Marlboro County, South Carolina


OBITUARY of Amanda PARKER OWEN (the youngest child of Moses PARKER):
Fayetteville Observer (we think) - c 1908

The sad intelligence of the death of Mrs. Amanda David, who lived in Seventy-First township, reached us Friday morning. Few people in this section knew her, but her family history is a little interesting. Her father, Moses Parker, moved to South Carolina from Virginia years ago. His first wife was a Miss Sands of Virginia, and unto them were born eleven sons and daughters. His second vafe was a Miss Thomas and a like number of children blessed their home by the second marriage. Aunt "Mandy," as she was generally known, was the youngest of these twenty-two, and unto her was given long life, being 87 when she died. Her father was 82 at his death. It is not often we see two lives covering so long a continuous period, 164 years; the father being 77 years of age when Aunt Mandy was born. Those who knew her never had a criticism to make of her life; it was one well spent, one we all may well covet. The monument erected to the famous men of the world never caused such a lesson to be learned as a simple glance at a christian life of seventy or more years."

Submitted by Bonnie Freeman.


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