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From: "gale honeyman" <>
Subject: Re: [BRE] Customs Regarding Bible Inheritance
Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2011 23:39:31 -0500
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It has been my experience that family Bibles more often than not were given
to the youngest daughter in the family. Custom?perhaps. Or was it a closer
kinship to the parents? Very difficult to tell.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Roberta Estes" <>
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Sent: Saturday, February 12, 2011 11:00 PM
Subject: [BRE] Customs Regarding Bible Inheritance

>I noticed in the estate sales of some of my Brethren ancestors that the
> family Bible was sold at the sale - and they were very pricey - sometimes
> that most costly item. Generally purchased by one of the sons. This was
> in
> the late 1700s and early 1800s. After that, in the 1850s, no Bible was
> listed in the estate inventory or sales. Is there a Brethren custom about
> which child gets the family Bible upon the death of the parents? Like
> oldest son, oldest daughter, etc?
> Thanks,
> Roberta Estes

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