Pate family Bible, originally owned by N.K.B. and Etta (Cotter) Pate, now owned by their granddaughter M. Hall, La. Digital photos by Liz Hall Morgan, Nov. 2007.
Newton King Brady or Bradie Pate and Etta Orisca Cotter were my great-grandparents and my mom's maternal grandparents. They lived near Heflin, Webster Parish, Louisiana, and then near Ringgold, Bienville, La.
The handwriting is Newt's or possibly Etta's, with some later entries on the marriage and death pages by my grandmother Edna Maud Pate Stevenson and my mom.
The Bible's publication date is 1881, so some entries were made some time after the recorded events.
Transcription to follow in my next post.