Mrs. Mary Prosser, widow of the late John Prosser, was born June 17, 1810, and died April 4th, 1886, at her residence in Baldwin county, leaving one son and six daughters, and twenty-one grandchildren. She had been a widow over thirty years. She and her surviving sister, Mrs. Eliza Prosser, were the only daughters of Sam Johnson, who lived and died in this county.
Aunt Polly, as she was familiarly called, joined the Baptist church at old Mount Olive, in 1837, and lived a consistent and useful member to her death, always true to her church and pastors. A good woman has gone to her Master, her God, whom she served more than forty years. Her home was the center of her large family and many friends. She had been in feeble health for several years, and for the last six or eight her mind gradually gave way, and in the last two or three she had hardly mind sufficient to know her own children. Her three daughters living near, Mrs. L. Lester, Mrs. D. Brookins, and Miss Cora, were faithful to the end, giving her every attention necessary.
She was buried at her family burial ground at her home, and the funeral services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. W. Oxford, in the presence of a goodly number of her friends.
April 17. 1886.
Source: Union Recorder, Milledgeville, Georgia, April 20, 1886; Pg. 3
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