Virginia Obituaries - 1901 - Joseph A. Haislop / Heislop

Death of Joseph A. Heislop

On July 1, 1901, surrounded by many sympathizing friends, the remains of J.A. Heislop, Esq., were committed to the grave. He was born in Spotsylvania county Oct. 28, 1836. He had been sick several months, and confined to his bed since early in April. He spent two weeks in the Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg and returned to his home in the county just two weeks before his death.

Through all of his protracted illness he bore his sufferings with Christian fortitue. A few nights before his death he called his family to his bedside and there in the stillness of night, alone with his family and death waiting to claim him, in a quiet and unexcited manner, told them of his fast approaching end and his willingness to die, and gave instructions in regards to his burial and bade them an affectionate good-bye.

Funeral services were conducted by Dr. Wm. Seaman. The pall-bearers were: R.J. Morris, E. Walstead, H.T. Beasley, E.E. Rice, J.W. Hart and W.H. Miller. The interment took place in the family burying ground. He leaves a wife, a son and a daughter to morn their loss.

Source: Fredericksburg Free Lance July 9, 1901

Submitted by: Eileen Beales Johnson   ejohnson25@triad.rr.com

Submitter notes that the spelling of his last name should be Haislop and his death was June 29, 1901 in Thornburg, Spotsylvania County, Virginia