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Mrs Elizabeth Goodridge Venable Carrington
Birth: Jul. 21, 1823
Farmville
Prince Edward County
Virginia, USA
Death: Feb. 1, 1874
Halifax County
Virginia, USA

Elizabeth was reared in the comfort of a large and well attended family. Her father had been particularly successful in business up until the crash of 1837. She experienced the financial retraction of the Venable family fortune but became engaged and married to a gallant naval surgeon in 1845. Throughout her early marriage she continued to live on and off at "Longwood" with her mother & family as Dr. Carrington's career took him to duty aboard various ships and overseas posts. In the 1860 census, the family is shown as posted at the navy yard (Pensacola), Escabria County, FL from where the Dr. resigned his U.S. naval assignment in 1861 and joined the C.S.A. Throughout the war Elizabeth saw to the education of her children while she lived at "Longwood". During this troubled period she drew increasingly close to her eldest daughter, Mildred. She and the family moved to her husband's family home, "Mildendo", in 1865. The parents tried to piece a new life together as farmers and he as the local country doctor. Mildred's marriage and subsequent move to Texas in April of 1867 greatly affected Elizabeth. She wrote to her daughter the following on 5/1/1867: "I cannot tell how sadly your absence has grieved me. I never realized at all what the pain would be until after you were gone. I even now as I write must hide my tears from your Father, or he would reproach me with them." "I yesterday tried to learn to sew on the machine-was a little successful, shall continue it. The incessant rains have kept me very much out of the garden, that would give me very pleasant employment, and since we failed to procure a gardner, either Maria's or Allen's personal attention are essential to the cultivation of vegetables. Everything reminds us of you, and you are very frequently talked of." Her children moved one by one to the West save for her final child, Nathaniel Venable Carrington, who was born in 1860 and died young. His grave has not been discovered. Elizabeth experienced health failure by the early 1870s and followed her sister, Sarah, in death at "Mildendo". 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Nathaniel E Venable (1791 - 1847)
  Mary Embra Scott Venable (1793 - 1865)
 
 Spouse:
  William Fontaine Carrington (1822 - 1883)*
 
 Children:
  Mildred Lightfoot Carrington Hutcheson (1846 - 1883)*
  William Allen Carrington (1849 - 1892)*
  Maria Nash Carrington Weems (1852 - 1920)*
  Austin Downs Carrington (1856 - 1888)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Priscilla Venable Venable (1815 - 1881)*
  Agnes Catherine Venable McGehee (1817 - 1897)*
  Sarah Scott Venable (1821 - 1873)*
  Elizabeth Goodridge Venable Carrington (1823 - 1874)
  Samuel Woodson Venable (1825 - 1897)*
  Charles Scott Venable (1827 - 1900)*
  Nathaniel Henry Venable (1829 - 1868)*
  Frances Isabelle Venable Carrington (1838 - 1885)*
  Paul Carrington Venable (1840 - 1915)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
"A devoted Christian, wife and mother."
 
Note: Private property- Not open to the public
 
Burial:
Coles - Carrington - Mildendo Cemetery
Halifax County
Virginia, USA
 
Maintained by: Jim Hutcheson
Originally Created by: MTB
Record added: Nov 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61298796
Mrs Elizabeth Goodridge <i>Venable</i> Carrington
Added by: Jim Hutcheson
 
Mrs Elizabeth Goodridge <i>Venable</i> Carrington
Added by: Jim Hutcheson
 
 
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- Anne Wyatt
 Added: Mar. 16, 2014
To my illustrious ancestor, Mrs. E. G. Venable Carrington...
- Isabella Fiske McFarlin
 Added: May. 19, 2012

- John P. Birosak
 Added: Dec. 15, 2011
 
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