Excerpt from The Gospel Messenger, 1886, Vol. 8: Devoted to the Primitive Baptist Cause
On the 23rd day of December I was married to Miss Mary A. Hudson, with whom I lived pleasantly 'till July, 1861, when she died. She gave birth to ten children; eight'of them are living, seven of whom joined the same church to which I belonged. In February, 1864, I married a Mrs. Champion, a widow, whose maiden name. Was M. A. Sewell, who gave birth to seven children, four living, and three died in infancy. My circumstances, in a pecuniary sense, were good up to the late war, when all my property, except land and household property, was taken and destroyed; since which time, by the agency of a very treacherous and corrupt man, I have lost my land, and am liv1ng on a thousand dollar homestead, with a judgment hanging over me.
In the foregoing, response to the suggestion of Brother Mitchell, I have condensed all I could.
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