Weekly Standard Newspaper, Raleigh, NC--Jun 29, 1859
DIED,In Wake county, on the 9th instant, at the residence of her husband, Mrs. Lucinda F. Allen, wife of Mr. W. J. Allen, and eldest daughter of Lewis and Nancy Dupree, in the 38 year of her age. She bore her long affliction with Christian fortitude, and died without a struggle, remaining in her perfect senses to the last. Besides her husband she leaves three daughters, with many friends and relative to mourn their loss The deceased had been a professor of religion for twenty-two years, and an exemplary member of the Baptist Church for nearly twenty years. A short times after she made a profession, she made a vow to God, in the presence of her relatives and friends, that as long as she lived she would spend a part of every day in reading the Word of God; and this vow she faithfully kept to the day of her death. Her afflictions were very great, yet she bore them patiently and with Christian-like resignation. Some twelve years before her death she selected her funeral text--also the hymn she desired to be sung on that occasion. The text may be found in the 17th Psalm, 15th and last verse: the hymn may be found in Dover's Selection, 2d part. Her desire was that her children should be brought up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. may God grant that a mother's prayers may be answered, not only in behalf of her children, but also of those who had the pleasure of seeing her in her last hours, and to whom she said, "meet me in Heaven."
"His calls we obey, like Abraham of old, Not knowing our way, but faith makes us bold; For though we are strangers, we have a good guide, And trust in all dangers the Lord will provide."[COM.