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Lawyer Family Bible

These bible records are from a bible that I believe belonged originally to Abram D. Lawyer of Richmondville. It has come down through the family. My mother is a Lawyer. Abram was the son of David Lawyer and Catharina Sternbergh. David, the son of Jacob Frederick Lawyer and Elisabetha Sternbergh. Catharina, the daughter of Nicholas Sternberg and Catharina Rickert. (Elisabetha and Nicholas were brother and sister.) David and Catharina's family are also included in the records. Abram's wife, Sophrona was the daughter of Jeremiah Eckert and Annetje Elsworth of the Kingston area, who came to Schoharie Co. ca. 1810. Tim Krysztopa, August 28, 1998


Abram D. Lawyer Bible Records--
This Bible was printed by H. & E. Phinney, Cooperstown, N.Y., 1825.

(Page 1)
Family Record.
Births.
Abram D. Lawyer was born on December 1th the year 1799
Sevfroney my wive was born June 7th in the year 1799
Peter Lawyer was Born July 31st AD 1825
Abraham Lawyer was Born March the 2d AD 1827
Nancy Catharine Lawyer was born August 13th AD 1828
Diannah Lawyer was born June 30th AD 1830
Cordelia Lawyer was Born February the 6th 1832
Orulia Oleuia Lawyer was Born Jan. 10th AD 1834
Epreghm W Lawyer was Born June 4th AD 1837
Florinta Lawyer was Born Abril 28 AD 1840
Lewis W. Lawyer, Son of Peter & Mary E. Lawyer was born at Richmondville, 
   July 24th, 1865.
Infant Son of Peter & Mary E. Lawyer was born April 17th, 1873.
Lanphere A. Lawyer son of Lewis & Sarah R. Lawyer was born 
   Sept. 20, 1896 at New Britain, Conn.
Leroy born July 11, 1899

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Family Record.
Marriages.
Abram D. Lawyer was married to Sovfroney Akert on the 16th or 17th 
   of November in the year our Lord 1824
Peter Lawyer, oldest son of Abram D. Lawyer and Saphrona Lawyer, and 
   Mary E. Wood, daughter of William Wood and Betsy Wood, were married 
   November 4th, 1863.
Lewis Lawyer only son of 

(Page 3)
Family Record.
Deaths.
David Lawyer my father Death was August 13 in the our Lord 1835
My mother Death was December Eight in the year of our Lord 1842
My Dauter Florinthy Death was 2 of January in the year of our Lord 1843
Died,- In Warnerville September the 5th, 1858 of Dropsy,- Abram D. Lawyer, 
  Aged 58 yrs, 9 months, and 4 days.
Jermiah Eckert my father in Law his Death October 10th 1837
Died Dec. 31st 1862 from the effects of a gunshot wound received while 
   in the service of his country, as a member of Co. H. twenty first 
   Regiment Michigan Volunteers, in a battle near Murfreesboro Tenn. 
Abram A. Lawyer 1st Sergeant Aged 35 yrs. 9 months and 29 days.-
Died at Warnerville, December 28th, 1891,- Saphrona Lawyer- relict of 
   Abram D. Lawyer, aged 93 years, 6 months and 21 days.
Infant son of Peter & Mary E. Lawyer, died June 19th 1873.

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Family Record.
Births.
Abram D. Lawyer his Birth day December 1th 1799
My Daughter Eve was born the 15th of January in the year of our Lord 1803
Jermiah Eckert was born in the year 1761 September 27th
David Lawyer was born in the year our Lord January 15th 1760
My wife Cathrine was born the 9th of July in the year of our Lord 1763
My Son Jacob Fredrick was born 28th of July in the year of our Lord 1784
My Son Nicholas was born the 6th of Abril in the year of our Lord 1786
My Cathrine was born the 20th of December in the year of our Lord 1787
My Son David was born the 30 of June in the year of our Lord 1789
My Son Lambert was born the 1th of February in the year of our Lord 1790
My Daughter Elizbeth was born the 24 of February in the year of our Lord 1792
My Daughter Nancy was born the 31 October in the year of our Lord 1794
My Son Marcus was born the 17th of January in the year of our Lord 1798
My Son Abraham was born the 1th of December 1799
My Son Peter was born the 4th of June in the year of our Lord 1801

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