Annie Jones

The Cartersville Express
Cartersville, Georgia
September 23, 1874, Page 3
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“INSATIATE Archer, would not one suffice.”  On the 27th of last month, Mrs. LOU JONES, wife of Col. Seaborn Jones, departed this life at Rockmart, leaving an only child to mourn her loss.  The heart-broken husband had scarcely breathed the last farewell to his sainted wife, before he was called by an inscrutable Providence to part with his sweet child, the only remaining pledge of the love which had for so many years so fondly bound him to his wife.  On the 15th of September, little ANNIE died also—taken sick on Monday, on Tuesday she closed her eyes upon her father only to join her dear mother in the better land.  Says a correspondent of the Record, “she told her Pa and the weeping friends around her bed, ‘that her Ma was calling her,’ and on being asked what she said to her, replied, that her Ma said ‘come home, darling,’ and then affectionately placing her little arms around her father’s neck, said to him, ‘won’t you meet us in heaven, Pa?’”  And thus the dear child, whom we have so tenderly loved, passed away with this soft, but overwhelming, recital and appeal, to the home of her mother in the beautiful land on the other side of the river.  Alas, alas! for earth, when the good, the beautiful and the young, fall around us; but thank God!  Aye, and forever, aye, thank God, there is a home, a beautiful home—a home of rest and peace, where the weary shall be at rest forever—a home for the mother and the child; and, thank God, again, a home for us all!

Blessed thought, that our departed ones do love us yet, that as we come to the margin of that flood which all must pass, God graciously vouchsafes, that the sweet ones whom we loved on earth, shall be the dear messengers who welcome us to the climes of bliss!  Say, shall we listen to their appealing entreaties, and shall we not meet them in heaven?

“Whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth.”  To the deeply afflicted husband and father we tender our heartfelt sympathies, commending him to the grace of that Saviour who has now in his heavenly guardianship above, the dear mother and child. [Another obituary to Louisa C. Jones, “daughter of Colonel Charles S. and Emlina Guyton” can be found in this issue, page 3.  Her date of birth is given as March 16, 1837 and date of death as August 27, 1874; she died of consumption.  She married Seaborn Jones Oct. 8th, 1857.  She was a Methodist.]


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