John Ginn

The Cartersville Express
Cartersville, Georgia
October 18, 1875, Page 3
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JOHN GINN was born in Bartow county, and died of Gastritis, in the neighborhood of Cartersville, October 13, 1875, in the 23d year of his age.

He was what the world would call a poor young man, a mere tiller of the soil, who made his simple living by the sweat of his brow; but for all that he was rich in honesty, sobriety, industry, and the love of God, and the respect of the whole neighborhood.  I have known John from his early boyhood, and regarded him as an honor to his family, and an example to his associates.  He was attacked by the fatal disease whilst between the plow handles, and was carried to the residence of his grandfather, Mr. Thomas Humphries, where he received every attention that kind friends and relatives could render.  His terrible sufferings he bore with patience and Christian fortitude, and before dying, expressed himself as certain of a resurrection among the just, through the atoning blood of Christ,  Had he obtained the wealth of the world, and the honors of his country, and died without faith in Jesus, he would have been poor indeed.

The hope that is anchored on Heaven’s bright shore,
Eternal Life! What could we want more?
Thus has passed away, in the dawn of his manhood, one of the useful of the earth.

S. W. L.


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