The Family Bible of Thomas Elisha & Jane Susan Starr Basinger

Sugar, through no fault of his own, has a repository of stuff. Some of it? He doesn’t know where it came from. He might say, “Maybe Mom’s house.” “Maybe Grandmom’s house.” He’s been toting stuff around for years throughout his lives, moving, changing, settling, re-settling, re-arranging stacks. He’s not a hoarder, he just has stuff.

His stuff is good stuff, not piles of newspapers or comic books or shoes or tools, not to say that those things aren’t good in other people’s worlds.

I’ve known him for almost ten years, and last week he whipped out the Family Bible of Thomas and Jane Susan Starr Basinger, from 1823.

Really? You have a family Bible that’s almost two hundred years old, and you didn’t tell me about it? There are births recorded in it that are over two hundred years old, and you didn’t think to mention it?

So we did a little photo shoot. We arranged a board on his front porch rail so that we could get enough light.

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When I enlarged the images on my computer, I am not able to read them clearly. Which means another photo shoot is in order, close-up style.

The most interesting thing about this family Bible is that the births and deaths of the servants are included. I’ve never seen or heard of this feature. Who are these people? Another genealogy puzzle!

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