Hannah Oxford Patton
August 8 1829 - January 9, 1916
The death of Aunt Hannah Patton last Sunday morning Jan. 9, 1916 at the
advanced age of 86 years removes from earth the last of the old family of
Oxford's in this county of which she was the youngest member.
She came to this county from North Carolina when she was a small child. Her parents settled in near Potts Hill in the eastern part of the county, where they resided until they died.
The family consisted of the six and two girls of all whom grew to man-hood and woman-hood and raised families.
She was married to Samuel S. Patton the youngest child of another sturdy
family. Eight children were born to them, four boys and four girls. The
oldest daughter who died many years ago was the mother of William Denton, of Shawneetown and James E. Denton of Elizabethtown, IL. But three of her children survive. Rebecca Sutton, of near Sikeston, MO., Mrs Sarah Carr, of near Yellow Springs, and Grant Patton of near Saline Creek.
She was 86 last August 8th., and had been quite feeble for the last five years and while the grippe probably was the immediate cause of death the physical structure which had supported her once strong and powerful physique for 86 years had been gradually yielding to the disturbing chemistries of failing life until the Good Lord said "Enough, come up a little Higher" and thus ended a long and useful life which her children and grandchildren and other relatives would do well to emulate.
Relatives and friends of this grand old sainted mother should not grieve over her timely dismiss, but rather adopt the language of the son of the late Dwight L. Moody, at his father's funeral who declared that they have met to celebrate a victory and not a defeat and so may we say of Aunt Hannah's death. It was a victory of the many sorrows, disappointments and other ills of to which human flesh is err.
The deceased professed a friendship and love for the writer akin to that by
his own mother and he therefore feels that one of the brightest friendships
of his whole life has gone out forever.
Remains were taken to the Yellow springs church house a few hundred yards away where an appropriate funeral service was conducted by Rev. Jonas Spivey and Millard Oxford to a large crowd of sympathizing mourners and thence to Angleton Cemetery (formerly called Patton cemetery) where all her children were buried, where it found a last resting place beside her husband who has preceded her to the spirit land some 50 years ago. Peace and rest to the soul of this good wife and mother.
A neighbor and friend-John Allen Oxford
(Hannah (Oxford) Patton was an aunt to John Allen Oxford.