Dicey died on May 23, 1837. Her obituary reads:
"Died on Tuesday, the 23rd, Mrs. Laodicea Springfield, aged 71 years, wife of Thomas Springfield. The deceased was the daughter of Solomon Langston of Revolutionary memory, whose family perhaps suffered more from the ruthless ravages of the Tories and Indians than almost any other, and the subject of this remark took an active part in the struggle and performed many daring deeds on behalf of her suffering country and friends. She was the mother of 22 children and has left about 140 grand and great grand children. She was a kind and affectionate wife, mother, and neighbor, and has left a large circle of acquaintances to deplore her loss."
Dicey was a Revolutionary War Heroine. She was married to Thomas H. Springfield and had 22 children - 17 of which survived to adulthood.
If you click on top of the funeral picture and scroll down, it lists all the people from left to right.
Note: Lucky me!! Two of my family lines (totally different lines) go back to Dicey. One goes straight back to Dicey and the other goes straight back to her sister, Selah. Such a co-incidence .....Couldn't believe my eyes when I found this and at the time, had no idea who Dicey really was. Only later did I realize the impact of this relationship.
Here are my two lines back to Dicey and Selah:
Selah Langston/Styles - GGGGGrandmother
Clabourn M. Styles - GGGGrandfather
John Langston Styles- GGGrandfather
Frances Permelia Styles/Duncan - GGrandmother
Georgia Gertrude Duncan/Stallings - Grandmother (paternal)
Laodicea "Dicey" Langston/Springfield - GGGGGrandmother
Solomon Langston Springfield - GGGGrandfather
Thomas Milton Springfield - GGGrandfather
Etta Caroline Springfield/Smith/Bridgeman/Hilliard - GGrandmother
William Luther Smith, Sr. - Grandfather(maternal)
If you are kin to Dicey, please leave flowers and a note. Please state your relationship to her in the note - this will help others to find you - Imagine how many "cousins" are out there !!
10/1/2017 - Just went through all the flowers and notes left for Dicey - what a tremendous group of relatives. Can you imagine if everyone kin to her was still alive and all stood to honor her - how very many would it be? Makes my heart speed up thinking about it. Thank you to all who leave notes and flowers for Dicey - not many people have a true "lady" heroine in their roots from the Revolutionary War times - but we all do !!
Thomas H. Springfield
Aaron Samuel Springfield
James Langston Springfield
William Henry Springfield
Elizabeth Springfield Maxwell
1794 – unknown
Sarah Springfield Bates
Martha Springfield Magness
Laodicea Springfield Harkins
Nancy Springfield Miller
Mahala Sarah Springfield Powell
Thomas Bennett Springfield
James Bennett Springfield
Solomon Langston Springfield
William Willis Springfield
1809 – unknown