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Travis Bible

Known history (written May 23, 2000 by James Carr Minor): This book was given to me a few days ago at the conclusion of a visit to my aunt, Helen Minor (Baumer/Carpenter) in Lansing Michigan for me to bring back to my home in Rochester, NY. It was almost certainly given to her by her mother, Nellie Travis Minor, daughter of Don S. Travis of Interlaken, NY. This was the first time I’ve seen the Bible and have no other history of it.

Physical description: 8 ½" x 11" , brown, probably leather hardcover. Front cover is separated from the main body. There’s a loose sheet elsewhere in the Bible all folded that may have been the very first page. Very faintly written on this lose sheet is "Stephen Travis. Several inches below that is faintly written "1860" and below that is written "1781" as if someone was trying to compute the age at death.

First intact page (at least what’s left) is rather crumpled and torn but appears to say:

 

H. & E. Phinney’s Stereotype Edition

The Holy Bible,

Containing the

Old and New Testaments

translated out of the Original Tongue

and with

the Translation Diligently Compared and Revised

with

Canne’s Marginal Notes and References.

to which added,

an Index;

an Alphabetical Table

of all the names in the old and new testaments, with their significations;

Tables of Scripture Weights, Measures, and Coins, &c.

 

Cooperstown, (N. Y.)

Stereotype, Printed and Published by H. & E. Phinney

And sold by them at their book-store, and by the booksellers generally

In the United States

………..

1832

 

Some scripture clippings inside are dated 1839 and 1841 so this was probably the time the Bible was first used.

Family Records (in what would be page 577, between the Old and New Testaments):

Family Record.

Marriages.

Marriages.

Stephen Travis

Christian Smith

Were joined in mat-

rimony March 10th 1807

Rebecca Travis

&

Noah Holly

were joined in matrimony

Oct 7th 1842

Mary An (sic) Travis &

William Cramer were

Joined in Matrimony

March 2nd 1826

Don S. Travis

&

Ada J. Brokaw

Dec. – 26 - 1877

Hannah Travis &

Dennis Weatherby were

Joined in Matrimony

Jan. 31st 1832

Newton B. Travis

&

Clara Louise Sherman

June 23 - 1902

Charity Travis And

Calvin Doolitle were

Joined in Matrimony

Janua.. 8th 1835

Milnor Travis

&

Edna E.(?) Sniffen

Jan. 6 1904

Persina Travis &

Noah Holly were

Joined in Matrimony

April 30th 1835

Morris E. Minor

&

Nellie B. Travis

July 7, 1910

 

H. Smith Travis

Leah Winifred Blauvelt

March 16 - 1920

Written in margin of preceding page- Married Milnor Travis & Bessie Willad, Sept 24 – 1920.

 

 

Family Records (in what would be page 578):

Family Record.

Births.

Births.

Stephen Travis

Born Mon.. Nov 15th 1781

John Smith Travis born

Thurs. Dec.. 25th 1821

Christian Travis

Born June 15th 1787

Clarissa (?) Travis

born Thurs.. June 3 1824

Mary Ann Travis

Born Tues. (?) June 28th 1808

 

Charity Travis born

Tues.. (?) January 9th 1810

 

Hannah (?) Travis born

Wednesday April 17th 1811

 

Rebecca Travis born

Oct 30th 1813 Sat

 

Persina Travis born

Thurs.. January 31st 1816

 

Elizabeth Travis born

Sun. Nov 23 1817

 

Abigail Travis born

Wednes.. Oct 27th 1819

 

Family Records (in what would be page 579):

Family Record.

Births.

Births.

 

Don S Travis – July 16 – ‘56

 

Ada J Travis – Apr. 17 – ‘57

 

Milnor " Jan. 1 - 1879

 

Newton Brokaw Travis

Nov. 5 – 1880.

 

Nellie Blanch Travis

Jan. 21 – 1885

 

Harrison Smith

Travis

May – 22 - 1888.

 

Elon Newton Travis

Aug. 13, 1904.

 

Elmer Adelbert Travis

May 17. 1906

 

David Parshall Minor

April 24 – 1911

 

John Travis Minor

December 18. 1916

Ester Edna Travis

Feb. 16 1923

Juene Ellowene Travis

September 30 – 1921

Paul Vorhees Minor

March 17 - 1923

Helen Minor

November 10 - 1921

Family Records (in what would be page 580):

Family Record.

Deaths.

