|Birth: ||Apr. 11, 1813|
|Death: ||Dec. 2, 1905|
Birth and death info taken from her obituaries. They also stated Elizabeth and her husband were buried in Prairie Chapel Cemetery. In Nov 2011, The Sullivan County Library says Springer Cemetery used to be affiliated with Prairie Chapel Church.
Same obits in Milan Republican 14 Dec 1905 and Green City Press 8 Dec 1905,(typed as written):
Elizabeth (Goff) McCully was born in Maryland April 11th, 1813 and came with her parents when six years old to Lewis county, West Virginia and there remained until twenty years of age, when she with her parents came to Meigs county, Ohio, where she was married to John McCully at the age of twenty two. To this union were born seven children. Her husband, John McCully, departed this life in 1874 and two children, Hannah, Margaret and James preceded her to the eternal world. The children still living are J. G. McCully with whom she has made her home for the past twelve years, Charles McCully of Woods county, Okla., Lydia A. Guffey of Putnam county, Mo., Sibbis Webb of Canon City, Colo., Elizbeath E. Butler of Lamas, Colo. She with her husband emigrated to Sullivan county, Mo., in 1859 where she has since resided until jesus came to take her home Saturday morning December 2nd, 1905, aged 62 years (should be 92), 8 months and 1 day, having lived to a great old age because of her strength. Up till within eighteen months of her departure, she was able to be up and about. Since that time she has been confined to her bed, her sight having almost failed and hearing grown dull. She died not of any disease, but the wheels of time simply stopped and stood still. As those who cared for her entered her room early in the morning, they found her sweetly resting, but when they returned, she was not, for God had taken her. She had, like Enoch been translated.
Some months ago her powers of mind seemed to be waning, until she knew or recognized no one, not even her loved ones, who so kindly administered to her needs. Neither could she hold any conversation on any subject, and she seemed to just be living over again the years of early life.
She united with the M. E. church at the age of twelve and ever since had been a member of the same- having been a church member nearly 81 years.
She had been truly a mother in Israel. She not only leaves a posterity of five children, 30 grand children and 7 great grandchildren, but it is remarkable to notice that her two sons both served in her country's needs in the civil war an dstill remain and the greater number of her descendants are children of God serving the church she loved. She was adevoted Christian, having the old time religion that makes a soul and body happy, for she was a shouting Methodist. She loved to talk about Jesus wherever she was or to any one who visited with her. And when all things, and every face faded from mental vision and remembrance, she still remembered Jesus and his presence was her constant joy and she still continued to sing the sacred songs of her childhood and read the Bible that was written on memory's page. She loved to outline hymns as of old and sing and often to the last shouted the praise of God.
When her pastor past the home the last time before her departure, he heard her praising God, distinctly some rods (roads) away as he drove on. The last audible expressions that fell from her lips here, were quoted from the Old Book. Her son who cared for her saw the end nearing and had summoned the children home. All came to see her only a few days before except one who was sick and unable to come. Funeral services were conducted by the Pastor, Rev. R. W. Hodson at the home to a crowded house of loving friends. She was laid to rest by the side of her husband in the Prairie Chapel cemetery. The funeral text was, "So teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom." Grandma's life was a fulfillment of God's promise. "With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation." Her life was also a proof of the individual knowledge of salvation and the reality of true religion and as Jesus said, "I will never leave you." So his presence to grandma was always real and he was always present.
No tears of sadness would we shed,
But rejoice to know she is not dead,
But liveth now forever more
And in that land on high
She singeth still the songs she loved
Of Jesus and his power to save.
She's entered through the gates of Pearl
And she with loved ones gone before
She shouteth still and praiseth God.
- R.W. Hodson, Pastor
Children (7, 5 living at time of 1900 census):
Hannah Margaret McCully ? – bef 1900
James McCully ? – bef 1900
Jacob G. McCully (1838-1911) married Lovisa Ferrel (1839-1901)
Charles Hawthorne McCully (1841-1922)(Memorial# 50023133) married Obedience Goforth (1847-1903)
Lydda (Lydia) Ann McCully (1843-) married John P. Guffey (1849-1917)
Elizabeth (Sybil)(Sibie) McCully (1848-) married Dr. James C. Webb (1843-1900)
Elizabeth E. McCully (1853-1926) married George W. Butler (1851-1894)
James Carrico Goff (1762 - 1837)
Elizabeth Howell Goff (1781 - 1858)
John McCully (1800 - 1874)
Jacob G. McCully (1838 - 1911)*
Charles Hawthorne McCully (1841 - 1922)*
Elizabeth E. McCully Butler (1853 - 1926)*
John B Goff (1794 - 1853)*
Salathial George Goff (1797 - 1880)*
Monica Eleanor Goff McCan (1800 - 1856)*
Libby Goff Barnhouse (1805 - 1873)*
Elizabeth Goff McCully (1813 - 1905)
William Turton Goff (1818 - 1871)*
Plot: next to her husband John McCully
Created by: Lesli M.
Record added: Nov 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80698558