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She was born November 26,. 1826, and departed this lire February 1, l910.


She was the mother of four daughters and three sons. One daughter and three sons are left to mourn their loss.


She had been a lonely widow ever since the Civil War. She and my father and mother have often told me of how she managed to raise children.


She joined the Primitive Baptist Church at Martin, in 1889, where she was faithful to meet with the church long as her failing health would permit. She was a kind-hearted good old lady. During the last two years of her life she was so feeble that she could hardly get about. But she would often creep along, leaning on her cane, and come to our house and spend a night or so. We were always glad to see her come. I treated her as kindly as if she had been an infant; and when she wanted to return home, I would go with her, walk beside her, and lead her safely home. I did all I could in a way or respect while she was living. And, after death, paid the last respect. I can no more meet her here, but I hope to meet her in the better world. And, Mr. Branscome, I am glad that so much or my time I feel humbled down at the feet of the aged ones.


Her friend,




Fancy Gap, Va