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Obituary of Jeremiah Sanders

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Obituary of Jeremiah Sanders

Posted: 26 Sep 2000 6:00AM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Edited: 29 Nov 2002 6:01PM GMT
Surnames: Sanders
Jeremiah Sanders

Departed this life, on the 9th Nov. 1840, at his residence, Kemper co. Miss. In the 59th year of his age, Capt. Jeremiah Sanders. Very rare does it fall to the lot of surviving friends, to record the death of one so much beloved, so much regretted, by all who had the pleasure of an acquaintance with him. “Twas only necessary to know him to love him. J. Sanders was born in Columbia county, Ga. On the 11th Jan. 1782-where he lived until the year 1820, when he moved to the State of Alabama, Greene county. And here, while it pleased God to bless him with an abundance of the good things of this life, it pleased Him also to bless him with the promises of eternal life. In the year 1828, the Lord awakened him to a knowledge of sin, and a knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ, in the forgiveness of sin; from which time he made the Bible the man of his counsel. In the same year he was united with the Baptist church of Christ at Greenesboro’, Ala. Where he retained his membership until 1835; at which time he removed to the place of his late residence, and united with the Bethel Baptist church, of which he was a member at his decease.

Now in all the relations of life, which our brother was called to fill, he secured the strongest regard and friendship of all. As a citizen, he was useful, and active, and courteous to all; and was emphatically an honest man. As a neighbor, he was kind and obliging; as a husband, he was confiding, affectionate and tender; as a father, he was faithful, watchful and indulgent; as a master, he made the admonition of the Apostle his motto, and gave them “that which was equal and just;”- and as a member of the church he was constant, he was active, he was benenolent; -and the cause of missions found in our brother an untiring supporter, advocate and friend. And while his family, a bereaved “widow and orphan children,” are called to mourn their loss, all who knew him mourn their loss-for we can say that every one has lost a friend. And the church will not be the least a mourner upon this occasion, for while she inscribes his epitaph upon the monumental stone, she will indeed realize what she writes, that “bro. Jeremiah Sanders is gone.” He died, as he lived, an humble christian

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“The Christian Index” Jan 8, 1841

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