Harriet Eliza <I>Butner</I> Elliott

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Harriet Eliza Butner Elliott

  • Birth 10 Nov 1839 Beaver Island, Stokes County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 4 Jul 1916 Cowiche, Yakima County, Washington, USA
  • Burial Cowiche, Yakima County, Washington, USA
  • Memorial ID 32318177

Daughter of Christian H Butner and Mary Eliza (Maria Louisa) Leinbach.

First husband, Franklin W Williams. Three children, 1st marriage, William A, Thomas Henry and Mary Ellen Babcock.

Children of second marriage: Jay E, Jessie (Elliott) Hart, James Burr, Effie J (Elliott) Donnelly, Ola Ellis, and Donald M.

Franklin W Williams was born about 1837 in North Carolina and married Harriet Eliza Butner on or about 6 Mar 1857 in Grainger County, Tennessee, date of marriage bond. The 1860 Pettis Township, Platte County, Missouri gives his first name as Frank. However, my great grandfather's death certificate states his name was Charles. Others claim his name was Thomas. Several of Harriet's brothers who enlisted for service in the Civil War served in the 5th Regiment of the Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, as did a Franklin Williams. Franklin's Muster Date was 27 Jan 1862 into Co G, 5th Regiment Kansas Volunteer Cavalry and Mustered out of Co K, 5th Regiment Kansas Volunteer Cavalry on 27 Jan 1865.

Yakima Republic, Monday 5 Jul 1916
Mrs. Harriett E. Elliott, 79 years of age, died last evening at the family home in the Cowiche from senile decay. She leaves seven children. Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock at the family residence. The Rev. W. F. Furner of the First Church of Christ will officiate and the body will be interred in the Cowiche cemetery.

Washington Digital Archives Death Record states she died in June.



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  • Created by: Beverly Williams
  • Added: 21 Dec 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32318177
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harriet Eliza Butner Elliott (10 Nov 1839–4 Jul 1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32318177, citing Cowiche Natchez Cemetery, Cowiche, Yakima County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Beverly Williams (contributor 46776743) .