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Bible of Benjamin & Catherine Kellar

KELLAR, PERKINS, COFFEY

Posted By: Karon King (email)
Date: 5/19/2010 at 19:41:05

Family Bible of Benjamin Harrison & Catherine Ann Miller KELLAR
now the property of THE WARREN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Warren County,
Iowa
Inside the cover it reads: ** 106 YEAR OLD BIBLE **
Hitchcock's new and complete analysis of the Holy Bible - published in 1874. This Bible belonged to Harrison and Catherine Kellar. In the family record in the Bible it shows Harrison Kellar born April 5, 1816 in the District of Columbia. Catherine Ann Miller born Feb. 9, 1822 in Shenandoah County, Virginia, married March 12, 1840 in Morgan County,
Ohio.
Their children were:
James Henry b:3-07-1841 d:5-21-1841
John Francis b:8-10-1842 d:5-25-1925
Friend Miller b:12-17-1845 d:5-04-1857
Nancy Elizabeth b:2-25-1848 d:4-25-1921
Catherine Virginia b:8-11-1851 d:1-27-1929
Henderson b:8-11-1855 d:5-01-1936
Thomas Tipton b:1-03-1860 d:2-23-1931
William Cooper b:9-17-1863 d:12-02-1940
Harrison and Catherine and all the children but James and Friend are buried in the family plot
purchased by their father in the Linn Grove Cemetery, Warren County, Iowa.

This Bible is donated to the Warren County Historical Society by the children of William
Kellar.

BIRTHS
Harrison Kellar April 5th 1816 District of Columbia
Catharine Ann Miller February 9th 1822 Shenandoah Co Va
James Henry son of Harrison and Catharine A. Kellar March 7th 1841 Morgan Co Ohio
John Francis son of Harrison and Catharine A Kellar August 10th 1842 Morgan Co Ohio
Friend Miller son of Harrison and Catharine A Kellar December 17th 1845 Morgan Co Ohio
Nancy Elizabeth Daughter of Harrison and Catharine A Kellar February 25th 1848 Morgan
Co Ohio
Cathern Virginia Kellar Daughter of Harrison and Catharine A Kellar August 11th A.D. 1851
(no county listed, but that part of Morgan Co became Noble Co April 1, 1851)
Henderson son of Harrison and Catharine A Kellar August 11th A.D.1855 Noble County
Ohio
(Handwriting changes here)
Thomas Tipton Kellar Born Jan 3rd 1860
Wm Cooper Kellar Born September 17th 1863
MISCELLANEOUS BIRTHS (Handwritten)
Govia Colmore Perkins Born in Warren Co Iowa January the 13, 1887
Bertha D Perkins Born in Warren Co Iowa February 19, 1889
Martin V. Perkins Born in Warren Co Ill. Nov. 17, 1845
James M. Coffey Born in Noble Co. Ohio April 5, 1837
Charles Harrison Coffey Born in Noble Co. O. Aug. 1st, 1872
Freddi Way Coffey Born in Noble Co., Ohio January 5th, 1883
Hazel Coffey Born in Lincoln, Nebraska July 17, 1891

MARRIAGES
Harrison Kellar and Catharine Ann Miller March 12th 1840 Morgan Co Ohio

DEATHS
Harrison Kellar Died February the 17th 1880
James M. Coffey Died December 24, 1883
Catharine A. Kellar Died December 24, 1888
Bertha D. Perkins Died April 10th, 1911 Age 22 Years 1 Month and 22 Days
Nancy Elizabeth Coffey-Perkins Died April 25th, 1921
James Henry son of Harrison and Catharine A Kellar May 21st 1841 Aged 2 Months 14 Days
Morgan Co Ohio
F Miller Son of Harrison and Catharine Kellar May 4, 1857 aged 11 Years 4 Months 17 Days
Noble County Ohio
Charles H Coffey Died Aug 11th 1912 Age 40 Yrs 11 Days Des Moines Iowa
William Cooper Kellar Son of Harrison and Catharine Kellar Dec-2-1940
Henderson Kellar Son of Harrison and Catharine Kellar May-1-1935
Cathern Virginia Davis Daughter of Harrison and Catharine Kellar (BLANK)
John Francis Kellar Son of Harrison and Catharine Kellar April-25-1925
Thomas Tipton Kellar Son of Harrison and Catharine Kellar Feb-23-1931
Govia C Perkins Son of M V and Nancy Perkins (BLANK)

Also, pasted on the back cover of this Bible were two newspaper obituary notices for Mrs.
Lida Kellar, wife of Henderson Kellar, sources unknown, which read:

"Mrs. Henderson Kellar died Sunday and was buried Tuesday. Mrs. Kellar had been ailing
for several months. She leaves a husband, and a daughter of two years. Mrs. Kellar was an
exemplary woman, a faithful wife, loving mother and kind neighbor, whose loss will be
deeply mourned. The husband has the deepest sympathies of all." PROLE

"Died, at her home in Prole, July 3, 1898, of consumption, Mrs. Lida Kellar, wife of
Henderson Kellar. She was born Nov. 17, 1878, and lived with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
James Wheeler until Oct. 3, 1893, when she was married to Henderson Kellar and has lived
near Prole ever since. Mrs. Kellar was honored and loved by all that knew her. She was kind
and affectionate and always ready and willing to do a good act whenever an opportunity
presented itself. With bright hopes of getting well she lingered along patiently for six months
until last Sunday at 1:30 o'clock she passed away. The day before she died she told her
friends she realized for the first time that she was going to die. The funeral services were
conducted at the Linn Grove church July 5, at 2 p.m. and were attended by a large circle of
friends and neighbors. Our hearts go out in sympathy for the bereft ones. May we all live and
prepare ourselves to meet her in that home above. ---A. Friend "
All spelling and punctuation was copied directly from the original. Submitted by Susan
Kellar Ratcliffe


 

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