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 Cora DeMovell <I>Pritchartt</I> Williams

Cora DeMovell Pritchartt Williams

Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
Death 12 Aug 1927 (aged 87)
Shenandoah County, Virginia, USA
Burial Woodstock, Shenandoah County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 5172006 · View Source
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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.

Her mother, Roxanna Grigsby Pritchartt was alive after 1880 and living in her household in 1880. She may be in family plot, however death date not established

On Paternal side of Cora Pritchartt she stated the following -:

LDS Baptism: 7 Nov 1989 JRIVE
LDS Endowment: 2 Jan 1990 JRIVE
LDS Sealing Child: 5 Jan 1990 JRIVEied possessed in Fairfax Co. which said dower John F Buckley purchased from Mary Ann Buckley . (In Will of John Buckley, , wife's name Mary, Susanna, youngest dau (unmarried 1820 dau Ros e - Wit, Thomas Robert, Benj, Pollard. Fairfax Co Oct Court 1821. ordered that Travis Pritcha rt, Elisha Jenkins, John Bowen, Peter Jett and Russel K Wigginton or any three of them bein g first sworn to do inventory and apperaise all and singular, the estate of Joshua Buckley de c'd which shall be presented to their view and that the Exctrs return the same to the court . They were duly sworn Nov 15, 1821. Ref. Pensions, Vet's Records U S Archives Washington D. C. Note: Joshua Buckley (1750-1821 , son of Wm of Loudoun Co Va and following Joshua Buckle y (1760-1827) of Frederick Co Va were apparently both grandsons of Joshua Buckley, d. 1750 Fr ederick County. Joshua Buckley b. 1760 enlisted August 20, 1779, Winchester. Capt Wm Frier s Co. Deed book P page 204 March 7, 1817 to April 9, 1817 was his grandfather Joshua Buckle y d. 1750 Frederick Co Va rank of Captain? I (author of this Wade Emison) ) have a photostat of a letter written by Cora de Mouvelle Williams (grandaughter of Travis Pritchart) she wa s 79 when the letter was written in 1919. The letter states that grandmother Pritchartt was t he daughter of Captain Joshua Buckley and the wife of Travis, But I am now inclined to believ e that she was the grandaughter of said Capt Joshua Buckley. more notes by author: In lookin g over the Overwahrton Parish Reigster again it occurred to me that this might be the way som e of the genealgy goes. D Pritchet, Elizabeth wife of Philip Pritchet January 29, 1739 M Pri tchet, Lewis & Mary Lattimore, March 31, 1744 D Pritchett Philip Senior November 14, 1744 B . Pritchett Lewis son of Lewis and Mary Pritchett Feb 17, 1748

Her grandmother Pritchartt was Rosa Buckley born 1788 wife of Travers Pritchartt.

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  • Created by: Anne Rupert
  • Added: 25 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5172006
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Cora DeMovell Pritchartt Williams (23 May 1840–12 Aug 1927), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5172006, citing Massanutten Cemetery, Woodstock, Shenandoah County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Anne Rupert (contributor 21366448) .