Attention, Brodhead descendants!
Just a quick post to say I spotted a Bible being auctioned off on eBay. It belonged to Rebecca Justina/e (Heiner) Johnson (1784-1837)—daughter of Casper J. Heiner and Ann Garton Brodhead, and it was presented to her by her grandfather General Daniel Brodhead of Revolutionary War fame. Perhaps it was a gift on the occasion of Rebecca’s marriage to Samuel Johnson, which must have been around 1805/6 as Rebecca’s first child was born on 11 May 1807. (The General died on 15 November 1809).
You may recall that Rebecca was also the recipient of that wonderful miniature portrait of the General upon his death.
The Bible contains a wealth of family history information. It’s surprising to see these items on auction. Only about 12 hrs remain, so if you are a descendant of the General, seize this opportunity to place your bid (bidding is currently at $172.50), and get these items back in the Brodhead family. If you can’t bid, you can catch a glimpse of some of the wonderful images of the handwritten lists and notes within. Here’s the link.
Update: Well, it sold for $355. Sadly it appears that the winning bidder is a collector.