The Rodgers-Clift Family Bible, Found in an Online Auction

This was a recent eBay find. It’s the family bible documenting the early/ mid-19th century births in the Rodgers family.

Evidently after Uncle Tom’s (Thomas Skudder Burgin, brother of my grandfather, C. Rodgers Burgin) death, it was sold off, probably in a box of items, unrecognized for what it was. (Face palm.)

After leaving Massachusetts, it went to a Bible dealer in Indiana, and eventually to a re-seller in Odessa, Texas, who – following its purchase – sent it back to me.

As Paul Simon said, ‘Days of miracle and wonder.’

Home again.

 

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One thought on “The Rodgers-Clift Family Bible, Found in an Online Auction

  1. Jane S.B. Lawrence January 14, 2017 / 9:48 am

    Beautiful work ! Home again , indeed. How wonderful and heartwarming .

    Sent from my iPhone

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