Montgomery County Kentucky
ARMSTRONG, W. G.
At Jeffersonville, Ky., July 29, ae. 62, a member of the legislature of that state for 11 successive years.
Source Citation: Annual OBITUARY NOTICES OF EMINENT PERSONS who have died in the United States FOR 1858; BY HON. NATHAN CROSBY; BOSTON: JOHN P. JEWETT AND COMPANY. 1859. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.
TIPTON, William L died in Martinsburg, Audrain co, Mo, 10 July 1877, aged 70 yrs 15 das. He was born in Madisonco, Ky, 25 June 1807, and was married to his now bereaved companion in Fairfield Dist, SC, 24 Jan 1828. He joined the MECS in Mt. Sterling, Ky, in June 1833. They emigrated to Mo and settled in Ralls co in the year 1842. "Uncle Billy" and Sister Tipton had come down to visit their dau and son-in-law, Mr AH Fike, at Martinsburg, where the sad occurrence happened The funeral obsequies were observed with Masonic honors. At Church a funeral discourse was delivered. May God comfort the widow, the daus, son, bros & sisters who now mourn. Kay (Source: The St. Louis Christian Advocate; Compiled and Published by Mrs. Howard W. Woodruff, C.G.R.S.; Obituaries, July 1877 - Dec. 1879; 14 Nov. 1877; transcribed by Kim Mohler)
Happy Young was born in Montgomery County, Kentucky, in 1811; died in Oskaloosa, Kansas, May 2, 1917, aged 106 years.
She was married to Ned Young about 1831 in Kentucky and to them were born twelve children, all of whom have passed away but one daughter, Mrs. Sarah Hampton of Oskaloosa, Kansas.
Mrs. Young came to Missouri in 1856, where she lived for ten years, then came to Oskaloosa, where she resided until her death. She was a remarkable woman, living the simple life which no doubt accounts for the length of her years. She was very industrious all her days, up to the very eventide of her life. She was a loving mother and grandmother. It was a great treat to talk with "Aunt Happy," as she was known. She had good recollection of Andrew Jackson as president; also the Mexican war, and was fifty-four years old at the close of the Civil war.
She had 28 grandchildren, 100 great grandchildren, and a host of great greatchildren (Sic.).
She was a devoted Christian, and during the years of her strength was an active working in the A. M. E. church of which she was a member for fifty years. Now she reaps the reward of the faithful.
The services were conducted in the A. M. E. church by Rev. T. A. Nichols. Burial at the Oskaloosa Cemetery.
[The Oskaloosa Independent (Oskaloosa, Kansas), 11 May 1917]
[Transcribed by Louis Dolton]
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