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Description: Death of William HintonDate: October 20 1847
Newspaper published in: Raleigh, NC
Page/Column: Page 3, Column 4
At his residence in Greene county, Ala., on Sunday morning, the 3d inst., William Hinton, aged 63.
“Cheerful he gave his being up, and wen,.
To share the holy rest that waits a life well spent.”
The deceased was a native of North Carolina, which State he left in 1836, and came to this county, in which he has since resided. Courteous and affable in manners, and possessed of sympathy in his social intercourse, he won the affection of all who knew him. Ever fond of retirement from the disquieting cares of a public life, and surrounded as he was, with so much to attract and demand his attention at home, he sought and obtained happiness in the domestic circle, from which he diffused an influence beneficial and salutary. He evinced, in his life, the beauties of charity, that characteristic trait so essential to the true Christian, and by his numerous benevolent acts, he was correctly termed “the poor man's friend." Now that he has gone to receive his reward, and has obtained the repose so anxiously desired, his excellencies will ever be remembered and cherished with delight, by the stricken and bereft community in which be dwelt. Eutaw Whig.