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TRANSCRIPTION OF BRAY/RITTENHOUSE BIBLE

The below printed copy of the Bray/Rittenhouse Bible, was typed by Berenice Nash, from the original handwritten notes in the Bible in her possession.  Rebecca Bray was the 4th Great Grandmother on the maternal side of the family.

Berenice said that William Rittenhouse was born in Hunterdon County, New Jersey and then went to Fayette County, Pennsylvania.  She said the one that received the Bible then went to Iowa.

The faceplate from the Bible is missing. I have attempted to copy exactly as written, including incorrect spelling.

Page 1

James Bray Snr. was born Feb. 19 1733

Catherine Bray Snr. was Died 177? Oct. 23

Rebekah Bray was born March 17 1759

Elisabeth Bray was born June 26 1761

Elsa Bray was born and January 15 (page torn)

Andrew Bray was born July 2 1767

Catherine Bray was born October 16 1770

James Bray was born Sept. 1 1772


Page 2

William Rettinghouse was born February the 14 1755

Rebekah Rettinghouse was born March 17 1759

And we was married May the 19 1777.

Catherine Rettinghouse was born March 14 1778

Rebekah Rettinghouse was born January 8 1780

David Rettinghouse born March the 9 1782


Page 3

William Rettinghouse Junr. was born March the 18 178? (unable to make this out)

James Rettinghouse was born April the 10 1786

Daniel Rettinghouse was born June the 9 1788

Anne Rettinghouse was born July the 8 1790

Abner Rettinghouse was born August 27 179?

Lovina Rettinghouse was born August 6 1795

Rhoda Rettinghouse was born March 21 1796

(A page seems to be torn out at this point)


Page 4

Delilah Rettinghouse was born December 1 1797

Prudence Rittinghouse was born March 18 1799

Anne Cochron departed this life October the third on Friday night 1823

Oct. the 16 1825 Rebekah Bell departed this life on Sat. about 12 oclock

May the 1st Rebekah Rittenhouse departed this life May 1st 1834


Page 5

(page is blank)


Page 6

Ester Rittenhouse departed this life Oct. the 9th in the year of our lord 1840 on Friday morning about 6 oclock

Abner Rittenhouse departed this life October the 14th in the year of our lord 1840 on Wednesday half past 12 oclock

David Rittenhouse departed this life October 16th in the year of our lord 1840 on Friday evening about 7 oclock

George C. Rittenhouse departed this life October 27 in the year of our lord

1840 on Tuesday morning about half past 7 oclock


Page 7

(handwriting has changed)

Hiram Stevens Rogers was born May 17th 1824 (in Greene Co., Pennsylvania written in very small writing)

Eliza Rogers daughter of Abner & Catherine Rittenhouse was born January 5th 1829 in Fayette Co., PA

Hiram S. Rogers married to Eliza Rittenhouse Jan. 1st 1849 in Fayette Co., PA

Sarah Ellen Rogers daughter of Hiram S. and Eliza Rogers was born March 16 1850 in Salem, Iowa

Infant daughter of Hiram and Eliza Rogers was born September 26 A.D. 1851

Oscar Kline Rogers son of H. S. and Eliza Rogers was born Nov. 13 A.D. 1852 in Chippewa Co. State of Wisconsin

Emma Marie Rogers daughter of H. S. and Eliza was born February 22 A.D. 1853 in Allamakee Co., Iowa


Page 8

Sarah Ellen Rogers daughter of Hiram S. & Eliza Rogers died on the 20th day of August A.D. 1850 at 3 oclock A.M. Buried in the Friends graveyard in Salem, Henry Co., Iowa

Infant daughter of Hiram S. and Eliza Rogers died September 26th A.D. 1857 Buried at Lake Peppin Minnesota

William Alvin Rogers son of H. S. and Eliza Rogers died Oct. 18th 1857. Buried in graveyard near Corydon, Iowa

Luella Rogers was born Nov. 29 1858.(crossed out)

Clara Evaline Rogers daughter of H. S. and Eliza died February 27 1865 Buried in Shoal Creek Township 2 miles West of Bellevue.


Page 9

William Alvin Rogers son of H .S. and Eliza was born June 2 1857 in Corydon, Iowa

Luella Rogers Daughter of H. S. and Eliza Rogers was born Nov 28 1858 in Corydon Iowa (added note: died June 27 1887). (handwriting different)

Eliza Rogers wife of Hiram S. Rogers departed this life June 29 AD 1864. Buried in the graveyard 2 1/2 miles west of Bellair in Appanoose County of Iowa

James Harry Mize son of Arthur Mize married Dec. 11th 1911 to Mary Elizabeth Feder at Los Angeles Cal. different ink and handwriting. This entry was placed here some time after the previous and next entry!)

James A. Mize married to Luella Rogers, July the 13th 1877 Seymour Iowa.

Fredrick Arthur Mize, son of J. A. and Louie Mize was born July the 17th 1878 Davis Co. IA Died May 2nd 1887

James Harry Mize, born June 3, 1885, Des Moines, Iowa

Emma Lenore, daughter of J. A. and Louie Mize was born August the 28, 1881 in Seymour Iowa

Emma Lenore Mize died Sept 5th.....age one year and 7 days.


Page 10

(handwriting has changed)

Erma Mize was born on Dec. 18 1884

Freddie Mize died May 2nd 1887

Florence Marie Mize daughter of James H. and Mary E. Mize was born July 29, 1904 (this entry was written by another person at a later date than the previous and the following entry)

Luella Mize wife of J. A. Mize died June 27th 1887

Irma Irene Mize was born 1894 Jan. 23, 1894

Dated July 25 1910

Irma Mize died March 9 1913