Memoriam for Eliza Robertson Eggleton

In Memoriam

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.

Mrs. 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.

R. A. P.

(From a clipping found in the family bible of Eliza Eggleton Prillaman.
R. A. P. are the initials of Robert Allen Prunty.)