We found another treasure while emptying out our storage locker (from when we sold our home and attempted to get rid of everything), My mom knew I had what she thought was my grandma’s Bible, but it was actually my great grandma’s! Mom said she remembers seeing her mom sit for hours, reading her Bible. What a great legacy!

To open it and see this was such a joy and I know this is a treasure:

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And even better, to find a handwritten note by my grandma. She hand wrote her mom’s obituary, my great grandma:

Mrs. Sarah Cochran was born July 6, 1846 in Casey County, Kentucky and died February 5, 1921 being 74 years, 6 months and 24 days.

May 5, 1864, she was married to John Cochran and to this union, 10 children were born. Those living are Mrs. Nannie Young, Moorshouse, Mo (sic); Mrs. Georgia Litty, Fordland Mo; James W., Malden, Mo; Thomas, Lawrence and Mrs. Amanda Tuell of this place (Brownstown, Indiana).

She came to Indiana with her husband in 1884 and has spent the remainder of  her life in Jackson Co., sharing with him the joys and sorrows of their family untill (sic) February 23, 1892, when he departed this life leaving her to fight the battles of life alone.

Aside from rearing her own family, she had time to be the neighbor in need, often acting as physician, nurse, counselor, and comforter.

Early in life, she united with the Christian Church, and her “Delight was in the Law of the Lord.” The Bible was her daily companion and in her last years, when her sight was dim, it was her great pleasure to have it read to her, especially, the New Testament and the passages referring to eternal life. One of her favorite being, “Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.”

So after a long life of service, we will say with Solomon, “Let her own works praise her in the gates.”

Verses she quoted are as follows from King James Version:

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”  Matthew 11:28

“Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates.” Proverbs 31:31

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Mr. & Mrs. John Cochran May 5, 1864

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