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Mulvany Bible on Bible Records Site
Posted by: Tara Hawkins (ID *****2044) Date: January 20, 2005 at 08:30:29
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Found this on (pictures of each page included on site). I have no connection to the bible, website or family. Just thought someone might be interested in this info.

Mulvany Bible and Poetry Book

This is a family Bible and a copy of "The Poetical Works of John Milton" with genealogy information written on the blank pages. These books have stayed together and have quite a history, having come across the Oregon Trail and finally landing in a Salvation Army in Berkeley, CA before being rescued. They are currently in my possession (Tracy St. Claire --, but I will return them to a good home. I am looking for a really good home for these books -- direct descendants actively working on genealogy, preferably with descendants of their own to pass it on to, or a reasonable plan to keep it in the family.

Nora Parker Davis sent these Bibles to me in January of 2005. A friend of hers rescued them from the Salvation Army in 1994. She was told they had been there (at Salvation Army) for quite some time. The friend gave them to Nora to investigate, knowing that Nora does family research for her own family. Nora made copies of the information, and filed them with all the right places.

Both books have been well-used and show character. I am adding Nora's own notes and research about the family.

Transcribed by Nora Parker Davis.

The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: Translated Out of the Original Greek...New York, Stereotyped By A. Chandler for The American Bible Society. 1837. Nonpariel 12mo. Missing all pages prior to the first page of Genesis; identification made from the New Testament title page. I can't find an exact match in Hills (at least with this partial information). No exact match in O'Callaghan (although very similar to p. 246 #4). These ABS Bibles were fairly common.




Census Notes

In the 1860 federal census, Wyatt [sic] Mulvany is found in Browntown, Josephine County, Oregon. He is age 25, single, and working as a miner. It puts his birth place as Iowa, but in a work environment like that I doubt they interviewed everyone. They probably relied on second-hand information.

Below is the 1880 census of the family in District 11, Benton County, Oregon.

Name Relation Marital St Gender Race Age Occupation Birthplace F Birthplace M Birthplace
L W Mulvany Self M Male W 41 Farmer E Tenn Tenn Tenn
Adalina Mulvany Wife M Female W 38 Keeping House Iowa Mass New York
Francis Mulvany Son S Male W 14 At Home Or E Tenn Iowa
Annie Mulvany Daughter S Female W 12 At Home Or E Tenn Iowa
Emma Mulvany Daughter S Female W 9 At Home Or E Tenn Iowa
Eva Mulvany Daughter S Female W 8 At Home Or E Tenn Iowa
Daisy Mulvany Daughter S Female W 3 At Home Or E Tenn Iowa


Nora's Notes about the progression of ownership, a basic family tree,
and some facts about the family.


Obituary of Mrs. January
(picture available on site)

Bible Transcript
[Inside front cover]
This book was brought across the plains in 1862 [Note: It never says by whom.]

[Page Two -- Last Page of Revelation]
This book belongs to S.P. Drake
and Betsy (Brown?) Drake
later to Adeline and L.W. Mulvaney
later to Adeline Mulvany (Wickinson?)
later to Gladys Gonsalves daughter of Adele
Daisy Lillian Mulvany marred
Samuel V. Baker 1893
3 children Lulu Eva Lynn
Eva Elnor Mulvany marred
William J. Burns Nov 1893
no children
Adele P. Mulvany marred 1898 died Dec 26 1970
Geo. B. January One child
Gladys L.
Francis Lyman Mulvany
marred Blanch (Page is torn)
2 children Blanch and Percy
Emma Elizabeth Mulvany
marred Frank (Rowlard?)
Ann Sarah Mulvany marred

[Page Three -- Reverse of Page Two, Back Flyleaf]
Mr. Wyett Lorenzo Mulvany
Born 1837 March 11 in
Knoxvill, Tenesee, came
west in year 1853
Adeline Elizebeth Drake
Born in 1842 Nove 7 in
Dubuque Co., Iowa marred
to Wyatt Mulvany in year
1863 December
Cross the Plains 1862
Frances Lymon Drake Mulvany
was Born in 1865 Dec 20
Sarah Anna was Born
in 1867 Sep 22 In Benton
County Oregon died Nov 8 1944
Emma Elizbeth Mulvany
was Born in 1870 Aug 20
Eva Elnora Mulvany
was Born in 1872
Apr 29 Benton Co.

