David Nunamaker Family Bible
Dutch Fork Digest, Vol III ,No. 4, OctDec, 1988
Submitted by Mrs. Elda Bailey
David Nunamaker and Elizabeth Harman was married January 20,1831.
David Nunamaker was born in the year of our Lead 1808, May the 25th.
Elizabeth Nunamaker was born in the year of our Lord 1811, November 10th.
Walter Asbury Nunamaker was born in the year of our Lord, 1833, October 27
Laurah Ann Nunamaker was born in the year of our Lord, 1835, May 18th.
Irving Hazelius Nunamaker was born in the year of our Lord 1837, April 28.
Martha Ann Elizabeth Nunamaker was born in the year of our Lord, 1844, July 31.
Wade Hampton Kyzer was born in the year of oar Lord, 1870, November 17th.
Ida Elizabeth Kyzer was born in the year of our Lord, 1860, October 23rd.
Annie Belle Kyzer was born in the year of our Lord, 1891, April 10th.
Addie Estelle Kyzer (Effie) was born in the year of our Lord, 1893, December 25.
Lillian Pearle Kyzer was born in the year of our Lord, 1899, March 21st.
Sallie Elizabeth Kyzer was born in the year of our Lord, 1899, March 12th.
Infant son born and died, November 30,1906.
Laurah Ann Nunamaker died November the 24th, 1835, aged 5 months 27 days
David Nunamaker died October 29,1881, aged 73 years 5 months 4 days
Mrs. M. A. C. Counts died June 18th, 1889, aged 44 years 10 months 13 days
Walter Nunamaker died May 27,1898
Elizabeth Nunamaker died April 15,1900
OBITUARIES: (from newspaper clippings found in the bible)
Walter Asbury Nunamaker was born Oct. 27,1832 and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, in the year 1870; was converted under the ministry of Rev. T. J. Clyde the same year; served the Church at different times as steward and other official relations; was happily married to Angaline Leaphart in 1856. To them were born eight children. Of these there are three yet living, who with his wife and many friends mourn his departure We do not sorrow as those who have no hope, for he gave evidence of his acceptance with God before he left to be with his Lord.
Died -- September 12th, Carrie Lillian, daughter of W. A. and Angelilla Nunamaker, of this district, aged 2 years three months and nine days. "Suffer little children to come unto me, for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven." "Dearest Carrie, thou has left us. Here thy loss we deeply feel, But the God that hath bereft us. He can all our sorrows heal .Yet again we hope to meet thee. When the day of life is fled, Then in heaven with joy to greet thee. Where no farewell tear is shed."
David Nunamaker of Lexington County, SC fell asleep in Jesus, October 29th, 1881, aged 7years 5 months and 4 days. The subject of this notice was an affectionate husband and father, a faithful friend, a valuable citizen and yet more, for he was what the poet calls "the high st (sic) style of man, A CHRISTIAN." Life with him meant more than bare existence, and hence he improved his time by "seeking first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness." In early life he confirmed the baptismal covenant, and adorned his profession by a godlv life. He was a worthy and an honored officer in St. Andrew's Evangelical Lutheran Church, for many years, and whilst he was charitable toward Christians of other churches, he nevertheless, loved the church of his choice. He died in full confidence of the Redeemer's merits and exhorted his wife with whom he traveled fifty years of life's pilgrimage and his children and other friends, to meet him in heaven."How blest the righteous when he dies. When sinks a weary soul to rest, How mildly beam the closing eyes. How gently breathes the expiring breast."
Mrs. Martha Counts, wife of P. Wesley Counts, Esq., and daughter of John Harmon died November 28,1889, at her home near Zion Church, in Newberry County, SC in the seventy second year of her age. She had been a member of Old Zion Church for fifty seven years; she had sustained it in its varied fortunes with her moral and financial support. Her house for over a half century had been a pleasant resting place for the preachers and they always found in her a staunch friend and safe adviser. Sister Counts possessed a fine, strong, well balanced character, candid, sincere, honest, with kindness and firmness of decision evenly balanced. Her husband trusted her, and her children rise up and call her blessed. Her friendship was true and enduring. She had passed through great affliction. The mother of fifteen children, some of whom are now dead; six of these died with smallpox the last year of the war, when that terrible malady passed through her family. She was prostrated at the same time with that disease. All her children, dead and living, who have arrived at years of maturity have been members of the Church. J. C. Counts, one of our most useful preachers in the Conference, is her son. Her death was peaceful, and we are assured that she is at rest with the Lord How submissive and patient is Brother Counts. Though burdened with age, bodily affliction and bereavement, he is contented and cheerful; he is looking up and onward to their inseparable union in heaven.
Posted 3 June 2004