Thursday, April 1, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday - Self Family Bible from Kentucky

The item that I picked for today's treasure chest is a copy of a page from a family bible. What genealogist doesn't just love those old family bibles!
In a previous posting I spoke about my father's enthusiasm to help with researching the family (see posting titled: Treasure Chest Thursday - The Tharp Memorial). In the spring of 1992 my parents decided to visit dad's cousin Deloris Bloxam, who I have written about previously as having given me a dress from my great-grandmother. When they came back from their visit, dad was very proud that he was the one that had been able to get a copy of a family bible page that would help in researching the family. 

The bible has the family information of LittleBerry Self, Jr and both of his wives recorded in it. LittleBerry was my great-great grandfather and his daughter (listed as Lone Wagner Self on the page below) was the great-grandmother that I wrote about in the Not just a dress posting.

Littleberry Self Jr Bible
I will transcribe the information from the above so that it will be picked up by the search engines.
L B Self was born August the 8th 1838
Susan Self was born March the 25th 1838
Nancy Jane Self was born August 16, 1859
James A Self was born January 25th, 1861
Layfaette Self was born April the 13th 1863
Mary E Self was born September the 22nd 1866
Phydelar Self was born May the 21st 1869
Cordelia Self was born October the 5th 1873
Elzay Self was born November the 14th 1875
Lone Wagner Self was born April the 18th 1877
Granville Self was born May the 18th 1880
Younger Self was born April the 11 1884
I would like to point out a couple of things. LittleBerry's 2nd wife, Josephine O'Neal, is not listed in the bible information. Also Younger Self listed last is the "Bulger" Self that is in the picture mentioned in my Augustine Warder Royalty posting.

So I picked this bible page as my Treasure Chest Thursday posting for two reasons: 1st because of the genealogical information that it contains and 2ndly & more importantly to me is it reminds me of my dad and his devotion to helping do what he could with researching the family.

Hope you enjoyed, glad you stopped by and please come back again ;)


  1. There is nothing so precious as those old family Bibles. Everytime I see all those names and dates, I can imagine my grandmothers lovingly writing every word. They are truly treasures.

  2. Today I was presented the "Ancestors Approved" award by Dionne Ford of the Finding Josephine Blog. As a recipient of this award I’m supposed to list ten things I have learned about any of my ancestors that has surprised, humbled, or enlightened me and pass along the award to ten other bloggers who I feel are doing their ancestors proud.

    I have chosen to present you with the award. You can pick up the picture of the award on my blog post at

    Thanks for sharing your ancestor stories!

  3. Lori, I'm truly shocked, flabbergasted and humbled that you picked me. I didn't know about this award until reading your posting. Thank you so very much and congrats on you receiving it as well.

    I have been pleasantly amazed at how supportive the genealogy community has been since I started my little blog. I truly cherish all of the comments you have left on so many of my postings. It really means something to know someone else is reading the things that I have posted.

    Again thanks so much for this.



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