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Louisa C PETERSON (OBIT)

Chapel Hill (Pine Grove) Cemetery
Dallas County,
Arkansas

Wife of Thomas Peterson
January 25, 1821 - June 22, 1899
Aged 78 Yrs 4 Mos 28 Dys

Louisa C. Peterson, daughter of Thomas and Amy Mahan, died June 22nd, 1899, after a 12 days illness with Typhoid flux. Our mother was born in Kentucky Jan 25th, 1821, and moved to Jackson Co., Ala. in 1826, then to Coosa Co. She was married to Thos Peterson, Dec 23rd 1841. They moved to Dallas Co., Ark. in 1849. She professed a hope in Christ at the age of thirteen. While alone in the woods, where she had gone to pray for mercy, the first words she remembered saying were, Glory and honor to Jesus Christ for he has brought me through. Grandmother heard her praising God and went to her. When she saw her coming she ran to her, threw her arms around her and said, "My mother and my sister too", and told her she never knew how to love her before, as this was a twofold love. Mother first joined the Presbyterians, but in a short time having the privilege of attending the Primitive Baptist Church, and beholding their love and order, she could not stay away from them. When the division came between the Primitive Baptists and the Missionaries, she stood firm. After coming to Arkansas, she united with Chapel Hill church being in the constitution of that church. She was a loving, humble, consistent member, a pattern of good works, showing faith out of an humble walk and godly conversation, that she was taught of the Lord. Every one who knew her, loved her. She was ever ready to give reason of her hope, giving all glory to God in all things. Nothing but sickness ever hindered her and father from going to preaching. She spent most of her time reading her Bible and the Signs, often remarking that one good letter was worth more than the subscription price of the Signs. She seemed to feel a short time before her death that the end was near, once speaking of it to me, and then said, "I ought not to have said that, it will trouble you." She was taken ill on Sunday morning, feeling dull and sleepy. About 1 o'clock I went to her bed and spoke to her, and asked her if she wanted anything? She replied, "some water". She then passed into a stupor from which we could not arouse her. Late in the evening she commenced talking, looking up, but we could not understand all she said, but often she said, "A beautiful view of heaven, beautiful, beautiful." After she quit talking she roused and knew every one, and had a kind word for all. Sometimes she would think she was at in association enjoying preaching and the brethren and sisters. One time she roused up and said "I have lived a pleasant life", and told her experience, saying the Lord had been with her and blessed her all through life, and he would be with her to the end. On the last morning she spoke, saying "It is all in the Lord's hands, yes, it is all in his hands and has been all the time, if we could only see it". She then went to sleep from which she never woke, but ceased to breathe near sunset. "Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep, from which none ever wakes to weep." She leaves eight children and fifty-four grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren, in all, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, about one hundred; and O, what an example she has left for us all, but I for one fall so far short. (The Signs of the Times, a Primitive Baptist Newspaper)

Contributed on 9/17/08 by debbraszymanski
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Record #: 59927

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Submitted: 9/17/08 • Approved: 10/10/14 • Last Updated: 10/13/14 • R59927-G59927-S3

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