Freeman Land

The Standard and Express
Cartersville, Georgia
August 8 , 1872, page 3
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It is with feelings of the profoundest sorrow that we chronicle the death of our young friend, Freeman Land, son of our much esteemed and worthy fellow-county-man, Judge Nathan Land, living near Cassville.  He died at his father’s residence on Monday morning last at 8 o’clock, after a severe illness of just one week.  Freeman was a noble boy, just merging from youth into manhood.  The idol of the household, and the joy and pride of the family circle.

The writer of this imperfect tribute, in company with and aided by Rev. W. Akin, visited his sick chamber on Saturday night last, and near the hour of midnight received him into the fellowship of the Methodist E. Church South by confession and baptism, after which participated with him and several other members of the family and a few visiting friends, in commemorating the death and sufferings of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  It was an affecting and solemn scene.  On the following day, although he was racked with pain and scorched with fever, in the midst of all this, he lifted his feeble voice in praise to his God in the beautiful lines

“O come angel band,
Come and around me stand,
And bear me away on your snowy wings,
To my immortal home.”

He suffered on during that day and night, and on the following morning at the hour above specified, after bidding all adieu and to meet him in heaven, his happy spirit was borne away to its immortal home.  May the Lord pour into the lacerated hearts of his doting father, mother, sisters and brothers, the oil of His grace, that they may bear this dispensation of Providence with Christian fortitude.

[Another obituary of Nathan Freeman Land can be found on page 3 of the August 15, 1872 issue. He was born Feb. 14, 1852 and died August 5, 1872.  He was known by the name of “Free Land.”]


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