[Page Four -- Opposite of Page Three, Back Fly Leaf]
Daisy Lillian Mulvany
was Born in 1876 July
the 15 in Benton Co.
Adele Pearl Mulvany
was Born in 1881 Jan
12 in Benton Co.
Ora Maybell Mulvany (Note: Bible says she died 18 May 1900)
was Born in 1883 May
29. In Benton Co., Org
Anna Sarah Mulvany
married Frank Davis
1 child (Wilbur? Sorengo?)
This is Motherís writing
at the age 82 last
Nove the 7
[Note: Adeline Elizabeth Drake Mulvany was born 7 Nov 1842 so she must be "Mother" who writes the record and that she was 82 last Nove the 7. This then, would have been written circa 1924.]

[Page Five -- Reverse of Page Four, Back Fly Leaf]
Eva Elmira Mulvany
died Aug the 20
1894 In Polk Co. Ora
May Bell Mulvany
Died in the year 1900
May the 18
Emma E. (Rowland?)
Oct 24 1924
Addie (E?) Mulvany died
Apr 27 1926
Lorenzo W. Mulvany
Died Dec 30 1927
Samuel P. Drake died
..........? Feb
Billy??? March
Sarah Ann Mulvany
died Nov 8 1944

[Page Six -- Opposite Page Five]
Elizabeth Adline Was Born Nov 7th 184?

[Page Seven -- Reverse of Page Six]
Lymon Francis Drake
was Born Feb 10 1839
[Note: Perhaps these are brothers of Adeline Elizabeth Drake who was born 7 Nov 1842 in Dubuque Co., Iowa.
And their parents were S.P. Drake and Betsy (Brown?) Drake?
And did the parents bring it "across the plains in 1862"?
Or perhaps some of the children brought it?]
Franklin Augustus
Drake was Born
Feb 8 1840
(Cirus?) Lewis Drake
was born Aug 20

[Page Eight -- Inside Back Cover]
Gladys Lena January
born July 1 1900
Daughter of Adele Mulvany January
married Geo. B. January
now deceased
Second marriage (Note: Adele married Wilkinson after Geo. B. January died)
?? L. Wilkinson?

The Poetical Works of John Milton With a Memoir and Critical Remarks on His Genius and
Writings By James Montgomery. Vol. 1. New York, Published By Leavitt & Allen, 379
Broadway. No Date, but some Internet sources put this book as being published around 1880,
and the binding looks about that era.

[Page One -- Front Flyleaf]
Wyett Mulvany
Adie E Mulvany
was Born in the year of 1842
november the 7
The children ages
Francis Lymon Mulvany
Was Born in year of December
the 20th in Oregon
Anie Mulvany Was Born in
year September the 22th in Oregon
[in both cases above, space was left blank for the year]

[Page Two -- Front Fly-Leaf]
Wyatt Loranzo Mulvany
Was Born in the year 1837 March 11
Adie Elizabet Mulvany
Was Born in the year 1842 Nov 7
The Children ages
Frances Lyman Mulvany
Was Born in the year 1865 Dec 20
Sarah Anna Mulvany
Was Born in the year 1867 Sep 22
Emma Elizabeth Mulvany
Was Born in the year 1870 Aug 20
Eva Elmora Mulvany
Was Born in the year 1872 Apr 29
Daisy Lillian Mulvany
Was Born in the year 1876 July 15

[Page Three -- Front Flyleaf]
Della Pearl Mulvany
was Born in the Year 1881 Jan 12
Ora Maybel Mulvany
Was Born in the year 1883 May 29
Died in year 1900 May 18

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