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Subject: [GAMORGAN-L] Thomas Fielder's Obituary
Date: 16 Feb 2003 12:34:46 -0700
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Surnames: Fielder, Thurmond, Brown, Moseley, Wood, Goolsby, Frederick, Henson, Clark, Glass, Howard, Robinson, Ozburn, West
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The Christian Index
November 2, 1848
Page 351, Column 1
Died, in Morgan county, at his residence, on Sunday the 1st inst. of a relapse case of fever, Thomas Fielder, aged about 65 years. The deceased, was a man of remarkably plain and unsophisticated manners, hospitable to strangers, and attentive to his neighbors, of sterling worth, esteemed for his integrity and firmness, an honest man, such as all good people delight to esteem. Those who know him best, could best estimate his worth. He was a respectable member of the Baptist church for many years. He leaves a wife and several children, with numerous friends and relatives, to mourn his loss. But consolation is found in the hope, that loss to them, is eternal gain to him Spirits long chained to Earth, wearied with cares, temptations, and sore afflictions, are taken to realms of unfading bliss, by Him, who can sooth a widow's wo and wipe an orphan's tear.
Gentle spirit rest in peace,
No more on Earth we'll meet;
But when this mortal breath shall cease,
We'll meet in Heaven, at Jesus feet.
The following is an excerpt concerning Thomas Fielder written in the Fielder Family Record by Herbert Fielder:
"Thomas Fielder, born 1782. He was a man of limited information, but of remarkably good common sense - of great firmness and decision, and untiring energy. To his friends he was all frienship - to his enemies, openly all enmity. He knew how to earn money honestly, and save it, and his character for honesty was unspotted. He married Hasky Thurmond, by whom he had five children. James is much like his father in character, disposition and habits. He resides in Pike County, Ala., and is rapidly growing rich. He married Miss Brown, of Morgan County, Ga., by whom he has several promising children. He has his second wife - represented to be an excellent lady."
"Fielding is a physician, residing in the western part of Alabama. He is a man of active and vigorous mind and indomitable energy. He married Miss Moseley, of Henry County, Ga. He is also growing rich."
"Ann married Paschal Wood, of Heard County, who is in prosperous circumstances and a highly esteemed citizen, of remarkably good sense. He has four children - all daughters. One married Goolsby, another Frederick - both of Heard - another Henson, of Arkansas. The fourth is a girl, in the female college at Newman, Georgia."
"Elizabeth married Josephus Clark, of Morgan; had two children and died. Sarah married James Glass, now of Henry County, Ga." "
"Thomas, by his second wife, Polly Howard, had two children. Louisa married William Robinson, of Morgan. Thomas married Miss Ozburn, of Jasper; had one child and died. The children of Thomas, who are living, are all in prosperous circumstances. Mrs. Robinson has no children."
"Thomas died in 1848. His widow has married a gentleman by the name of West."