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Clarissa Todd Bradstreet of Illinois

BRADSTREET, Clarissa Todd6, (Samuel5, Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born April 27, 1800, in Litchfield, Conn., died Aug. 23, 1889 and was buried in Franklin Grove, Ill., married Sept. 10, 1820, Major Daniel Moore, son of Daniel and Jannet (Moore) Bradstreet, who was born Nov. 6, 1795, in Hartland, Windsor County, Vt., died May 15, 1877 in Franklin Grove, Ill., when a child of 2 years, she moved with her parents to Middletown, Delaware County, N. Y., in 1802, thence to Illinois in 1844, and to Franklin Grove, Ill. in 1864. Mrs. Bradstreet was a cultured woman of charming personality, genial disposition and holiness of living. None knew her but to praise. Her obituary which appeared in the Franklin Grove Reporter for August, 1889 is as follows. Lo! A mother is fallen in Isreal. It is with sorrow that we note the death of “Mother” Bradstreet which occurred Aug. 25, 1889. She has been among us as a helper and means of strength for so many years that her loss will be keenly felt. Possessing fine physical and mental powers she devoted the last fifty-nine years of her life to the service of Christ. For some eleven years her husband was a local preacher in the M. E. denomination. Her work has been crowned with great results, it being estimated that several hundred people have been converted and vast numbers instructed and aided to live sanctified lives. “Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord.” When a child of two years, her family moved to Middletown, N. Y., where six older children taught in the neighboring schools. Although living...

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