Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The New Friendship church has sustained a great loss as we deem it in the death of Bro. James A. Barnes who died of Swamp Fever at this residence in Saline county. He was one of the most active and working members in the church; and a worthy and useful man in the community. We will miss him greatly, and yet we are assured that our loss is his eternal gain. May the bereaved wife and orphan children be blessed and comforted by him who is able to “comfort us in all our afflictions.” A.T.
December 10, 1885, page 3