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The Malachi & Fanny Waterfield Bible
(1787 - 1883)

From the Waterfield Family Bible Records, Collection #841
East Carolina Manuscript Collection
J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Kind permission to publish on the Currituck website given by Martha Elmore.

This Bible suffered extensive water damage at some point in time.  Of the 5 pages some could be read fairly easily, and some could not.  I hope the Bible transcriptions below each page will be valuable to Waterfield researchers.  Anyone knowing more about this family please e-mail me.

  • David Waterfield the son of David Waterfield & Lydia his wife was born Nov. 24, 1879

  • Malachi Waterfield the son [of] William Waterfield and Elizabeth his wife was born December the 22 AD 1787

  • Malachi Waterfield Departed this life Decr the 11 day 1837

  • Polly Waterfield Daughter of Malachi Waterfield and Fanny his wife was born the 16th of Feb 1813

  • David Waterfield son of Malachi Waterfield and Fanny his wife was born the 5 of May 1816

  • Harvey Waterfield son of Malachi Waterfield and Fanny his wife was born the 14th of March 1818

  • Waitman Waterfield son of Malachi Waterfield and Fanny his [wife] was born July the 29th 1820

  • Taylor Waterfield son of Malachi Waterfield and Fanny his wife was born Sept 29th (?) 1822

  • Left side of Bible simply says David Waterfield May 13, 1913 which is written in a totally different handwriting.  I don't have any idea what this date signifies.

  • Mary J. Waterfield Daughter of David Waterfield and [unreadable] his wife was born Aug 28, 1840

  • Wm. T. Waterfield son of David Waterfield and Lydia his wife was born May the 30th 1842

  • Malachi J. Waterfield son of David Waterfield and his wife Lydia was born [unreadable] 14th 1844

  • Emily F. Waterfield Daughter of David Waterfield and Lydia his wife was born July 10th 1846

  • William August 8th 1857

Left Side:

  • Mary Waterfield August 8th /57

  • Mary Quinn the daughter of Thos. Quinn and Lydia Dudley her mother was borned August the 7th 1825

  • Mary Waterfield the wife of David Waterfield died April 2d A.D. 1860

  • Lidia A. Waterfield the Daughter of David Waterfield [and] Mary his wife was born March the 29th A.D. 1860

Right Side:

  • Wrote by M. J. (?) Waterfield Knotts Island Currituck Co NC August 8th /57

  • Fanny Waterfield the daughter of David and Lidia Waterfield was born August 7th 1865 - NOTE: Fanny Waterfield married William H. Simpson on May 4, 1882

  • Lydia B. Waterfield the daughter of Timothy Bowden and Caroline his wife was born January 11th 1845

Left Side:

  • [unreadable] Waterfield son of David and Lydia his wife died May 14th 1863

  • David Waterfield died March the 28 1882 [this looked like 1882 here but 1883 on the next line]

  • David Waterfield died March the 28 1883 Tueday

Right Side:

  • Caroline Virginia Waterfield the daughter of David and Lydia Waterfield was born Oct. 7th 1867

  • William T. Waterfield the son of David and Lydia Waterfield his wife was born August the 7th 1871 - NOTE: William T. Waterfield married Tillie F. Stiron on Knotts Island Mar. 13, 1892

  • David Waterfield the son [of] David Waterfield and Lydia his wife was born [unreadable] 24th 1879

  • David Waterfield Nov the 24 1879

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