Sunday, October 25, 2015

Sunday's Obituary: Mary F. Sinclair / Archibald Sinclair

Alexandria Gazette
26 October 1847

DIED, in Brentsville, on Monday 18th October, Archibald Sinclair, after extreme sufferings for twelve years. In the past year the sun of righteousness arose, and bade all his fears depart.  He longed for Heaven, his patience increased, and without the slightest struggle or groan, with the sweetest smile as the last breath left, he went to dwell with the God on whom he so often called with such fervour not to leave him alone.

Alexandria Gazette
2 March 1849

Departed this life at Brentsville, on Thursday, the 22d ult., after a protracted illness, Mrs. Mary F. Sinclair, relict of the late Archibald Sinclair, in her 47th year, long and favorably known as a merchant of that place and whose energy of character and moral worth entitled her to the esteem of all who knew her. She was peculiarly admired for her fond devotion to her late husband, who was the subject of a deep affliction for nine years, which confined him to his bed and in which situation he had the warm and devoted attachment and attention of her who had promised at the altar to be with him in sickness and in health.  The writer of this was not with her at her death. She had been a warm and enthusiastic follower of her Lord and Master for a number of years, and there is scarcely a doubt that she is now safely housed in that bright world above where she may forever sing his praises whom she served on earth with so much zeal. She has left a numerous circle of relatives and friends to mourn over their bereavement.

Prince William County

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