Copied from the "HOLY BIBLE" in possession of W.A.
This Bible has "Jesse B. Burnham" in gold leaf on the front
and "Sarah J. Fowler" in gold leaf on the back cover.
In between the two testaments there is a wedding certificate which
....."This certifies that the rite of Holy Matrimony was
celebrated between Josiah Fowler of Cooke Co., E. Tenn. and
Rebecca McCamey Yett of Cooke Co. E. Tenn. on Oct. 17th 1833
at Residence of bride's Parents by Rev. Joe Monning. Witness
William Yett Witness Mary Yett"
Note by Mrs. W.A. Quebedeaux ----This date is 1833, but on
one of the front pages is "Entered according to Act of Congress, in
the year 1870, by J.R. Jones, In the office of the Librarian of
Congress at Washington, District of Columbia." So it seems this
certificate must have been entered at a much later date than the
wedding date of 1833.
The above Bible was given to Emma Evelyn Burnham (Quebedeaux)
by her mother Sarah J. Fowler (Burnham). Mrs.
Quebedeaux gave it to her son W.A. Quebedeaux, Sr. In the
family portrait section near the back are many family portraits, some
of them daguerreotypes, a number of obituaries are pasted in the back
end of typed portion of first page.
Handwritten at end of first page is
This Bible now in possession of:
1. Carol Quebedeaux (Watts), Mrs. Harmon Watts,
4611 Valerie, Bellaire, Texas given by her to
2. James Harmon Watts on his wedding day 106 Griffith
Court, New Castle, Del.
page two of typed transcript:
Copies of records whose originals are in the Burnham
Family Bible in possession of W.A. Quebedeaux, Sr. Now in
possession of Carol Quebedeaux Watts (Mrs Harmon Watts),
[previous name lined through and the name James H. Watts, son,
Jesse B. Burnham and Sarah J. Fowler were married Nov. 20,
1855 at "Marble Hill", Burnet Co., Texas
William G. OBrien and Sarah J. Burnham were married Nov.
20th, 1866 at "Marble Hill", Burnet Co., Texas. (Another marriage was
evidently recorded here and erased. It very probably was the record
of the third marriage of Sarah J. Fowler.)
James Walter Quebedeaux and Emma E. Burnham were married
June 23rd, 1885 at Rock Vale Church, Burnet Co., texas.
Walter Arnim Quebedeaux and Madge Cooper were married Oct.
12th, 1909 at Georgetown, Texas.
Walter Arnim Quebedeaux and Mabel Taylor were married May
21st, 1913 at Georgetown, Texas.
W.A. Quebedeaux, Jr born in Georgetown, Texas April 1st,
Chloe Lee Quebedeaux born in Georgetown, Texas, Oct. 21st,
Carol Quebedeaux born in Austin, Texas, april 1st, 1919.
Capt. Jesse B. Burnham was born March 13th, 1831 in Fayette
Sarah J. Burnham was born Sept. 16th 1834 in Cooke Co.,
Bill Lee Burnham was born Aug. 17th, 1856 - Tx.
Emma E. Burnham was born Aug. 27th, 1860-Tx.
Josiah Bennett Burnham was born Feb. 25th, 1862-Tx.
Capt. William G. O Brian was born May 22nd 1829 in Tenn.
James Walter Quebedeaux was born Aug. 29th, 1859 at Ranch,
Gonzales Co., Texas
Walter Arnim Quebedeaux was born at Flatonia, Tex. Sept.
Madge Cooper Quebedeaux was born in Georgetown, Texas, Oct.
Madge Cooper Quebedeaux, Jr. was born in Georgetown, Texas
Oct 9th 1910.
Mabel Taylor Quebedeaux was born Aug. 7th, 1888 in
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beginning third typed page
Capt. Jesse B. Burnham died on the 9th of October 1862 of
pneumonia in Des Arc, Ark.
Josiah Bennett Burnham died on Sunday night, October 2nd,
1870 of concussion of the brain.
Capt. William G. O Brien died on July 1st, 1868 in Burnet
Co., Texas of cancer.
Sarah Jane, eldest daughter of Josiah and Rebecca
Fowler died June 9th 1879 at Salado, Bell Co., Texas of Typhoid
Madge Cooper Quebedeaux died July 9th, 1911 at Houston,
Texas of acute Bright's Disease.
Emma E. Burnham Quebedeaux died August 4th, 1915 in
Georgetown, Texas from a tropical disease.
James Walter Quebedeaux died July 4th, 1918 in Austin,
Texas from the effects of sun stroke.
Walter Arnim Quebedeaux died August 9th, 1947 at his Ranch
Home on Lake Travis, 27 miles NW of Austin, Texas (Travis Co.) of a
Captain Jesse Burnham married Temperance Baker Sept.
Emeraux Quebedeaux born St. Landres Parish, La. 1830-June
1st. Died - Austin, Texas Nov. 8th, 1909.
Mary Jane Nations Quebedeaux
(Note----by Mrs. W.A. Quebedeaux. The entry of the name--"Mary
Jane Nations Quebedeaux" is written in the writing of Walter
Quebedeauz. This states her name was Mary Jane but---her
daughter-Mrs. Woodley-says her name was Mary Evelyn
Nations. Mr. Quebedeaux may have confused her middle name with
the middle name of his mother-in-law, Sarah Jane Burnham.)
Should the name John Walter Quebedeaux appear anywhere in
these records, it should be James and not John.
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