|Birth: ||Aug. 14, 1821|
|Death: ||Jun. 6, 1853, Liberia|
Jane was a daughter of Thomas Randolph Harrison and Elizabeth Cunningham of Goochland, Virginia.
Jane was a Christian missionary to West Africa. She married Rev. Hugh Roy Scott of Amherst county, Virginia They were missionaries at the Protestant Episcopal Mission at Cape Palmas, West Africa.
She died only a few days after joining him in Africa. Her untimely death is described in Rev. Scott's book "Day Dawn in Africa or Progress of the Protestant Episcopal Mission at Cape Palmas, West Africa" originally printed about 1858. This book has been reprinted in recent years.
"I have already briefly informed you, via England, that God, in His wise providence, has seen fit to take from us our late amiable and highly esteemed sister, Mrs. Jane C. Scott. She died of fever, after an illness of eleven days, on the 6th of June, 1853, four months and twelve days after her arrival at Cavalla. She was not supposed to be in danger thirty-six hours before her death. This event, so unexpected to herself and to us all, has excited in no breast other sentiment than, "Thy will, O Lord, be done!"
Details of her burial apparently do not exist, but she was probably buried in the churchyard of "This beautiful little stone church (St. Mary's Church) that had been built for the colony by contributions collected principally in the Diocese of Maryland" that Rev. Scott was in charge of. Cavalla and Cape Palmas lie in what is modern Liberia.
(note) There are no findagrave links to cemeteries in Liberia.
Thomas Randolph Harrison (1791 - 1833)
Elizabeth M. Cunningham Harrison (____ - 1869)
Hugh Roy Scott (1824 - 1878)
Created by: Kyle Dameron
Record added: May 07, 2013
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