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  • Name Jane BOON 
    Born 3 Feb 1809  Franklin County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    _UID 6156913CEEF5477AB0E6A1B6F97391E5F735 
    Died 29 Jun 1885  Freedom Township, Lafayette County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • From
      Lexington Weekly Intelligencer, Lexington, Mo. 7-11-1885: THE TOMB. At the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. S. S. Benton, in Freedom township, Lafayette county, Mo., June 29, of rheumatism and heart disease, Mrs. JANE M. MAJOR, aged 76 years, 4 months and 26 days.
      She was born in Franklin county, Ky., on the 3d day of February, 1809. She was the daughter of Wm. Boon, and was married to Joseph M. Major, February 15, 1825; and from that union they had 9 children, 8 of whom she leaves behind her to mourn her loss. She has 33 grandchildren, 30 of whom are living; she has 17 great grandchildren, 12 of whom are living. She confessed her faith in the Christian religion under the preaching of Elder Jacob Creath, Sr., and was baptised in Elk Horn creek, Ky., by Elder Josephus Hewitt in 1830, and has ever since lived a consistent Christian life.
      Through her long sickness of two years and over, she never murmured at her sufferings which were intense, and was continually praying if it was the Lord's will, to take her home, and was always exhorting those about her to be good and meet her in heaven. No one who was suffering, when she was able to go but she would try and alleviate their sufferings. No one was ever in trouble, but she could find some excuse for what they had done. She was respected by all who knew her, and was idolized by her children and grandchildren. No person ever left her door hungry or thirsty, and all the Christian graces which make woman blessed she possessed.
      We would say to the three daughters left here, to weep and sorrow not, for your mother is now enjoying the blessed home of happiness, and remember always that although your mother is absent in body, her spirit is ever watching over you to guide your footsteps in right paths, and will be ready to welcome you to that beautiful home when it is the pleasure of your Heavenly Father to call you.
      We would say to the five sons to be faithful to the cause in which you have embarked, and to ever hold in remembrance the things which your mother has taught you, and to cling to the Rock of Ages, and to rejoice that while she cannot come back to you, it will not be long at most, before you will be called on to come and meet her whom you loved so well, on that beautiful shore where no sickness, no death, no tears, no sorrows can ever come to mar the pleasures of that re-union which can never be broken, but where all will be joy, peace, love and happiness forever and forever.
      We would say to her old brother and to her grandchildren, to live and conduct themselves in such a manner that at last we may all meet her around the throne of God in heaven; to sing the happy songs of deliverance from all that in this world will make us sad and sorrowful, and will live with her and all those of our loved ones that have passed “over to the other side of the river to rest under the shade of the trees.” Her loss will be felt in this entire vicinity. Appreciation of her worth was shown by the many who followed her to her last resting place, sorrowing for one whose place cannot be filled. And well may we close this obituary with the last words of our departed mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister; “Rest in Peace,” and by the words of the Savior to his sorrowing disciples, “Let not your hearts be troubled. Ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions, if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you, and if I go not the comforter will not come.”
      Her funeral was preached by Elder C. A. Hendricks, of Brownsville, to a large and sympathizing crowd, from the text, “I am the way, the truth and the life.”
      “Asleep in Jesus blessed sleep,
      From which none ever wakes to weep,
      A calm and undisturbed repose,
      Unbroken by the last of foes.
      Asleep, in Jesus, O, for me,
      May such a blissful refuge be,
      Securely shall my ashes lie,
      And wait the summons from on high.”
      H. A. M.
    Person ID I8644  America
    Last Modified 15 May 2019 

    Family Joseph Minter MAJOR,   b. 5 Apr 1803, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1872, Lafayette, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 15 Feb 1825  Fayette, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
     1. Lucien M MAJOR,   b. 18 Sep 1831, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1902, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 15 May 2019 
    Family ID F3505  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S66], November 2014 and later.

    2. [S388] Kentuck, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850 at