Miss Maria H. Field Conyers

The Cartersville Express
Cartersville, Georgia
February 4, 1869, page 3
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In August, 1866, Miss Maria H. Field, daughter of the late Col. Elijah M. Field, of Cartersville, Ga., was dedicated to God in baptism, kneeling at the altar of the Methodist E. Church, having, a few days previous, professed religion and joined the church.

In December, 1867, she was at the same altar, united in marriage to Mr. James B. Conyers, who also, had been dedicated in baptism at the same time and place, with his beautiful bride.

In January, 1869, all that was mortal of this interesting young lady, lay in the same altar, ready for interment, she having died on the 17th of January, aged 18 years, 3 months, and 2 days, leaving a widowed mother, a young husband, and a little babe only one day old, to mourn the departure of her, who seemingly was so necessary to their happiness in this world.

What is life?  It is even “a vapor that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.” What is the glory of man?   It is “as the flower of grass” that “falleth away” –its hopes and promises spring up in the morning, only to be extinguished in the grave.  But thanks be unto God “the Word of the Lord endureth forever”—its promises are unchangeable—its hopes are Eternal—its assurance is “She is not dead but sleepeth.”

Though death came suddenly, we sorrow not as those who have no hope.—She sought the “kingdom of heaven, and its righteousness” when in health, and the cross of Jesus attracted her young affections at that age, when the world is usually most captivating—she had refused the pleasures of sin, and chose rather to suffer affliction with the people of God—esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of earth.

She was hurried into eternity.  The young mother had only time to caress her newborn babe, and utter a mother’s prayer for its safety and happiness, when death closed in upon the flattering future.  But she was watching for the coming of her Redeemer, and, we believe, she has entered into the rest of heaven.
* Southern Christian Advocate will please copy.


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