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Description: Mrs. Anna Cheatham's FuneralDate: January 26 1888
Newspaper published in: Hartselle, AL
Source: Madison Co., AL Library
Page/Column: Page 2, Column 6
A FEW ITEMS OF SOUTHERN
INTEREST CAREFULLY CULLED.
The Condensed News by Mail,
Wire and Otherwise.
Mrs. Anna B. Cheatham, widow of Gen. B. F. Cheatham, and at the time of her death postmistress of Nashville, was buried recently. The funeral services were held at the First Presbyterian, and the remains rested upon the spot where, in 1866, she stood as a bride by Gen. Cheatham’s side, and plighted her troth in marriage to the fames warrior. Dr. Witherspoon delivered a brief funeral oration, in which he spoke of the three prominent traits of the deceased: Her supreme unselfishness, her infidelity in public and private trusts and in the attainment of the ideal state before her death. The services were attended in a body by the officials of the custom house, including the officers and employees of the post-office and the departments of revenue and justice. The burial occurred at Mount Olivet. The pallbearers were Confederate soldiers.