Deaths

Dennis Weatherby

Deceased Feb.. 22 1837

 

Persina Holly

Deceased Oct 30th 1840

 

Christian Travis

Deceased March 29th

1842

 

Stephen Travis

May 11th.. 1860..

 

Mary Ann Cramer

June 15th 1864

 
   

Clippings Found in Bible

(Inked in: 1891)

Obituary.

J. S. Travis, whose death occurred at his home in Ovid Centre, October 1st, was born in the town of Covert December 25, 1821. In 1842 he married Miss Jane Nobles of Enfield. In the early part of the year 1866 he came to Ovid Centre and purchased the farm where he lived at the time of his death. In 1873 his wife died leaving him two sons, Adelbert A. and Don S., the former of whom resides in Enfield, the latter in Ovid Centre. In 1875 he married for his second wife Mrs. Mary H. VanLiew, who survives to mourn her loss.

The funeral took place at Trumbull’s Corners, October 3d, where his remains were taken for burial, Rev. O. J. Rose conducting the services. During the last two years of his life it became his lot to endure great suffering, which he bore with great patience and in a submissive spirit. Mr. Travis was beloved by all who knew well. Being of a retiring disposition, it required time to mature and ripen a friendship with him but when once formed it was a souce of continual pleasure. He was a loving husband and father, a true friend and neighbor, and as such his loss will be deeply felt by all. In speaking of him the most important event of his life must not be passed without mention. – When a young man he was lead to seriously consider his duty religiously, which resulted in his giving his heart to Christ. Though saying but little publicly on this subject, his life witnessed to his regard for the principles of the gospel, for those principle were manifest in his upright and faithful dealings among his fellow men. In summing up his life with these words, concerning one of old, might be fittingly applied to him, "he was a faithful man, and feared God above many". While he is no longer among us in visible form, yet his example still remains – though "dead he yet speaketh".

(undated)

Death of Mrs. Ella Rice Drake

On Sabbath evening last, while amid the matin songs of birds, the setting sun was passing thro’ the golden gates of the west, there passed from the life of earth into "the rest that remaineth", Mrs. Ella R. Drake of blessed memory. Born October 20, 1866, she was born again into the kingdom of our Lord in the revival held in the Baptist church of this place during the winter of 1883 and was shortly after ward buried in baptisme by her pastor, Rev. Lewis Halsey, D. D., thus uniting with the church. She was married January 1, 1887, and removed to Ludlowville, N. Y. Here she was attacked by that dread disease that has proved fatal in its after effects to so many – lagrippe. Recovering from this sufficiently to be removed to her relatives in this place, her health failed her more and more until on Sabbath evening, at the home of her brother-in-law, D. C. McKeel, surrounded by loved ones from whom she had received devoted care, she passed quietly away, aged 25 years. Mrs. Drake has left behind her in her home a sorrowing husband and an infant daughter, in the hearts of her family and friends loving memories of a bright christian character and in the church record of faithfulness to her covenant vows. The funeral services occurred on Tuesday afternoon at the Baptist church, the pastor officiating.

(undated)

Mrs. Babcock Dies.

Former Resident of This City Passes Away in St. Louis – To Be Buried in Trumbull Corners

Mrs. Arthur Babock died at her home in St. Louis, Mo., Friday. She was formerly Miss Sella Loveless, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. E. Loveless of Newfield. Mrs. Babcock is survived by her husband, two children, her father and mother, three sisters, Mrs. Jerome Drake of Newfield, Miss Zorah Loveless of Binghamton, and Mrs. R. D. Kresga of South Cayuga Street, this city, and two brothers, Charles and Nelson Loveless of Newfield.

Mrs. Babcock lived in Ithaca for nearly ten years prior to her marriage and was well known and highly respected in this locality.

The remains will be brought East and interment will be made in Trumbull Corner cemetery.

(undated, pasted to inside back cover of Bible)

KILLED BY A RUNAWAY TEAM

The tragic Death of Nelson Loveless, a Catharine Farmer

ON THE PUBLIC HIGHWAY

Was Run Into by a Runaway Team of Horses, Knocked From His Carriage and Received Injuries From Which He Died – Schuyler.

Nelson Loveless, and aged farmer residing in the town of Catherine, met a tragic death on the public highway near Odessa yesterday forenoon. Mr. Loveless and a granddaughter were riding along in a cutter when with practically no warning a runaway team of horses madly plunged into them from behind. The cutter was smashed and one of the horses fell onto Mr. Loveless. William Harvey, of Odessa, was driving a short distance ahead of them and hearing the crash looked around in time to see the horses fall.

