This book is a transcript, alphabetically arranged, of another in the possession of Gilbert Cope, of West Chester, who says : “The following records of deaths, marriages, etc., are taken from a book belonging to Hannah Dutton of Sugartown (Willistown township), and as I have understood it formerly belonged to her father Richard Dutton of Middletown (born 1776). There is some reason for supposing that it had belonged to one of the Larkin family, perhaps Richard Dutton’s father-in-law Isaac Larkin, but I have not inquired particularly as to its history (the spelling is not always correct). (Copied 1872) (Signed) GILBERT COPE West Chester Penna.”
The collection consists of 100 pages of deaths, marriages, and other events – about 4000 in total. This is invaluable for its records not only of family events, but of migrations and travels, including several to Ohio, Indiana, Missouri, and South Carolina.