NOTE:    Sometimes the names and dates in old  Bibles are hard to read.  Please check to see if you can find confirmation in other sources that the information below is correct.

The Putney Historical Society, Putney, Vermont, has this Bible.  As we are paring our holdings at this time, we are offering this Bible to any family members that would take it and care for it.  The family info contained in it has been transcribed and is posted below.  If this is your family please contact me.  Ruth Barton @


FARNUM Family Bible
American Bible Society, 1849
This is a small Bible with just a few records.

Note in Bible says:

Charles FARNUM died 1919
Sarah [R. Ketchum Farnum] died 1941
buried in Mt Pleasant  [Putney, Vermont]

Adine, adopted, daughter of Sarah's sister
Adine is now Mrs Earnest HUTCHINSON
Greenfield, Mass  [not dated]

Census: 1900, Putney, Windham Co., VT --- Charles D. Farnum, head, age 44, b. May 1856 NH, father b. NH, mother b. VT, married age 21; Sarah R. Farnum, wife, age 40, b. Sep 1859 VT, parents b. VT, married age 21, 2 children born, no children living; Adine J. Farnum, dau, age 1, b. May 1899 VT, father b. NH, mother b. VT.

Family Record:

Bennington, VT. Feb 4th 1879
This certifies that Chas. F. FARNUM
and Sarah R. KETCHUM [of Bennington, b. Shaftsbury]
was duly joined in marriage this 4th
day of February 1879
[confirmed with Putney VR]

Jany 18th 1880
a daughter to Mr. & Mrs.
C. F. FARNUM  Born & died
January 18, 1880  Age 00
[confirmed with Putney VR]

April 1st 1890
A son to Mr & Mrs Charles F. FARNUM
Born died
April 1st 1890   00

Transcribed by Ruth H. BARTON 25 May 2005