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MARY I. MOBLEY, SC Noble Confed. lady d.1892
Posted by: Nancie O'Sullivan Date: February 11, 2002 at 09:49:07
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Article from CONFEDERATE VETERAN mag.,
dated 1899, page 302. { This is not my family,
only post articles.}
MRS. MARY ISAIAH MOBLEY was born Nov. 20, 1820, near
Winnsboro, S.C. Of pious parents, she early testified to her own piety by choosing these words to embroider on her
" Children in years and knowledge young,
Your parent's hope, your parent's joy,
Attend the counsel of my tongue,
Let pious thoughts your mind employ."
This counsel she followed herself and elevated those around her by her example. In early life she was married to her cousin, DR. ISAIAH MOBLEY, a highly accomplished gentelman who graduated at Chapel Hill, N.C. at the SC College and at the Medical College at Charleston. He died in 1859, leaving his wife the mistress of several extensive plantations and many slaves. Accustomed to wealth, she ruled wisely and mercifully, endearing herself to her many slaves. She was a beautiful and richly endowed by culture.
Such a woman as MRS. MOBLEY was were as naturally a product of the South as are the flowers that spring from her soil. She gave her only son to the cause of the South. He was but 16 years old and served under Capt. O. Barber until his death. After his death the mother, still with undaunted courage, faced the darkening future. She did much noble work among the sick, wounded and dying soldiers who came her way, and letters came to the day of her death from those whom she had befriended; and from the same sources letters came to the bereaved family after her death, which occurred in May, 1892 at the age of 72 years. "The Oaks",
her beautiful home, was burned Nov. 27, 1891.

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