Monday, November 16, 2009

Rachael Cardin

Rachael, whose maiden name was Mitchell, was born January 11, 1808 , in North Carolina, and moved to Coffey[Coffee] county, Tenn., when a small child. She was married to Robert Cardin in 1829. There were born unto them ten children, two of whom died in infancy; all the others professed faith in Christ and joined the Baptists. Five went before her; five to follow. Her husband preceded her in death 24 years, leaving her alone with her dear children to fight and battle with the cares and troubles of this world. The Lord was her help. She was converted in 1834 and joined the Baptist church in Tennessee; was baptized by Henry Hunt. They moved to Madison county in 1837 and from there to Benton county in 1841 and went into the organization of Twelve Corners Baptist church, the first Baptist church in Benton county. She loved her church  and was beloved by her church. How hard to give her up, though she lived to be nearly ninety years old. She fell asleep in Jesus Saturday  morning, September 4, Her funeral was preached by her pastor, in the presence of a large congregation. Her remains were then laid to rest in the home graveyard, to await the resurrection morning.
September 2?, 1897, page 15

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