Obituary of Mary Elizabeth Teasley Hill

Submitted by Betty Ramsey
October 30, 2005

In my grandmother's Bible we found a newspaper clipping which was the obituary of her grandmother Mary Elizabeth Teasley Hill. I am adding here below, a transcript of it, however parts were torn and hard to read and were replaced with -'s. It is too bad that it did not include more genealogical information, but maybe it will be of help to someone else.
Mary ElizabethTeasley was born 6 Jan. 1829 in Wilkes Co., Ga and married John Middleton Hill 14 Nov 1848 in that county.
From "The Hills of Wilkes Co., Georgia and Allied Families" by Mary B. Warren and Eve B. Weeks.
"After the death of his wife Elizabeth, Uncle Mid married Mary Elizabeth Teasley, his mother's housekeeper. It is said that the first wife selected her as his second wife, and he one to look after her children 'provided, of course, that she will have you. She may not want to undertake the job' was what she said.
When he asked His mother about it, she said:'My only objection is that you will be taking my housekeeper.' It seems that she was willing for she became Mrs. J. M. Hill"


Mrs. Mary Hill
Mrs. Mary Hill was bo-----
county Georgia. ---
a profession of religion and joined
Baptist church at the age of 11 years.--
was married Nov. 14, 1848 and soon after the marriage moved to this State and Carroll County near Acona, whence she passed November 19, 1900 to her home above. She leaves five children, two boys and three girls, besides an orphan boy Jimmie Hunter whom she raised at the request of his mother on her deathbed. The young man has ever been esteemed by the family as one of the household and at the request of Sister Hill he remains at the old homestead with the two single daughters to keep up the old home as a place of gathering together of the family. For 63 years, she lived a consistent Christian life, and her home like that of Bethany, was ever open to the Christian traveler. To the minister of the Gospel, worn and weary, it was an oasis. Everybody in the community knew and loved grandma Hill - as she was usually called. In living she lived for the Master, and the comfort of others, and though she is gone, her influence, like the aroma of a flower still lingers behind and eternity   --will record the extent of that in---nce over the lives of others. Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord --m hence forth, yea, saith Spirit, that --may rest from their labors; and ---works do follow them.
J. P. Hickman


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