Bessie C. BREAKS Family Bible
The marriage record page states that James R. BREAKS of Crawfordsville and Nora E. CONNARD of Crawfordsville were married June 14, 1882 at Crawfordsville by Re. JP Stratton (no witnesses recorded) -- Published by OA Browning & Company, no date -- presented to Bessie C. Breaks by her father on July 3, 1890.
James Richard Breaks b. March 13, 1860
Nora E. Breaks, b. March 17, 1865
Bessie Cameron Breaks b. March 19, 1884
Clara Connard Breaks b. March 29, 1886
Harry Luther Gilbert Breaks b. Sept 25, 1891
Arthur Graydon Breaks b. Feb 3, 1894
Information copied by: John Breaks Lofland, son of Clara, grandson of James Richard Breaks. James R. Breaks was a farmer and Methodist minister. Although the Bible was given to Bessie, his eldest, it must have stayed in his possession. "IT seems very well used in the fact that the backbone has been replaced with a heavy piece of canvas-like material and the words, "New Testament" hand-lettered its full length. Rev. Breaks left all his theological books to John Break Lofland in the hopes that he would follow him into the ministry of the gospel."