Family Bibles are wonderful sources of information. I found this Bible when I visited Cousin Ruth several years ago. She indicated that it had belonged to Orson Hyde Eggleston and had been given to her father Theron Eggleston, probably by his father Orson. It appears that it may have been in the possession of Joseph S. Eggleston at some point and he may have entered at least some of this information himself. Ruth let me take this Bible to make photocopies of the Family Record entries.
These pages lists births, beginning with Samuel Eggleston, Orson’s father:
Samuel Eggleston, son of Samuel and Elizabeth Hill Eggleston was born March 30th 1804 in the town of Marcellus Onondago State of New York
Lurania Powers Burgess Eggleston was born August 15th 1808 in the town of Sempronius Cayuga County State of New York
Dwight Eggleston son of Samuel and Lurania Eggleston was Born August 9 1828 in town of Sempronius Co of Cayauga State of NY
Benjamin Born was Born April 6th 1830 in Sempronius Cayuga Co NY
Reuben Birgess Eggleston Born July 24th 1831 in Sempronius Cayuga Co NY
Edwin Eggleston Born Oct 25 1833 in town of Sempronius NY
Harvey B Eggleston Born Feb 8th 1836 in Sempronius County of Cayuga State of N York
Orson Hyde Eggleston Born Oct 3rd 1841 in Niles Cayuga Co NY
Samuel Eggleston Jr Born Jan 16th 1847 at winter quarters Omahaw Nation Nebraska. Died in same place Aug 23rd 1847
Mary E Eggleston Born Sept 22nd 1849 at Traders Point Pottawattamie County Iowa
David Orson Eggleston Born June 15th 1883 in Eden Weber Co Utah. Blest Aug 2nd 1883 in Eden by Armstead Moffatt. Died Nov 3rd 1884 in Eden.
Joseph Smith Eggleston Born July 5th 1885 in Eden Weber Co Utah. Blest Set 3rd 1885 by Henry J Fuller in Eden. Baptized in Afton Unitah Co Wyo July 5th 1893 by Barnard Parry. Confirmed by C. D. Cazier.
Mattie May Eggleston Born July 30th 1887 in Afton Unitah Co Wyo. Blest Nov 1st 1888 by O H Eggleston in Afton. Baptized July 30th 1895 by Clarance C Gardner in Afton. Confirmed Aug 1st 1895 by Clarance Gardner in Afton.
The births of this generation are only the children of Orson Hyde Eggleston and Annie Christine Johnson. Children of his other wives are not included.
Ordination information for Joseph S. Eggleston. These entries may have been added by Joseph – or all of the information may have been written by Joseph.
Joseph S. Eggleston ordained a deacon by Byron H. Allred Oct 1st 1900
Joseph S. Eggleston ordained a teacher Nov 2nd 1901 by Bishop Osborne Law
Joseph S. Eggleston ordained a priest Feb 28th 1903 by Elder Charles C. Leavitt
Samuel Eggleston son of Samuel and Elizabeth Eggleston was Born in the Town of Marcellus Onondaga County State of New York on the 30th day of March 1804
Lurania P Eggleston Daughter of Harvey and Polly Burgess was Born August 15th 1808 in the Town of Sempronius County of Cayuga State of New York
Samuel and Lurania was Married August 23rd 1827 in the town of Sempronius Cayuga County State of New York
Mary E Mountford was Born May 14th 1854 in Burstown Staffordshire England. Samuel and Elizabeth was married Oct 24th 1870 at Salt Lake City Utah
Catherine Kat was Born was Born April 5th 1836. Samuel and Catherine was married the 6th day of March 1871 in Salt Lake City Utah by Daniel H Wells
Dwight Eggleston died in Springwater Livingston Co NY Aug 2nd 1829
Benjamin Eggleston Died April 27 1830
These next are births of Orson and Annie Christine’s other children:
Florence Eggleston Born May 10th 1893 in Afton Unitah Co Wyoming. Blest July 6th by C D Cazier in Afton. Married to Norman D Moffatt June 3/13. Baptized May 10th 1901 by O H Eggleston. Confirmed same day by Edward Davis.
Theron Johnson son of Orson Hyde Eggleston and Annie Christine Johnson Born June 12th 1905. Blessed June 20th 1905 by O H Eggleston in Afton Unitah Co Wyoming. Baptized June 12th 1913 by O H Eggleston at Afton Wyo. Confirmed July 6th 1913 by Osborne Law.
Anna Christine Eggleston daughter of Peter Johnson and Anne Mariah Mattson Christensen and wife of Orson H. Eggleston. Born in Salt Lake City Utah November 7th 1864. Died at Afton Wyoming August 13th 1909 aged 44 years 11 months 6 days.