Sunday, July 24, 2016

Sunday's Obituary: Spence / Dunnington / Harrison

Charleston Courier (South Carolina)
1 June 1829

In Dumfries, Virginia, on the 18th ult. Dr. Jno. Spence, in the 61st year of his age. Dr. S. was born in Scotland, and came to America 40 years ago. He left his native country at an advanced stage of pulmonary disease, which was entirely removed by the sea voyage, and the change of climate. He had completed a classical course of study in the University of Edinburgh, and continued four years as a student in that famous school of medicine, under the tuition of Cullen, Black, Hope and others. He came to America a finely educated classical and medical scholar, and settled in Dumfries, where he has always resided.

Alexandria Gazette
17 June 1841

At Dumfries, Virginia, on the 6th instant, Edward J. Spence, Esq., in the 27th year of his age.  Mr. S. was a son of the late Dr. John Spence, and possesed eminently qualities, endearing to his numerous friends.

Alexandria Gazette
3 December 1841

At her residence, near Dumfries, Va., on Saturday, the 27th inst. Mrs. Elizabeth Dunnington, in the 52d year of her age. In the death of this estimable woman, her relatives and friends have met with a sad bereavement.

Richmond Whig (Va)
30 December 1842

At the place of her residence, in the county of Culpeper, on the 17th instant, Mrs. Sarah Harrison, widow of the late Rev. Thomas Harrison, formerly of Prince William county, Virginia, in the 90th year of her age. Much might be truly said in praise of the life and character of this most pious and excellent lady; but, to those who knew her it would be unnecessary -- to those who did not, useless.

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