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Nathan Jeptha Christian
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Birth: Apr. 27, 1839
Cherokee County
Georgia, USA
Death: Apr. 17, 1923
Gonzales County
Texas, USA

Son of Elijah Willis Christian, Jr. &
Drucilla [Willeford] Christian

Married Sarah Elizabeth Squires
August 25, 1866
Gonzales Co., Texas

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


 
 
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 Parents:
  Elijah Willis Christian (1798 - 1874)
  Drucilla Willeford Christian (1801 - 1885)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Elizabeth Squires Christian (1849 - 1930)*
 
 Children:
  Ira Willis Christian (1872 - 1930)*
  Clyde Marvin Christian (1876 - 1934)*
  Pierce Dowe Christian (1878 - 1935)*
  Roy Lubin Christian (1880 - 1963)*
 
 Siblings:
  Obediah Mast Christian (1822 - 1913)*
  John Britt Christian (1829 - 1898)*
  Margaret Elizabeth Christian (1832 - 1919)*
  Nathan Jeptha Christian (1839 - 1923)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Denton Creek Cemetery
Gonzales
Gonzales County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: LoRetta Hughes
Record added: Dec 11, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32113661
Nathan Jeptha Christian
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- Cynthia Mccamis-Ditto & Walter "Bud" Ditto
 Added: Mar. 18, 2016

- My Ancestors Lived Here
 Added: May. 26, 2011
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, bac...(Read more)
- DSmith
 Added: Dec. 20, 2009
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