Read my full story at Genealogybank Rare Bible Colonial Days
Joshua Buffum (the son of Robert Buffum, who had come to America in 1638); there’s a notation in the Bible that reads “Joshua Buffum – his book – 1685.”
Joshua married Damaris Pope, daughter of Joseph and Gertrude (Shattuck) Pope. Their son Joshua married Elizabeth Beck; and their daughter Elizabeth married John Buxton, son of Joseph and Esther (Southwick) Buxton. (Esther Southwick was the granddaughter of Lawrence and Cassandra Southwick, whom I’ve written about – see links at the end of this article.)
There’s a notation in the Bible that reads “Elizabeth Buffum her bibel [sic] writen [sic] in the year 1723.”
Elizabeth and John Buxton’s daughter Abigail married Abner Jones, son of John and Susannah (Fowler) Jones. Abner and his family were Quakers living in Amesbury, Massachusetts.
Abigail and Abner’s daughter Sarah married Samuel Fowler, son of Ezekiel and Elizabeth Fowler. A daughter Esther (owner of the Bible in 1875) married Daniel Southwick.