Eliza Francis Carrere

The Cartersville Express
Cartersville, Georgia
April 6, 1876, Page 3
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Passed into eternal rest, on the evening of the 15th March, Mrs. ELIZA FRANCIS CARRERE, nee Rugge, consort of the late Charles Carrere, in the 95th year of her age; a native of London, England, but a resident of this city for the past seventy-eight years, and probably its oldest inhabitant.  About the close of the Revolutionary War she accompanied her parents to Philadelphia, and, remaining there until the death of her father, removed with her mother to this city, where in the year 1797, she married Charles Carrere, a refugee planter from the Island of San Domingo, whose home and property having fallen prey to revolution and war, he had sought, with many others, an abiding place in Carolina.

It is seldom permitted to any, as it was to this venerable lady, to live so long a life of such active usefulness and consistent piety; to have witnessed the vicissitudes of life among seven generations, the joy and the misery incident to humanity, and, after having faithfully performed her own part in the great struggle, to pass gently and calmly and contentedly into the infinite relying on the mercy and the redeeming power of the Savior, whose precepts she endeavored to follow for nearly a century.

The heart that beat so long is now at rest, and the lifeless clay in the church-yard is all that remains to a bereaved family of its once beloved head; and it is only left for them to exclaim as it was permitted her to murmur in her last moments:

“For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.”—From Charleston Courier.

Mrs. Carrere was the mother of Mrs. Foster, and the grandmother of Mrs. John W. Woffered (sic). –Ed. Express.


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