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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