Sunday, September 6, 2015

Sunday's Obituary: Mrs. J. A. (Wyatt) Marshall

Daily Illinois State Register (Springfield, IL)
4 March 1890

Mrs. J. A. Marshall, wife of the late John Marshall, died at her residence near Salisbury, Sangamon county, Ill, Feb. 23, 1890.   She was born in Prince William county, Va, August 23, 1811, and was married to John Marshall Aug. 15, 1834; moved to Ohio in 1836, and removed to Illinois in 1860. She was the mother of eight children, of whom seven are living -- Mary, wife of William Rhodes, of Salisbury, Ill.; Martha E., wife of F. James, of Spring Creek, Sangamon county, Ill; Henry, who lives in Fort Scott, Kan.; George P., who resides in Birmingham, Ala; Anna, wife of Jonathan Dunkle, of Pleasant Plains, Ill; Emma, wife of A. McKinney, of Kansas; Scott Marshall, of Salisbury, and James, the eldest, who has been dead about four yers.

Mrs. J. A. Marshall was an early professor in the faith of the Lord Jesus Christ, and joined the Baptist church about the year 1840. When she moved to Illinois she became a member of the Baptist church in the McKenny settlement, near Spring Creek, and has been a member of that church ever since. She was a consistent christian, and was beloved by all. In her last moments she called her children to her bedside (except Emma, who was sick) and requested them to meet her in heaven. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. H. P. Curry; text, Philippians 1, xxi: "For me to live is Christ and to die is gain." She was interred in the cemetery at the Baptist church near Spring Creek. May the children take the admonition their mother gave them and be able to leave as bright an evidence of their acceptance of their Heavenly Father as their mother did, is the sincere prayer of the writer.

A Friend

[Jane Ann Wyatt married John Marshall on 15 August 1834 in Frederick, Virginia. ~cgl ("Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940," database, FamilySearch)]

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