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.’