|Birth: ||May 23, 1840|
|Death: ||Aug. 12, 1927|
Mrs. Cora Pritchartt Williams - The Shenandoah Chapter, as well as the Virginia Division, U.D.C., suffered an irreparable loss of Mrs. Cora Pritchartt Williams, widow of Gen. James H Williams, who was one of the notable lawyers of the Shenandoah Valley and a gallant Confederate soldier. Mrs. Williams death came at the ripe age of 87, an her service for the Southland began with her employment in the Confederate Treasury, where as a girl, she was given the important task of signing and registering bonds of the Confederacy. Her devotion to the cause whose sun went down at Appoxottox was evidenced by her never-flagging efforts to keep alive the memories of the south and instill into the hearts and minds of Southern youth the principles for which their fathers died and the heroic sacrifices of the hosts of Lee and Jackson.
Processing a brilliant mind and as enviable apitude for writing, Mrs. Williams was peculiarly fitted for her chosen work, and to her zeal and initiative is due the organization of Shenandoah Chapter, U.D.C. The State organization realized her ability and appreciated her unfailing interests in the Daughters of the Confederacy, and for a time she served as Treasurer of the Virginia Division. She contributed frequently to periodicals and papers and was a member of the American League of Penwomen, among whom she numbered many distinguished friends. The "Winchester Star", in chronicling her death, said; "Her retentive memory, coupled with remarkable mind, gave her a prestige which her association enjoyed, and even in the shadow of death.
Notes: Cora was d/o Lewis Samuel Pritchrtt and Roxanna Grigsby from Fairfax Co Va. Cora had a sister Sarah Jones Pritchartt died during Civil War in Richmond where Cora was selling War Bonds. Another brother Thomas Alexander Pritchartt worked for Alexander RR died in Louisa Co during the Civil War as a civilian. All of this is under study as we continue to look for burials. Alexander died during the Civil War and this is under study.
James Harrison Williams and Cora also had a son listed on census. He died young - burial not found or in this plot.
Lewis Samuel Pritchartt (1815 - 1860)
Roxanna Grigsby Pritchartt (1815 - ____)
James Harrison Williams (1836 - 1903)*
Nannie Washington Williams (1871 - 1947)*
Cora DeMovell Pritchartt Williams (1840 - 1927)
Sarah Jones Pritchartt (1844 - 1863)*
Created by: Anne Rupert
Record added: Jan 25, 2001
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