Martin Van Buren White Bible
The Martin Van Buren White Bible is a "Pictorial Family Bible." It is the "Self-Pronouncing
Edition" of the Bible, "containing the Old and New Testaments, Translated out of the Original
Tongues, with the Apocrypha, Concordance and Psalms. and Revised New Testament, the
Old (King James) Version and the Revised Version arranged in parallel columns for
convenience in reference and comparison." It was published by Southwestern Publishing
House, Nashville, TN, with an 1891 copyright date. Handwritten on the Title Page is the date
1894. It measures about 9 1/2 X 12 1/2 inches. The cover is very heavy, sculpted, and
covered with leather. It is a beautiful, well-illustrated edition. Its condition is poor.
On the inside front blank leaf is written, "This is Mr. & Mrs. M. V. Whites Bible."
What God has joined together, let not man put asunder.
This certifies that Martin Van Buren White of Chowan County, North Carolina and Mary
Ann Perry of Chowan County were united by me in the Bonds of Holy Matrimony at the
residence of Caleb G. Perry on the twenty seventh day of December in the year of our
Lord 1866. In the presence of J(?) M. Forahand. Signed R. D. Simson
John M. Cleary & Martha Ann White April 8, 1890
Charley D. White & Mary Elizabeth Elliott April 23, 1890
James G. Umphlet & Nanny L. White Dec 20/93
James P. Brite & Ferebee Idessa White Nov 25, 1896
Shelton Whitson & Marian Virginia White Dec 24, 1905
Charlie E. Hurst & Cassie Lee White June 20, 1906
There are no Births or Deaths pages.
Found in the Bible is the funeral notice for Martin Van Buren White. It is hand-written
on a piece of lined paper, about 5"X7". The paper is covered with a piece of black.
The funeral services of Martin V. White will be held this afternoon at the M. E. Church
at 3 O,Clock. Jany 28th 1907.
[Martin Van Buren White is buried at Cedarwood Cemetery in Hertford. Mary Ann
Perry White is believed to be buried there as well, but there is no tombstone for her.]
The Bible is currently in the possession of the family of Raymond E. White, Jr.
(deceased), great grandson of Martin White. The Bible cover, title page, copyright
page, and the family pages have been digitally photographed.
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