|Birth: ||Feb. 23, 1853|
|Death: ||May 4, 1922|
I plan on writing a bio on my gr great grandfather Millard F. Mahanay later, there is a lot to say about him. He was well know around the Prairie Valley and Alvarado area from the time he moved there in 1874.
But for now I was thinking of the extremely old family bible that was his and was passed down to me. I believe this bible was given to him by his father-in-law Rev. William Bridges when he married my great great grandmother Harriet Bridges. It is extremely used and worn. It is full of old yellow and brittle obits and newspaper articles. I have not wanted to remove them for fear they will be destroyed. After Millard's first wife, Harriett died he married her younger sister Melissa Florence Bridges. The family store goes when he went back to Missouri to get Melisa his father-in-law told him that the next time he came back he would have to take his mother-in-law. As faith would have it Millard's second wife died before him, too.
I found this little poem and wanted to add it to his page for now.
My Old Bible
Though the covers be worn and the pages be torn,
And some places bear traces of tears:
More precious than gold is this
Book worn and old That shatters and scatters my fears.
When I prayerfully look in this precious old Book
Much pleasure and treasure I see:
Many tokens of love from a Father above
Who is nearest and dearest to me.
This Book is my guide; a friend at my side,
It lightens and brightens my way;
Each promise I find soothes and gladdens my mind
As I read it and heed it each day.
To this Book I will cling, of its worth I will sing.
Though losses and crosses be mine;
For I cannot despair, though surrounded by care,
While possessing this Book so Divine
Benjamin Morgan Mahanay (1821 - 1900)
Caroline Cason Mahanay (1824 - 1854)
Harriet Virginia Bridges Mahanay (1853 - 1889)*
Melisa Florence Bridges Mahanay (1861 - 1916)*
Etta Mahanay Dean (1879 - 1949)*
Alden Burris Mahanay (1881 - 1950)*
Everett Bridges Mahanay (1883 - 1965)*
Mont Wilbur Mahanay (1885 - ____)*
Lester Leon Mahanay (1887 - 1970)*
Lenna Irene Mahanay Brown (1893 - 1997)*
Ralph R Mahanay (1898 - 1899)*
Beunah Coweta Mahanay Hopkins (1903 - 1986)*
John Clayton Mahanay (1844 - 1919)*
Sarah Levicia Mahanay Hibler (1847 - 1878)*
Edward Perry Mahanay (1849 - 1912)**
Millard Fillmore Mahanay (1853 - 1922)
Eliza Louise Mahanay Putman (1855 - 1924)**
Leonard Crittendon Mahanay (1860 - 1930)**
Fernando Wood Mahanay (1863 - 1932)**
Andrew Joseph Mahanay (1866 - 1955)**
Virginia F Mahanay Turner (1869 - 1948)**
Created by: Beverly Mahanay~Short...
Record added: Sep 03, 2009
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