Girard Gazette, Thursday, 17 March 1898, page 1 column 4:


Nancy Bivin (nee Hays) was born October 25, 1838, was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Hays and was born and reared here. She was united in marriage to W. T. Bivin in January, 1862. Of this union there was born to them eight children, three of which preceded her to the grave. She made a profession of religion in 1838 at a meeting held at the Franklin school house, conducted by Uncle Bird England and Rev. Dimmit and united with the M. E. church North, and after some years moved her membership to the M. E. church South, with which organization she remained until 1895. She got a letter and in 1896 united with the Union Baptist church, where she remained until the Master said, "your work on earth is done; come up higher to dwell with those dear ones who have gone on before." She died March 11 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Pierce Jones, in Morgan county, where she had been for some time waiting on her daughter who had been poorly for some time. She had neuralgia of the heart and lung fever and was only sick a short time. The remains were brought home Saturday and on Sunday morning were brought to Union Chapel, where a short burial service was conducted by Elder _____ Rice, assisted by Rev. A. M. Stamper, after which the remains were interred in the new addition to the cemetery. There was a very large crowd in attendance at the funeral. She leaves a husband, five children-- three girls and two boys and two brothers and two sisters, and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her sudden taking away the bereaved family deserve the sympathy of all in this their greatest loss, that of companion and mother.