Tinsley, Malachi

Kentuckiana Genealogy: Obituaries: Tinsley, Malachi
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JUNE 15, 1882 PAGE 3 COL. 3


Malachi Tinsley, of Nottingham township, Wells County, Indiana, was born in Fleming County, Kentucky, June 10th, 1816, and departed this life May 10th, 1882, aged 63 years 11 months and 5 days. He was of a family of five children, four brothers and one sister, one brother having preceded him to the spirit land at the age of twenty-one years. He was United in Marriage to Margaret E. Murray of Hagerstown, Wayne County, Indiana and shortly after removed to Randolph County; locating in Stony Creek township.
Being one of the early settlers he endured the hardships of a pioneer life, putting forth the energies of his youth in felling the forest and cultivation of the farm in the fall of 18_7 he bought a small farm near, the North line of Jay County, moved with his family, and from there into Wells County, where he has residence ever since.
At the age of thirty-three years he was converted and joined the Christan Church, of which he remained a faithful and consistent member until death.
Politically, he was always opposed to slavery. His first vote for president being cast for Harrison in 1840, he ever after adhering to the principles of the Republican party, inculcating his children the principles of freedom and right.
He was never confined to his bed but few times in all his life, having at one time an attack of erysipelas, from which he finally re coved. His last sickness was of short duration, complaining only some thirty minutes previous to his death of disease of the heart, but did not seem to suffer pain. He bore infliction with Christian fortitude never murmuring at his lot. He did not seem to be ecstasy, but expressed himself as having a good hope of eternal life through a Father. He was the father of ten children, five sons and five daughters, two sons and one daughter having receded him to the better land.
He leaves the companion of his youth, seven children, and a large circle of friends and neighbors to mourn their loss. But their loss is his enter al gain.
The funeral services were conducted by Thomas Puckett assisted by Thomas Aker, after which the remains were followed by a large concourse of relatives and sympathizing friends to the cemetery near by and there interred to await the sound of the trumpet of the Lord on the last day.

Friendship & Hope,
Kathy Foster

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