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Houston County, Georgia


Louisa Smith Bryan - Obituary
This obituary appeared in the Southern Christian Advocate dated February 1, 1839.

 Departed this life in Houston county, Ga., on the 1st inst. mth. LOUISA, wife of Simeon B. Bryan, and daughter of Needham and Ardelia Smith.  She was a lady of eminent modesty and virtue, and embraced the religion of the Redeemer, experimentally, at a young protracted meeting at Emory chapel, in 1837, and joined the M. E. Church.  Her marriage took place in May last and in the fall afterwards her husband's father and brothers emigrated to the far west, in the State of Louisiana, he alone remaining with his young wife in the land of their nativity.  But what is our hold on the interests of time.  The had scarcely touched their distant destination before she for whom he had parted with father and brothers, was taken from him. Her death was sudden, but found her well prepared; and to her mother and friends, who in the short interval of danger barely had time to make a mournful leave of her, she professed that she was happy in the triumph of Jesus.  With this profession, she fell into a comotose state, in which on the same evening she expired.  THOMAS SPEIGHT 


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