|Death: ||Oct. 13, 1822|
DEATH/OBITUARY: Record from the Mississippi State Gazette, Natchez, Saturday, October 19, 1822.
'Obituary' ~ "Departed this life, at Woodville, on Friday morning, the 13th ultimo. Mrs. Harriet Callender, consort of Joseph Callender, Esq. formerly of this place. In the 23rd year of her age - and on Sunday the 15th instant, her infant daughter aged 4 months. In the demise of this lady we have another sad instance of the frailty of the tenure by which we hold our lives, and her acquaintances have to lament the uncertainty, and mutability of every earth-source of pleasure. But a few days before she was summoned to the tomb, she was in the full enjoyment of health, with happiness and friends and pleasures blooming round her. She walked forth unconscious of treading upon the grave's verge, that all sublunary joys were so soon to close, and that the wintery hand of death was stretched forth to bear her to that bourne from which no travelier returne--her friends have to lament the loss of an amiable companion and her husband an exemplary wife, and the premature death of a promising infant, whose loss he must long and severely feel--She was faithful in the discharge of her duties to her Creator and it is believed, that she could have exclaimed on her dying bed, in the language of St. Paul, Oh death, where is thy sting --O grave, where is thy victory--and that she died in the happy expectation of finding rest in that mansion, not made with hands, eternal in the heavens."
Joseph Callender (1798 - 1856)*
Created by: Leslie Pierce Royce
Record added: May 19, 2011
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