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Woolsey Family Bible
by Dan Burrows

Woolsey Family Bible
The following abstract was made by Daniel H.
Burrows of Otisville, NY on 9 June 1996 from a
Bible that was purchased by Helen M. Benjamin
many years ago. All bible entries are verbatim. 

Found in a Woolsey Family Bible measuring about 8
1/2 by 11 inches with no date of publication,
however a date of Sep 2 1817 is written in a margin
and it appears all the births recorded before that date
were entered at the same time whiles those
afterwards are in a different hand:


James Woolsey born 22 Oct 1776
Abigail Woolsey born 19 Oct 1779
Levi Woolsey Dodge x error 1800
Levi D. Woolsey born 28 Jan 1800
Noah Woolsey born 18 July 1801
James Woolsey born 19 March 1803
Richard Woolsey born Jan 15 - 1805
Wm. Woolsey born 20 Sept 1806
Mary Ann Woolsey born 27 Aug 1807
Nathan  F. Woolsey born 20 Sept 1809
Joseph P. Woolsey born 20 Oct 1811
John W. Woolsey born 30 July 1813
Elisa Jane Woolsey born 4 Oct 1815
Abigail Woolsey born Oct 3d 1812'
James Woolsey was born Aug  12 1821
Catharine M. Woolsey born 28 May 1823
Willie R. Woolsey was born Jun --- 1871
J.P. and C.M. Woolsey's Family
Ophelia Woolsey was born January the 19 1840
Charles A. Woolsey was born March the 14 1843
Edna Woolsey was born January 24th 1847
William F. Woolsey was born Febuary (sic) 27 1849
Alice Woolsey was born November 27 1852
George E. Woolsey was borned August 27 1855
Catharine M. Hulse was born Sep 3 th 1817
Harvey C. Everett borne Sep 26 1859
Kate Louise Everitt was born April 12th 1861
Lillie Ophelia  Everett was born Sept 3rd
(crossed out and 4th written) 1868
[The last 3 ] Children of T.N. and Ophelia Everett


Jane Woolsey Deceas. 18 Dec 1805
Wm. Woolsey Deceas 19 Nov 1806
Abigail Woolsey died June 11 1820
James Woolsey died Sept 1 th 1821
Mary Ann Woolsey died April11 1835
Catherine M Hulse Woolsey wife of J.P.
Woolsey died Dec 26th 1871 aged 54 years 3m 21 days
Ophelia Woolsey, wife of Thomas N. Everett, 
daughter of J.P. and Catherine Woolsey died
Dec 26th 1881 aged 41 years 11 months 7 days
Joseph P. Woolsey died Feb 11th 1866 aged 74
years 3m 22 days
Abigail Woolsey died 25th January 1847 aged
67 years 3 months & 6 days
Catherine M. Woolsey died August 27th 1848
aged 25 years 3 months
James Woolsey died 1857
Eliza Jane Woolsey died March 12th 1877 aged
61 years 6 months & 8 days
James Woolsey died 1857
Children of J.P. & C.M.H. Woolsey
Ophelia Woolsey Everett died Dec 26 1881
aged 41 yrs11  m 7 days
190 (Sic) February Chas. A. Woolsey
June 22 1913  William F. Woolsey aged 64
years 3 m 22 days
Edna Woolsey died March 11th 1915 68 years 1
month & 15 days
Alice Woolsey died Sep 8th 1928 (in Brooklyn)
aged 75 years 10  months 12 days buried Sep 10
at Washingtonville

Joseph P. Woolsey and Catherine M. Hulse
Married May 10th 1838
Thomas H. Everett and Ophelia Woolsey
Married Dec 24th 1858
James Woolsey & Abigail Lockwood married
Feb 16 1799
Noah Woolsey & Deborah Might married [the
rest is faded away if it was ever written, though
1837 (Noah born 1801 as per list of births
above) seems to be written very lightly in
Levi D. Woolsey & Margaret Carter married
May 14th 1832
Richard Woolsey & Mary Ann Wheeler married
[no date given]
Joseph P. Woolsey and Catharine M. Hulse
married 10th May 1838
Nathan F. Woolsey [No other information
John W. Woolsey & Jane C. Wood married
15th May 1842

On a hand written note in the Bible, the following
was written (no corrections made):
Geo E. Woolsey on Dec 10 1912 fell while painting
a barn the lader blew over   he fell 30 feet breaking
his right leg and crushing the knee   taken to hospital
they had to ampitate the leg near the body   was in
hospital 7 weeks.   in 1913 he got an artificial leg

On another hand written note the following births
recorded (see above under Everett):
Born -- Year
Sept 26    59     Harvey
April 12    61    Louise
Sep 3rd    68    Lillie

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