For sale is this Large 1867 Family Bible by William Harding. Presented to Eli Van Brocklin of Amsterdam NY in 1869. Measures about 12" ans is about 3 3/4" thick. The cover is leather wrapped board with a gilt Jesus graphic. All of the pages are present. Most are good except for some brown spotting. There may be a small edge tear or dog ear corner or two. This book needs to be rebound. The spine leather is gone and the string binding have deteriorated and sections of the book and cover are no longer attached.
Eli was born November 3, 1846; son of Matthias and Charlotte (Stoller). Eli was a glove and mitten manufacturer of Northville, Fulton county, New York, since 1898; previously a knit goods manufacturer from 1872; he was a Presbyterian although reared in the Lutheran church, and a Republican; he served as village trustee for two terms, and since 1901 had been trustee of the board of education, having held the same office when residing in Amsterdam; he married, April 14, 1869, Mary C. Mosher, born May 13, 1851; children:
Matthias, born January 6, 1871;
Lottie, born November 14, 1873, married D. Newton, of Gloversville;
Charles Gilbert, born 1878.
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