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Burgess - Mary Davis


Source: Crawfordsville Daily, September 12, 1908

New Market - September 12 - Mrs. Mary Burgess, one of the best-known women in this part of the county, died this morning at 2 o'clock. She had been an invalid for several years on account of an affection of the heart which finally caused her death. Had she lived a few days longer she would have been eighty-one years old. She was born within two miles of New Market and always lived in the immediate vicinity of her present home south of this place. During her whole life she was held in the highest esteem by all who knew her and was always ready to lend a helping hand to those whom she could serve in time of need. She was a faithful member of the Christian church. She leaves her husband, John M. Burgess, and three children, John R. Burgess and Mrs. Abbie Hite who live near Mew Market, and Mrs. Mattie Caplinger, who lives with her parents. Seven children preceded her to the grave. Mrs. Martha Burgess, of Crawfordsville, is a daughter-in-law. - thanks Kim


Source: Crawfordsville Daily, September 16, 1908

Mary J. Davis, daughter of Randolph and Abigail Davis, was born September 13, 1827, died September 12, 1908. She was born and reared on the old Davis homestead. Her father coming to Indian from Ohio in 1824 and entered the home where they experienced all the hardships of the early pioneers. Mary being the fifth of seven children that came to bless their home. Her brothers, Jacob, Isaac, Thompson and John L., two sisters, Eliza and Jermima all passed to the great beyond except Isaac and Jermima, who are residents of Crawfordsville, Ind. Should she have lived another twenty-four hours, she would have ended a life of eighty-one years. She was married to John M. Burgess in 1852, October 27. The coming month of October would have seen the closing of fifty-six years of an unusually long married life. She has been the mother of ten children, five having reached the age of manhood and womanhood, the other five dying in childhood. Those living are Nannie E., John R. and Abbie M., William and Ida having died some years ago. She was united with the Christian church May 4, 1874, under the preaching of brother Porch, at the old Indian Creek church. So she leaves three children, thirteen grandchildren and her aged husband. She was devoted to her home and family, and in former years ministered to her neighbors and friends in sickness and trouble. For several years she has been afflicted with heart trouble and was a great sufferer. We will miss her familiar form and vacant chair. No one can fill her place in our hearts. Over the river she has gone only a little in advance of a kind Providence it is best that she should go first to welcome us to the other shore.= thanks to Kim H
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