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Rose Adele Cutts Williams
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Birth: Dec. 27, 1835
District Of Columbia, USA
Death: Jan. 26, 1899
District Of Columbia, USA

Adele Cutts was the daughter of James Madison Cutts, a government official, and Ellen (O'Neale) Cutts. Tall, with striking features and chestnut hair, her beauty, intellect, and personality made her a leading belle in Washington society. In early 1856, Sen. Stephen A. Douglas (1813-1861) of Illinois, who was then a widower with two sons, met Adele Cutts and on November 20, 1856, they were married. From this union they had one daughter, but the child survived for only a few months. Senator Douglas was defeated in the Presidential election of 1860 and died of natural causes on June 3, 1861. In 1865, Adele Cutts Douglas met Capt. (later Gen.) Robert Williams, U.S.A., and they married in January 1866. They lived for many years in army posts in the West and had six children. Two of their sons served in the army and their eldest daughter married an army officer.

Source: FAMOUS AMERICAN BELLES OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY by Virginia Tatnall Peacock (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1901), pp. 175-89.

 
 
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 Parents:
  James Madison Cutts (1805 - 1863)
  Ellen Elizabeth O'Neal Cutts (1813 - 1897)
 
 Spouses:
  Stephen Arnold Douglas (1813 - 1861)
  Robert Williams (1829 - 1901)
 
 Children:
  Robert Cutts Williams (1867 - 1921)*
  Ellen Williams Patton (1869 - 1929)*
  Philip Williams (1870 - 1942)*
  James Catlett Williams (1876 - 1901)*
 
 Sibling:
  Rose Adele Cutts Williams (1835 - 1899)
  James Madison Cutts (1838 - 1903)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 2, Site 972
 
Created by: Leon Edmund Basile
Record added: Jun 21, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27718453
Rose Adele <i>Cutts</i> Williams
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