Died on Saturday night, the 23rd ult., at the house of his son, John Parish, near Carthage, Campbell Co., Ky., Richard Tarvin [i.e., Thomas Parish; Richard Tarvin was the author of the obituary -- apparently a transcriber's error], May 1842.
About 40 years since, he forsook the dangerous ground of skepticism, and as a sincere convert, enlisted under the Christian's banner, united with the Methodist Episcopal Church, where he remained an undeviating and valuable member until the day of his death. His Christian humility and practical piety secured to his memory the sincere love and veneration of all who knew him. In love feasts and in class meetings, his godliness was most strikingly manifest.
As a class-leader, he stood pre-eminent in his vicinity. His language and demeanor sealed the mouths of sceptics and revilers of Christianity. When his spirit was about to depart, a friend who attended him to the last asked him if the prospect before him was clear. He replied, not as clear as he could wish. After taking each of his relatives that were present by the hand and exhorting them to be faithful in the discharge of Christian duties, he said, "Now all is bright before me," and forthwith his spirit fled. His death has caused a vacuum which will long be felt in the Church and neighborhood where he lived.