Appeared in the Southern Christian Advocate (unknown date)
BRAMETT -- DIED, on the 8th of June, 1873, Mrs. SARAH D. BRAMLETT, wife of Rev. Reuben Bramlett, in the 77th year of her age.
The deceased was a native of Virginia, and came with her parents to South Carolina in her childnood, and settled and married in Greenville County; where she has lived for over 70 years, and raised a large family--having at her death some 68 grand children, 11 children--9 sons and 2 daughters-- and the majority of them have large families living in this county. At one time during the late war, 20 of her sons and grandsons were in the army, fighting for the principles they believed to be right. The Indians had scarcely left their hunting grounds in our county, and the echo of their war songs had barely ceased, when she adopted it as her home. The people of her generation have nearly all passed away. Her husband, Rev. Reuben Bramlett, still survives her, at the advanced age of 83 years, having lived together for over a half century in the enjoyment of a domestic felicity and contentment that few of the present or past generation have ever experienced.
Mrs. Bramlett was a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for over 50 years, and her influence was like that of a true mother's love--like the silent dews of heaven, it was ever cheering and refreshing around the family circle, and will transmit its religious power to her latest posterity; for one of the grand aims of her life was to teach her household in the faith that
There is a land of pure delight,
Where saints immortal reign;
Infinite day excludes the night,
And pleasures banish pain.
For months before her death, she daily and hourly expected the dread summons, and although suffering the most excruciating agony from Cancer, she was resigned to her fate, and could say, with the patriarch Job, "All the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come." And thus has she left to her numerous friends and relatives a consolation that is sweeter than life and stronger than death; for above the bloom of the grave will arise the light of a pure and honest life.
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