Cherokee Phoenix


Published November, 11, 1832

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At Oougillogee, of the consumption, on the morning of the 21st ult. Mrs. SUSAN NAH C. WATIE, aged about forty six.

The subject of this notice was a Cherokee, born amidst the ignorance which then enshrouded her countrymen. Like them she was brought up without any hope of enjoying the blessings of civilization and the comforts of religion. Through the kind Providence of God, however, she lived to enjoy the one, and died supported by the other.

Although she was herself ignorant of letters, or of any other language but her own, she manifested the greatest desire that her children might be educated and instructed in the paths of virtue. Her exertions in support of a desire so commendable were such as are not common to be met with in persons of the same limited advantages. Those of her children who survive to mourn her loss can never forget with what anxiety she watched over their morals-how worthy of imitation was her example before them, and what parental authority she exercised to keep them from the vices and temptations of youth.

She was an exemplary member of the Moravian Church for upwards of ten years.- During her lingering illness she exercised a spirit of submission to the Divine Will, and expressed her willingness to depart looking to the merits of her Redeemer as her only hope of a blessed immortality.


DIED- At Haweis, missionary station, Oct. 23rd. Mr. JOHN WALLIS apparently about 20 years of age. His disorder was believed to be a bilious fever.- He had been taken sick nearly two weeks previous in Carroll Co. Georgia-was confined to his bed three or four days, then resumed his journey on foot and alone, ' reached the place where he died, on the twentieth of October. He was returning to his parents who he said resided in Tennessee, 35 miles from Nashville. He named the county,and perhaps the town where they live, but they are not recollected. He was not apprehended to be in immediate danger until it was too late to make further inquiries.

Should this meet the eyes of his weeping parents, brothers, and sisters, it will be a small alleviation of their grief to know that though their dear departed relative bade farewell to earth among strangers, they were those whose hearts were touched with sympathy from the first moment of his arrival, which continued with increasing interest while he lived. He greatly endeared himself to them by his patient and unassuming deportment.

May his bereaved friends remember the injunction 'Be still and know that I am God.' May young persons remember that youth and health and loveliness furnish no security against the approach of the 'king of terrors.'