Gibson Co., Ind., Nov. 14, 1860. _

Dear Bro. Goodwin: It becomes my painful duty to record the death of our beloved brother William Ross Davjs, who fell asleep in Jesus on the. 30th day of October, 1860, at his residence, near Union Meeting House, aged 50 years, 9 months and 13 days.

He confessed his faith in the Son of God, and was buried with his Lord in baptism, about 11 years before his death, and became a member of Union congregation and lived a worthy mem­ber of the same until his death. He was a kind husband and father. he served as Deacon of, the church for about 8 years before his death, with honor to himself and the church, He was ever ready to help the church to sustain the cause, and the needy was relieved and cared for. His disease was complicated and severe, which he bore with christian fortitude and resignation for some months. He leaves a kind companion, 5 children and many friends to mourn their loss; but their loss is his eternal gain, for we are as­sured he has gone to reap his reward in heaven. May the Lord enable his bereaved companion to bear her loss with christian resignation, so that she and all the relatives may live the life of the righteous, that their last end may be like his, and meet him in heaven,

"Dearest friends are doomed to sever,

And to meet on earth no more; Yet, blessed thought, 'tis not forever,

For we will meet on Canaan's shore. There, around the throne of glory,

With the blood-washed throng above, We shall meet and chant the story

Of the Saviour's gracious love.."

                                  Elijah Saulmon


The Christian Record

  January 1861, page 31