|Birth: ||Nov. 30, 1755|
|Death: ||Aug. 5, 1835|
North Carolina, USA
Mary Eve Spainhour (originally Maria Eva Spainhower) was the daughter of Jacobus Wernhardt Spönhauer and Elizabeth Lohner. She married John Doub around 1780. They were the parents of 9 children: John, Henry, William, Jacob, Joseph, Mary Elizabeth, Michael, Mary Eve, and Peter Doub.
After her death, her son Peter wrote a memoir in a letter. It is as follows:
"This is taken from a letter written Sept. 2, 1835 by Rev. Peter Doub, in honor of his mother's death.
The following memoir I wish you to publish in the Christian Advocate and Journal.
Died at her late residence in the county of Stokes, N.C., Mrs. Mary E. Doub. The subject of the following memoir was born in the county of York, state of Pa. in the month Nov. 30th 1755. Her maiden name was Spainhower. When she was about 4 years old her father immigrated to Stokes County N.C. where in the 15th year of her age she joined the Dutch Reformed Church, in which she remained until the year 1792 when she and her husband became members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. At the time she united herself with the Dutch Reformed Church she received the Sacrament, and on the same day before the Sacrament, she obtained forgiveness of her sins. But not having the advantages of frequent religious instructions, she gradually declined in her zeal and religious enjoyment until about the time that she joined the Methodist Episcopal Church.
In 1792 my father received Methodist preaching into his home, from which time it has continued a regular preaching place until now.
Sometime previous to her last illness she manifested in a very great degree, a ripeness for the kingdom of eternal rest. She lived daily in expectation of her departure. In the last chapel meeting she ever attended (and she was a constant attendee) she intercessed herself.
My father was brought to the knowledge of the truth through the insurmountability of Mr. Oberkien, and in 1792 joined the Methodist Episcopal Church. About seven or eight years after, he was licensed to preach, and not many years after this he was graduated to the office of Deacon. He lived an exemplary life, was useful to a very great extent as a local preacher, and for many years before his death professed sanctification and manifested its reality by a life corresponding with such perfection. He died in the full triumph of faith in the 72nd year of his age. Seeing seven sons and two daughters arrive to maturity, and out of the nine children, they saw eight united to God's people and three of their sons engage in the work of the ministry, two local and one itinerant. As a member of the church, she was uniform and scrupulously punctual to her religious duties, never omitting any opportunity either to receive or to do good. As a neighbor she always lived in perfect peace with all around her. Her name where she is known was precious, "ointment poured forth."
I thank God Almighty for such a mother. Her admonitions I hope will ever be fresh in my memory; while her pious example, will ever I trust be a source of encouragement to me, and altho I had not the opportunity to be present at the time of her death, yet I do rejoice, that I have every assurance that can be desired, that my aged, beloved, and much respected mother is gone to rest in Abraham's bosom until the trumpet of God shall sound, when I expect to rise with her and with Jesus to live together forever more.
Tho I am far distant from where she abides, I would through your paper say to my brother who has furnished the substance of the above sketch that as he says he was "happy while writing" to me, so can I say, I too am happy while I write. Altho I mourn my loss, yet I rejoice that she has joined the part of endless rest.
Quote from Psalms 37:37 "Mark the perfect man and behold the upright; for the end of that man is peace."
Nash County N.C. Sept. 2, 1835
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John Doub (1743 - 1814)*
John Doub (1781 - 1818)*
Henry Hart Doub (1782 - 1850)*
William Doub (1784 - 1863)*
Jacob Doub (1785 - 1837)*
Joseph Clayton Doub (1787 - 1869)*
Mary Elizabeth Doub Helsabeck (1789 - 1852)*
Michael Doub (1791 - 1876)*
Mary Eve Doub (1794 - 1874)*
Peter Doub (1796 - 1869)*
Old Doubs Methodist Church Cemetery
North Carolina, USA
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Record added: Mar 02, 2007
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