 1843 and 1850.]
*John Bradshaw married Catherine Ellis alias Catherine Webster August 19th 1819.
David Bradshaw married Almeda Phebe palmer January 7th 1851.
David Bradshaw married Ann Elizabeth Palmer July the 19th 1855.
Margaret Elizabeth Bradshaw married Perry Seymour Wilson Palmer December 17th, 1900.
Byard Nelson Bradshaw married Lillian Maythel Bowerman December 23rd 1903.
*Matilda Ellis Bradshaw married William C? Jones December 7th 1830.
*Margaret Bradshaw married George R Smith February 16th 1843.
Isabella Bradshaw married John Hisly Hufman December 24th 1850.
*Alonar? Ellis born April 27th 1816
*Matilda Ellis born Feby 16th 1818
*David Bradshaw – April 4th 1820
*Margaret Bradshaw – June 13th 1822
*Carrick? Bradshaw – Dec 7th 1824
*William M Bradshaw – April 25th 1827
*Nelson Bradshaw – July 28th 1830
*Isabel Bradshaw – May 28th 1833
*Byard Bradshaw – May 18th 1839
Almada Phebe Bradshaw born July 13th 1825 [note – not part of the original entries]
William Alonza Bradshaw born October 22th 1851
Ann? Elizabeth Bradshaw born Sept the 13th 1833
Byard N Bradshaw born March the 30 1856?
Phebe Jane Bradshaw born September the 21 1857 or 59.
Almina Louisa born June the 30th 1863
Margaret Bradshaw born September the 30th 1864
Edward M Bradshaw born October 29 1868
Edgar S Bradshaw born October th 29 1868
Florance Bessie Bradshaw born Sept 20 1918.
Elburn Cornealous Bradshaw born April 24th 1906
Byard Nelson Bradshaw departed this life April 21st 1923 o[or 28] aged 67 years 21 days.
Phoebe Jane Bradshaw has departed this life June 15 1920 age 65 years 9 months and 9 days.
Edgar Smith Bradshaw departed this life February 3rd 1940 age 71 years 3 months and 5 days.
Edward Moncy Bradshaw departed this life May 20th 1943 aged 74 years 6 months and 22 days.
Mina L Bradshaw died in 1945.
*David Bradshaw senior departed this life April 30th 1835 Aged 76years.
*Elizabeth Bradshaw departed this life March 7th 1827.
Byard Bradshaw departed this life February 4th 1844
Almeda Phebe Bradshaw departed this life the 1st 1854
William Alonzo Bradshaw departed this life May the 7th 1857
Margaret Elizabeth Bradshaw wife of Perry Seymor Wilson Palmer departed this life October 18th 1919 aged 55 years and 18 days.
John Bradshaw departed this life May the 18th 1868.
Catherine Bradshaw Departed this life March 6th 1878 age 84 years 20 days.
Margaret Smith wife of George R Smith departed this life Dec 29th/80.
David Bradshaw Departed this life June the 11 1889 aged 69 years 2 months & 7 days.
Ann Elizabeth Bradshaw departed this life May 20th 1903 age 69 years 8 months 7 days.
Florence Bessie Bradshaw died September 21st 1918 aged 24 hours.
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Lillian Maythel Bowerman wife of Byard Nelson Bradshaw died Dec 19th 1960?, 83rd year.
Presented to M B Cronk
By J H Cronk
Coboconk January 8 1861
*J H Cronk and B Ogden married First, month Twenty Fifth 1858
Nathan Howard Arkett and Nancy May Cronk married Jan 25 188
Daniel Hutchinson and Annie Victoria Cronk married Nov 23 1890.
Edwin Eugene Taylor and Alice Amelia Cronk married Feb 8, 1899.
Wilford Cecil Cronk and Ethel Maud Bowerman married June 10th 1908.
*John Hughs Cronk born first month, third 1833.
*Marilla Berthina Ogden born Eighth Month, Ninth, 1838.
