Susan Henderson, daughter of Wesley [paper torn] Sarah Henderson was born 2 June 1827 in Clayton Co,. Tenn. , died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Nighbert, February 11, 1913, aged 85 years, 8 months and 9 days.
At the age of three months she came with her parents to Morgan County, Ill., lived there about four years till the death of her father. Then she with her widowed mother moved to Greene County and remained there 8 years. After her mother's marriage to Nicholas Howser, they moved to his home in Macoupin County, 2 1/2 miles southeast of Scottville.
November 9, 1842 she was united in marriage to Samuel Angelo. To this union were born two children, Wesley and Mary. Her husband died leaving her and two small children.
In September 1847 she was united in marriage to John Spencer. To this union one child was born, Tannie E. This husband died in a short time leaving her a widow a second time.
On November 4, 1855 she was married to her third husband, Isaac Owens. To this union were born 7 children: Elizabeth, Sarah, Jennie, Mattie, Grant, Johnnie and Rosa.
She professed a hope in Christ August 1855 and united with Mt. Zion Baptist church. After moving to the old home where she died, she and her husband moved their membership to Hart's Prairie Baptist church in 1863 and remained faithful members till death.
To us who have known Aunt Susie all our lives no eulogy could be over drawn. Her strong christian character made an impression on all who came in touch with her.
About 35 years ago, after a long illness she was left a cripple for life and about fifteen years ago she suffered a paralytic stroke which left her almost a helpless cripple. But in all her afflictions there was no complaint, bearing all with christian patience and fortitude.
She leaves to mourn her loss four children: Mrs. Jennie Nighbert and Mrs. Mattie Woolfolk, of Modesto and Grant and John T. of Greenfield, Ill., 19 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Her third husband died.
Her faith in her Saviour never wavered. Prayer was on her lips constantly in her last years, especially during her long sleepless nights. Though an invalid for so many years she has left an influence that will bear fruit for the Master. Well may it be said in the words of our Saviour, "She hath done what she could"
The funeral was held at her late home February 13, at 1 o'clock pm a large congregation being present. The sermon was preached by Elder Carey Fritzgerald, of White Hall, Ill., and old and intimate friend, from 1st Cor. 2:9-10, after which her body was laid to rest beside her late husband in Panther Creek Cemetery. Music was furnished by the Scottville choir.
The pall bearers were J.H. Van_______, W. Nighbert, Henry Mans______, ________ Crum, Clarence Dowland and ___________ [paper is ragged and torn]
Submitted by: Rhonda Deatherage