15 August 2010

Farewell, James, Farewell!

Sacred to the Memory of
James Leggitt
Son of M. H. & Elizabeth Leggitt
Died July 15, 1862
Aged 29 Years, 11 Mo's & 17 Days

Walnut Cemetery
Unadilla, Georgia

BEULAH CHURCH, Aug. 9th, 1862.
Since our last conference, brother James Leggitt, a deacon, has died at his father's house in Macon county, Georgia, on the 15th day of July, in the 30th year of his age. He was tenderly nursed by his heart stricken father, mother and wife, during his last illness, who fondly hoped to restore him to health; but, alas! they were forced to close his eyes in death, surrounded as he was by father, mother, wife, brothers and sisters. But they are not without hope, for he frequently gave token of his acceptance with God. James was a good man, a dutiful son, a kind husband and a good master. He was a member of Rylander's Battalion, Georgia volunteers, and underwent all the hardships with his battalion, when he contracted the disease which terminated his life. He was one of our best members, and a deacon. He leaves an aged father and mother, a young wife, two brothers and five sisters, to mourn their loss, together with the church at Beulah, and a host of friends. Farewell, James, we shall take the bread and wine no more with you, until we take it anew with you in our Father's kingdom, where there will be no more wars by which to contract disease. Thy seat is vacant; thy familiar face will never greet us again this side of eternity. Farewell! [From 15 August 1862 edition, Macon Telegraph, Georgia]

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