James Gary Bible


 
 
 

Inscription:

left front -
"I need no other face now
Though they may fairer be than thine"

right front - 
"James Gary Book bought of Revd Joel Simms
a Baptist minister in Barbour County state of Alabama
he had preaached in that county near thirty years at the
time this was purchased of him which was about the
year 1858"
 

back fly leaf
Inscription:

left side -
"James Gary was born in Hancock County State of Georgia. left said state and settled in Barbour County Alabama in 1846 in 1860 moved to Texas and lived in Rusk County until December 1869 then moved to near Springville in Wood County a new county was formed the same year called Rains and at this time himself and family are living in Rains County Texas this 30th October 1870"

right side -
inscription
"W.H. Gary
James Gary's Book"

Bible purchased at a garage sale in  Smith Co TX for 15c in March 2002.  Donated to Rains Co. Genealogical Society
     Submitted by Elaine Nall Bay

1880 Rains Co. census
90 101 Gary, James   wm 66            m farmer GA VA SC
                    S E       w f  55  wife    m            GA GA SC
                    Mary     w f  29  dau     s             GA GA GA
                    V          w f  25  dau     s             AL GA GA
                    Emma   w f  19  dau     s            AL GA GA
90 103  Morehead, John  w m  21  hired  s  Laborer  MS MS MS
90 103  Gary, James    w m  30    son    s               AL GA GA

I believe this is the man and his wife that the Bible belonged to:
Emory City Cemetery
 

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