Henry B. Cooper and Elizabeth B. Leavens Family Bible

Henry B. Cooper and Elizabeth B. Leavens

Family Bible

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ęThe information below has been donated by Helen Gilsdorf, 28 June 2006.

Holy Bible
“[Stereotype Edition]”
*Hallowell, (U.C.)  Published by Joseph Wilson.
Containing the Old and New Testaments:
Together with The Apocrypha:
And with The Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised
With Canne’s Marginal Notes and References.
To which are added  An Index; An Alphabetical Table
Of all the names in the old and new Testaments, with their significations;
Tables of Scripture weights, measures, and coins, &c.
Plates of finely detailed drawings are throughout, no credentials given.
Cover is blind embossed leatherette covered boards:  flowers, leaves and geometric designs
Embossed in gold on spine:  Holy Bible    Henry B. Cooper
Marbled design on end papers. Front end paper is detached.  
Binding is intact. 
Binding corners and edges are worn with usage
Pages have discoloration of aging. Page edges in excellent condition.
Size: 11 ╝” x 9” x 3 ╝”
Front flypaper is inscribed:
To the Memory of Peter Leavens who died at Hallowell, 11th of 6th month 1863
            aged 54 years 3 months and 7 days
To the Memory of Delinda Leavens who died at Hallowell 19th or 10th mo 1846
            aged 57 years 4 month[sic] and 15 days
Peter and Delinda Leavens
Lived to gether[sic] 33 years
Henry and Elizabeth Cooper
Lived to gether[sic] 26 years
Rear Flypaper is inscribed:
Joseph Leavens died aged 90 years
Phebe his wife died aged 85 years
They lived to gether[sic] [unreadable two digit] years
What peaceful hours of once enjoyed
How sweet there [sic] memory still
But they have left an aching void
The world can never fill.
                        E. B. Cooper
* Probably refers to the Township of Hallowell, County of Prince Edward, and province of Upper Canada, now Ontario. The town of Hallowell is now Picton.

The Coopers are in the John Bull family ancestry. They were likely Quakers as the dates are recorded in Quaker format.