Sarah Ann Mitchell Webb

Contributed by Jim Simmons.  Thanks, Jim

Pub. Times, September 25, 1913

        Sarah Ann Mitchell was born near Hopewell church 3 miles east of McLeansboro March 27, 1830.  And fell asleep in Jesus September 21st, 1913.  Aged 83 years, 5 months, 24 days.  She was married to John Webb, who preceded her 30 years and 1 day, December 2, 1858.  To them were born 16 children, 10 of whom lived to maturity; nine are still living: they are Robert Thomas near Hopewell, Mary E. Asbury of McLeansboro, Aletha who resided with her mother at the old home, Isaac H. of McLeansboro-County Judge of Hamilton county, Laura B. Donley near McLeansboro, John I. near Hopewell, Charles W. near Webb's Chapel, Cora Flannigan of Walpole, and Teresa Bell of Chicago.

        She had 18 grand-children and 2 great grandchildren, two brothers and a sister survive her, George J., and Benny W. Mitchell and Eliza Campbell, all of Hamilton County.

        She was converted and united with the M. E. church at camp meeting at Concord at the age of 16, membership later at Hopewell, then at Union church.

        When the new church was erected she followed the class to Webb's Chapel which was named in honor of her husband.

        This Christian woman was a splendid neighbor, a loving wife and a noble mother, all who knew her loved her, as a Christian her life was an open book of inspection, read and known by all about her.  She loved the church and its services with a willing hand open to its' needs, and hers was the home of the minister and to him she was a constant source of inspiration and encouragement.

        She was laid to rest Sept. 23, in Hopewell cemetery on the old farm where she was born, in the presence of her brothers and sister, all of her children, and many relatives and friends.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. J. Hopper, assisted by Rev. C. L. York and Wm. Weigent.

        She sleeps in death, her memory lives, and her spirit is with God and the loved ones gone before.

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