Rose was born in 1808. Rose Horton ... She passed away in 1888. 
Extracted from: The Burr Oak Acorn Thursday, October 11, 1888 Page 4 Column 1 & 2
MRS. AMANDA WHITMAN
Was born at Port Gibson, New York, October 7, 1808 and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Amos Hopkins, two and one half miles east of this place, October 2, 1888, hence her age was four score less five days. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. H.W. Thompson from the house, October 5, and the remains were interred in what is known as the Adams burying ground.
The deceased was married at Williamson, Wayne County, New York, September 17, 1828 to John S. Whitman. They resided in the above named place until 1853, then moved to Branch County, where she has since resided and as a consequence, was one of the old pioneers of this section.
She was left a widow at the age of 26 years, with four children, three sons and one daughter, two of whom still survive her, Reverend B.H. Whitman and Mrs. Amos Hopkins, the former now residing at Norwood, Charlevoix County, Michigan, and the latter, two and one-half miles east of this place.
Five years ago Mrs. Whitman me with a sad misfortune, the breaking of one of her limbs and owing to her old age never fully recovered from the shock to her nervous system, though the painful fracture had entirely healed. Two years later, in the month of July, she was the victim of a still more shocking calamity; that of losing her eyesight entirely, but bore up under her sad misfortune with a determination characteristic only of old pioneers, who had learned to be patient through every trial.
She enjoyed a visit from her son, Rev. B.H. Whitman, some three weeks since, and seemed to be in much better health and spirits than usual.
On Tuesday, however, the cold hand of death was stretched forth and she was called away to the land where no sorrow and pain is known. She arose in the morning in apparently as good health as usual, partook of breakfast with the rest of the family. At about 11 oÂ’clock she was sitting in her arm chair. Her head suddenly dropped and she expired instantly without apparent pain.
Mrs. Hopkins was the only child that followed her to her last resting place; Rev. Whitman being ill and unable to be present in consequence.
The family have the sympathy of the entire community.
Extracted from: The Burr Oak Acorn Thursday, October 11, 1888 Page 4 Column 3
The family of the late Mrs. Emma* Whitman, desire through the columns of the ACORN, to express their thanks to the friends and neighbors who showed their sympathy and regard to the family in their recent sad bereavement.
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