Family Bible of
a great-great-granddaughter of
Sarah listed in the family tree of her grandfather
Saving the Bible
We are very fortunate that a genealogist who isn't related to our families saw the personal importance of this old family Bible to someone unknown to her. She contacted me through this website and wrote:
"I am in possession of a Family Bible that belonged to Samuel Hornberger and Sarah May (m. 1870) which has some family events listed. The Bible itself is not in very good condition. I am looking for someone who would like to have the Bible or even just the pages in which family events have been recorded. Being a genealogist myself I am reluctant to dispose of it without at least trying to find a family member. "
Later she added:
"I have had it for a while it was on its way to the trash at the library where I worked so I rescued it but then did not know what to do with it. So Ive had it put away . . . "
The Bible was on its way to the trash heap at the Champaign [IL] Public Library where she worked for several years as a librarian. I hope that it will someday find a permanent home with a descendant of Sarah Ann May.
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