Monday, January 14, 2013

Amanuensis Monday: Blinn and Bishop births in family bible

Ongoing transcription of hand-written notes found in the BISHOP family file at the New York State Library in Albany.

Births recorded in a bible.




Mr Ashly Blinn born August 29th 1790 in Canaan, Col[umbia] Co[unty] New York.
Miss Caroline Bishop born December 26th 1810 in Columbia, Herkimer Co[unty], NY.
Miss Helen Blinn adopted April 4th 1855 and born February the 22, 1847.
Mr Richard W Bishop born July the 8th, 1781 in Canaan, Col[umbia] Co[unty], N. York.
Abigail Hatch his wife was born August the 4th, 1791 in Lebanon?, Lieb? Co[unty], Conn.
[Note:  In 1791, Lebanon was in Windham County, Connecticut.  In 1850, the probable time this bible entry was recorded, Lebanon was in New London County, Connecticut.]