April 17, 1861 issue of the WEEKLY STANDARD (Raleigh, North Carolina)
   Transcribed and Posted by Myrtle Bridges January 31, 2003

Sela, a Negro woman belonging to Mrs. Jane Gathings, of Union county, N. C., died on the 12th ult., aged 110 years. She was a grown woman in the Revolutionary war, and had three children when independence was declared. She enjoyed remarkably good health and retained the faculties of her mind up to the time of her death. Her conversation was interesting and instructive. She was a consistent member of the Baptist Church and died in the triumphs of the Christian faith.
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