The granddaughter, a young lady, was wildly screaming that her grandfather was killed, and Mr. Harvey hastened to rescue the unfortunate man. He removed the body from the wreckage and placed a cushion under the head, but Mr. Loveless gasped once or twice and died. He sustained a severe scalp wound and was badly injured about the body. The young woman whose name cannot be ascertained, was only slightly bruised. The runaway horses belong to Stearns J. Catlin, of Odessa. Mr. Catlin had been skidding logs near the village and the horses became unmanageable and ran away. At the time they struck Mr. Loveless’s cutter they were not attached to anything.

Corner George M. Post of Montour Falls, was summoned. He impaneled a jury and will hold an inquest to-day. Mr. Loveless was about 75 years old and leaves and aged and invalid wife, to whom the news of the tragedy was a terrible shock.

(undated)

Miss Nellie and Master Smith Travis, accompanied by Miss Blanche Gilgen, recently made a visit at the residence of Mr. And Mrs. I. N. Brokaw, of Ovid, grandparents of the former. The hours spent were extremely enjoyable, and the sport had with frolicking lambs and spirited calves, especially the later, was of a lively character, and of unusual interest to Blanche, whose knowledge of the uncertain ways of young live stock was exceedingly limited, whereby some narrow escapes were experienced.

(probably September 24, 1920)

Travis – Willard

Miss Bessie Willard of Kansas City and Milnor Travis also of that city were married Sept. 24 in Bridgeburg, Ont., by Rev. Foreman of the Methodist Episcopal church according to an announcement by Mrs. George A. Eveleigh, 1216 State street, sister of the bride. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Eveleigh, with their daughter, Margaret Eveligh acting as flower girl.

Both the bride and bridegroom were former residents of Syracuse. After a few days spent here with Mrs. Eveligh and a visit to Mr. Travis’ parents at Interlake they will return to Kansas City where Mr. Travis is manager of the western branch of the Enco Manufacturing Company, Inc., of Binghamton.

(Inked in: March 31 1925)

Word was received from Mrs. Don Travis, who underwent an operation for cataract at the Buffalo hospital Tuesday afternoon, that she is resting comfortably.

(Inked in: 1927)

A few of the immediate friends of Mr. And Mrs. Don Travis gave them a happy surprise last Monday evening to assist in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the wedding. Two people were present, who were at the wedding fifty years ago, Mrs. M. B. Mixson and VanBrokaw. A very enjoyable evening was spent.

(Inked in: 1927)

On Monday, December 26th, Mr. And Mrs. Don Travis celebrated the 50th anniversary of their marriage by being entertained by their daughter, Mrs. Morris Minor and her husband from Batavia, their son Smith Travis and family from Interlaken, and a number of neighbors and old time friends, among them being Mrs. M. B. Wixson who was present at the wedding 50 years ago. This was a complete surprise to Mr. And Mrs. Travis and was all arranged by their friends. – After the bountiful repast, brought and served by the guests the bride and groom of 50 years ago were presented with gold and other presents.

 

Don S. Travis

Don S. Travis, aged 73, passed away early Monday morning, August 26th, 1929, at the Ithaca Memorial Hospital, where he went several weeks ago for an operation. He was practically a life-long resident of Ovid Center, having moved there when only nine years of age with his parents from Enfield, where he was born, July 16, 1856. They occupied the farm now owned by Robert Thompson. When Don was married to Miss Ada Brokaw December 26, 1877, he built the home where he spent the remainder of his life.

He is survived by his widow; three sons, Milner of Kingston, Newton of Boston, Smith of Interlaken; one daughter, Mrs. Morris Minor, of Batavia; one brother, Dell; eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

The funeral was held at the late home, Wednesday afternoon, at 4:00 o’clock, Rev. Jeffers, of Ovid Center, officiating. Interment was at Ovid Cemetery.

Don S. Travis

The funeral service of Don Travis was held from his late home at Ovid Center, Wednesday afternoon, at 4:00 o’clock, Rev. Jeffers officiating. He was the second son of Mr. And Mrs. Smith Travis, of Enfield, and was born July 16, 1856. At the age of nine years, he moved with his father’s family to the farm now owned by Robert Thompson, where he lived till he was married, the 26th day of December, 1877, to Ada Brokaw, when he built the home where he has ever since resided. To this union four children were born: Milner, of Kingston, Newton, of Boston, Mrs. Morris Minor, of Batavia, and Smith of Interlaken. He is also survived by the widow and one brother, Dell, and by eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A man of more than ordinary talent, wholehearted and of a kindly spirit, respected among his fellows. The community is poorer for his going. The family has the sympathy of a large circle of friends.

