Westbrook Family Bible
Contributed by Sloan Mason
The following Bible comes from the estate of the late William Rhodes JONES,
Jr. of Greensboro, N.C.; with kind permission of his family, Ms. Sharon M.
JONES and children. firstname.lastname@example.org
(Transcribed by Sloan S.MASON) SloMas7@aol.com
The following letter was in the bible:
Since William Rhodes JONES, my son, has expressed a desire for my father's
(Zaccheus RHODES) mother's (WESTBROOK) Bible and is to have it rebound; I wish
him to have it. And hope he will study it and proclaim its teachings. It is a
good Bible, I read and compared it with others. I like the fact it has no
Feb. 9, 1967
Annie Rhodes JONES
(on inside cover-several marks in pencil, unable to read)
Euin? L. RHODES
Book of Divine
presheus treasheurs thou art mine
(next blank page)
Ms. Huillie SHAW?/SHOW?
Sally "Sally" EUBANKS
Huillie SHOW was Borned
March the 1st day 1843 this Febury
This 21 1866
Huille SHOW Huille SHOW
(next blank page)
Feb. 3, 1865
I am here at his time but I don't
no how long I shall stay
Old and New Testaments
Published by M'Carty & Davis, No. 171, Market Street.
I. Ashmead & Co. Printers
(Blank page in bible-unable to read most of it)
franey maran Hoskins
franey maran Hoskins
Co. --- 67 Regt.
January 13the 1865
Returned H S
At home Jones County
H S at home Jones County, N.C.
Harmon WESTBROOK was bornd in the year of our Lord July the 18-1799
Dovy WESTBROOK was bornd in the year of our Lord March the 30 1800
Benjamin WESTBROOK was bornd in the year of our Lord January the 7th, 1822
Serenah WESTBROOK was bornd in the year of our Lord Febuary the 3rd, 1828
Samanthan WESTBROOK was bornd in the year of our Lord March the 17th 1833
William H. H. WESTBROOK was bornd in the year of our Lord October the
Elzary WESTBROOK was born in the year of our Lord 1838 August 20th
---thy Ann Alsay WESTBROOK was born in the year of our Lord ----y 18th 1844
Nancy WESTBROOK died in the Wife of John WESTBROOK, Sr. died in the year of
our Lord 1843 July the 18th day.
Dovy WESTBROOK wife of Harmon WESTBROOK died in the year of our Lord 1844
January the 19th.
John WESTBROOK, Sr. died in the year of our Lord May 26th 1845
Harmon WESTBROOK died the twelf of March 12 1848
Benjamin RHODES was born August the ---- 1812
Benjamin RHODES and Surenh WESTBROOK was mared October 28 1846
H. D. SHAW and Mary E. JARMAN was marrid July 14th? 1867
Lucy Dorcas WESTBROOK daughter of Harmon WESTBROOK & wife Hannah WESTBROOK
was born in the year of Lord June 25th 1845
Zacharias RHODES was born November the 13 1847
--ly RHODES --- bornd May 20 1849
-----t and was bornd --- twenty fift of --buary -- 1852
Margat and was bornd the twenty fifth of febuary 25 1852
-lnor- ---------- --s born in the year -- our lord 1830 -pril the 1st
END OF DOCUMENT
Poems found in Bible:
"Leap Year Lyrics" by Eugene Field from the Chicago News circa 1864.
"They Miss Me at Home" a Parody on "Do They Miss Me at Home." From the Prison
Ship "Dragoon," off Hilton Head 1864. Signed on the back by Mollie S. RHODES,
Handwritten Notes and Names in Bible
Zaccheus RHODES was bornd Novr 13th day A.D. 1847
Mary E. J. RHODES was bornd July 20th day A.D. 1853
Mary S. RHODES was bornd Aug 3rd day 1869
Jinnie RHODES was bornd Sept 3rd day 1871 and died Octr 1st day 1871
Ideller Wineford RHODES was bornd Sept 2nd day, 1872
John F. RHODES was bornd Dec. 16th day 1874
Elenor Olivia RHODES was bornd Sept 24th day 1876
Lucey RHODES was bornd January 18th day 1878.
Harmon WESTBROOK was bornd July the 18th day 1799
Dovy WESTBROOK was bornd March the 30th day 1800
Benjaman RHODES was born Aug 1812 (1822? Handwritten & circled-different
Serenah WESTBROOK was bornd Febr the 3 day 1828
Ersuly RHODES was bornd May 20th day 1849
Margat Ann RHODES was bornd Febr 25th day 1852
(next note written on the back of a book order form with the blank date of 188-)
Rosa --- Blanche
Rosa May R-
END OF NOTES
The following letter was found in the WESTBROOK BIBLE
Craighead County, Ark., Jan. the 6th A.D. 1867
Dear Unkle and Aunt and Cousins,
I seat myself to right you a few lines to let you know that we are all as well
as comon and the connection all so- so far as I no at this time--- and we
hope that those few lines may find you all well and a doing well. I have
nothing mutch to rite that is worth your attention-I received your kind letter
on the 3rd of this inst. Dated Oct. the 28 and 30th 1866 which give us great
satisfaction to hear from you all and hear of your all being well butt I was
sory to hear of Unkles being unwell, the health of our country is good at this
time.Times is hard hear now more so than was suspected by the Generality of
the people. Corn is worth one dollar per bushel. Wheat two dollars per
bushel Pork 8 cts per lb-you wanted to no where my Mother was she is hear with
me this morning her family is all well Aunt Zilphy lives a bout 3 miles from
us her family is all well so far as I no they are all living yet Cousin Ann
WEST is Married she has bin Married a year ago last July she married A man by
the name of David A. GUEST-I am mistaken about Unkle Needoms family Cousin
Craven is ded he died in the army. My mother lives about 3 miles from me
Unkel Richard's family is all scaterd mitely Unkle lives up in Missouri in
Scott County near a litle place calld Burtran his postoffice is Charlston,
Mississippi County he has 6 children up there with him and 2 of them is
married, Marthy and Nancy. There is four of his children living hear in
Arkansas-two of them is married Winey and Polly. The other 2 is George and
Richard. Barnet and Martin lived in Tennessee the last I heard of them and
Jane is there too, they are all well that lives hear but the most of the
family and Unkle Richard him self is getting along mity bad. You rote that all
your boys was maried but one and he was a going to get married the next week
we give you all our best respects and disire you to rite to us as often as is
convienent with you our post office is all the same. Jonesboro, Ark.
Your nephew and cousin til deth
Isaac T. NOBLE and Mary J. NOBLE
To James J. RHODES
To Winiford RHODES and cousins all.
END OF LETTER
In the 1860 CENSUS, I found the following NOBLE family.
Powell Township, Craighead County, Arkansas
June 7, 1860
Family 156/dwelling 156
Wm. A. NOBLES, age 47, M, birth: N.C., farmer-2000/910
Elizabeth NOBLES-age 50, F, birth: N.C.
Isaac T. NOBLES-age 22, M. birth: Tn.
Kisiah NOBLES-age 17, F, birth Tn.
Nancy A. NOBLES-age 13,F, birth: Tn.
Martha P. NOBLES-age 13, F., birth Tn.
George W. NOBLES-age 11, M, birth: Ark.
Winford NOBLES-age 7, F, birth Ark.
Rachel E. NOBLES-age 4, F, birth Ark.
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