The bible had descended through Donald's family because the terms of Sidney Preston Reeves' 1881 Ballard County will left the home place and all household goods to his youngest son, David Walter Reeves, Donald's ancestor. What a benefit to family genealogy that those household goods included the bible and were left to a family member who continued to live in Ballard County.
|Perlina Hall Reeves & Sidney Preston Reeves|
Dates of birth for Perlina Hall Reeves' siblings are also recorded in the bible in addition to Reeves' family members. Ballard County's Charles Morgan Hall was a brother to Perlina and is named.
Although the birth dates of Perlina and Sidney Preston Reeves are recorded in the bible, the birthdates of the members of their family begin with their oldest son George Adam Reeves, born February 1, 1840.
Thanks so much to my cousin Donald for searching for the bible and scanning its pages to share with me.