Death of Tillotson O'Bryan
Contributed by Mr. Carol McLean   April 20, 2006
From the Fayetteville Observer, Wednesday Morning, July 29, 1840

Another Revolutioner Gone

Death in all forms is terrific, but much more so does it appear, when its object is suddenly
seized upon, and at once destroyed by its powerful grasp. Tillotson O'Bryan, Esw. Suddenly 
departed this life at his residence in Richmond County, N. C., in the 82nd year of his age, 
about 11 o'clock of the evening of the 11th of July 1840. He took supper as usual, and retired
to bed, and was taken with the Asthma and died in a few minutes. Thus he was a lifeless corpse 
who a few minutes before was cheerful and apparently in good health. Mr. O'Bryan was a soldier 
of the Revolution, and has left but six of his fellow soldiers behind him in Richmond County. 
He had been an excellent magistrate for many years, and had devoted much of his life to education 
of the young.

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