The Heritage of Daniel Haston


Obituary of Ann Juliet Barnes Haston
 (3rd wife of Jesse Haston)

"Death of Mrs. Haston"

A good woman Has gone to her reward.  Last Wednesday afternoon, December 28, her family physician drove into town through the snowstorm and announced to a circle of friends -- tried and true -- that the end had come and that a long and eventful life had closed.  The expressions of regret and grief were mingled with expressions of admiration for her character.  One said -- a prominent businessman here -- "she was the most conscientious woman I ever knew."  Another said -- he is now a banker in the city -- "I lived on a farm near Mrs. Haston for years; a better woman never lived.  I saw her under all circumstances, and she is a remarkable woman. Yet, another -- connected with Pritchett College, who knew her through long years, added this testimony:  "She was not only a good woman, but a brave woman -- a woman of strong character and brave at heart. Among these familiar friends there was sincere mourning at the announcement of her death. Dr. Bishop, her pastor, conducted the funeral at the home, some two miles east of Glasgow, on Friday at 11 a.m.  Notwithstanding the storm a large concourse of friends were present.  The text was: "Thou shalt come to thy grave at a full age, like a shock of corn cometh in his season, "Job 5:26."  The pastor spoke of the long life of 72 years which had closed, of the eventful scenes through which that life had passed, of the forty years of widowhood which constituted so large a part of it, and of the fidelity and Christian fortitude which characterized the career now forever closed.  The burial was in the cemetery at the homestead, the services at the grave being conducted by the Rev. Mr. Watts, a neighbor and a valued friend.  Mrs. Haston was Miss Ann Juliet Barnes, and was born in Baltimore, Maryland, February 5, 1832.  On the 16th of February 1853, she was married to Mr. Jesse Haston. This union brought her the care of two boys, ten and twelve years old, children of Mr. Haston by a former wife.  Her own children were six in number, one dying in infancy and one at the age of 18 years.  Her greatest sorrow, the event that wrung her heart most of all, was the death of her husband, who was shot down and mortally wounded on the streets of Glasgow the day after the battle of Glasgow during the civil war and during the disorder incident to that battle.  From this shock, though she lived 40 years hereafter, she never recovered.  The four living children of Mrs. Haston are Mrs. A.E. Dandridge, of Nelson, Mo.; Mrs. J.H. Jones of Charleston, West Virginia, Miss Ida Haston and Miss Anie Haston, the two latter being now the sole occupants of the home.  To these two in an especial manner the sympathy of the entire community goes out.  But in their loneliness and bereavement they have a rich heritage in the memory of their mother and the heartfelt regard of the entire community.  "Blessed are the dead, that die in the Lord."  "W.F.B"

Source:  January 5, 1905 issue of The Missourian of Glasgow, MO