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The Charles Rixey Bible

The following is an exact transcription of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) of Virginia Historical Inventory

Researched by: Margaret Jeffries, Culpeper, Virginia
November 15, 1937

1. SUBJECT: The Charles Rixey Family Bible

2. LOCATION: At Rosedale which is about 8 miles north of Culpeper, Virginia, .7 mile west of Rixeyville, Virginia, on Route #640, thence north on private road about .1 mile to house.

3. DATE: 1846

4. OWNERS: Misses Fannie R. Lewis, Lula T. Lewis, and Mattie M. Lewis, Culpeper, Virginia

5. DESCRIPTION: This book is about fourteen inches long, eleven inches wide and four inches thick. It is bound with leather covered paste board backs. Inside there are several large illustrations, full page but not in colors. The Apocrypha is included in this book. The condition is very good there being only one or two loose pages.

6. HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE: This Bible is the family Bible of the Rixeys who have been written up in a story about "Mount Pleasant, "Rose Dale," and "Pleasant Hill." These stories give information about the Rixey Family.


James R. RIXEY and Martha F. RIXEY were married the 19th of December 1854 by the Rev. Wm. V. Lauck

Marshall LAKE and Amanda M. RIXEY were married December 21, 1854 by Eld. Robert C. Leachman

Richard LEWIS and Lucinda M. RIXEY were married December 21, 1865 by Rev. Wm. C. Lauck

James R. LEWIS and Rose T. ROBINSON were married June 2, 1896 by Bishop George W. Peterkin


Martha F. RIXEY, daughter of Charles RIXEY and Lucinda, his wife, was born the 16th July 1820

James R. RIXEY, son of Presley RIXEY and Margaret his wife, was born September 1, 1818

Lucinda M. RIXEY, daughter of James R. RIXEY and Martha F. RIXEY his wife, was born the 30th of October, 1845

Amanda M. RIXEY, daughter of Charles and Lucinda his wife, was born July 1, 1832

John RIXEY, son of Richard and Elizabeth RIXEY his wife, was born November 25, 1770

The last page of this report is missing from the microfilm copy.

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