Interment was held in Ovid Cemetery.

 

Funeral Services for D. A. Travis were held from his late home at two o’clock, Wednesday, conducted by Rev. Alma Broadhead, assisted by Rev. Jeffers. Interment in Lake View cemetery, Interlaken. Mr. Travis was the oldest son of Mr. And Mrs. Smith Travis and was born in Enfield, July 7, 1851, where he grew to young manhood. In 1866 he moved with his father’s family to the place now owned by Robert Thompson, purchasing the same upon his father’s death. March 10, 1875, he was united in marriage to Georgia Brokaw, of Ovid, who alone survives him. Eighteen years ago he came to the place at the center, where the remainder of his life was spent. Nearly fourteen years ago, he met with an accident which rendered him helpless. During all these years, his wife ministered faithfully to his necessities, surely earning the plaudit: "Well Done, good and Faithful Servant." She has the sympathy of a host of friends in her affliction. Monday morning at nine o’clock, his spirit took its departure.

 

(Inked in: January 8, 1932)

Contributors’ Column

Articles, Original and Otherwise, Published For Our Friends. This Space is Cheerfully Donated to Our Subscribers, To Express Their Views, For Which The Editor Is Not Responsible

We were much pleased with Mr. Bassett’s letter, and while we don’t seem to recollect the time he speaks of meeting myself and cousin on the camp ground, I do recollect meeting Mr. Bassett and sister, but could not have told just where I met them, but I do remember meeting them; how favorably impressed I was, and what a beautiful young lady she was.

I recollect of getting occasional glimpses of them, but in the years gone by, I seldom saw them.

Strange, indeed, are the roads that fate picks for us to travel. In all those years we have met so few times. My cousin, Ada Hasbrouck, I have not seen, nor directly heard from in twenty years; yet I believe she still lives in Ithaca. Her brother, who passed away two years ago, and I always kept up a correspondence, and still do with his widow, who liives in San Francisco, and many a cheerful letter I get from her of the happy life they led together. My wife and I once visited them when they lived in New York City. Later they moved to California, where she still lives.

H. W. Minor spent most of his days in the West as a traveling salesman, except the few years he was in New York and with five or six sample trunks of carpets, rugs, etc., he traveled from Chicago, west, and from Fort Worth Texas, to Arizona. He went from place to place all over the far west, finally married and estimable lady from Dayton, Ohio, who survives him.

Speaking of the early days, I recollect Don Travis, whom I first met on a trip to the centennial at Philadelphia, and we remained life long friends, and I shall never forget the last visit he made me a short time before he crossed the great divide.

The centennial at Philadelphia was my first trip away from home. John Jones, an old friend of mine, was for a time a policeman there. I recollect we bought our tickets on the boat at Valois of Captain Wheeler, at $6.50 for the round trip. Mynerse Gould who had traveled back and forth to New York in the early days of the Erie Canal, took charge of us; James Gould, H. B. Stevens, Nelson Wiggins, John Wiggins and myself, of which, James Gould, John Wiggins and myself are still living. I recollect going into a local hotel and seeing Gov. R. B. Hayes and wife registered. I recollect also the Ferris wheel, the mammoth Corlis engine, the butter woman, the mammoth cheese, Gilman’s band, of I think of 100 pieces.

We found lodging with a nice quaker family at $1.00 for supper, lodging and breakfast. Saw Gerard College, Independence and Carpenter’s Hall. Our entire expense was about $15.00; quite a bust for the price, was it not?

A lady asked me if I kept a diary?

Said she could not recollect all I wrote about, and I was younger than she was. No, but I think I started younger going to doings than she did. I well remember when Alton Bennett was in the postoffice and Arthur Brooks I think, in the Knight store. George Mundy, Dell Bennett, Will Foote, were among the young boys about town. Dan Christopher and Sim Deyo kept the hotels. Sayre kept the drug store. Interlaken had several doctors. I recollect hearing Ira Hall say after Dr. Hill died, and Arthur was still in school, that many people were afraid to get sick until young Arthur got to be a doctor. Many of Ira Hall’s sayings were quaint and to the point, and the several years we worked for him as a produce buyer, our friendship was always firm and lasting.

