Bible record of William Tunnell family

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Family Bible Record.

“The Bible was the property of Lady Ann Tunnell, who was the mother of four sons, all of whom were clergymen.  One was a soldier in the War for American Independence; another was a co-worker with the sainted Bishop Asbury.  It is regretted that a portion of this record has been lost.  The book was brought from Anderson Co. Tenn. to Edwardsville, Illinois Territory, and in February 1819 to Carrollton, Ill.

“Names of over eight thousand lineal descendants of Lady Ann Tunnell are given on pages 127 to 169, inclusive, in Volume Three, ‘Notable Southern Families”, which recently came off the press.

Cordially yours,

Lucy M. Ball”

Feb. 1, 1927

The present owner of above book is Miss Lucy M. Ball, 211 Caldwell Street, Jacksonville, Illinois.

A Brief Concordance to the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, by John Brown, Late Minister of the Gospel, at Haddington, in Scotland.

New York

Published by William Durrell, Bookseller,

No. 106 Maiden …….

T. Kirk, Printer.


William Tunnell and Mary his wife was married

Decmbr. 9, 1771.

John Tunnell was born Feb. 23, 1773

William Tunnell was born Nov. 14, 1774

Caty Tunnell was born Jan. 31, 1777

Nancy Tunnell was born Dec. 27, 1779

Lettice Tunnell was born Feb. 26, 1781

Robert Tunnell was born Decm. 14, 1782

Betsy Tunnell was born April 5, 1785

James Tunnell was born May 22, 1787

Polly Tunnell was born Feb. 26, 1789

Calvin Tunnell was born Oct. 4, 1791

Luther Tunnell was born Ceptm. 26, 1793

Stephen Tunnell was born Oct. 19, 1795

Sally Tunnell was born July 29, 1799

Ann Tunnell departed this life Feb. 18, 1814, supposed to be104 years of age.

Mary Tunnell departed this life April 6, about sunrise 1814 in the sixty first year of her age.

William Tunnell departed this life on the 16th August about sunrise 1814 in the 63rd year of his age.

Stephen Tunnell departed this life July 11 about an hour by sun in the morning 1815 in the 20th year of his age.

Polly Leib departed this life October 2, 1820.

John Tunnell departed this life July 11, 1826.

James Tunnell departed this life on the 17th of September 1826.




Compiled By (Mrs. George M.) Electa Ball Spangler, Chairman,

Genealogical Research Committee, Illinois State Conference,

Daughters of the American Revolution, 1927-28.

Pages 42 and 43.

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