Robbins-Auckerman Family Bible

Submitted by Tom Adkins

Taken from “The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Translated Out of the Original Greek; and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised” Stereotyped by E. White. New York (stamped John McKerry) no date of publication (title page from the Old Testament portion is missing)

FAMILY RECORD – MARRIAGES

  •  John Robbins married to Mary Cathrine Ockerman December the 29th 1831
  • John Auckerman was married to Anny Dorrathea Shaver August 22d 1810

FAMILY RECORD – BIRTHS

  •  John Robbins born the 20th of November 1808
  • Mrs. Robbins was born the 17th of November 1812
  • Nancy Robbins was born the 23rd day of August 1829
  • Serah Ann Robbins was born the 21st day of Novembr 1832
  • Abigail Robbins was born the 9th day of March 1834
  • Mary Jane Robbins was born the 27th of February 1835
  • Joseph Robbins was born the 5th day of January 1837
  • John Wesley Robbins was born April 14th 1839
  • John Auckerman the son of Stofel and Elisibeth Auckerman was born the 5th of November 1786

FAMILY RECORD – BIRTHS (page II)

  • Willim Auckerman was born August the 30th 1811
  • Mary Cathrien Auckerman was born November the 17th 1812
  • Jacob Auckerman was born June the 4th 1814
  • Mary Auckerman was born April the 2nd 1816
  • Sarey Auckerman was born January the 11th 1818
  • Salloman Auckerman was born December the 18th 1819
  • John Auckerman was born December the 18th 1821
  • Samuel Auckerman was born December the 11th 1823
  • Daved Auckerman was born April the 19th 1825
  • Elizibeth Auckerman was born January the 9th 1826
  • Julian Auckerman was born September the 7th 1828
  • Hannah Auckerman was born August the 29th 1830
  • Rebaca Auckerman was born January the 23rd 1833
  • Dannel Auckerman was born April the 3rd 1835
  • Joel Auckerman was born October the 6th 1837

FAMILY RECORD – DEATHS

  •  Abigail Robbins died the 9th day of April 1835
  • John Robbins died the 6th day of August 1840
  • Mary Cathrine Robbins died the 6th day of July 1842
  • Sarey Ann Robbins died the 6th day of April 1843
  • Joel Auckerman died the 6th day of February 1842
  •  Anna D. Auckerman died the 25th September 1846
  • Mary Jane Robbins McCarty died Nov 15, 1913 (much later addition, in pencil)

NOTE:  I found an interesting scrap of paper in the Auckerman-Robbins Family Bible. On this scrap of paper (taken from “Periodical #28 of the _____”, apparently a religious association magazine) is a series of names and numbers, as follows: 

Mary     52         Sarey    52        (___*)    52   16   18   28  36     34  14

 *No name, but corresponds with Jacob 

The first number appears to be the year the scrap of paper was written on, 1852. The next subtracted number appears to be each individual’ year of birth. And the third number would be the answer after subtracting, being the age of each individual in 1852.

 Also written on the paper is the following list of names and numbers:

Rebecca           19
Hannah             22
Julian                24
Elizabeth           26 
Mary                 36
Sarey                34

These numbers correspond with each individual’s age in 1852. But why was this incomplete Auckerman census taken? 1852 must have been a special or important year, but what happened? Could this be the date of the Bible? I had first thought that it might be John Auckerman Sr.’s death date, but he was still living in 1870.

A mystery ….

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