|Birth: ||May 23, 1839|
|Death: ||Jan. 3, 1926|
"Martha Elvira George was born May 23, 1839, and died Jan. 3, 1926, marking her pilgrimage on earth 86 years, 7 months and 10 days. Her maiden name was Sweetenburg. She was the daughter of William and Mollie Sweetenburg. She had three brothers, William, John and David, and five sisters Beda Addy, Margaret (?) , Jean (?) , Luvenia Chapman and Sarah Smith, all whom are dead.
She was twice married, the first time to Amos B[artley] Guise who died [in VA] during the Civil War. One daughter Mrs. Elva Summer, was born to this union.
Her second marriage was with Joel S. George, who died about a year ago. To this union there was born one son, James William George who died 35 years.
She leaves to mourn her departure her daughter, 7 grand-children and 14 great-grand-children, besides other relations and friends. 2 grand-children and 3 great-grand children have preceded her to the spirit land.
In early youth she was confirmed in the Christian faith, becoming a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. She remained a member of St. John's all her life. For many years the circumstances surrounding her life did not permit her regular attendance. Yet the writer of this can testify that she held fast to faith in her Lord and loved his word. She appreciated greatly the visits from the pastor and the services held in her home. We have good ground for our hope that when she walked down into the valley of the shadow of death she feared no evil, but could confidently lean on the rod and staff of the great Shepherd and find comfort, courage, and hope of eternal life in the heavenly Father's house.
A Pilgrim and a stranger,
I journey here below;
Far distant is my country
The house to which I go.
Here I must toil and travail
Oft weary and oppressed,
But there my God shall lead me
To everlasting rest."
It is unknown who wrote this or when.
update: Nov 2009
recently found true location of grave - will enter photos as soon as I can get over there again.
*known to some as "Aunt Mack"
*g-grandson Horace Shealy remembers his daddy calling her "Granny Mack"
1861 - 1st husband Amos dies in VA
1866 - petitioned "Ordinary Court" of Lexington District, SC
for sale of deceased husband's property consisting of
33 1/3 acres land on High Hill - proceeds to go to
only daughter Margaret E Guise.
1871 - (about)married Joel Sanford George
Death Certificate - father listed as John Swittenburg
no informant listed
COD Cerebral Hemorrhage / Buried Jan 4, 1926
Amos Bartley Guise (1840 - 1861)
Joel Sanford George (1848 - 1925)*
Margaret Elvie Guise Summer (1860 - 1941)*
James William George (1872 - 1907)*
South Carolina, USA
Created by: PC
Record added: Oct 21, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22354205
Added: Nov. 14, 2010
Rosemary for remembrance .... from your GGG-granddaughter .... Cheryl, daughter of Daphne, daughter of Samuel, son of Elvie, your daughter|
Added: Dec. 4, 2009
from your first cousin, four times removed|
Added: Oct. 22, 2007