Sarah A. (nee Bradford) Eddleman

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
December 13, 1888, Page 6
Transcribed by 2006

Memoir of Mrs. E. L. Eddleman.

Sarah A. (nee Bradford) the wife of Mr. E. L. Eddleman of Bryan, was born in South Carolina on the 8th day of November, 1835.  When only five years of age her mother died, leaving the little girl to be cared for by other hands. But as “God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb,” so in this case His wisdom appeared in preparing a kind step-mother for the motherless girl.  Her parents were both members of the Methodist church, and their house was the preacher’s home.  With such parental example little Sarah soon became converted and joined the Methodist church, in which church she remained till her death.  Her youth and womanhood beautifully exemplified the power of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ in beautifying and adding luster to a sweet, quiet life.

In the year 1861 she was married to Mr. E. L. Eddleman, with whom she lived till her death.  Being of a very quiet nature, and rather reserved, she did not boast of her religious enjoyment, but always enjoyed a deep and peaceful assurance of acceptance with her God by faith in her blessed Lord.  She was gentle and kind to a fault, and of an evenly and meek disposition, so much like the Master’s.  Shadows fell across her pathway, as they do in every life, but no murmur ever fell from her lips.  Bowing submissive to the will of an all-wise father, trouble only refined the gold in her life.  As she had lived, so she died.  She had been true to God and God was good to her.  His hand smoothed the couch and softened the dying pillow.

During the night of November 25th, while the rest of the family were wrapped in balmy sleep, the angel messengers with unheard foot-falls stole softly into the bed chamber and bore her ransomed spirit to its rest in the skies, there to be forever with the Lord.

She was the mother of six children, two sons and four daughters.  The sons had passed on before her to their rewards; but the devoted husband and four daughters still live to mourn her loss.

It would have been of some comfort to have heard her parting message, but how sweet it must be to fall asleep trusting in an ever present Saviour and to wake up in a blissful Heaven!  God bless the bereaved family.

C. H. Buchanan, Pastor

Brazos, Tex., Dec. 7.


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