This past week I received a wonderful old copy that was taken from the fly cover of Reverend Samuel Parkins Bible.
Samuel was born 21 Apr 1778 to James Parkins [1741 – 1825] and his wife Elizabeth [1779 - 1832].
I was thrilled to see so many names and dates directly in the Bible!!!
This family record reads as follows:
“Samuel Parkin was born April 21 1778
Elizabeth Parkin was born November 8th 1779
Caty Parkin was born August 13th 1813
Joseph Parkins was born August 5th 1813
Nancy Morgan Parkins was born December 6th A.D. 1815
Elisabeth Parkins was born October the 16th A.D. 1817
Ballard Smith Parkins was born January 25th 1819
John Adams Parkins was born Sept 9th 1819
Rachel Parkins was born A.D. 1823 March the 3rd
Margaret S Perkins was born March 3rd 1826
Catharine Parkins was born December 26th A.D. 1826
Merion F Bruffy [sic] was born Sept 25th [illegible]
Martha Jane Shepherd was born December 26th 1861
Nancy E Shepherd was born Nov 15th 1863
Annie Laurie Shepherd was born February 19th 1866
Almirinda Shepherd was born Nov 18th 1867”
While much of this provides another source for dates we have already proven elsewhere, it did give me a name I do not have in my files. That of “Merion F. Bruffy”. So, now I will need to locate this person!
I am thrilled, and thankful to have had this wonderful copy sent to me! [Thanks Earl!] And can’t wait to finish up other projects so that I have the time to delve into my Parkins family more deeply!
Reverend Samuel Parkins was my great-great-grandfather.