Princeton Clarion dated 2/12/1891:


Mrs. Isabella Kitheart, (spelled Kithcart on headstone) who died at the residence of Mrs. Anna Martin, near Somerville, Sunday night, last week of pneumonia, was born October 20th, 1809, in

South Carolina, Chester District.


She came to Gibson county in 1814. Her husband, Samuel Kitheart, died forty years ago.


She was the mother often children, of whom only two are living.


She was a member of the United Presbyterian church for a number of years. She was a devoted Christian, loved by all who knew her. Many years ago she selected Job 14th chapter and desired her funeral to be preached from that chapter. Rev. Inman preached her funeral, using the 1st and 14th verses as a text.


After he husband's death she made her home with her sister until she died, fifteen years ago. The last six

years she was a cripple and was taken care of by the people around Somerville. She was known all over the country as Aunt Ibba. She leaves a host of friends and relatives who sadly mourn her death.


 Her funeral was largely attended, and her remains were interred in the Somerville cemetery. The pall bearers ranged in age from 60 to 75 years. They were, Aaron Smith, Ezekiel Rutledge, Josiah Duncan, Michael Foley, Nathan Martin and Elias Skelton.


GCHS, Georgia McEllhiney