Posted by: Government & Heritage Library | July 28, 2010

Picture of the Week: Gooch Family Bible Records

The image above comes from the Gooch Family Bible Records.  The writing on this bible page reads: “16 WHAT GOD HAS JOINED TOGETHER, LET NOT MAN PUT ASUNDER THIS CERTIFIES That A L Gooch of Granville Cty NC and Ella C Critcher of Granville Cty NC WERE JOINED TOGETHER BY ME IN THE BONDS OF HOLY MATRIMONY At Wm. Gooch [word illegible] on the first day of July in the year of our Lord 1877 In Presence of Signed U T Bawden [?] _______________ John B T Parkam _______________ COPYRIGHT JULY [dates illegible]”

To see this item in the collection click here:,6003

Our Family Records collections contains over 700 bible lists of birth, marriage, and death information written in North Carolina family bibles) from the 2000+ copies of various donated family Bibles held by the North Carolina State Archives. The State Library’s six volume Marriage and Death Notices — indices of marriage and death announcements appearing in five North Carolina newspapers from 1799 to 1893 — rounds out this collection. These newspapers include the Raleigh Register, North Carolina State Gazette, Daily Sentinel, Raleigh Observer and News & Observer. For more information on our family records click here:

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