Tuesday, July 11, 2006
More about our heritage
While entering some background genealogy for an update that one of our families sent in I found the following statement: “Sarah Chapman was remarkable for her industry, cheerfulness and gladness of heart in the Lord, abounding in good words and deeds, calling duty a pleasure and work pastime, and scattering sunshine everywhere all along her pathway in life. The memory of the life and love of such a mother is the best of all heirlooms.”
Paul Strong married this woman in April 1800. They were the parents of eleven children (including one set of twins). Their second child died at the age of two and yet she was known for this cheerful spirit.
What a wonderful heritage we can enjoy, and such individual spirit gives a mighty foundation for our very lives.