|Introduction: A Fay Family Bible|
"Information Taken from the|
BIBLE OWNED BY LANDLORD STEPHEN FAY OF THE CATAMOUNT TAVERN
(Courtesy of Mr. & Mrs. Elmer Johnson)"
"This Bible was originally the property of Stephen Fay and the record of himself and wife, and their children, entered by him.|
It descended from him to his youngest son, David Fay, and given by him to his nephew and grandson of Stephen Fay; Samuel Fay, who retained it in his possession until his death, which occurred in the 93 year of his age.
In the year 1866, it passed entirely from the family and came into my possession March 3, 1888, when I found much of the Record missing and which I replaced according to my best knowledge.
|(signed) Margaret H. Fay Brown"|
|Family Bibles often provide a great deal of information that would otherwise have been lost. This Fay Bible was probably started somewhere between 1733 (the time of Stephen's marriage) and 1761 (the birth of the last child). The Bible pictured below comes from the next century; it was published in 1859 and started almost immediately. The Bible contains pages, bound between the Old and New Testaments, specifically designed for the recording of marriages, births, and deaths. This Bible has provided the paradigm for the following pages.|