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Augustus Ankrom

Death 10 Oct 1854 (aged 4–5)
Tyler County, West Virginia, USA
Burial Middlebourne, Tyler County, West Virginia, USA
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From Pittsburgh Christian Advocate. Pittsburgh, July 3, 1855; Vol. XXII.---No. 26. Whole No. 1116. pg 104, col. 4:
JOHN S. ANKROM was born Sept. 22d, 1817, in Tyler Co., Va., and died with a fever, Dec. 12th, 1855.
He was married to Miss Ann Husher, March 12th, 1842. In the spring of 1848 I received him as a probationer in the M. E. Church. I learn that he did not become satisfied with his religious experience until some 12 or 18 months before his demise; at which time he shouted aloud the praise of God for his pardoning love.
During his last illness, he expressed a willingness to die; nay, more: a strong desire to depart and be with Christ, and his seven little children that had gone to glory.
Bro. Ankrom, as a man, was a gentleman; as a neighbor, obliging; as a husband and father, kind and affectionate; and as a christian, his light shone brightly toward the close of life. He had, no doubt, (in common) his failings and imperfections, but to take him as a whole, it can truly be said, he was a noble-hearted man.

GEORGE ANKROM, his son, was born July 31st, 1844, and died Sept. 11th, 1854. Little George was a noble hearted boy. By his good deportment and manly way he endeared himself to his acquaintances; and especially to his teacher and playmates at school, When he took sick, he said to his mother, "I can't go to school any more, for I am going to die, but you can send little brother John in my place; and I'm going to heaven, and then I can see my little brothers that died and went to heaven." George loved the Sabbath-school.

JOHN SOLOMON ANKROM, was born June 22d, 1846, and died October 2d, 1854.

AUGUSTUS, another son of our brother, was born Jan. 14th, 1850, and died Oct. 10th, 1854.
Thus passed away Bro. Ankrom and all his little children, in a few short months, and also a little bound girl, by the name of Glover, to the spirit land; leaving a lovely wife to mourn her loss. Sister Ankrom should receive the sympathies and prayers of the Church.
On last Sabbath, according to the dying request of our brother, I preached their funeral sermon to a large and attentive congregation. The children died with Scarlet Fever.

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