Until Death Us Do Part

Louise Hampton O’Rear was a daughter of Enoch O’Rear (no. 163) and granddaughter of Jesse O’Rear (no. 12) who lived near Paris, Va. in Clarke County. She married (3 January 1861) Dr. Thomas Lee Settle who was Surgeon of the Seventh Virginia Cavalry, C.S.A. (a part of Turner Ashby’s command.) The following account is from a description (author unknown) of the family cemetery at Liberty Hiss, home of Benjamin O’Rear (no. 8) near Paris, Virginia:

"Louise H. Settle, who was an O’Rear, b. in 1833 and died in 1884 was buried at Liberty Hill. Dr. Settle, who served in the Confederate Army as a surgeon for the 7th Cavalry, regularly rode horseback from Paris to visit the grave of his wife. When he became blind he had himself driven by carriage and asked the driver to point him to his wife’s grave. When Dr. Settle (b. 1836) died in 1920 he was buried at Ivy Cemetery in Upperville and his wife’s body was moved from Liberty Hill and buried with him. A carved Italian marble bird bath now stands over the spot where Mrs. Settle was originally buried."