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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - June 12, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina                                 use WINS GAME ONE  EG  IB  Vol. 145, No. 163  ^ <)llt• Sou rev Sincc^ 1 8()7   www.aikenstandard.com   Submitted photo  Kristen Taylor is now a summer missionary in Africa where she was born and grew up.  Man finds relative's Bible from 1700s  By AMY BANTON  Staff writer  Don W^islow holds a smdll Bible that once w^ in the hands of a relative from the late 1700s.  Winslow found the piece of his family's heritage on eBay, an online auction website, several weeks ago.  The small, brown leather-cover Bible is still intact, the pages yellowed, and the title-page at the beginning of the New Testament leads it >vas published in Edinburgh, |cot and, iji 1789, "by the assigns  Iter."  1 A signature is located inside the |over from Rufus Winslow, his ireat-grandfather times four. Under |is name, it is written that Rufus received the Bible in 1790.  "It's the only piece of heritage that I own now," Winslow said.  When Wmslow first spotted the family treasure on eBay, titled "Rufus Wm§low's Bible," he was certain it had belonged to his relative.  Originally from New York, Win-slow moved to Aiken about 12 years ago.  He did extensive research of his family heritage and knew the name Rufus.  The location - Williamson, N.Y. - added to Winslow's gut feeling that it really was the Bible of his relative.  The seUer found the Bible in a box that belonged to another man who W^low said was not a relative of the family.  The bid started at $20, and only one other person was trying to purchase the Bible, Wmslow said.  The bid ended around $165, but  "... (H)ow often do you get a chance to own a piece of your family's history unless it's handed down through the generations?"  Don Winslow  Aiken resident  Winslow said he would have paid more if necessary.  "I was willing to pay a lot more because, like I said, how often do you get a chance to own a piece of your family's history unless it's handed down through the generations?" Winslow said.  When the package arrived in the mail, Winslow said he got goose-bumps, knowing that he now had a tangible connection to a relative who lived hundreds of years ago.  "I'm just elated," Winslow said. "It was one of those real neat moments. I really wish that Bible could talk and tell me where it's been."  To further confinn that this Bible belonged to Rufus, the name Lydia is lightly written inside the cover. RufUs had four siblings, and one was a sister named Lydiia, Winslow said.  Wmslow said he didn't start digging up his family tree until he was in his 50s.  He said he wished he had started earlier, when his grandfather was alive, but the Internet has made find  Staff pfiotos by Amy Banton  Don Winslow holds a Bible he found and purchased on eBay that was published in 1789 and owned by his relative.  ing the details behind his heritage feasible.  Through an online ancestry database and DNA confirmation. Win-slow said he traced his roots back to the Mayflower.  As for Rufus, the man who owned the Bible, Wmslow said he believed he was a fanner, a Quaker who lived in upstat? New York and was bom in Massachusetts in 1776. RufiJs passed away m 1868, and Winslow said he wasn't sure where he was  buried.  . Winslow plans to keep the Bible and later hand it. down to his children to keep it in the family where it belongs.  "It's just fascinating to know where you came from," Winslow said. "You go to school and you learn all this history and you wonder how your itlatives interacted in that and how they fit in to all of it."  Contact Amy Banton at abanton@aik^mtandard. com.  abroad to serve  By SUZANNE R. STONE  Staff writer  Grace Brethren Church of Aiken led one family from South Carolina to an international legacy of service.  Mike and Myra Taylor were members of Grace Brethren, where Mike's eldest brother Steve Taylor is senior pastor, while the couple lived in Aiken. Taylor was a physician's assistant and his wife was a nurse at Aiken Regional Medical Centers' intensive care unit. The couple made their first mission trip to Africa in 1989 and spent two years in Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic, doing medical work.  "We stayed there until 1999. We went there with two girls, and we c,ame back with four," said Mike of his two younger daughters, who were bom during the family's time in Africa. "We went back and forth, and we actually lived there ' for six and a half years. Then we lived in France for a year and a half, doing language and medical studies."  Please see MISSION, page 13A  /isyaacttmllib  Calile Goodwin demons,  Glovervilie  Ford McRee Thornton Jr.,  Aiken  Irene Jones Still,  Aiken  Jeaneen^'Neene''Maria yirella/Jackson .. MaryNeal Barton Stutzman, Aiken  {Deaths and Funerals 16A  Obama: Economic recovery is 'going to take time'  Calendar  3C  3C     Classifieds    ID      trossword    2C      Comics    INSIDE      DearAbby /    4C      (Horoscopes    4C      5/lovle Listings    3C      Opinions ;    14-15A      tui^les    2C      fports 1    19      JV Listings/ .    INSIDE      kather r    16C     By DARLENE SUPERVILLE  Associated Press  WASHINGTON, D.C.— President Barack Obama said people need to be, patient about the econoiiiic recovery and that training woiicers for manufacturing jobs will help with the turnaround.  The recession didn't happen overnight and won't end that way, either, the president said Saturday in his weekly  radio and online address. "It's  gomg to take tinje," Obama said.  Recent polling  Obama found broad  disapproval with Obama's handling of the economy as the 2012 presidential election takes  shape. It reached 59 percent in a Washington Post-ABC Mews poll.  Job growth slowed sharply in May, and unemployment inched up to 9.1 percent. Economic indicators also showed th^t manufacturers cut 5,000 jobs last month. Those were the first job losses in that sector in seven months.  No president since World War ir has won a second  term with a jobless rate above 7.2 percent, and Obama's options for achieving faster economic growth before the November 2012 election appear limited.  Obama scheduled a visit to Durham, N.C., on Monday for a session with his jobs council on hdw Washington can encourage private-sector hiring. Council members and administration officials also planned to hear from busi  nesses in the region.  Last Wednesday, Obama announced an effort by the private sector, colleges and the National Association of Manufacturers to help half a million community college students become trained and certified for manufacturing jobs. They would get a ere- ■ dential guaranteeing that they are skilled.  Please see OBAMA, page 16A  ThK PaI1\ ClilNTKK AI"  Aiken Neurosciences, PC  yltih^   

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