Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Noble Woman



Eufaula
Barbour County
Alabama, USA

A note on FindAGrave states that the grave is at the rear of the cemetery where it overlooks the water.

Maria DeWitt Snipes, one of our shirt tail cousins, my 3rd cousin 5 times removed to be exact, was immortalized with her grave markers. Someone really thought highly of her to give her three grave markers. The one monument is inscribed as such:

"IN ALL THE DOMESTIC RELATIONS, SHE FAITHFULLY DISCHARGED THE DUTIES AND NOBLY ILLUSTRATED THE VIRTUES OF THE CHRISTIAN WOMAN, AND A LIFE WHICH IN ALL ITS PHASES, HAD EXHIBITED THE DIGNITY OF HER NATURE, THE STRENGTH OF HER PRINCIPLES, AND THE DEPTH OF HER PIETY FOUND ITS APPROPRIATE CLOSE IN A TRIUMPHANT DEATH, IN WHICH THE DARKNESS OF THE TOMB WAS ILLUMINED BY THE STEADY LIGHT OF A CERTAIN FAITH."


This was shared on Ancestry.com and was submitted to her FindAGrave memorial, #80584251 by Lisa R. Franklin, November 17, 2011.




We should all live such a life as Maria Ann DeWitt Snipes did to be immortalized as she was.

TTFN,
Nancy



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