SURNAMES FOUND BELOW:  RICHARDSON, LIE, SHELLEY, WARES, SCOTT, TOWN, HIXSON, THOMPSON

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 the Bible of Esther F. RICHARDSON family.  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 @ mrgjb@sover.net
 

RICHARDSON Family Bible

Holy BiblePrinted for Mathew CAREY
Philadelphia
July 25, 1803

This Bible is large, very old and in poor condition and printed on poor quality paper. 
Question marks "?" are used to indicate words that were hard to read -- Ruth Barton.

Note in Bible

"This Bible was purchased by my Grandmother's [Esther F. Richardson]
father [Sevey Richardson] and given to her as a gift."  Mary (Shelley) Lie


[Esther F. Richardson] married James M. Shelley.  Two (2) children were born to them
:
Esther M. Shelley
James Warren LeRoy Shelley
 

Family Record

Event Name Date Comments
Marriages
James M. SHELLEY and
Esther F. RICHARDSON
were married Oct. 10, 1830 m. Westmoreland NH
Births
Esther Miranda SHELLY
born July 4th 1833  
James Warren LeRoy SHELLY
born February 19th 1845
 
 Seeva RICHARDSON
 born May 20th 1767 m. Esther Hixson
 
 Esther ------
 born April 29 th 1766 Tuesday
 married Sept 6th 1787
Esther Hixson;
d/o Ezra Hixson & Esther Fisher
m. Seeva Richardson
Marriages
Adonirum J. Richardson
married Sept 7th 1825 m. Maria Taylor
 
Rena [Richardson]
married Novem. the 26,1807
m. Asa Ware
 
Mehetable [Richardson]
married February 2, 1811
m. Otis Scott
 
Julia [Richardson]
married March 5, 1822
m. Isaac Fisher
  Roxa [Richardson] married June 12, 1829 m. Willard Town
 
Esther F. Richardson
married October the 10, 1830
m. James M. Shelley

Note: The above entries are unusual in that they do not tell who these people married, just that they were married.

Births (new page)
Rena RICHARDSON
born June 3rd 1788 Thursday  
 
Sabra RICHARDSON
born April 11th 1790  Sabbath day
 
 
[Roxa] [name blotted out]
born February 16th 1792 Thursday m. Willard Town, 2nd wife
 
Mehetable RICHARDSON
born April 23rd 1794 Wednesday
 
Meranda RICHARDSON
born October 22nd [?*] 1796 Friday
*Fridays in Oct 1796 were 14th, 21st and 28th; m. Willard Town, 1st wife
 
Julia Richardson
born August 31st 1801 Monday
 
 
Esther Fisher RICHARDSON
born Oct 3th 1804, Tuesday  
 
Adonirum Judson RICHARDSON
born June 26th 1805 Wednesday  
 
Georg J. RICHARDSON
born Jan. 27, 1827 s/o Adonirum J. Richardson
 
Maria RICHARDSON
born August 20, 1828 d/o Adonirum J. Richardson
 
Rena's [Richardson] only child Clarissa Ann WARES
born Sept 9th 1808 Friday
d/o Clarissa Richardson & Asa Ware
 
Chandler Leville SCOTT
born May 27 1812 Wednesday s/o Mehitable Richardson & Otis Scott
 
Charles Harrison SCOTT
born May 17, 1814 s/o Mehitable Richardson & Otis Scott
 
Maria Anjinett SCOTT
born April 2, 1817
d/o Mehitable Richardson & Otis Scott
 
Juliann SCOTT
born August 11, 1819  [August 6th?]
d/o Mehitable Richardson & Otis Scott
 
George O. SCOTT
born Feb 9, 1822 s/o Mehitable Richardson & Otis Scott
Deaths
Rena WARES
death June 18 1813  She was
25 years and 15 days old
Rena Richardson; w/o Asa Ware
 
Clarissa WARE
died April 27, 1823
in the 15 year of her age
d/o Asa Ware & Rene Richardson
 
Miranda TOWN 
death Jan 10, 1829
She was in the 33 year of her age
Miranda Richarson,
1st w/o Willard Town
 
Willard TOWN
death July 12, 1830] m1) Miranda Richardson
m2) Roxa Richardson
Deaths
Unkle Elijha RICHARDSON
death March 26? [15] 1798 in the 45 year of his age b. 5 Jul 1743, s/o John Richardson & Jemima Gay, m. Abigail Lawrence
Unkle John RICHARDSON
death May 4, 1809
in the 74 year of his age
b. 19 Jun 1735, s/o John Richardson & Jemima Gay, m. Abigail Haven 23 Nov 1757 Franklin MA
 
Mom RICHARDSON's
death August 30, 1809
in the 74 year of her age
Elizabeth "Betty" Ellis, 2nd wife of Timothy Richardson
 
Dad HIXSONs
death December 9?, 1809
in the 68 year of his age
Ezra Hixson
 
Mom HIXSON 
death Jan 4? 1810
in the 64 yr of her age
Esther Fisher w/o Ezra Hixson
 
Abijah ----- HIXSON
death the 21 of February 1813?
in the 26 year of his age
Abijah Fisher Hixson
 
Walter HIXSON
death August 2nd 1813?  32 year age
 
 
Sister Julia's
death Sept 2, 1775
in the 17 year of her age
Julia Richardson, d/o Timothy & Mehitable Rockwood; sister of Seeva Richardson
 
My Mom's
death Oct 2, 1775
in the 41 year of her age
Mehitable Rockwood, d/o Benjamin Rockwood and Mehitable Thompson, b. 25 Oct 1734 Oxford MA; m. Timothy Richardson 8 Dec 1751
 
My Father's
death March 21, 1816
in the 85 year of his age
Timothy Richardson, s/o John Richardson & Jemima Gay, b. 31 Jul 1731 Wrentham MA; m. Mehitable Rockwood 8 Dec 1751
 
Brother THOMPSON
death August 3, 1812 Eleazer Thompson, s/o Moses Thompson & Keziah Partridge, b. 1766 Medway MA.  Seeva's brother, Ziba, married Huldah Thompson.
 
Sister THOMPSON
death February 27, 1821?
Perhaps Eunice Thompson, d/o Moses Thompson & Keziah Partridge, b. 15 May 1755 Medway MA, d. 27 Jun 1821, m. Seth Chapin. Seeva's brother, Ziba, married Huldah Thompson.
Transcribed by Ruth H. Barton 2005; checked and comments added by Rachel V. Duffalo 2006