House Elizabeth

Female 1765 - 1789  (23 years)


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  • Name House Elizabeth 
    Born 14 Nov 1765  , Chester, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
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    • online at Mocavo.com: not readable unless subscription is active; we have digitized copy from Chester County Historical Association.
    Died 4 Nov 1789  , Chester, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • The following was found at the Chester County Historical Society, 225 North High Street, West Chester, PA 19380 in a February 2003 genealogy trip by Carol & Gary Petranek:
      Memorials Concerning Deceased Friends; Being a Selection From the Records of the Yearly Meeting for Pennsylvania &c., From the Year 1788 to 1819, Inclusive,pages 25-28
      Some of the last expressions of ELIZABETH HOUSE, Daughter of Amos House, who laboured under a lingering asthmatic complaint, which she endured with Christian Fortitude to the end.--Approved by Kennett Monthly Meeting.
      About two weeks before her death, being visited by her father and one of her aunts, she said, "I have endeavoured to live the life of the righteous, that my last end might be like his."
      The next morning having an opportunity with her sisters, she said, "You are made near to me; I know what it is to tread th slippery paths of youth. I have kept my hands busied about that which I thought was doing good. Were my days to live over again, I should not employ them so much in needless things; such as decking and adorning the body as in fine linen, though I never was very fashionable;" with much more of like import, suitably adapted to their age and circumstances. In the afternoon several friends visited her, and were favoured with a solemn opportunity, to her consolation, as she expressed.
      The week following being asked by her father if her mind was easy, she cheerfully replied, "quite so, quite so." On First-day the 1st of the Eleventh-month, her aunt coming to see her, she said to her, "I have read of some that had felt the help of the spirits of others; I think I have felt the good of thine. I find but few burden bearers. I have desired to have thee present at the conclusion. I want, if thou and my sisters should be spared a little longer, that thou should put them in mind o fme. People in health and strength don't prize time, till it is too late." On Second day morning she said, "I have been ready to say, O youth youth can a youth enter the kingdom. She being in great bodily pain, siad--"Lord pity me---I hope the Comforter will come, and I shall be released--joyful news it will be." At another time, said--I now feel my mind quite easy; no fear hangs about me; I never committed any great sin in my life, but like many others, have let the cumbering things take too much hold. I have clearly seen where I missed it. I do not see any thing more to do but to die. He that knows all things, knows that I love him above all." When her pain somewhat abated, she would frequently acknowledge it a high favour; and with great fervency of spirit, said, "Lord add to my patience, that I may endure the filling up the measure of my afflictions." At another time said, "my mind is fixed upon the Lord, and has been taken from things here."
      She often expressed she felt racking pain, and in the morning of Fourth day said, "I know not whether life or death; I am fully resigned to go, but have no knowledge when." She pleasantly said to her aunt, "I feel quite easy." Her friends appearing concerned; she, after laying some time, with a countenance denoting a joyful assurance of joining the heavenly host, and with a voice not to be desribed, expressed herself, "dont distress yourselves for me; the light tha I see exceedeth the sun in the firmament--all light, all life, all love, all peace." -- A friend coming into the room, expressing sympathy for her in her afflictions, she replied, "I now feel no pain;" and continued sensible as appeared by her expressions. She quietly departed on the 4th day of the eleventh month, 1789, in the 24th year of her age.

      book found online at mocavo.com: http://www.mocavo.com/Memorials-Concerning-Deceased-Friends-Being-a-Selection-From-the-Records-of-the-Yearly-Meeting-for-Pennsylvania-C-From-the-Year-1788-to-1819-Inclusive-Volume-1/931806
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    Person ID I2368  Petranek-Mercer
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2013 

    Father House Amos,   b. 19 Apr 1742, Pennsbury, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1821, Kennett, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Townsend Sarah,   b. 10 Dec 1743, , Chester, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1777, , Chester, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Notes 
    • Marriage place from Barbara McCormick, geneslady@ec.rr.com [July 2007]. She does her own research.

      Transcription of text (Listed in the records of Kennet Square Monthly Meeting as the father of five children by Sarah Townsend)
      Detail p. 96
    Family ID F169  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S70] Diary/Personal Writings.

    2. [S57] International Genealogical Index.

    3. [S70] Diary/Personal Writings.
      Chester County (PA) Historical Society, "Memorials Concerning Deceased Friends," 1821.


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