The following Thurber family Bible records were transcribed from the family bible held by Marbry (Coots) Lightfoot of Wempletown, Winnebago County, Illinois, (deceased) by Edie Gale Hays.
The following transcription is from the original pages of the Reverend David Matlock’s personal Bible that are now in the possession of Burtram C. Hopkins, II, the great, great grandson of Rev. Matlock. The Matlock’s were one of the original families to settle in Kendall County in the early 1800’s, and some of their descendants still live in the county today. Mr. Hopkins made the transcription with the corroboration of Mr. Elmer Dickson. Mr. Hopkins made the notes in parentheses beneath each entry. Many of these people are buried in the Pavilion Cemetery (a.k.a. Long Grove), in Kendall Township, Kendall County, Illinois.