While perusing through EBAY this morning I came across a Wells/Coggeshall family Bible for sale. Unfortunately I’m not able to buy it so thought I’d share what genealogical info it had in case someone out there might want to rescue it. It’s up for sale till the end of the day on April 18th. If you look for it on EBAY, it’s titled: 1833 FAMILY Holy Bible AMERICAN Antique COLONIAL Founder of RI Coggeshall WELLS and here is a link to it: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1833-FAMILY-Holy-Bible-AMERICAN-Antique-COLONIAL-Founder-of-RI-Coggeshall-WELLS-/170824504683?pt=Antiquarian_Collectible&hash=item27c5ef156b
Here is the item description: “The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments…Together with the Apocrypha, etc. Stereotyped by James Conner, New York. Boston: carter, Hendee and Co, 1833. The Bible contains its original boards, which are gilt bordered tree calf leather boards, w/ a gilt decorated spine with a centralized title, some loss to spine leather as shown. Both boards detached. There is some rubbing on the head and foot, as well as some scuffing on the boards. All pages bound. Bible has some plates within in different designs. The family pages are present, with curious information; one inscription for Phebe Noyes and Thompson Wells of CT, married in 1843, and the other, a very interesting entry for John Coggeshall, founder and 1st President of Rhode Island in the early 1600s (died 1627). Research shows loose connections to the Wells family, hence the reason it appears here, but nevertheless, a story to tell lies within this Bible. Measures 11.5″ x 9.5″ x 2″. Good luck!”
You can see in the photo below that it has a marriage entry for Thompson Wells and Phebe Noyes. Thompson Wells was born 1 Aug 1796 was the son of Palmer Wells and Phebe Coggeshall. He married Phebe Noyes on 21 Feb 1843 in Stonington, CT. Phebe was the daughter of Thomas Noyes.