McBride - Bumpus Genealogy

                                  Marriages  as  Recorded  -

Believed  to  be  written  by  Alexander  McBride  &  Other

This  is  a  very  small  cut - out

version  from  the  front  of  the

      McBride  Family  Bible


       The  Inscription  reads:


               BOOK  DIVINE

       PRECIOUS  TREASURE

            THOU  ART  MINE


               How  true  this  is.

Births  as  Recorded -  Believed to be written by Alexander McBride

Deaths  as  Recorded  -  Not  written  by  Alexander  McBride

Bible  Oddities  -  Items  found  between  the  covers  of  the  Old  family  Bible  )

                               (  Bible  Oddities  are  after  the  Death  Recorded  Page  )

                     Old  Family  Bible  of


Alexander  McBride  &  Mary  Armstrong

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   Wheather these items were placed in a
specific location for a reason, is unknown.
          Perhaps, Favorite Bible verses.


             OLD  BIBLE  ODDITIES
 
      A tree leaf was found inserted into the
                        Old Family Bible
                at the following locations :
 
--  Leviticus * Chap 23 Ver 22 - Chap 25 Ver 41
--  Joshua * Chap 4 Ver 2 - Chap 6 Ver 3
--  II Samuel * Chap 20 Ver 7 - Chap 22 Ver 40
--  I Chronicles * Chap 8 Ver 1 - Chap 11 Ver 2
--  Psalms * Chap 84 Ver 1 - Chap 89 Ver 42
An Impression of a Tree Leaf located at :
--  Maccabees * Chap 4 Ver 1 - Chap 5 Ver 65
A Tree Leaf inserted in Old Bible at :
--  Maccabees * Chap 6 Ver 1 - Chap 8 Ver 15
An Impression of a Tree Leaf located at :
--  Maccabees * Chap 9 Ver 1 - Chap 10 Ver 44
A Tree Leaf Inserted in Old Bible at :
--  St. Matthew * Chap 5 Ver 1 - Chap 5 Ver 43
A Flower Bud inserted in Old Bible at :
--  The Acts * Chap 12 Ver 1 - Chap 14 Ver 3
 
A Wreath of Human Hair, approx 1 3/4" in
diameter with a blue ribbon tied into a bow
was found located at:
-- I Chronicles * Chap 11 Ver 3 - Chap 13 Ver 7
 
Part of a Business Card inserted in the Bible at :
--  Judges * Chap 4 Ver 2 - Chap 6 Ver 3
It reads in part :


A.R. McGOWN . . .
Importers and Jobbers In . . .
HOSIERY, GLOVE . . .
Notions, White . . .
and
Gents' Furnishings Goods . . .
623 Market & 614 Comme . . .
Philadel . . .
Presented By
S.J. McBride


The Author is assuming the Wreath of Hair
is that of the Mother - Mary (Polly) Armstrong
 
           It was Tradition for people to put

            a Wreath made of Hair from the

                Mother in the Family Bible.
 
What a nice Tradition - perhaps still true today.
 
As stated previously, It is unknown why these
items were placed where they still remain.
This, of course, can not be confirmed.
Truly, Only God knows for sure.