Emily Wesson

Died, near Antoine, in Pike county, Arkansas, Sister Emily Wesson, consort   
of Henry Wesson, at the advanced age of 67 years. She was born in Newberry   
District, S.C. August 8th, 1805; had been a member of the Presbyterian       
Church for more than forty years. Shortly before her death she was immersed  
and united with 'Disciples of Christ.' Her confidence in the Christian's     
hope grew stronger as she approached "the Jordan of Death." It was pitiful   
to look upon her emaciated form, wasting slowly away under the weight of     
twelve months illness; but consoling to hear her calm farewell as she talked 
calmly of the ressurection. She died in hope of incorruptibility, and        
eternal life to come. She leaves an aged husband, and large circle of        
relatives and friends to mourn her loss, only consoled by the assurance that 
it is her eternal gain.                                                      
                  The Lord knoweth when the mourner goeth                    
                To weep for the lost by the cherished grave,                 
               Unseen He speaketh, to the heart that breaketh                
                I can restore her, for 'tis I that can save.                 
Southern Standard, October 12, 1872, page 2, column 7.                       
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