19th century Bible of Benjamin Franklin Haugh (1829-1912), a Maryland native, whose family moved to Indiana about 1836. The Bible was presented to Benjamin by his mother, Mary Elizabeth (Reck) Haugh, on January 23, 1853.
The Bible, published by the American Bible Society at New York, New York, in 1852, measures approximately 7" by 4-1/2" by 1-1/2" and has:
- three pages of family records
- a paper scrap with Benjamin's parents' birth and marriage dates
- a newspaper clipping entitled "The Fourteenth Amendment, Congress to be Asked to Honor Stephen Neal for Drafting It". Just below the title appear the handwritten words Your Mother's Uncle Odie. Stephen Neal was born in Virginia in 1817 and moved to Indiana after becoming a lawyer. He was married three times, I believe. I'd be interested to hear how he connects with the Haugh family.
- Benjamin's brother Adam Haugh, Jr., born October 4, 1826; died July 18, 1850
- Adam Haugh, Sr., born February 9, 1789; died August 13, 1869; this information is written on a Family Record page and on a scrap of paper.
- Mary Elizabeth (Reck) Haugh, born July 17, 1795; died June 23, 1873; her birth date is written in two places, on a Family Record page and on a scrap of paper. Note: Her Pennsylvania birth record gives her birth year as 1794.
- The marriage of Benjamin Franklin Haugh's son Benjamin Orion Haugh [or Orim] to Mary Emma Blake on March 2, 1886
- The birth dates of Benjamin Orion Haugh's children Mary Jeannette Haugh on March 11, 1887; and Benjamin Franklin Haugh, Jr., on December 19, 1893
- The marriage of John Adam Elisha Haugh to Caroline Anderson on December 27, 1887