TOWE Family Record (JAMES M. TOWE)

Bible is presently in the possession of Holly Schoenhoff

Pg. 1 —  1875 was a cold an a wet winter. it was said that was the coldest winter that we had in 43 years an on the 18th of Jan we had a large Snow an it was verry cold for several days before. an I [am] now in my 60 year of Age /s/ James Towe

Pg. 2 —  I Bought of Abaham White estate at Publick Sale Addison and Mary his Wife at hertford and I bought them at $1305.00

800 for Addison

505 for Mary

1305

Year of 1857 Jan 1st /s/ Jas Towe

Bought Justus at Publick Sale at Perry Store and Paid Four Hundred dollars and the the right was no count and the Bright was no count an I Bought him a ? an paid $612

Pg. 3 (Marriages)

  • James Towe and Martha Ann Boothe were married near Gatesville, by John Walton. Esq. November 30th 1843
  • Henry Stokes and Elizabeth Francis Towe were married January 16, 1868 by the Rev’d Lumsden
  • Thomas Blunt [Blount] and Mary C Towe was married October 9th, 1873
  • John Cartwright and Alice Towe was married on the 12th of Nov 1874 by Rev. Thenady Near Oke Grove

 

Pg. 4 (Births)

  • William Cherry Tow the Son of James Tow an Martha Tow was Born the the 4th day of October 1844 at 10 oclock in the morning
  • Elizabeth Francis the Daughter of Martha an James Tow was Born the 4 day of Nov 1846 about 3 oclock in the Evening
  • James Henry Towe the Son of James an Martha Tow was Born the 20th of January 1848 a bout 10 oclock in the morning.
  • Jno. Martin son of Jas. & Martha Tow was born April 21st 1850
  • Mary Caroline daughter of Jas & Martha Tow was born November 28th 1852
  • Alice Daughter of Jas & Martha Tow was born Feb 11th 1854
  • John Martin son of Jas & Martha Towe was born the 19 of April 1856

 

Pg. 5 (Births cont.)

  • Martha Louisa daughter of James & Martha Towe was born June 20th 1858.
  • Eugenia Boothe daughter James & Martha Towe was born Oct 5th 1860
  • Martha Estola daughter of Henry & Elizabeth Stokes was born Nov of 1868
  • Ann Elizabeth daughter of Henry & Elizabeth Stokes his Wife was born Dec 3rd 1871
  • Charles [a slave] son of Patty was born October 1847
  • Roland, son of Patty, was born April 21, 1850
  • Easter daughter of Patty was born Oct 4th 1852
  • Cdney [Sidney] daughter of Paty was born the 5 day of January 1856
  • Ada daughter of Rachel was born in November 1849
  • Edna daughter of Rachel was born November 19th 1851
  • Ida M. Skinner was born July 25th 1859

 

Pg. 6 (Deaths)

My Dear Aunt Caroline Hollowell Departed this Life on the First day of April a bout one oclock in the Ev. Year of 1859. and all of her Friends was a round her when she left this world. an she was one of the smartest Ladies that ever was raised in world to my Notion an her Friends spoke of her as such as she was kind to the poor and she left a devoted Husband and one daughter Almira Hollowell [this appears to be written by James Towe]

 

Martha Towe died May 1888

Joseph Martin Towe departed this Life October 25th at 15 minutes after 7pm 1866

My Grandma Absilla Boothe departed this life April 3rd at 10 minutes after nine in the morning in the year of our Lord 1867

 

Old Aunt Sallie Douglas a colored woman departed this life on the 13th of Apr. 1870.  She was an excellent nurse a pure Christian. she left a great many friends behind both white & black. /s/ James Towe

 

My Dear Pa Departed this life Auggus the 16, 1886 10 minutes after 4 oclock in the Eavning

 

Pg. 7 – Jennie D Towe Harris died Sept 10 1932 at 10:30 pm

 

Pg. 8 – Daisey was Foled on the 10th of May 1886 out of Dolley an Commet an Towe horse

 

Written in the back cover:

Sillje a chesnut colt – out of Jennie by Sis – was foalded one 6′clock on Wednesday the 24th of March 1869.

a bay colt out of Jennie by a dark Pony was folded in the 16th of May 1870 monday night

 

This Bible was published in 1846, very large pulpit-sized Bible. These scriptures are highlighted or circled:

Rev. 14: 13-14

Rom 5:19 and Chapter 6

John 14 marked “my favorite chapter Amina G. Santos?

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