Sunday, October 16, 2016

Sunday's Obituary: Elizabeth "Betsey" Carr Tebbs

Alexandria Gazette
23 March 1852

On the 15th of March, at Grassland, the residence of her son, Col. Samuel Tebbs, Mrs. Betsey Tebbs, in the 81st year of her age. Mrs. Tebbs was the widow of Col. Willoughby Tebbs, of Dumfries, Prince William county, and for the greater portion of her life resided in that section of the State. For some years past she has been a resident of Middleburg and its vicinity.  It will be gratifying to her numerous friends and relatives to learn that the summons of Death did not come to her unawares, or find her unprepared. She had been for many years a communicant of the Protestant Episcopal Church, and was gathered to her fathers, as we trust, in the confidence of a certain faith, in the comfort of a reasonable, religious and holy hope, in favor with God, and in charity with the world. Blessed are they who thus die--Even so, saith the Spirit, for they rest from their labors.

[Elizabeth "Betsy" Carr Tebbs, the daughter of William Carr, is buried beside her husband in the family cemetery, "Tebbsdale," in Prince William County. ~cgl]

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