My most treasured object from the past
is the bible of my great grandmother Parry H. Elizabeth A McClure.
As one can see from the enlarged pictures, it is very old. The first
several pages are loose, having become detached a couple generations ago.
This is the most precious picture
of all! Lizzie Eastep was apparently given the bible on the
occasion of her marriage to Thomas A. Eastep, March 1, 1888. On the
first page, she practiced her new name numerous times, (I count four signatures)
and wrote her new address twice.
Reads as follows:
Thos. A. Eastep was Bornd November
the 7, 1861
Parry E. Eastep Was Borned February
th 25, 1870 (or 71, depending on which waswritten first.)
J.M.(James Malcom) Eastep Was
Borned December10th, 1888
LM (Lillie May)Eastep Was
Borned November 20th. 1890
B.M. (Bennie M.) Eastep was Borned
January the 27, 1893
M.E. (Maude Ellen) Eastep was
Borned April the 25, 1895
C.M. (Charles Melvin) Eastep
ws Borned August 25th 1897
Verda H Eastep was Borned January
the 24, 1900
Thos. A Eastep and Parry # McClure
was Married March the 1, 1888
Thos. S. Hughes and Lillie May
Eastep were Married March 7, 1909
Ben M. Eastep and Frankie Hauk
were married Oct 4, 1914
Martin J. Finch and Verda H. Eastep
were Married Dec 9th, 1918.
Evan Morrison and Maude E. Eastep
were married (Dec 7,1921)
We Got Grandpa and Grandma Eastep's
pictures April 20, 1905.
Grandpa is 66 years
Grandma is 63 years.
The above was written by Lilly
(Below that I made the note Born
1842 and 1838. These are Lilly's grandparents.)
The people referenced would be
James Samuel Eastep, and Susan H. Goodman, his secdond wife.