Died Nov. 1st, 1879, Polly Miller, aged 72 years.
Mrs. Polly Salesbury was born in Cataraugus Co., N. Y. She was converted at the age of 16 years, and united with the M. E. church, of which she remained a member during her life. In 1823 she was married to Walter Miller. In 1854 she moved to Eleroy, Ills. She raised a family of 14 children, 6 of whom (3 sons and 3 daughters) survive her. She had 36 grandchildren, 28 of whom are now living, and 17 great grandchildren. She died in Howardsville, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Janet Reber. She retained her christian faith and rational mind to the last. Her funeral discourse was preached by the Rev. H. F. Gilbert from Matt. v: 4--"Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted."
From 'The Lena Star' 07 Nov 1879. Submitted by: Ida B. RODRICK WIESE on 6 Feb 2000