Grandma Smith's Bible



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I have a few primary source documents regarding my genealogy laying around. One of those items is an old family bible - a bible in a box labeled Grandmother Smith’s Bible.

Which grandmother Smith is it?

Fortunately, two pages have been carefully removed and are in good shape. These pages are in good shape, and are written with a blue marker by my late great-grandfather H. Robert Smith. He denoted that the bible belonged to Alice C. Smith.

It turns out that Alice C. Smith was his grandmother - making her my great-great-great-grandmother. More specifically, she’s my mother’s mother’s father’s father’s mother. Or - the other way around - the mother of the father of the father of the mother of my mother.

In biblical terms (and to put names to everyone) Alice C. Smith begot Orrin Blaine Smith. Orrin Blaine Smith begot H. Robert Smith. H. Robert Smith begot Nancy Hunter. Nancy Hunter begot my mother. My mother begot me.

Below, I have scans of the two pages. Each page image is a link to a larger resolution image. I’ve attempted to transcribe the image to the best of my ability - but I may have gotten things wrong. If you notice a mistake, feel free to comment on this post or message me either via my Facebook page, my Twitter account or reddit.


The Family Register Page

Orig. Page, Alice C. Smith Bible
Most Entries by Her.
Page I

  • Family Register
    • GRANDPARENTS
      • GRANDFATHER (Fathers Side)
        • Benjamin F Smith
        • Date of Birth
          • Feb, 5th 1804
        • Date of Death
          • Sep 19 1888
            84
      • GRANDMOTHER (Father’s Side)
        • Mary Ann Snider Smith
        • Date of Birth
          • Mar. 8th 1816
        • Date of Death
          • Dec 4th 1911
            95
      • GRANDFATHER (Mother’s Side)
        • Elnathan Cromer
        • Date of Birth
          • Sep. 22nd 1808
        • Date of Death
          • Dec 7 1893
            85
      • GRANDMOTHER (Mother’s Side)
        • Mary Garver Cromer
        • Date of Birth
          • Sep. 20 1825
        • Date of Death
          • Apr. 18 1866
            41
    • PARENTS
      • Married
      • DATE
        • June 20th 1880
      • WHERE
        • Troy O
      • HUSBAND
        • Benjamin Fr. Smith
        • Date of Birth
          • Mar. 12 1853
        • Place of Birth
          • Perry Co, Ohio
        • Date of Death
          • June 27th 1931
        • Where
          • Troy
        • Where Buried
          • Riverside Troy Ohio
        • WIFE
          • Alice Caroline Cromer Smith.
          • Date of Birth
            • Dec 22nd 1859
          • Place of Birth
            • south of Fletcher
              Miami Co. Ohio
          • Date of Death
            • Aug. 11 1936
          • Where
            • Troy O.
          • Where Buried
            • Riverside Cemetery Troy

3 Copies made by H. Robert Smith
Son of O. Blaine 3-12-87


The Children's Register Page

Page II

  • Children’s Register
    • Orrin Blaine Smith
      • Date of Birth
        • Wed Feb 1 1882
      • Where
        • Miami County South Fletcher
      • Date Married
        • Feb 1 1902
      • Where
        • Troy O
      • To Whom
        • Gertrude Genslinger
      • Date of Death
        • March 9, 1940
      • Where
        • Miami Valley Hospital Dayton O
      • Remarks:
        • Gertrude born 1883
          June 6 1883
          died Feb 26, 1952
      • Charles S Smith
        • Date of Birth
          • Wed Nov 14 1883
        • Where
          • N. Sidney O
        • Date Married
          • (blank)
        • Where
          • (blank)
        • To Whom
          • (blank)
        • Date of Death
          • Fri Apr 9 1886
        • Where
          • Troy O.
        • Remarks:
          • (blank)
      • Winifred Smith
        • Date of Birth
          • Sat Oct 20 1888
        • Where
          • S. Conover O
        • Date Married
          • June 22 1913
        • Where
          • E. Troy
        • To Whom
          • Tracy E Geiger
        • Date of Death
          • Feb 18 1977
        • Where
          • Dayton O
        • Remarks:
          • Tracy Geiger born
            Aug 28 1886
            died Aug 1957
      • Murray E Smith
        • Date of Birth
          • Sun Mar 17 1891
        • Where
          • S Conover O
        • Date Married
          • Feb 16 1924
        • Where
          • Pittsburgh Pa
        • To Whom
          • Katherine McClay
        • Date of Death
          • Aug. 23 1955
        • Where
          • Dayton Ohio
        • Remarks:
          • Kaddy born
            Jan. 25 1900
            died Dec. 18 1969
      • Cory E. Smith
        • Date of Birth
          • Sun Dec 25 1892
        • Where
          • S. Conover O
        • Date Married
          • Dec 25 1948
        • Where
          • Troy O.
        • To Whom
          • Anne Ross
        • Date of Death
          • Dec 5 1972
        • Where
          • Dayton O
        • Remarks:
          • Ann born
            March 25 1892
            died April 24 1961

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