August 1860 Obit
DANIEL WITHERINGTON died very suddenly at his
residence in Conecuh County, Alabama.
Mr. Witherington was a soldier under General Jackson and he helped to gain the noble
victory at the Battle of New Orleans. He was one of the first settlers of Conecuh County,
and was much respected by all who knew him; but the Angel of Death visited him while he
was slumbering, in his usual health, and carried him away from time to eternity, without
even a struggle. So an old soldier, a good citizen, a kind husband and an affectionate
father is no more. "C.W.S."
(1) The above obit was copied by Bill King on Feb 9, 2001 from a printed and undated
(1860) newspaper article found in an early Somerall /Witherington bible currently owned by
Mary Sue Somerall Howard of Evergreen, AL.
(2) The initials shown above, "CWS", are thought to have been of Cornelius W. Somerall,
born July 29, 1828 in SC and died August 25, 1910 in Conecuh Co, AL. Cornelius W.
Somerall was married to Mary Haseltine Witherington (1832-1893), who was the daughter of
Daniel E. Witherington and Melissa King (1805-1880).
(3) Daniel E. Witherington, Melissa King Witherington, Cornelius W. Somerall and Mary
Haseltine Witherington Somerall are all buried at Witherington Cemetery, near China in
Conecuh Co, AL.
Obit Submitted by Bill King (Houston, TX)
4th Gr-Grandson of William Witherington, Jr. and Sarah 'Sally' Stanley
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