Ullom Family Bible 
 

         As a youngster I remember this Bible sitting on the left top of an upright piano in the back room of my grandparents house. On the right side of the piano was a large Webster dictionary. When my grandparents moved I never seen the Bible or dictionary again until my grandfather's estate sale. 

         While sorting things out for the sale, in an old wood house was two wooden boxes full of old books. Most of the books had been wet at some time and were crumbling apart. They also had mice living in them. My Dad and I sorted out a half dozen books that could be salvaged. This Bible was one of them. As things happened I never seen these book again until several years later when I started doing genealogy. 

        While looking though some family group sheets at a local genealogy library, I came across some information in which the source was listed as a Bible that my grandfather had. I called my mother to find out where this Bible was. She said she could not remember a Bible at all and if there was one it must have sold in my grandfather's estate sale. A couple of weeks went by and I got a phone call from my mother. She had found the Bible and the other books that my Dad and I had sorted in her attic. 

        Today the Bible and other books are in my possession for safe keeping. Some of the records in this Bible are the only ones that exist. Below is the Bible and its records.

     Click on the thumbnails to view the pages.

  

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     This Bible was published by the American Bible Society of New York in 1853.The cover is worn and the Bible has had water damage, but is still in fairly good shape. The family records are still preserved.

 

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     The original owner of this Bible is Martha (Harter) Ullom. She was the first wife of John Ullom. Her name, Martha Ullom,  and the year 1853 are written inside the front cover.

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     Both marriages of John Ullom are recorded in the marriage records. First marriage is to  Martha Harter and second marriage is to Susan C. Armentrout

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     This is the legal marriage record of John Ullom and Martha Harter. It is found in Darke County Marriage Book, B-1  1839-1852  Page 163.

 

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      This is the legal marriage record of John Ullom and Susan C. Armantrout. It is found in Preble County Probate Court, Marriage Record Book Vol. 3    1867-1876   Page 268. Notice the date difference between this and the Bible. You can see the Bible date has been changed.

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     The birth records start with John, born September 13, 1826 and then Martha, born July 23, 1828. Next is John and Martha's four children: Samuel H., Mahala M.,  Albertes and Mary Elizabeth.

      The next three birth's are the children of John and Susan: Jonathan, Martin V. Otwell and Margaret Adbell. The date change for the marriage of John and Susan is to compensate for the birth of Jonathan.

 

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       There are only two deaths recorded in this Bible. First is Martha Ullom, the first wife of John. She died March 25, 1865 and  is buried in the Harter Cemetery north of New Madison, Ohio. 

      Second death recorded is Lizzie Emmons ( Mary Elizabeth), wife of Ernest Emmons and daughter of John and Martha. She died May 1, 1891 and is buried beside her father in Greenmound Cemetery in New Madison, Ohio. 

 

Outline descendant tree of John Ullom

1 John Ullom b: September 13, 1826 in New Madison, Darke Co., Ohio d: March 03, 1901 in Monroe Twp., Preble Co., Ohio Number of children: 7 Fact 1: Twin Of Adah Burial: Burial at Greenmound Cem. New Madison, Ohio

+Martha Harter b: July 23, 1828 in Butler Twp., Darke Co. Ohio m: February 18, 1849 in New Madison, Ohio d: March 25, 1865 in Butler Twp., Darke Co. Ohio Number of children: 4 Burial: Buried in Harter Cem. near New Madison

....... 2 Samuel Ullom b: May 17, 1855 in Darke Co., Ohio d: 1936 in Ohio Burial: Burial at Greenmound Cem. New Madison, Ohio

........... +Harriet S. Martin b: 1861 m: July 01, 1880 in Preble Co., Ohio d: 1929 Burial: Burial at Greenmound Cem. New Madison, Ohio

....... 2 Mahala M. Ullom b: March 07, 1858 in Darke County, Ohio

....... 2 Albertes Ullom b: October 27, 1861 Fact 1: Raised Leonard after he got Polio

........... +Anna Tice m: September 24, 1896 in Preble Co., Ohio

....... 2 Mary Elizabeth Ullom b: March 09, 1865 in Darke County, Ohio d: May 01, 1891 in Darke Co., Ohio Burial: Burial at Greenmound Cem. New Madison, Ohio

........... +Ernest Emmons m: October 24, 1885 in Preble Co., Ohio

*2nd Wife of John Ullom:

. +Susan Catharine Armentrout b: March 21, 1840 in Ohio m: April 09, 1871 in Preble Co., Ohio d: June 26, 1912 in Eaton, Preble Co., Ohio Number of children: 3 Fact 1: April 21, 1905 Admitted to Preble Co. Infirmary April 21, 1905 because of poverty Burial: June 28, 1912 Buried at Preble Co. Infirmary Cem., Eaton, Ohio / no marker

....... 2 Jonathan Jerome Ullom b: May 12, 1869 in Preble Co., Ohio d: February 09, 1952 in Liberty Twp., Darke Co., Ohio Number of children: 5 Burial: Burial at Greenmound Cem. New Madison, Ohio Occupation: Farmer

........... +Lillie Versie Arthur b: July 04, 1879 in Sovona, Butler Twp., Darke Co. Ohio m: July 12, 1903 in Preble Co., Ohio d: October 10, 1940 in Liberty Twp., Darke Co., Ohio Number of children: 5 Burial: Burial at Greenmound Cem. New Madison, Ohio Occupation: Housekeeper

....... 2 Martin V. Otwell Ullom b: August 16, 1871 in Darke Co., Ohio d: August 25, 1961 in Seneca, LaSalle Co., Illinois Number of children: 4 Burial: Seneca, LaSalle Co., Illinois

........... +Harriet Bowen m: 1894 in Stockwell, Tippecanoe Co., Indiana d: November 13, 1940 Number of children: 4 Fact 1: Nickname Hattie Burial: Seneca, LaSalle Co., Illinois

....... 2 Margaret Adbell Ullom b: March 20, 1873 in Darke Co., Ohio Number of children: 1

........... +Van Zant

....... *2nd Husband of Margaret Adbell Ullom:

........... +John Dearth m: August 14, 1894 in Preble Co., Ohio Number of children: 1

....... *3rd Husband of Margaret Adbell Ullom:

........... +D. N. Stevens m: October 02, 1901 in Preble Co., Ohio

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