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Henrietta Wilson Elzey
Birth: Aug. 12, 1766
Maryland, USA
Death: Aug. 9, 1852

Henrietta was the daughter of of Ephraim Wilson (1726-1778) and Mary (Hayward) Wilson. She married Dr. Arnold Elzey (16 Feb 1756 - 6 June 1816).

In the 1850 U.S. Census, the widowed Henrietta was living in Washington, DC.

"On Monday the 9th instant, Mrs. Henrietta Elzey, relict of the late Dr. Arnold Elzey in the 86th year of her age. The friends of the deceased are invited to attend her funeral from her late residence on G between 18 and 19th streets this afternoon at 5 o'clock."

Sarah E. Vedder, Reminiscences of the District of Columbia, pp. 53-54.

... where Mrs. Dr. Elzey of whom I have written boarded Mrs. Elzey used a pound of "Macoboy" snuff every week where she sat in her room, it lay thick on the floor. Often I would go there and when she offered me a seed cake I would always refuse, for I was afraid of the snuff. She was a kind friend of our family, and sympathy is often of more value than money. At one time she lived in affluence though then reduced to a comfortless room (with a colored woman, 'Peggy') to wait upon her.

Sources says that Henrietta (Wilson) Elzey died in 1835; however, that must be incorrect.
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  Arnold Elzey (1756 - 1818)
Congressional Cemetery
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: R33/7
Created by: myta
Record added: Jun 20, 2011
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Henrietta <i>Wilson</i> Elzey
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Henrietta <i>Wilson</i> Elzey
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