I was happy to get readout of Israel Chews' bible records. Do you know how I may contact Mrs. John Chalmers of Hammonton who apparently has the bible in her possession?
I presently have the William W. Chew bible in my posession. I believe William Woorster Chew was the son of Israel and Hannah Wooster Chew. He married Elizabeth C. Andrews on May 22, 1847. I have to shortly return the bible to it's owner, however, I have scanned the pages that recorded marriages, births, and deaths into jpeg files and am happy to share them if you are interested.
I also have access to Israel Chew's and his son William W. Chew's account books, dating from the 1830's through the 1870's, which were just recently found in an old house in Bass River Township. The home belonged to Isaac Lewis Berry who married Martha Chew who was a daughter to William W. Chew, Israel's son. Tax bills found with the account books indicate that Isaac and William lived in Waterford Township, NJ.
I am somewhat confused ragarding the Israel Chew bible's reference to his son William Henry Chew as opposed to William W. Chew (The W is for Wooster, his mother's maiden name.) The William W. Chew bible lists William Henry Chew as a son of William W. and Elizabeth Andrews Chew. I know that William W. Chew is the son of Israel Chews as the William Chew bible lists the date of Israel Chew's (Son of Contine and Martha Chew) birth as 2/12/1792 and Hannah Chew's birth date as 9/12/1799 followed by William Wooster listing as their son.
I hope I haven't confused you too much.