Monday, May 2, 2016

Family Bible Found!

Augustus Gruissy & Family, Ohio

There are times when I wonder if anyone reads my blog or website. The goal of writing and updating these sites is to connect with cousins; hopefully to connect with cousins who we can share information with & learn more about our family.

My website, Our Leaves & Branches, just helped me connect with a wonderful
 person who  is not related but who does have family information for me!

Melissa, in Ohio, sent me this comment:
“Hello, I found your site while helping a friend research an old bible that he had got at (I believe) an auction. It has some family names and dates from Phil and Mary Creasy. I wondered if anyone in the family would be interested in it.”
Philip M. Creasy, 1867 OH – 1934 OH, is my half 2nd grand uncle. His father, Christian Gruissy, 1811 Switzerland – 1907 OH, is my 3rd great grandfather. Christian married twice, to Mary Grorisclauss, my 3rd great grandmother, and to Mary Wise, mother of Philip M. Creasy.

Note that two of Christian’s sons, Reuben & Philip changed their surnames from Gruissy to Creasy.

Of course, I contacted Melissa by email, letting her know that I am very interested in this Bible! We emailed back & forth and now the Bible is in the mail on its way to me! Thank you, Melissa!

Will it give information about Philip’s father? Will my branch show up in the records? I know Philip & Mary had one son, Harry Lewis Creasy who had one daughter, Norma. Will there be more descendants of Philip & Mary?

Maybe I should sleep next to my mailbox.

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Dara said...

That's wonderful news, Colleen, and I hope it leads you to many more treasures. (Oh, and although we're probably not related, I read your posts too ;-)

Marian B. Wood said...

Colleen, this is exciting! Please blog about what the Bible reveals. Happy dance for you.

√Čire Historian said...

Colleen, that is great news! I hope the Bible holds many wonderful finds. I join Marian in doing the Happy dance for you. :-)

Michelle Ganus Taggart said...

Oh my gosh what a wonderful email to get! It certainly makes all of the hours of blogging worth it and I can't wait to hear about it once it arrives.

Miss Merry said...

Can't wait to hear what secrets might be unlocked!

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Marion, yes I will let you know when I see the Bible.

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

I have high hopes!

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Michelle, yes, the email was a wonderful surprise & great incentive to keep blogging!

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Hooray for the Happy Dance!

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Dara, isn't it great how as blogging buddies we support each other & rejoice in each other's discoveries?