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Elizabeth Van Hooser Stewart
Birth: Sep. 15, 1788
Montgomery County
Virginia, USA
Death: Aug. 27, 1843
Hancock County
Illinois, USA

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Daughter of Abraham Van Hooser and Mary Williams

Married - William Stewart, abt 1807, Overton County, Tennessee

Children - Squire Stewart, Riley Stewart, Levi Stewart, William Jackson Stewart, Urban Van Stewart

Death - Stewart, Elizabeth. Sometime between 21-28 August 1843 at Nauvoo; 54 years old; bloody flux [dysentary or bloody stools]. (Nauvoo Neighbor 30 August 1843; Nauvoo Sexton Record, page 8.)

Seventy eight deaths were reported in the 3rd Ward of Nauvoo, Illinois out of a membership of 975. Only fourteen records indicated more than just "dead." Elizabeth was not included in the fourteen names.

History of Elizabeth Van Hooser - Born abt 1788/9 in Montgomery County, Virginia, the daughter of Abraham Van Hooser and Mary Williams, moved with her parents to Grainger County, Tennessee and later to Overton County, Tennessee where she met and married William Stewart b abt 1786 in Greene County, Tennessee, the son of Joseph Stewart and Sarah Gilbert.

The early marriage records of Overton County, Tennessee are missing, but the Legislative Petitions of 1824 list a petition of William Stewart from Overton County, Tennessee asking to be granted a divorce. Elizabeth and her husband moved to Madison County, Illinois where one of their sons was born, but returned to Overton County, Tennessee where they lived until their divorce.

After that William Stewart md 2) Rebecca Llewellyn and moved to Fayette County, Illinois where he is found in the 1830 census. About 1834 he moved to what became Lee County, Iowa and is listed in the 1836 Territory Census there but died in 1837. His widow is listed in the 1840 census of Lee County, Iowa.

As for Elizabeth Van Hooser, she is listed in the 1830 census of that county. After her parents died, she moved to Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois where she died in 1843. Elizabeth's posterity is numerous.

History of William Stewart - Born in Stokes (or Forsyth) County, N.C. about 1780, went with his parents to Overton (then Davidson or Sumner) County, Tennessee when rather young. There he married Elizabeth Van Hooser (or Van Hoosen), daughter of Abraham and Mary (Wilhelms) Van Hooser. They moved about 1811 to Madison Co., Ill., to which locality other members of the Stewart family also removed. However, they returned to Overton County during the War of 1812 and remained a few years before going again to Illinois.

William left his family, it is said and subsequently married Rebecca Llewellyn. He moved to Iowa with Rebecca and is believed to have raised several children by her. Elizabeth and her children lived for many years in Madison County, Ill, where she became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints about 1836. She died in Nauvoo, Illinois in 1842. Children of William and Elizabeth, all born in Overton Co, except Levi, who was born in Madison Co., Illinois.

Grandson, Henry Pulaski Stewart, buried in this cemetery.


*Joyce Lindstrom, Van Hooser Book
*Stewart Clan Magazine, June 1947
Vol XXIV: No 12
*Family record of William's son,
Urban Van Stewart of Beaver, Utah

Info obtained from:
*1830 census of Madison Co., IL
*Marriage record of Madison Co., IL
*1850,1860,1870,1880 censuses of Utah
*Nauvoo death records
*Springville Ward records
*Salt Lake Ward records
*Early Church Information Files
*Springville Cemetery record
*History of William Jackson Stewart &
Sarah Dickens Gentry 
Family links: 
  Abraham Van Hooser (1756 - 1834)
  Mary Williams Van Hooser (1760 - 1844)
  William Stewart (1788 - 1837)*
  Squire Stewart (1808 - 1809)*
  Riley Stewart (1810 - 1866)*
  Levi Stewart (1812 - 1878)*
  William Jackson Stewart (1814 - 1884)*
  Urban Van Stewart (1817 - 1898)*
  Mary Van Hooser Reece (1783 - ____)*
  Abraham VanHooser (1786 - 1846)**
  Elizabeth Van Hooser Stewart (1788 - 1843)
  Jane Van Hooser Howard (1792 - 1847)*
*Calculated relationship
Old Nauvoo Burial Grounds
Hancock County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Block 2, Lot 5, Grave 9
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Record added: Jan 22, 2007
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