I found this in the A Biography Folder of obits at the McClung Collection in Knoxville,TN. It did not appear dated nor was the paper where it was published indicated on the obit. IT was a long obit. Name spelt "Hamil" in article. My husband is a Hamill but we have no known connections with Hamill family.
Clarissa Adeline Anderson was born February 3, 1850. died May 14, 1934. Aged 84 years, 3 months and 21 days.
She was the daughter of Robert and Nancy Anderson who lived the greater part of their lives in Blount county.
On November 11, 1869, she was married to Hugh Alexander Hamill by the Rev. James MacNeal, and soon afterward began their married life on the farm near Clover Hill, which is still referred to as the Hamil Farm.
Six children were born to them:-- Charles of Friendsville; Mrs. Lula Lane, in whose home her mother has lived for the past decade; James who death occurrd about 3 years ago in colorado; Mrs. Hattie Wallace who died in Colorado in 1916; Mrs. Effie Sterling, of Maryville, and Robert Hamill of Colorado.
As to her spiritual life--she was converted in her early childhood, was faithful in attendance at Sunday School and church, and after her marriage, united with her husband with the Colver Hill Church-- in which he became an officer, and she an ardent worker and supporter of all the church activities. They both maintained their membership in the Colver Hill Church as long as they lived.
Mrs. Hamil was a faithful church goer, a kind and helpful neighbor, and a most hospitable hostess in her home; she was especially fond of children, and in her little great grand child, Edward.
She has been an invalid for perhaps a decade, and during all her suffering has been patient, and uncomplaining; only regretting that she was thus kept from attendance on the church services, which were ever a source of help and comfort to her.
She is the last of her father's family, and at the ripe age of 84 has been called home.
In addition to the four children mentioned before, she is survived by eighteen grand children, and by nine great-grand children.