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Re: Henry Pelfrey & All Texas Pelfreys - family bible
Posted by: Ross Smith (ID *****6594) Date: October 14, 2006 at 10:54:51
In Reply to: Henry Pelfrey & All Texas Pelfreys by John Pelfrey of 539


I have inherited a Pelfrey family bible, and need to find a proper home for it.

The bible was the property of Lillian Ardecy Pelfrey, who married Arthur P. Smith of Rising Star, Texas. Rising Star is in Eastland County, and lies about half way between Abilene and Stephenville. I inherited the bible from their son Mark Curtis Smith, who was my uncle by marriage. Lillian and A.P. Smith had two other children, Maxine Chancey(?) of Abilene & later San Antonio, and Waldeine Foster of Cross Plains. Curt and Waldiene's lines have died out, and I have lost touch with Maxine's family.

The bible is leatherbound, 10"x13", and is in pretty poor condition and in need of conservation. The pages up to the 13th Ch. of Leviticus are missing.

If you are interested in this Pelfrey family bible, please contact me. I live in Central Texas.


The bible records the following events:
Thomas Larenzo Pelfrey, b. 8-30-1868 in Dalton Georgia;

Mollie Bell Green, b. 4-15-1870 in Hartsue Alabama;

Marriage of Thomas Larenzo Pelfrey and Mollie Bell Green, 12-22-1891 in Brownwood Texas;

Marriage of Lillian & AP Smith, 8-19-1909;

Marriage of Thomas Odessa Pelfrey to Clara Hainie (Haines?) Stephens, 1-21-1923;

Marriage of Jahin(?) Mark Pelfrey & Emma Fay McClure, 7-1-1923;

Birth of Thomas (Mark's and Fay's only son) Pelfrey Jr., 4--15-1925

Divorce of Jno & Emma Fay Pelfrey, 1941;

Marriage of Jno Mark Pelfrey and Mrs. Lola Curtiss, 11-1-1941

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