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Ryman Family Bible Records

Printed in Matagorda County Genealogical Society publication, Oak Leaves, Vol. 4 #2, February 1985.

Typed by Faye Cunningham


This family register was copied from a Bible in the possession of Eldridge B. Ryman of Lufkin who is the grandson of Boltes Ryman and Jennie Williams Ryman. The Bible entitled, The Devotional Practical Polyglott Family Bible. It was published in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1870 by the National Publishing Company, Jones, Junkin, & Co., Chicago, Illinois. The Bible has sustained water damage over the years, as it has weathered many Matagorda hurricanes.

THIS CERTIFIES THAT THE RITE OF HOLY MATRIMONY WAS CELEBRATED BETWEEN Boltes Ryam of Matagorda, Texas and Jennie Williams of Matagorda, Texas on December 8, 1881 at Mrs. Williams by Mr. Ives.


James Nye Ryman and Sunshine Dickinson on Oct. 2nd, 1907 at Rusk, Texas by Rev. O. T. Cooper of the M. E. Church.

George Carroll Ryman and Louise Walker on Aug. 2nd, 1913 at Bay City, Texas by Rev. J. F. Carter of the M. E. Church.

Henry Douglas Havard and Geraldyne Ryman Nov. 27, 1939 in Richmond.

William Paine Ryman and Joan Odell Ham Nov. 3, 1945 in Bay City.

Eldridge Boltes (Balthasar) Ryman to Mildred Malone July 19, 1938, at Malone home by Paul Quillian, Pastor First M. E.

Rolf Emil Larsson to Virginia Ryman—Sept. 24, 1944-Naples, Italy.



James Nye Ryman Born Dec. 24, 1885

George Carrol Ryman Born March 3, 1891

Halken Bowie Ryman Born Dec. 29, 1893

Jennie Williams Ryman Born Jan. 4, 1862

Boltes Albert Ryman Born Aug. 22, 1859

Sunshine Dickinson Ryman Born Oct. 30, 1887

Louise Walker Ryman Born Aug. 30 1893

Virginia Nye Ryman Born Aug. 25, 1910

Eldridge Boltus(Boltes) Ryman Born Sept. 21, 1912

Barbara Allen Ryman Born Sept. 16, 1918

Carroll Walker Ryman Born June 6, 1914

Geraldine Ryman Born June 17, 1916

Winnie Catherine Williams Born Jan. 24, 1904

Parents: Henry Phillip Williams and Lyda Lorena Franz

William Paine Ryman Born Aug. 17,1923

Kary Louise Havard  *

Grover Carroll Ryman  *
William Paine Ryman, Jr.  *
Laura Ryman Born  *

Walker Bowie Ryman Sept. 7, 1912

Anna Katrina Elizabeth Franz Williams Aug. 13, 1914

Carroll Walker Ryman Nov. 11, 1925

Boltes Albert Ryman March 29, 1921

Nancy Jane Ryman Jan 4, 1947

George Carroll Ryman June 20, 1960

James Nye Ryman Nov. 25, 1969 Houston

Sunshine Dickinson Ryman Dec. 1, 1973 Houston

Willie C. Allen Sept. 26, 1939


*These birthdates were included in the Bible, but are deleted here due to privacy issues.


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