<<Obituary – Departed this life on the 20th day of Jan last Charity Ann CLEMANTS near Richland Stewart Co. Ga. in the 71st year of her age. Mrs CLEMANTS was born in Jones County Georgia December 27 1808 and was married to Mr. Soloman BRIDGES who lived a few years and died leaving with her three small children. On the 15th of March 1846 she was married [in Stewart Co, GA] to W. A. CLEMANTS with whom she lived in peace and harmony to the time of her death. In 1843 she joined the Baptist Church at Colly Springs and has lived a consistent member to the time of bidding adieu to family and friends on Earth to join the Church ______ above…she passes away in the ______ of faith leaving two sons two step sons, and two daughters as well as her companion in trial to mourn their loss which was her eternal gain…Copied July 5th 1885 In Eufala Ala. By Georgia L[INDLEY] HEISEL>>
The above is the transcription of a handwritten note in a family Bible donated to the Dallas Public Library. An article compiled by Barbara DOSSETT and Mary A. JOHNSON about this Bible and the families (HEISEL and LINDLEY) recorded in it appears in the June 2003 issue of the Dallas Journal, a publication of the Dallas Genealogical Society. The article also mentions that William and Charity CLEMENTS are enumerated on the 1860 federal census of Stewart Co, GA, and in the household next door are Georgia and Ruth LINDLEY, sisters, both unmarried. Georgia - daughter of William Blair and Louisa Jane (SMITH) LINDLEY of Newton Co, GA - was educated at Richland, received her diploma at Lumpkin (both in Stewart Co, GA), and married 1875 in Eufaula, Barbour Co, AL, to Johann Adam HEISEL. The family removed in 1877 to Dallas, TX. What relation Georgia had to Charity, if any, has not been determined.
Additional information on any of the above appreciated, and I will be glad to provide further data from the journal article. John Mallory Land <firstname.lastname@example.org>