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Mary E. Buckner Bio
Burlington (KY) Baptist Church, 1850

      Whereas it becomes our painfull duty to record the death of our much beloved Sister Mary E. Buckner who departed this life Thursday July 11th 1850[.]

      that as i we feel bereaved in view of this death of one so signally examplary in her Christian deportment and conversation. But our sorrow is mingled with joy, for we are assured that our loss is her infinite gain; that having endured the sacrifices and toils, incident to this church militant, she has entered the blis and glory of the church triumphant.

      That Sister Buckner in her consistent life and frequent prayers has left a rich legacy to the church, a name [?] sacred in our memories and an example worthy of our imitation.

      That as a church we tender our sympathies to the surviving relations & friends of the deceased, and Expecially to Mrs. Elizabeth G. Dudly who in this dispensation of Providence must feel so deeply bereaved and that with the consolations of the Gospel, we offer the affectionate administration of our Saviour[']s, "be ye also ready, for in such an hour as ye think not not the Son of man cometh."

      Resolved that a copy of this resolution, signed by the Moderator and listed by the church be presented to Mrs. Dudly. Baptist Ch at Burlington July 20th 1850[.]
           Attest W. H. Buckner Clk
           P. C. Scott, Mod.


[From the Churchbook, page 95. Transcribed and formattted by Jim Duvall.]

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