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 Sara Elizabeth “Sallie” <I>Rowland</I> Abernathy

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Sara Elizabeth “Sallie” Rowland Abernathy

Chambers County Marriage Record Book 7 Page 174-b: David H.B. Abernathy and Mrs. Sarah Tomlinson on November 26, 1874, by R.A.J. Cumbee, MG, at P.M. Rowland's. W.J. May, 2nd bondsman.
"The Gospel Messenger", Volume 13, No. 4 - April 1891:

Mrs. Sallie Abernathy.

Sister Sallie Abernathy, wife of David Abernathy, of Chambers County, Ala., died of consumption at her home Sunday, February 15, 1891, leaving a disconsolate husband, several children, numerous relatives, friends, brethren and sisters of Macedonia and other churches to mourn the sad loss. We greatly sympathize with our bereaved brother and family.
– W.M.M.
"The Gospel Messenger", Volume 13, No. 7 – July 1891:

Sarah Elizabeth Abernathy.

Sister Abernathy was born June 25, 1849, and died at her residence in Chambers County, Ala., February 14, 1891. She was the daughter of P. M. and Mary Rowland; was twice married, first to D. W. Tomlinson, February 8, 1866, second to D. H. B. Abernathy, November 26, 1874. When quiet young she obtained a hope in Christ, and joined the Congregational Methodists and was immersed. After marrying Mr. Tomlinson, she went with him to the Missionary Baptists and both were baptized by the same – afterwards joined the Primitive Baptists and was baptized by Elder A. B. Whatley into the fellowship of Macedonia Church, Chambers County, Ala. She died of consumption, and suffered long, but was very patient and resigned. The writer visited her several times during her illness, and was greatly comforted to hear her talk of the goodness of God and of her hope of heaven, where all her sufferings would be over. A few days before her death, thinking her departure had come, she called her family, relatives and friends around her bed, and was afforded strength to talk to all, giving to each their portion as she thought they had need, telling them she was happy and not afraid to die. As wife and mother, she filled her sphere with all the gentle, womanly modesty attainable in the flesh. Hers was a life of moral and Christian excellence. She was a striking example of moral rectitude to all with whom she came in contact. None knew her but to love her and speak her praise. Through life her physical and spiritual strength was greatly tested by the cares of her family. When death called away a father, or child, or other loved one, she would humbly bow to the sore dispensation of Providence, and say, "He doeth all things well; I will trust him though He take from me my loved ones." Though always of delicate health, yet she was busy in administering to the needs of the afflicted. She trusted in that God who was able to drive away all fears, though she walked through the valley of the shadow of death. It is hard to give up such a one so gentle and meek; yet we desire to be resigned to the will of Him who is too wise to err or afflict without cause.
She had one child by her first marriage, which died in infancy, and six by her second marriage, five of whom are still living. She was consigned to the silent tomb at Macedonia on the third Sunday eve in February 1891, after a short discourse by the writer.

- Written by John T. Satterwhite.

Gravesite Details Middle name "Elizabeth" contributed by F.A.G. Member #46596065.





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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sara Elizabeth “Sallie” Rowland Abernathy (25 Jun 1849–14 Feb 1891), Find A Grave Memorial no. 46653901, citing Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Chambers County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Churchwell (contributor 46607715) .