Skeele/Benedict Family Bible

Contributed by the Durham Center Museum
Retyped by Sylvia Hasenkopf


Bible printed in 1802

Marriages:

Adoniram Skeele and Rachel Strong married January 24, 1790
Hezekiah Benedict and Rachel married April 5, 1759
Hezekiah Benedict and Martha Ball married November 10, 1763
John P. Planck and Rachel Skeele married March 27, 1821

Family record of Adoniram and Rachel Skeele:
Adoniram Skeele b. February 22, 1761, d. December 3, 1843
Rachel Strong b. November 16, 1766 d. September 5, 1813
Children:
Gilbert Skeele b. September 19, 1790 d. September 21, 1795
Eunice Skeele b. August 27, 1794 m. June 13, 1818
Mary Skeele b. November 21, 1795 d. November 25, 1796
Rachel Skeele b. January 27, 1799 d. May 14, 1896 m. March 27, 1821
Patience Skeele b. June 19, 1804 d. April 13, 1833 m. January 11, 1831
Adoniram S. Skeele b. September 19, 1806

Family record of Hezekiah and Rachel Benedict:
Hezekiah Benedict b. November 1737 d. July 11, 1813
Rachel Benedict b. April 1740 d. October 17, 1762
Children:
Rachel Benedict b. September 9, 1759 d. July 2, 1771
Dorcas Benedict b. August 8, 1762 d. July 31, 1791

Family record of Hezekiah and Martha Benedict:
Martha Bell b. June 29, 1738 d. February 11, 1814
Children:
Hezekiah Benedict b. September 15, 1764
Martha Benedict b. March 15, 1766
Dinah Benedict b. August 7, 1767
Jonathan Benedict b. December 11, 1768 d. August 30, 1770
Eunice Benedict b. October 11, 1770 d. February 27, 1774
Rachel Benedict b. August 20, 1772 d. April 23, 1788
Eunice Benedict b. April 22, 1774 d. March 4, 1850 m. Skeele
Elizabeth Benedict b. February 24, 1776
Jonathan B. Benedict b. March 4, 1778
John Benedict b. March 15, 1780
Sally Benedict b. May 4, 1782

Family record of John P. Planck and Rachel Skeele:
John P. Planck b. October 5, 1792 d. January 7, 1870
Rachel Skeele b. January 27, 1799 d. May 14, 1896
John A. Plank d. July 25, 1886
Marietta E. Mackey February 25, 1909
Evelina Mariett Plank b. January 2, 1825
John Adoniram Plank b. June 16, 1829
Adaline Plank b. November 21, 1839 d. September 12, 1915

Faded and worn o holy book
To me much charm hast thou
For sadly cometh on my gage
Long buried pleasures now!
And as I ope’ thy blessed leaves
My father seemeth near
I hearken to his voice, and see
The hand that once was here
I trace his pilgrimage of pain
The same my feet have known
Compare with his the secret sigh
And share with him the groan
And pay that like his upward path
May mine be mekely trod
And drop the last besetting sin
To rest with him in God.
Signed R.S.P. (Rachel Skeele Plank), January 27, 1886

January 27, 1886
This day I am 87 years old. Thus far the Lord has led me on. Thus far his power prolongs my days.

January 27, 1889
This day I am 90 years old. All the days of my appointed time will I wait till my change come.

January 27, 1891
This day I am 92 years old. What is life, it is even a vapour.

January 27
I am 99 years old , one jeneration goeth and another cometh.


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