Some weeks ago, I received a copy of an 1889 “Butterfield Bible” from a friend who asked that I share its contents with the “Genealogy World.” During the ensuing weeks, I digitized, transcribed, and posted the contents of the Family sections of the bible. (Part 1 – Births | Part 2 – Marriages | Part 3 – Deaths) In the “Final Comment” in Part 3 about the bible, I stated, “If you are a descendant of Sarah Ella “Daisy” (Butterfield) Larrabee (1879-1953), please contact me. I would love to reunite this bible with its family.”
Well, wow! I love it when a plan comes together. Three days after the blog article posted, John Hiatt contacted me. Daisy (the original owner of the bible) is John’s 2nd great-aunt (his grandmother’s aunt. His grandmother and Daisy were raised in the same household, so they were very close.
Anyway, I was able to send the bible to him and reunite the bible to its family. John is interested in his family’s genealogy and he and his sister are very excited to add the heirloom bible to their family history.
I am glad I could help restore the heirloom bible to its family. It is a good day.