Scott Child

The Cartersville Express
Cartersville, Georgia
June 30, 1870, page 3
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A Sad Day In The History of Cartersville.

Last Sunday was the saddest day known in the history of our growing town.  On Saturday Death spread His withering, wintry arms over this community, and in the space of a few short hours, took six of our dear ones from our midst into the shadow of His pale realm, and on Sunday six gaping graves stood ready to receive their mortal remains forever from our gaze.—The scene witnessed in on of our cemeteries, on Sunday morning, was unparalleled in times of peace—four open graves in close proximity.  Two were adults, and four were children.  Col. Wm. H. Pritchett, Mrs. F. M. Johnson and her infant babe (which was buried in her arms) the sixth and only child of Mr. J. Q. Harwell, child of Mr. ___ Scott, and the youngest child of Col. Wm. W. Rich.  They were all buried during the day.  Further particulars are given elsewhere.  The special providence of God, doubtless, interposed to deliver Rev. James L. Pierce, or, in all probability, he would have made the seventh, particulars of which are also given elsewhere.


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