Amelia County VA
Obituaries

Eliza Armistead
Died, of scarlet fever, on the morning of the 28th ult. Eliza Armistead, on the evening of the same day, Indiana, and on the 10th inst. Louisiana, twin sister of Indiana, daughters, of Armistead T. Townes, of Amelia. Thus, in the space of 12 days, has death deprived their parents of three interesting little children. The first about seven, the two latter five years of age.
[Richmond Enquirer, May 18, 1832 - Submitted by: Dena Whitesell]



John Edward Bland

Died, at the residence of Mr. Edward Worsham, on the 22d instant, in Amelia, John Edward, son of Thomas and Mary Bland, of Nottoway count, aged 12 months and 4 days - How many found hopes and bright anticipations have been buried in his grave. But though his lovely form now lies in the tomb, and his calm spirit is at rest, still does he live, and will forever flourish in the memory of his friends.
[Richmond Enquirer, October 5, 1838 - Submitted by: Dena Whitesell]



Daniel Hardway
Died, on Wednesday, the 20th of June, at his residence in amelia county, dr. Daniel Hardaway, in the 49th year of his age.
[Richmond Enquirer, June 29, 1832 - Submitted by: Dena Whitesell]

Jane C. Johnson
Mrs. Jane C. Johnson, wife of Gen. Bradley T. Johnson, died yesterday morning at her country home "Woodland," near Amelia Court House, aged 65 years. Death was due to heart disease. Mrs. Johnson was formally (formerly?) a Miss Saunders, of North Carolina. She was married shortly before the civil war.
[Alexandria Gazette. (Alexandria, D.C.) , January 01, 1900 - Submitted by Nancy Hannah]


Laura R. Perkinson
Died, of Consumption, in Amelia county, at the residence of her father, Thomas J. Perkinson, on Wednesday the 27th ult.. Miss LAURA R. PERKINSON, in the eighteenth year of her age. A member of the Presbyterian church at Amelia.
(19 May 1842 - "Watchman of the South" - Submitted by B. Ziegenmeyer)

Matthew R. Perkinson
Died at his residence in Amelia county on the 20th instant, Matthew R. Perkinson. The deceased lived and ided an honest, upright man, an affectionate husband and father, a kind and indulgent master, a warm and devoted fried, as as charitable to those in distress as any who now live or ever did live. He posessed a strong natural mind, improved by education at the best schools which this State afforded, which induced the fond hope of his friend; that he would not only have been useful in this county and neighborhood, but that he would have been valuable to his country generally; but it was decreed otherwise by our Make, to whose uterring wisdom it is our duty to submit without a murmur. The writer of this knew him well, and has much cause to regret the loss of a sincere a friend as ever any man had.
[Richmond Enquirer, February 1, 1831 - Submitted by: Dena Whitesell]



Dr. John Randolph
Died, of pulmonary consumption, on Saturday, the 19th inst., at his residence, in the county of Amelia, Dr. John Randolph, leaving an affectionate wife and seven children. (long eulogy). Educated in the school of old Virginia honor, he cherished its principles in their highest perfection; and such was his sensitiveness upon this subject......As a neighbour, he was sociable and kind, as a relation, he was tneder and affectionate....But for the last two or three years of his life, his health seemed to be constantly declining. Occasionally he would rally and attend to his business, and then he would be taken down for several days together, until the 16th of November last, when his disease assumed such a character, as to preclude the possiblity of attending to his professional avocations (long eulogy continues). On Sunday, the 13th instant, his physician found him worse-the spasms in the breast, with which he was afflicted, became more and more frequent-he has lost his voice, and culd only speak in a whisper-and though his mind was bright and active as ever to the last, yet every symptom of his disease gave ample evidence of a speedy dissolution. In conversing with the same friend, two or three days previous to his death, he wondered why his son (who was not apprised of his situation) had not returned from the University, as he had written word that his last examination would take place on the 4th of July-that if he died, he wished to be buried by his son Beverly, at Capua, his former residenc-that a place had been left for him, under three cedars, for that purpose-and that he wished his friend to attend to his interment. On leaving him, clasping one hand in both his, he said, "God bless you-when I get better you must come and spend two or three days with me." But the delusive hope, which, for a moment, had flitted across his imagination, was never to be realized. His extremities became cold-his pulse became weaker and weaker-and the lamp of life, which had been for some time flickering in its sockets, was at last extinguished forever. Poor fellow, what a noble soul has gone.....his body lies inurned beneath the cold cedars of Capua...
[Richmond Enquirer, August 1, 1834 - Submitted by: Dena Whitesell]



