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the actual images from this Bible
Surnames in this Bible:
Handwritten inside the front cover:
Thompson Gossoms Book
June 10 1858
Newspaper clipping and a lock of hair found between the pages in
Captain Elmore D. WARDER is the A.A.G. to
General John H. MORGAN, and we have
seen paroles given to captured Federal officers, in hi hand-writing, and
drawn during the recent raid into Ohio.
Handwritten around some photos of Jesus and
Moses in the Bible:
Alice Ann GOSSOM was born July 8 1857.
Thomas B. GOSSOM Jr. was born Feb 27 1861.
Newman GOSSOM was born Nov. ?? ????.
Handwritten on a blank page before the Title
page of the Bible:
Alice GOSSOM died the 4 of Oct 1858.
Lucinda P. GOSSOM died Aug 4 1881.
She was 47 years old 24 of the following month.
(editor note: Does this mean she would have been 47 on the 24th of
One of the family records pages from this Bible is very blurry. I have
done my best to transcribe it. There is always the possibility of errors
no matter how legible.
The pages from this Bible have been scanned and can be viewed at
Gossom Bible Images.
The following census records
for this family were easy to locate quickly
using the Census Records at Ancestry.com
1880 Federal Census
Cave City, Barren County, Kentucky, Page 82B.
Thompson GOSSOM, age 57, born KY, farmer, father born VA, mother born
Lucinda GOSSOM, wife, age 45, born KY, father born VA, mother born KY.
Elizabeth GOSSOM, dau, age 25, born KY, parents born KY.
Neuman GOSSOM, son, age 15, born KY, parents born KY.
Marlin PARRISH, black, age 17m born KY, laborer, parents born KY.
Narcissa THOMPSON, black, age 50, born KY, domestic service, parents
Lena THOMPSON, mulatto, age 8, born KY, domestic service, parents born
Anaka SHANNON, black, age 24, born KY, domestic service, parents born
1900 Federal Census Records
Osage Township, Bates County, Missouri
Thompson GOSSOM, born May 1829, age 71, born KY, father born VA, mother
Elizabeth GOSSOM, daughter, born Aug 1855, age 44, born KY, parents born
Newman GOSSOM, son, born Sept 1868, age 31, Advertising Agent, born KY,
parents born KY.
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