The General Henry Dearborn family Bible. The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments: with the Apocrypha Translated Out of the Original Tongues, Vol. II & II, by Isaiah Thomas, 1791. Printed at the press in Worcester, Massachusetts. Both volumes include handwritten list of birth and death dates for members of the immediate Dearborn family, beginning with (Major General) Henry Dearborn in 1751 (interestingly, his birth date is listed as Feb. 12 and Feb. 23 in two different places) and ending with Henry George Raleigh Dearborn in 1806 (Henry Dearborn's grandson). Volume I also includes a printed document with handwritten list of birth and death dates for members of the Wingate family, beginning with Joshua Wingate who married Julia Cascaline Dearborn, daughter of Henry Dearborn, and ending with Mary Elliott Carr. Folio, Vol. I - 460 pages, Vol. II - 1012 pages, including indexes, tables, etc., hardbound with tooled brown leather covers with six raised hubs, gilt lettering and pictorial design to covers and spine. 15 1/4" H x 10 1/4" W x 2 1/4" D. Note: Henry Dearborn (1751-1829) was a Revolutionary War general, Congressman and Secretary of War under Thomas Jefferson. At the outbreak of the War of 1812, President Madison made Dearborn the Commanding General of the United States Army. Fort Dearborn and Dearborn, Michigan were named in his honor. Provenance: The Estate of Charles Boyd Coleman, Jr., Chattanooga, TN. Descended in the family of Charles Harrod Boyd whose wife, Annette Maria Dearborn Boyd, was the granddaughter of Pamela Augusta Dearborn (Gen. Henry Dearborn's daughter). (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com.)
Overall good condition with foxing spots, areas of dampstaining to majority of pages. First pages separated from binding, including family history pages, some with old archival tape repair. Covers separated from spines, areas of wear, losses to leather, largest 15 1/2" x 2 1/4", areas of dampstaining, corners bumped.