|Birth: ||Jan. 25, 1836|
|Death: ||Sep. 3, 1909|
PARENTS: John D. Miller and Nancy B. Herring
HUSBAND: James Bourland Littlepage
The Commerce Journal
Sept 24, 1909
Mrs. Amanda Elizabeth Littlepage, nee Miller was born January 25, 1835 in Hopkins County, Kentucky. Her Parents moved to Hopkins County Texas in 1844 and settled near Shiloh, Delta County then Hopkins County.
In the early part of this summer she went to visit her daughter Mrs. Matt McCombs in Erath County, Texas, near Stephenville where she departed this life, September 3, 1909.
In 1851 she embraced religion at the old camp ground on South Sulphur, some three miles east of Commerce, and joined the Baptist Church at Shiloh as a charter member with her brother, Mr. E. Miller, who still lives near the old church and only a mile from where the father settled in 1844. They have been members all this time at the same place, having never moved their membership, and near the Old Shiloh Church, she peacefully lyes with her husband, father, mother, several sisters and a host of friends and kindred.
In 1852 she was happily married to J.B. Littlepage, who preceded to her fifteen years to the Great Beyond. To this union was born four heirs who still survive them: Mrs. T.J. Hamilton of Delta County, Mrs. Matt McCombs of Erath County Messers Green and Robert Littlepage, the former of Jack County and latter of Stevens County, Texas.
Truly she was one of the old pioneers whose passing away well deserves notice. A noble cross-bearing christian woman. No husband ever had a truer companion, no children ever had a more devoted and tender mother, no community a better neighbor, always cheerful and content.
She was truly an angel spirit in her home. Her love glowed in her sympathy and her love reigned in all of ther thoughts and deeds. Her voice still whispers from the grave and her sweet spirit remains, for their is an enduring tenderness in the love of a mother for her children that transcends all other affections of the human heart. Her body rests in the old church yard, but her spirit has returned to the God who gave it.
Yet her departed spirit still hovers over her loved ones and her affections overshadow their pathway and draws them by an unseen cord to herself in heaven. They have no mother now, she is dead. The sad sound comes like a voice from the sepulchre and involves the consumation of all the sorrow that could befall them. They may return to their old paternal home, but mother is not there. Her chair is vacant. That voice is still and will no longer cheer them. Those loving smiling eyes will no longer greet them. Sad! Oh, so Sad! There is no mother there. They are deprived of their most tender comforter and their wisest and safest counsellor on earth. For cold and liveless is the heart which was once was the seat of love and confidence. Dim and sightless are those once smiling eyes, whose ravening and enlivening orb beemed with intelligence and welcome. Closed forever and forever are those lips whose persuasive accents we have so often heard.
Thus close a most beautiful and well rounded long and useful life, so full of love and christian graces, leaving her four children and many grand and great-grandchildren, kindred and a host of kind and loving friends to mourn their loss. Farewell!! Sister Littlepage, farewell!! We hope we'll all meet her beyond the river where the surging billows cease to roll.
Having known her forty-five years and been a neighbor a good many of these years, I can truly say that I have not heard any comment on this good woman but praise. After funeral services conducted by the writer, on the request of her children, her body was laid away in the old churchyard to await the resurrection morning, where we pray her children and kindred will meet her bye and bye.
The Commerce Journal
Sept 10, 1909
Mrs. Littlepage Dead
Mrs. Littlepage a former well known citizen of Commerce, died at the home of her son in Erath County Thursday, September 2nd. Her remains were brought to Commerce and laid to rest in the Shloh Cemetery near the old home over in Delta County. She is survived by several children, one of whom is Mrs. Tom Hamilton, east of town and was 74 years old.
At the request of the children, Capt W.E. Mangum an old friend and neighbor of the family counducted the services.
John Durell Miller (1805 - 1863)
Nancy B Miller (1810 - 1879)
James Bourland Littlepage (1830 - 1894)
John Green Littlepage (1856 - 1936)*
Laurena Catherine Littlepage Hamilton (1856 - 1938)*
James Robert Littlepage (1858 - 1932)*
Martha Ellen Littlepage McCombs (1861 - 1935)*
Ellie Littlepage (1882 - 1888)*
Ephraim H Miller (1832 - 1917)*
Mary Jane Miller Hamilton (1832 - 1850)*
Amanda Elizabeth Miller Littlepage (1836 - 1909)
Docia Adeline Miller Moore (1847 - 1879)*
Martha Ann Miller Alexander (1850 - 1897)*
Created by: Star Rhodes
Record added: Jan 16, 2007
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