From: Sandersville (GA) Herald
Titled: A Good Man Gone (page 2, col 2)
Washington County is called to mourn the loss of one of her best
citizens, Judge Sampson DANIEL, who died on Friday last, over seventy years
of age. Born and reared in this county, he has passed his three score and
ten within its limits is such a was as worthily to win and wear that which
is rather to be chosen than great riches -- a good name.
Of the dead we are wisely admonished to say nothing unless it is good
but of this man nothing but good was said while living.
From a countenance marked with intelligence, kindness of heart and
native benevolence shown out so brightly that he irresistibly, and yet
unconsciously, attracted and won the hearts of all. His readiness to
respond to calls of duty, and his fidelity to trust were seen in his prompt
and faithful service as a member of the County Board of Education, and often
as a member of the grand inquest of the county, even after weighed down by
the infirmities of old age. But best of all Judge DANIEL was an humble,
devout Christian, whose sincerity none doubted. But now life's duties are
done, and he rests from his labors.
For some months he had been declining, but about ten days before his
death he had a second stroke of paralysis, which confined him to his bed and
finally caused his death. This afflicted family have the sincere sympathy
of many sorrowing friends in their loss. Truly a good man leaveth an
inheritance -- Sandersville Herald.
John R. Clarke
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