The Truesdell Family Bible

The Truesdell Family Bible dates back to 1779.  The entries are dispersed throughout and in no specific order.  This transcription is written as the entries appear within the pages of the Bible.   I hope the information may be of help to genealogists researching any of the names appearing herewith.  If you wish to contact me, click on the email symbol immediately below.








This Holy Bible given to William Lee by his Honoured Mother Abigail Lee 11th day of May 1779.  Bequeathed by William Lee to his daughter Harriet Lee Truesdell and from Harriet Lee Truesdell to her daughter Mary Elizabeth Frederickson June 29th 1862.

May the Holy Bible be preferred to be handed down to the first born of many generations yet unborn -

From Mary Elizabeth Frederickson to her sister (May 30th, 1865) Abby Kennicut Truesdell.

Than to Thomas Truesdell, her brother Dec 25, 1899.

Thomas Truesdell gave this Holy Bible to his wife Matilda W. Truesdell, June 16, 1903.

In memory of Mary Elizabeth Truesdell Frederickson, I, Matilda W.   Truesdell give this Holy Bible to my daughter Mary Elizabeth Truesdell who is the namesake of the original owner, Mary Elizabeth Truesdell Frederickson, March 15, 1937.

Mary Elizabeth Truesdell gave this Bible to Dr. Paul E. Truesdell October 9, 1944.

Dr. Paul E. Truesdell willed this bible to his wife Vernice Mills Truesdell at his death June 16, 1974.




Samuel Lee was born 25th day of June in the year of Our Lord 1688 in horby Warwickshire in England.


Sarah Lee was born First Day of November in the year of Our Lord 1692 in Free Town the wife of the above Samuel Lee.


1714 Swansey March 3 Samuel Lee and Sarah Gardner was married by Samuel Luther.

Swansey 9th December 1717 then was born Samuel Lee son of the above Samuel.  Dedham 15th May 1721 then was born Abigail Bradford.


Margaret Lee was born 29th October 1719, Dau. Of Samuel and Sarah Lee.

Sarah Lee was born 23 March 1722 Daughter of the above ditto.

Mary Lee was born 28th August 1724 Daughter of the above ditto.

John Lee was born 26th November 1726 Son of the above ditto.

William Lee was born 14th August 1729 Son of the above ditto.

Charles Lee was born 15th April 1731 Son of the above ditto.

Mary Lee was born 9th August 1733 Daughter of the above ditto.



Swansey 3 September 1761 then departed this life Samuel Lee Sr. aged Seventy three years and three months.


Swansey 13th Feb 1776 then departed this life Samuel Lee Jr. Son of the above Samuel Lee aged fifty eight years two months & four days.


Swansey 18th Feb 1776 then departed this life Sarah Lee wife of the above Samuel Lee Sr. in the Eight Fourth year of her age.


Providence 15th September 1779 then departed this life Belcher Lee son of Samuel & Abigail Lee aged 15 years six months & 12 days.


Dighton 16th February 1782 then departed this life Margaret Richmond Daughter of Samuel & Abigail Lee, aged thrty three years & 16 days.


Sunsbury in the state of Georgia 11th November 1787 then departed this life, Mary Mace Daughter of Samuel & Abigail Lee age about thrity one years.


Edenton North Carolina October 1792 then departed this life Samuel Lee son of Samuel & Abigail Lee in the 39th year of his age.


Providence 15th November 1804 then departed this life Abigail Lee Aged Eighty-three years Five months & Twenty Five days.


Providence 5th Jan 1806 then departd this life Rebecca Pitman daughter of Samuel & Abigail Lee aged 45 years 8 months 20 days.


Newport RI October 12 1812 then departed this life William Lee in the 84th year of his age.

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