Mrs. Eliza Eggleton, widow of Michael Eggleton, after two weeks
illness, died at Captain Silas Minter's home near Dyer's Store, Henry Co. on July
9th, 1889. Her father and mother moved to this county about the year 1812. A short-time
after her mother's death she married Mr. Eggleton, who was for many years and
overseer for Mrs. Ruth Redd, as well as for some of the Hairstons. By close and
rigid economy, Mr. Eggleton accumulated some money, and afterwards puchased a
farm near Dyer's Store at which place he lived until his death in 1868. Many brethren
and sisters were also born with this happy pair, nearly all of whom are dead,
except, perhaps, Mrs. Jno D. Thomasson now of Bedford, Ind.
Eggleton was a kind mother, a loving wife, and good neighbor. Mrs. E. left two
children, fourteen grandchildren and fifty-five great grand children and many
kind friends to mourn her death. She was never a member of any church, but all
who knew her believe she went to her rest as a good child of God.
(From a clipping found in the family bible of Eliza
R. A. P. are the initials of Robert Allen Prunty.)