Joseph Greenway’s Bible

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.

Bible of Joseph Greenway Snr

Bible of Joseph Greenway Snr

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
Joseph Greenway's Bible

Joseph Greenway’s Bible

 

Joseph Greenway's Bible

Joseph Greenway’s Bible

The Bible is 150 years old.  It is now part of our family heirlooms to be passed down to future generations!!

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4 Responses

  1. How wonderful to have your ancestors Bible, Kylie. I especially like that he had marked the passages that were important to him, what a beautiful insight into the life of your ancestor!! :)

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