Caroline Robertson
Died on the 4th inst., at the residence of her brother James Robertson, near Petersburg. Miss CAROLINE ROBERTSON, for a number of years a member of the Presbyterian church of Amelia.
(16 January 1842 - "Watchman of the South" - Submitted by B. Ziegenmeyer)

John B. Robinson
Died, at the residence of C. B. Atwood, in Newberry District (South Carolina), on Wednesday, the 11th inst. a gentleman by the name of John B. Robinson, aged about 30 years, who was taken sick on the road, whilst travelling from St. Louis, his place of residence in the Missouri territory, to Charleston, in this state. Mr. R. informed on his death bed that he was a native of Amelia county, (VA.). His friends are desired for further information to make application to C. B. Attwood, Bethel, Newberry district (South Carolina).
[The Charleston Courier, December 30, 1816 - Submitted by: Dena Whitesell]


Sarah H. Tatum
Died, the 27th of June last in Amelia Co., Sarah H. TATUM, consort of Wm. P. TATUM. late of Cumberland, in her 45th year. She entered the church under the ministry of the Rev. Joshua LIEGH at Bo[?l Spring. 23 July 1831. Surviving children included two sons. (Signed) H.J. BROWN. (N.S. v. 2. no. 35.31 August 1848. p. 140.)
[Source: Abstract Obituary Notices from the Virginia Conference Sentinel and Richmond Advocate, pub in "Magazine of Virginia Genealogy" by The Virginia Genealogical Society Volume 23 February 1985 Number 1. -- Sub. by K.T.]

Thomas Taylor
-- Nov. 17, 1833
At Columbus, S.C., aged about 90. Colonel Thomas Taylor. He was born in Amelia co., Va., in 743. He has been styled “the patriarch of the states-rights party for South Carolina.”
["Historical Collections of Virginia" by Henry Lowe, Babcock & Company, Charleston, S.C., 1845. p. 406-407; submitted by Robyn Greenlund]



Elizabeth A. Walthall
Died of Typhoid Fever in Amelia Co., at the residence of Mr. H.W. CADWELL. 12 August last. Mrs. Elizabeth A. WALTHALL, aged 25 years, wife of Mr. James D. WALTHALL of Prince Edward, and mother of four small children. Mrs. WALTHALL was the eldest sister of our dear Brother BLANTON of the Virginia Conference who died just one year and six days previously. (Signed) Jno. FRENCH. (N.S. v. 2. no. 41, 14 October 1847, p. 164.)
[Source: Abstract Obituary Notices from the Virginia Conference Sentinel and Richmond Advocate, pub in "Magazine of Virginia Genealogy" by The Virginia Genealogical Society Volume 23 February 1985 Number 1. Sub. by K.T.]


Willis Wills
Died, at his residence in Logan County, Kentucky, on Thursday the 16th inst. Mr. Willis Wills, in the 64th year of his ge. Mr. Wills was a native of Amelia county, Virginia, and emigrated to Kentucky in the year 1807. He was remarkable for the activity and aprightliness of his mind, his untiring industry and attention to business, his extreme devotion to the interests of his family, and his kindness and benevolence towards his neighbours. Raised during the period of our Revolutionary struggle, he was deprived of the advantages of Education which our country has since afforded to its inhabitants; but the strength of his genius and his application enabled him to overcome every difficulty......To afford his children those advantages which he himself had never enjoyed, was the grand aim of his life....As a husband he was kind and tender, as a father, he was every thing a father should be.......
During the early part of the month of October last he experienced a violent attack of "Inflammation of the lungs." Having superior medical assistance, his disease seemed occasionally to yield to the power of medicine, and flattering hopes were frequently entertained of his recovery......(no further family information or history given).
[Richmond Enquirer, February 15, 1834- Submitted by: Dena Whitesell]



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