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Bickley Family Bible

  • BS 188.A3.1885.B5
  • Floyd, Scott Co., Virginia

Transcript: Family History

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[Cover]

HOLY
BIBLE

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[Title Page]

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R.E. Thompson Aprill 27. 1920 age 68 years old

“WHAT GOD HATH JOINED TOGETHER, LET NOT MAN PUT ASUNDER.”

CERTIFICATE.

This Certifies
THAT THE RITE OF
HOLY MATRIMONY
WAS CELEBRATED BETWEEN

John H. Bickley of Scott Co Va.
and Rhoda E. Thompson of " " "
on Jan’y 10, 1867 at Rye Cove Va.
by Rev. W.P. Horton

Witness { [blank]

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“WHOSO FINDETH A WIFE FINDETH A GOOD THING AND OBTAINETH FAVOR OF THE LORD.”

MARRIAGES.

Mary Ella Bickley and Ben. H. Baylor
was married by Rev. J.A. Straley
at the residence of the bride’s
father Nov. 10th 1891

Anna Belle Bickley and Chas N. Long
married at home by Rev. J.H. Keith April 17th 1895

Charles Lee Bickley and Sarah Thomas Kreger
married at Abington, VA. by Rev. T. [A.] Wharton March 29th 1899

Clarence Theadore Bickley
and Julia Elizabeth Evans Sisk married
September the twenty second 1904
by Rev. P.M. Lowery Knoxville Tenn.

Grover Boyd Bickley and Mary Hortense Coffay
married in Balt. Md July 8th 1914

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“SUFFER LITTLE CHILDREN TO COME UNTO ME.”

BIRTHS.

Myrtle Lucie Baylor was born
on Aug 18th 1892

Mary Helen Bickley born Jan[uar]y 13, 1900

Rhoda Elizabeth Bickley born
August Twenty Ninth 1902

Evelyn Bickley Baylor Born
December the tenth 1901

Grover Hopkins Bickley Born June 4th 1915

Evelyn Bickley Baylor
was born December 10, 1901 at
Marion, Virginia.

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“I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE.”

DEATHS.

Myrtle Lucretia Bickley Died
August 8th 1890, of Brights disease
Age 9 yrs. 6 mos. 20 Days.

John Hopkins Bickley died
Sept. 18th 1902, of Bronchitis
Age 65 yrs. seven mos. & 17 days.

Anna Belle Long Died March
19th 1908,
Age 40 yrs. 2 mo. & 24 days.

Sarah Thomas Kreger Bickley Died Nov. 1908

Chas Lee Bickley Died May 20 1911, age 39 yrs. 8 mo. 6 days

Rhoda Elizabeth Bickley died
Nov. 30 1928 age 78 yrs.


Notes

  • The Bible was given to the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum at Colonial Williamsburg in 1974 possibly because of the ornate binding.
  • The 1900 U.S. Census (Floyd District, Scott County Virginia) lists Jno H. Bickley as born in 1837 with the occupation of farmer. He had been married 33 years to his wife, Rhoda, age 48. They had seven children, with six alive in 1900. Children at home were W.E. (age 26) and Grover B. (age 12). A photograph of a couple which may be John and Rhoda was found inside the Bible.
  • Anna Belle Long returned home to die and an obituary from the Bristol Virginia newspaper is enclosed in the Bible.
  • The 1910 U.S. Census (Knoxville, Tennessee) lists Charles Bickley, widower and merchant, with two daughters, Mary H. (age 10) and Rhoda E. (age 7). An obituary with a picture of Charles is enclosed in the Bible.
  • An image of Myrtle L. Bickley’s gravestone can be viewed: Bickley Cemetery, Scott County, Virginia. Enclosed in the Bible is a note certifying the cause of death (Bright’s disease) signed and dated by the doctor and an obituary clipped from an unnamed newspaper.

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