Laban Hartley Sr Obit

Steele Cemetery 

Williamson Co. Tennessee

Submitted by John L. Dodd


Laban Hartley Sr

Western Weekly Review November 11, 1843

Another Revolutionary Hero Gone.

 “Immortal may the memory be, Who fought and Bleed for Liberty

DIED, in this county, on Monday 6th ,__ Mr. Laban Hartley, Sen., age about 100 years.

Mr. Hartley was born and raised in the state of Maryland where he resided up to the

time of  the breaking out of the Revolutionary War in which he was actively engaged,  as a private, under Washington , during the war. So after gaining the Liberty , that blessed liberty that we now enjoy, he moved to Rowan County North Carolina, where he resided un to the year 1817; he then moved to Williamson County , Tenn. where he lived up until the time of his death. His remains where interred on Tuesday, the 7th, with the honors of war, by Col. Samuel Henderson and the Williamson Blues. For many long years he was the subject of many bodily afflictions.

            Often, Very Often with memory, with melancholy pleasure, linger around that spot where all were gathered with the smile of Welcome, and wreath around the many virtues the tender garlands of affection. Oh! That we may imitate these virtues that shall bloom beyond the end of fleeting time, and follow that spirit that shall glitter among the brightest gems in the crown of immortality.