John Griffith

From the Athens Post, July 9, 1852 DIED--At his residence in Bradley county,on the 21st of June, John GRIFFITH, in the 44st year of his age. His disease was of the most singular character, (even the name unknown) having baffled the skill of the physicians for a period of nine months, during which time his intense suffering was borne with Christian [illegible] until the last, with unreluctant resignation, he yielded his soul into the hands of Him who gave it. The deceased was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, which he adorned by the true piety and uprightness in his walk and conversation. But he has exchanged this world for a better.

Sweet be thy rest--the days are past
that brought but grief to thee--
The silent grave shall be more blest,
Whence all earth's troubles flee.
Thy home's on high, where countless years
Shall roll its myriads past.
And skies behold no gathering clouds,
Or storms around them cast.
J.H.G.

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