As a good and true friend to me and on whom I always relied, was D. C. Wheeler. I could not go over the old residents of old Farmer Village without mentioning L. C. Bradley. We were on the Board of Supervisors more than thirty years ago, and on opposite sides politically. We were always good friends and I always admired how quick and alert he always was in looking after the interest of his town and taxpayers in general. No deals ever got by and we still recollect some that got nipped in the bud when Bradley was on deck, and how much T. P. Hause and Jay Bradley are missed. How we grieved for Mr. And Mrs. Bradley, father, mother, and wife; also for Mrs. Hause, when their dear ones crossed the Great Divide. None could have sympathized with them more than the writer. The Taylor brothers, Thomas and Amasa, for many years I was intimate with, and what sturdy, companionable men they were; but gone, many of them in early life. We can hardly believe these men so useful in their line here but that there will be a place for them in a life beyond.

C. S. Farr.

(Penciled in: Jan 20 – 1934)

Again the unwelcome destroyer has invaded our borders and removed an old land-mark in the person of Mrs. Helen Georgianna Travis, who was called to higher service last Saturday morning, January 20. Funeral services were held from her late home Monday afternoon at two o’clock, conducted by Rev. Jeffers. Miss Lena Shank of Interlaken sang a vocal solo, "The Old Rugged Cross," by request of the deceased. Friends from far and near filled the house to pay their final tribute of respect. Burial took place in the family plot at Lake View Cemetery, Interlaken, beside her husband, who died four years ago next month. She was one of five children of Mr. And Mrs. Isaac Brokaw and was born in Covert, September 6, 1852. Reaching the years of womanhood, she became the wife of Delbert A. Travis, March 11, 1875, in the room from which her funeral was held, the ceremony being conducted by Rev. F. D. Fenner, of the Ovid Center church. One son blessed this union, John Travis, who lived to age of 14 years. To satisfy the yearnings of a parental heart, they took under their care another son, George White, who lived with them 15 years and passed away. March 25, 1871, she made public profession of faith in Christ by being baptized into the fellowship of the Ovid Center church, remaining one of its most devoted members till death. Every church appeal met with a generous response from her hand. Though weak in body,m she was strong in spirit and triumphant in faith. She was carefully ministered unto by Mr. And Mrs. Herbert Grant. Her passing leaves a wide gap in the community life and in the church life. The remains were borne to their last resting place by Messrs. G. B. Akins, Floyd Northrup, J. M. Feuerbach, Fred Thompson, Adolph and Clarence Clark.

(undated clipping from the "Service News", probably in the fall of 1945)

Married by Batavia Priest

Picture of Serviceman and bride: Pictured after their married (sic) yesterday are Lieutenant and Mrs. Daniel Safford Parker. Mrs. Parker, the former Miss Sally Anne Minor, is the daughter of Henry H. Minor, president of the P. W. Minor & Sons Shoe Factory, and Mrs. Minor (sic) and Lieutenant Parker is the son of Kenneth Parker of Janesville, Wis., president of the Parker ("51") Pen Company, and Mrs. Parker.

Miss Sally Anne Minor, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry H. Minor of No. 52 Ellicott avenue, and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Lieutenant Daniel Safford Parker, USMCR, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Parker of Janesville, Wis. Were married at St. Mary’s rectory at 11 o’clock yesterday morning by the Rev. Edward J. Ferger. The rectory was attractively decorated with white chrysanthemums and fall foliage.

The bride was attired in a plum colored suit with black accessories. Her corsage wias of orchids. Miss Minor’s attendant was her cousin, Miss Monica Hermance of this city. She wore a gold colored suit with brown accessories and she also had an orchid corsage. Ronald E. Hermance, also a cousin of the bride was the groom’s attendant.

The bride’s mother wore a Burma red suit with black accessories and the groom’s mother chose black.

A wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride’s parents, fall flowers being used for the decorations. The young couple after their honeymoon will reside in San Francisco, Calif., where Lieutenant Parker will be stationed.

Out-of-town guests were the groom’s parents and Mrs. George Parker of Janesville, his uncle and aunt, Major and Mrs. T. A. G. Moore of Ottawa, Ont., his aunt, Mrs. Lucius Crowell of Chicago, and his cousin, Miss Jane Watrous of New York.

Mrs. Parker was graduated from Chevy Chase School and until recently was a student at Rollins College, Fla., where she was a member of the National Fraternity Pi Beta Phi.

Lieutenant Parker is a graduate of McMillan Pinecrest School, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He attended St. John’s College, Annapolis, Md., and Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa. Lieutenant Parker enlisted in November 1942, in the Marine Corps.

