Today I am featuring and remembering a family member through marriage. This is the obituary of Finneta Gannaway who married one of my third great grand uncles Jacob C Zion. Jacob was her second husband. Jacob is brothers to my third great grandfather McCormick Zion
On the 4th inst occurred the death of Mrs. Nettie Zion, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Shelladay, 4 miles northeast of New London.
Mrs. Zion was just recovering from a severe spell of sickness which had confined her to bed for several weeks,when she was again stricken down, this time with stroke of paralysis. In this, her last illness, she was unable to speak during the entire time, covering a space of more than 4 months, and a great portion of that time could not turn herself in bed.
The funeral took place at the church at Pleasant Grove, yesterday, and the remains laid to rest by the side of her last husband in the cemetery at that place. The services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Carter, of the C.P. church, of which she was also a member.
She was born in Buckingham county, VA, Aug.27th 1805. Was married to Wm. Williams, Aug. 1823, who died in 1833. Married again in July 1836 to Jacob Zion, who died Sept. 1869.
Her first marriage was blessed with six children, two of whom are yet alive, and three by her second, one of whom survives his mother.Interesting family history tidbit is that Finnetta's sister Elizabeth " Betty " was married to Jacobs son John D. Zion. So John's sister in law married his father so she was his step mother and his sister in law. And though only related through marriage interesting tidbit is that Finnetta's and Betty's parents William the 2nd and Sarah " Sally" were cousins. Not sure if first cousins or later but still cousins which probably was some what common then.
Well that is it for Sunday Obituary sharing. Have a great day, and if you think we may be related please let me know.. Grace