Hello, my name is Susan Anthony and my step-Grandfather, Herbert (Hub) Weatherall of Pontotoc County, Mississippi, inherited a Bible from his grandmother. Since the Daggetts are not blood relatives of ours, my mother and I would like to (here comes the embarassing part) sell this Bible to the highest bidder. I'm looking up other Daggetts, Meers, Balls, Tuttles and Hunts who are also mentioned in the Bible. Here's a brief history of the personal information we were able to glean from the Bible.
The Bible itself was published in 1806 in Philadelphia with an Appocrypha, and it's rather difficult to discern who made the notations about the family's history; however, whoever did enter the birth/death, etc. information had beautiful handwriting. There are a couple of what appear to be newspaper articles tucked into it, one advertising a rather large picture (17' across, I believe) and another article relating the life of the eldest Henry Daggett who was a past president of Yale and the oldest living graduate at his death. He resided at 162 George Street, Martha's Vineyard.
John Daggett was the son of Thomas Daggett of Edjuston (?hard to read), Martha's Vineyard. His wife was the former Hannah Mayhew. Thomas died around 1690, having come over with the Winthrop Company in 1630.
Rev. Naphtali Daggett was the son of Ebenezer Daggett and Married Sarah Smith of Smithtown, Long Island. They had several children: one Henry who died in infancy; Sarah, who married Soloman Meers; Henry who married Anna Ball on July 6, 1784; Ezra, who married Eunice Tuttle; Mary, who married Robert Platt (or maybe Plate); Elizabeth, who married Jeremiah M. Atuatec(?) (Elizabeth's husband died of smallpox at the head of the Elk in Maryland while attached to the Army during the seige of Yorktown.
John Daggett apparently lelft New Haven at the age of 21. He was never heard from again; however, it was speculated that he boarded a ship for a foreign port and became lost. Nevertheless, a "John Daggett" was discovered living in Ithaca, NY who identified relatives which coincided with those in New Haven. It was never proven if he was, indeed, the same John Daggett who left to find his place in this world.
Henry (son of Naphtali) 7/27/1758
Anna Ball, daughter of Deacon Stephen Ball, 3/27/1764
Harriet 3/24/1785 @ 11 p.m.
Ebenezer @5 a.m. on 5/1/1787
Grace Ann @2 p.m. on 3/28/1789
John @5 a.m. on 9/2/1741
Henry @5 a.m. on 7/11/1794
Mary @9 p.m. on 4/23/1796
Stephen @5 a.m. 7/1/1798
Henry (son of Naphtali) 7/24/1843 @ 2:40 a.m. of influenza
Henry 12/24/1838 @ Mobile, Alabama
Jane, Horace's wife, @ Cotton Gin Port (Mississippi? can't read writing) 9/10/1836
Capt. Frederick Hunt (husband of Harriet) 9/10/1836
Harriet Daggett Hunt @ New Haven 1864
Horace @ Pontotoc, Mississippi, July 1867
Lydia (Horace's wife) in Yalobusha County, Mississippi, June 1872
The Bible isn't in perfect condition, as you can imagine. The front cover has become detached; however, the pages which set forth the family's history are in good shape and are perfectly legible (except when the person with the flowery writing style gets carried away).
If you'd like to discuss this with me, you may e-mail me, or call me at 601-354-7449.