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Flowers left for Nathan Christian
A daughter remembered Nathan Jeptha harnessing Rambler, his big black horse, to the buggy on Saturday mornings for the weekly trip to town. On the way home Nathan Jeptha usually slept. Rambler found home, lifted the wooden gate fastener with his head, backed to allow the gate to swing open, walked to the buggy shed, and patiently awaited his master's awakening.Nathan Jeptha died April 17, 1923. The Gonzales Inquirer reported: "Expressive of the very wide regard and esteem in which he was held, one of the longest processions ever witnessed here was that which followed the remains of Nathan Jeptha Christian, lamented old citizen and Confederate veteran, to his final resting place."The impressive service was conducted at the family residence east of town by Dr. W. N. Carl, pastor of the First Methodist Church, assisted by Dr. W. K. Penrod, pastor of the First Baptist Church. It was pointed out he had been a steward of the Methodist Church for over thirty years. He was laid to rest in the Confederate gray uniform, befitting an old soldier of the South. A beautiful wreath of evergreen tied with the Confederate colors, red and white, was a special tribute from the Gonzales Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy."
- DSmith
 Added: Dec. 20, 2009

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