Handwritten scraps of papers in Bible:

Helen Minor, b. 1921: My mother, Nellie Travis Minor, took me to visit "Uncle Del & Aunt Georgie" (Ovid Ctr.) He was bed-ridden & resided in his home. I believe David P. Minor got his old Cadillac from Del’s barn (not sure) Dave took it to Batavia.

In the same hand-

Newton’s Travis Sons: Elon and Elmer Travis. Milner T had no children

 

Miscellaneous Inclusions:

Lock of Hair of Ada J. Travis dated Mar 1. 1900, 43 years

Lock of Hair of Milnor Travis

Small penants:

Seneca Union at Ovid Centre, June 28, 1893, For Christ and the Church

75th Anniversary, April 26, 1894, Trumansburg N. Y.

Thin, barely discernable photograph of a child

Nice picture of "Grandpa Travis John Smith Travis"

Nice Picture of "Grandpa and Grandma Nobles, Father & Mother of Jane"

Scrap of Paper:

Family Record

of the

Travis Family

  1. Sylvanus Travis was born Monday April 27th 1747.
  2. Hannah Travis " " Wednesday October 11, 1750.
  3. Ira Travis was born Wednesday March 9 1774
  4. Abigail Travis was born Thursday September 14 1776.
  5. Lamar (?) Travis was born Saturday January 17th 1778
  6. (torn) Stephen (?) Travis was born (torn) November 15, 177(9?) (torn)

 

On back:

Mary Travis was born Monday Aug 13 1781

Thanrul (?) Travis " " Monday Sept 8 178?

Absalom Travis " " Monday Sept 5 (?) 1785

Hannah Travis " " Saturday Dec 22 1787

Phebe Travis " " Sabbath Aug 1st 1790

Mahetabel Travis " " Tuesday April 30 1793

Silvanus Travis " " Wednesday March 4th 1795

(torn/missing = "written"?) by D. S. Travis November 18 (torn/missing)

Rest of page is torn

 

Picture of couple seated and 3 people standing behind them in wooded setting. Written on back:

(Perhaps in N. J.)

In Front: Morris Minor Nellie Blanche Travis Minor

Henry, Mrs. Pullen, Wm. Franklin

Picture of a young man in long coat at train station with two dogs on a leash. Written on back:

Newton and his new canines taken down to the station. English Beagles Blooded Stock.

According to my Aunt Helen, her mother, Nellie Travis Minor was very interested in the "Sons of the American Revolution" and probably prompted her son, my father, to fill this out. According to Aunt Helen my dad was probably not very interested and may not have pursued it.

Work Sheet

Or

Preliminary APPLICATION

To The National Society

OF THE

Sons of the American Revolution

(Not to be used as a regular application)

I, David Parshall Minor, being of the age thirty years,

Hereby apply for membership in this Society by right of lineal descent in the following line from ………………………….

Who was born in ……………………… on the ………….day of ……………, 17….,

And died in ……………………………. On the …………day of ……………, 1……,

And who assisted in establishing American Independence.

I was born in Hightstown County of ………………..

State of New Jersey on the 24th day of April, 1911.

(1)I am the son of Morris E. Minor born 8/15/86 Living, and his wife Nellie Blanche Travis born 1/21/85 Living, married 7/7 1910

(2) grandson of Don S. Travis born 7/16/56, died 8/26/29 and

his wife Ada Jane Brokaw born 4/17/57, died 4/21/1938, married 12/20-1877

(3) great grandson of Isaac Newton Brokaw born 2/10-1832, died 7/16 – 1906, and his wife Caroline Elizabeth Hooker born 4/25/1831, died 3/14 – 1914, married 2/21 – 1854

(4) great 2 grandson of John Smith Travis born 12/25/1821, died 10/21, 1891 and his wife Mary Jane Noble born …., died 1873, married 1842.

(5) great 3 grandson of Caleb Halsey Parshall born 8/21/1809, died 9/27/’83 and his wife Betsey Barlow Bradley born 6/13/1818, died 1/14/’88, married 1/24/1835

(6) great 4 grandson of Peter Minor (N.J.) born 4/11 1800, died 4/30/52 and his wife Catherine Wyckoff born 10/23/1798, died 2/19-1875, married 2/17 – 1825. (this last entry is in a different color ink and appears to be of a different hand)

And he, the said ……………………. (No. …………..) is the ancestor who assisted in establishing American Independence, while acting in the capacity of …………………….

(form continues with my dad giving his address as 59 Tracy Avenue, Batavia NY.

Was never signed or dated)

 

 

Numerous pressed flowers, poems, church items.