I posted on several social media sites that someone had contacted me via this blog before selling Joseph’s Bible on ebay. I’m so glad that they did, I have it now and it is lovely. It isn’t a family Bible with a family tree in the front it is Joseph’s personal Bible. Joseph is my 4x great grandfather.
The Bible tells me a few things about Joseph.
- he was literate
- he was a Christian
- he marked in the Bible where he had read and marked some passages which were important to him
- he is my 4x great grandfather because the inscription says Joseph Greenway Senior
- he was living at McCallum’s Creek 11 Nov 1863, I already knew that he lived there this confirms that it is my Joseph
The Bible is 150 years old. It is now part of our family heirlooms to be passed down to future generations!!