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 @

Johnson Bible

This is a small, leather covered Bible, about 4"x 6"x 1" and has no "family record" page but there is family information written on the back side of the "title page" of the New Testament. Following is the information in this Bible.  I hope someone can connect with the information and I can send this Bible home.

Contact -- Ruth Barton Dummerston, VT

Inside front cover
         (very difficult to read)
From Julia BALEY to Maybelle JOHNSON, 60 Elliot St. Brattleboro, Vermont. Age 14 Jan. 7, 1891.  Birthday present
On back of front cover This Bible was given as a birthday present January 7, 1891
Inside back cover Search the Scriptures
On back of New Testament "title page" Alice Lorinda BLOWERS [surname hard to read, may be incorrect]
married to
Alanson Orlando JOHNSON
May 11th 1869

Children    Born    Died

Emma Maria born April 22nd 1873, Tuesday  
Herbert Hally (?) born Aug. 10, 1874, Monday  
Mabelle Inez born Jan 7th 1877,
Lester Frank born March 15, 1879, Saturday Died June 23, 1895
Age 16 yrs, 3 mo, 8 days
Stella Etta  born Sept 26, 1881, Monday Died Aug. 26 [1897]
Age 15 yrs, 11 mos
(no year of death written)
Alanson Orlando Jr. born Aug 31, 1885,
Alice Luella born June 4th 1889, Tuesday  
 Brackets [..] and italics indicate information that has been inserted.