A very Old person.
--A black woman named Phillis
, who belonged to Mr. E. O. Watkins
, of Chesterfield
, recently died at the extraordinary age of one hundred and eighteen years! At the age of one hundred and ten she married her third husband.
She retained her senses in remarkable vigor to the time of her death.
Her afflicted husband, who must have been devoted to her with a sort of idolatry, wandered off after her death and has never been heard of since.
It is feared he perished in the woods or by drowning in the river.
This is quite a remarkable story!
but we are assured on the best authority that it is strictly true.
It may be called a black tragedy.