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Scope and Contents The collection is composed of items found in a Bible, called a Cottage Bible. The genealogy in the Bible is from a family that lived in Cass County, mostly in Pokagon Township. Also included are programs for the Pokagon Township Sunday School Association for 1889 and 1898. It appears that the Bible may have come from Cass County. Two of the names listed in the genealogy, Elijah and Betsy Houck are found in the 1860 Census living in Pokagon Township. The other names were not found yet. The...
Scope and Contents The Cottage Bible was first printed in London in 1825-27 and was reprinted many times. Rev. William Patton (1798-1879) added extensive notes and edited the American edition, where it was first published in 1833-34. The Bible was primarily designed for home use, and a home Bible study today is still sometimes called a “Cottage Bible Study.” The notes were designed for teachers of Bible classes and Sabbath schools who were not able to afford the more expensive Matthew Henry or Thomas Scott...