WPA Report Culpeper County - The Thomas R. Bywaters Family Bible

The Thomas R. Bywaters Family Bible

The following is an exact transcription of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) of Virginia Historical Inventory

Researched by: J. P. Thompson, Rapidan, Virginia
December 9, 1937

1. SUBJECT: The Thomas R. Bywaters Family Bible

2. LOCATION: At "Laurel Hill" 4 miles northwest of Rixeyville, Virginia, on Route #640, thence southwest on Route #627, .5 mile, thence south on private road .5 mile to home.

3. DATE: 1858

4. OWNERS: The Bywaters Family, Rixeyville, Virginia

5. DESCRIPTION: This bible is eleven by ten inches, and three inches thick, leather bound and embossed. It has the tables of money, weights and time, used in the scripture age. It was published by the American Bible Society of New York City, New York.

6. HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE: The inscriptions are as follows:

Marriages

Thomas R. BYWATERS and Mary O. CAMPBELL were married on the 8th of December 1858

J. N. STRIBBLING and Lucie A. BYWATERS were married on the 8th of January 1894

Births

Josephene BYWATERS, the daughter of Thomas R. and Mary O. BYWATERS, his wife, was born the 1st day of October 1854

Mary Elizabeth BYWATERS, the daughter of Mary O. and Thomas R. BYWATERS, was born the 21st day of August, 1856

Roberta Jane BYWATERS, the daughter of Thomas R. and Mary O. BYWATERS, his wife, was born the 29th day of June 1858

Sarah Virginia BYWATERS, the daughter of Thomas R. and Mary Olivia, his wife, was born the 6th day of April 1860

Eliza William BYWATERS, the daughter of Mary Olivia and Thomas R. BYWATERS was born the 17th day of April 1862

Jemima Catherine BYWATERS, the daughter of Mary Olivia and Thomas R. BYWATERS was born the 30th day of September 1863

Thomas Richard BYWATERS, the son of Mary Olivia and Thomas R. BYWATERS, was born the 4th day of March 1867

Lucie Ann BYWATERS, the daughter of Mary Olivia and Thomas R. BYWATERS, was born the 3d. day of April 1869

Henry Walker BYWATERS, the son of Mary Olivia and Thomas R. BYWATERS, was born the 26th day of March 1871

Robert Lafayette BYWATERS, the son of Thoams R. BYWATERS and Mary O. BYWATERS, was born the 8th day of August 1873

Bessie Florinteen BYWATERS, the daughter of Thomas R. BYWATERS and Mary O., his wife, was born the 25th day of February 1877

Thomas R. BYWATERS, son of Henry and Jemima BYWATERS, his wife, was born the 29th day of September 1834

Mary O. CAMPBELL, daughter of J. Walker and Eliza Jane CAMPBELL, his wife, was born the 28th day of April 1839

Russell JOHNSON, was born the 19th day of October 1877

Annan Darrel JOHNSON was born the 18th of February 1879

Robbie R. and Winnie Bird JOHNSON were born the 19th of April 1881

Deaths

Eliza William BYWATERS deceased the 21st day of December 1862

Josephine COMPTON deceased May 11, 1882, aged 27 years, 7 months and 10 days

Thomas R. BYWATERS departed this life January 27th 1923, age 88 years and 4 months

Robert H. BYWATERS deceased December 23, 1881, age 50 years 8 months

Robert Lafayette BYWATERS died June 17, 1904, age 30 years, 2 months, 14 days

7. ART:

8. SOURCES OF INFORMATION: The Bible itself.


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