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From: Roberta Estes <>
Subject: Re: [BRE] Customs Regarding Bible Inheritance
Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2011 19:43:28 -0800 (PST)
In-Reply-To: <AANLkTikkKBU+hk+dDrT-MxHPnAKFz1FShzm9S42FWUhY@mail.gmail.com>


Was it the oldest male?

--- On Mon, 2/14/11, Iris Wilde <> wrote:


From: Iris Wilde <>
Subject: Re: [BRE] Customs Regarding Bible Inheritance
To:
Date: Monday, February 14, 2011, 3:26 AM


In my family's case, it was always passed to the "male". I think it depends
on the family. My Best, Iris Daughter of Ira D. Cripe

On Sat, Feb 12, 2011 at 10:00 PM, Roberta Estes <>wrote:

> 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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