|Birth: ||Jun. 22, 1823|
|Death: ||Nov. 14, 1902|
Winnebago City Press News, Sat., 22 Nov 1902, p.5, col.3, available from MN Historical Society:
"DIED. — In this township on Friday, Nov. 14, 1902, Mrs. John Clabaugh, aged 79 years. She was born in Pennsylvania on June 22, 1823. Settled in Winnebago City township in 1856 on claim taken from government, four miles northwest of town. Her husband died in 1889. Funeral was held Sunday afternoon from Basey church. Obituary notice will be published in next week's issue."
Winnebago City Press News, Sat., 29 Nov 1902, p.5, col.4, available from MN Historical Society:
Mary Jane Jemison was born near Everett, Pennsylvania, June 27, 1823. Was married to the late John Clabaugh in 1842. To this union eight children were born, three sons and five daughters. All three of the sons have preceded the mother to the spirit world. Joseph died when but a child; Luther died in 1893, and loyal to her native land, when the civil war broke out, she was willing that her sons should go forward in defense of the same, and like hundreds of others James never returned, ending his life by the cruel treatment of Andersonville prison. Her five worthy daughters are all living, three of which reside near her, namely: Mrs. Susie Nichols, Mrs. Cornelia Peirce, Mrs. Elgie, and Mrs. Emma Goldsworthy, and Mrs. Winnie White reside at Minneapolis. All have helped care for her during her last illness, four of the number had the privilege of being near her bedside as she passed away. She was a faithful wife, a most devoted, unselfish and loving mother, and made the world better for her having lived in it, and in her five daughters left a grand monument of her noble character.
She came to this section in 1856, going through the struggles of a pioneer life. For many years she has been a believer in Christ; in 1864 she united herself with the M. E. church, at what was then known as Shelbyville, about ten miles from Winnebago City, and having lived a Christian life to her last, she was ready and even anxious to exchange the scenes of this life for that grander, nobler and more blessed home, where the Master tenderly awaited her. Some of her familiar and oft' repeated words during her last illness were: "Living in the service of the Lord is so much better and more satisfying than anything else in life."
She died on Friday morning, Nov. 14, 1902, being 79 years, 4 months and 17 days old. Her mortal remains were laid to rest on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 16, at 3 o'clock in the beautiful cemetery of the Basey U. B. church, Rev. Mr. Wolfe, pastor of said church, officiating. Her casket was decked with beautiful flowers. People came from far and near, and both the old and new part of the church was full."
Note by Al Hartman, 3x great grandson of her sister Elizabeth Catherine (Jemison) Hartman: Mary Jane and her parents Joseph and Susan (Ritchey) Jemison and her sister Elizabeth came out West to Minnesota, that is for sure. The trip was quite possibly due in part to her sister having consumption or tuberculosis. She, based on DNA tests of descendants, probably had a brother David Jamison who stayed behind in Penn.
Joseph Jemison (1793 - 1862)
Susan Ritchey Jemison (1790 - 1875)
John Clabaugh (1812 - 1889)*
James Clabaugh (1843 - 1864)*
Susie Clabaugh Nichols (1847 - 1913)*
Mary Jane Jemison Clabaugh (1823 - 1902)
Elizabeth Catherine Jemison Hartman (1834 - 1877)*
Created by: Al Hartman
Record added: Aug 24, 2012
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