Thursday, November 12, 2015

Sarah Jane (Martin) Rollins 1834-1909

Mrs. Sarah J. Rollins, the subject of this sketch, was born in Scott county, Va. the 5th day of June, 1834. Died at her home in Waynesville 6th day of January, 1909, after an illness of about eight months duration.
She was married to James M. Rollins December 1851 in Va., where her family then resided; after seven years she with her companion and little ones removed to Missouri in the year 1858, and have since resided near this place. There were born into this home 9 children all of which grew to man and womanhood: Emily Barlow, deceased, H.E. Rollins of Dixon, Elisha M. of Thayer, Theodosia Pippin, of near Richland, Ransom R. Rollins, of Winona, John O. Rollins of Brownfield, Ida B. Morgan of near town, Thos. M. deceased and Samuel T. Rollins of Waynesville. Besides these children reared in the home was George R. Barlow, a grandson, and Chas. McDonald, a great nephew. There are 28 grandchildren, and one great grandchild.
She professed faith in Christ when but fifteen years of age and was received into full fellowship of the Baptist church in the neighborhood where she lived and where her father was then pastor. Mrs. Rollins has lived a beautiful life, and altho her death has left a vacancy in the home and grief and sadness in the hearts of her loved ones, and while they will miss her cheerful smile and kind words of council and encouragement there is consolation in the thought that she died ripe in years and rich in experience in a life of good deeds.
She leaves an aged husband who walked by her side for 57 years sharing each other's joys and sorrows, and seven children and a host of friends to mourn the loss of a good woman.

Pulaski County Democrat

15 January, 1909

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