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APPENDIX B

FAMILY BIBLE OF WILLIAM G.
AND LAVINA JANE WEETER SEDWICK

Note: The following information is taken from the family Bible of William George and Lavina Jane Weeter Sedwick, currently in possession of their great-granddaughter, Mrs. R.B. (Joyce) Sedwick Shannon of Kittanning, PA. All of the entries are in the same hand and appear to have been entered at the same time. Nonetheless, the information supplied is most informative and was undoubtedly supplied and probably written by one of the parents. In this transcription, the highly original spelling, abbreviations and capitalization have been retained. Initials are consistently used for Lavina's name and appear as "V.J." rather than "L.J." Perhaps the initial "V" stands for "Vine" as she was referred to as "Aunt Vine" by some of her nieces. With only two exceptions, initials are used for each person's name: William's name is used in the wedding record (and misspelled), and son Andy's name is used in the birth record. My grandmother (W.G. and Lavina's granddaughter) always insisted her uncle's name was Andy not Andrew. This unusual name may explain why his complete first name is given in the record while all the rest use initials only. Individuals' full names have been included in brackets.

This is to certify that Wiliam G. Sedwick of Clarion Co., Pa and V. J. Weeater of Clarion Co. Pa were by me united together in holy matrimony on the 16th day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and 74 in presence of Moorhead Edgar, Minister.

Births

W[illiam] T[eth] Sedwick son of W.G. Sed[wick] and V.J. Sed[wick] was born on the eight day of febuary 1876 1/2 past six o'clock evening
G[eorge] F[letcher] Sedwick son of W.G. Sedwick and V.J. Sedwick wose borne on the twenty eight of octtober 1877 morning
M[ina] M[ae] Sedwick dauth of W.G. and V.J. Sedwick wose borne on the secon of March 1879 morning
J[ohn] W[eeter} Sedwick son of W.G. And V.J. Sedw[ick] wose borne on the sixteenth of Ag. 1880 evening
H[uv] L[loyd] Sedwick son of W. G. and V. J. Sedwick wose born on the six day of may 1882 sund morn
J[esse] D[avid] Sedwick son of W.G. and V.J. Sed[wick] wose born on the twenty secon on Decem1887
Andy [sic] J[ames] Sedwick son of W.G. and V.J. Sedwick wose born on the twenty seven day of July 1889 even
H[iram] J[obe] Sedwick son of W.G. and V.J. Sedwick wose born on the twenty thurd of Decem 1892

Deaths

Infant son of W.G. Sedwick and V.J. Sedwick on the twentyth six of Jenuary 1875

Memoranda

WT Sedwick Born 1876 near Callensburgh, Pa on the [illegible] Wilson Farm
GF Sedwick Born 1877 near Blairs Corners on the Helpler farm
MM Sedwick Born 1879 on the ault Farm near wentling corner
JW Sedwick Born near martinsburgh Butler Co Pa on the Fletcher Farm
HL Sedwick Born 1882 near martinsburg on Fletcher Farm
JD Sedwick Born 1887 near martinsburg Fletcher farm
AJ Sedwick Born near martinsburg on fletcher farm
HJ Sedwick born near martinsburg on fletcher



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