Jane E. Melson

Melson. - Sister Jane E., wife of Solomon Melson, and daughter of Isaac      
Ward, was born Jan. 26th, 1821, in Clark County, Arkansas, and died in       
Nevada County, March 11, 1886.                                               
She joined the church in her ninth year, and lived a devoted, consistent     
Christian, all her life afterwards. Her children were all baptized in        
infancy, and she made an earnest effort to bring them up in the faith of the 
gospel. Four of them are living, and are all members of the church. Her      
house has been a home for the preachers, and many of the old guard remember  
her well, and with affection. She died very suddenly, within twenty-four     
hours after she was taken sick. In her last moments, she was unable to speak 
from suffocation, but gave signs that all was well. No doubt she is safe.    
May her loved ones follow her to the better land.                            
                               D.T. Holmes.                                  
Arkansas Methodist, Volume IV, No. 49, Little Rock, Arkansas, April 3, 1886, 
page 7, column 1.                                                            
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