Mrs. C. D. McEver

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
August 16, 1888, Page 8
Transcribed by 2006


In Bartow county, near Wofford’s cross road’s Baptist church – at her home, on July 12th, 1888, Mrs. C. D. McEver, widow of Brice C. McEver, Esq., in her 79th year.  She was born in Chesterfield district, South Carolina, May 1st, 1810.  Her early life up to fifteen years of age, was spent in Chesterfield; then with father, mother and several brothers and sisters, she moved to Georgia, settling on Peachtree creek, in Fulton county, near where Atlanta was built.  On January 1830, she was married to Brice McEver, of Gainesville, Hall county, and they lived in Gainesville until 1839, when they removed to Bartow county and settled near the cross road’s church, where she resided up to the time of her death.

She was a member of the Baptist church – made a profession of religion 50 years ago, and has remained an humble follower of Christ ever since.  She leaves 12 children –three sons and nine daughters, all living, and one hundred grandchildren and great grandchildren survive her.  Eleven of her children knelt around her dying bed while she breathed her last.  In that solemn hour she spoke of the absent daughter, wishing she could see her face with the rest.  She was a devoted mother – a kind, obliging neighbor, ever ready with a willing heart to relieve distress and to comfort the afflictions of her neighbors and friends.  Her death was a calm, peaceful falling asleep in the arms of Jesus.  Death had no sting for her.  She has been afflicted for nineteen years.  During these many years of suffering she was never heard to murmur, and in the deepest trial she said “The Lord’s will be done,” not mine.

She was stricken with typhoid fever – suffered great bodily pain for three weeks, and was conscious of approaching death.  She called he children around her, bade each one farewell, entreating them to meet her in that land of rest, to forever sing together glad hosannahs around the throne of God.

--Her Daughters.
Christian Index will please copy.


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