Plymouth, Ills., Nov.
ELDER J. E. GOODSON - DEAR BROTHER: Please publish in the MESSENGER OF
PEACE, the death of our beloved Brother, Ambrose Bryant, member of Middle
Creek church, who departed this life July 25, A. D. 1876, aged, 66 years,
4 months and 20 days. The subject of this notice was born in the state of
Virginia, Floyd county, March 5th, 1810. Emigrated to Hancock Co.,
Illinois, in 1835, and united with the Middle Creek Church, of regular
Baptists, in 1839, where he continued a worthy member until his death.
The brethren who knew him, as well as the writer, can bear witness to his
kindness and hospitality to his brethren, and his fidelity to the church
and cause he had espoused. The church feels their loss of such a member,
and mourn his absence, though not as those who have no hope, for we
verily believe our loss is his unspeakable gain.
He leaves an only daughter and son-in-law, with two small children, who
realize their loss of such a parent, they well deserve the sympathy and
prayers of the christian community for their kindness and hospitality to
all who call on them, is worthy of commendation. O, may the good Lord
sustain them in this sore trial. At his funeral the feelings of the
community was manifested by the large crowd of solemn and mourning
spectators, who was in attendance, and Elder T. Jones and the unworthy
writer, tried to comfort the friends with the prospect of immortality
brought to light through the Gospel, after which his remains was followed
to the grave, and entered to remain until the resurrection of the just.
Messenger of Peace, Macon, Missouri,
Vol. 3, No. 3, December 15, 1876, page 46.