Ethel Maud Bowerman born April 21st 1879.
*Flora Cronk born eleventh Month, Sixteenth 1858.
*Alice Amelia Cronk born Twelth Mont, Third, 1860.
*Nancy May Cronk, born, Fifth Month, Fifth 1862.
Annie Victoria Cronk born, Fifth Month, twenty Fourth 1867.
Willia Cronk born, Novemebr 9th 1868
Wilford Cecil Cronk born July 2nd, 1873.
Ethel Marie Taylor born Dec 1, 1899.
Edna Lenora Taylor born Oct 5 1901.
Ina Merill Taylor born June 25, 1903.
Florence Lulu Arkett born Sept 18, 1889
Gabra Lenore Arkett born June 13, 1891.
Elda Mable Arkett born Sept 14, 1892.
Vera Allica Arkett born March 22, 1896.
William Aldred Arkett born March 29, 1899.
David Llewellyn Hutchinson born June 4th 1897.
Cecil Hutchinson born Nov 28, 1892.
David Llewellyn Hutchinson born June 6, 1897.
Phoeba Allie Hutchinson born Jan 18, 1899.
Elgin McFaul Hutchinson born Mar 16, 1900.
Ruby May Hutchinson born Nov 7, 1901.
Hellen Gertrude Hutchinson June 1, 1904.
Eleanor Elizabeth Cronk born Mar 24th 1909.
Ethel Hilda Marion Cronk born Dec 19th, 1910.
*Flora Cronk died Twelth Month, Ninth, 1859, 1 yr.
Willie Cronk died January 11th, 1872.
Cecil Hutchinson died Jan 6, 1898.
Ethel Marie Taylor died Feb 15, 1901.
Gabra Lenore Arkett died June 11, 1902.
Walter? Howard? Arkett Husband of Mary? May Arkett died at Bloomfield buried in Hicksite Cemetery Bloomfield.
Wilford Cecil Cronk died July 7, 1956, aged 83 yr 5 dy.
Ethel Bowerman Cronk died Mar 24, 1961
Ellen E Cronk d. Dec 2/64
John H Cronk died Sixth month Fifteenth 1899 at age 66 years 5 months 11 dy.
Marilla B Cronk died march 30, 1911 aged 72 years 7 mons 21 dys.
Eugene Edwin Taylor beloved husband of Alec A Cronk died Dec 4th 1932 at Cibolo? Texas USA aged 62 yr ? mo 426 dy.
Nancy May Arkett died Dec 26th 1934 at Bloomfield Ont., aged 74 yrs 7 mos 21 dys.
Daniel Hutchinson beloved husband of Annie Victoria Cronk died Mar 20th 1935 at oshawa ON aged 68 yrs.
Alice Amelia Taylor widow of Eugene Edwin? Taylor died Jan 25 1942 at Cleveland Okio, aged 81 years 1 mo 22 days.
Annie Victoria Hutchinson widow of Daniel Hutchinson entered nto rest Oshawa Hospital April ?? 1949. Buried in Wellington Cemetery.
Mr Manly Terwilligar
Marriage Certificate – [part of Bible]
Stephen Terwilligar and Martha Maria Lucas married at Bloomfield twentieth of November 1878 in the presence of Stephen J Bowerman and Elizabeth L. Bowerman.
[One 1934 marriage listed – may be living]
Stephen M Terwilligar born March 6th 1854.
Martha M Terwilligar born April 25th 1856.
Norma G? Terwilligar born July 2th 1883.
Bernice Terwilligar born January 2th 1885.
Norma Bernice Rowe born January 3nd 1906.
Marjorie Mae Rowe born January 22nd 1910.
Two more names who may be living and not recorded.
Miss Nornma G? Terwilligar died Sunday, March 18th, 1900.
Mrs Martha M Terwilligar died Friday March 6th 1925.
Stephen Manly Terwilligar died Saturday March 28 1936.
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