Virginia Free Press
Vol. 1 NS
Microfilmed by West Virginia University Library, 1959. Digitized for Harpers Ferry National Historic Park under grant from Harpers Ferry Historical Association
At Harper's Ferry, on the first of January, 1865 , in the 87th year of her age, Mrs. ANN C. STEPHENSON, relict of the late Major James Stephenson, (well known as our Representative in Congress many years since, and a gallant officer in the Indian war of 1791 .) The deceased was a lady of great energy of character, and retained her faculties to the last. She was extensively known and esteemed by many friends.
On the 13th of May, 1864 , Mr. GEORGE W. SAPPINGTON — aged about 64 years. He was for a number of years a popular Deputy Sheriff; and though a faithful public officer, he delighted in befriending the distressed. There are many- friends remaining to cherish the remembrance oil his virtues. .
" In honor's path he ever firmly trod, .
And lived, and died, the noblest work of God, .
An Honest Man." .
Just to his word, in every thought sincere: .
Who knew no wish, but what the world might hear.