Elizabeth Amy Whisman Haun

  • Birth 19 Aug 1824 Jackson County, Missouri, USA
  • Death 13 Feb 1889 Los Banos, Merced County, California, USA
  • Burial Non-Cemetery Burial
  • Memorial ID 78686873

Elizabeth is buried in Los Banos, Ca. There is no cemetery record of her burial but there is evidence of her being buried in Los Banos, Ca. most likely on property that Elizabeth and her husband, Zimiriah "Zimry", owned at the time of her death. The property is now owned by the IBM Corporation so I am told although I have yet to see evidence of it. The Whisman and Haun families were well known pioneer families in the Gilroy and Los Banos, Ca. area.

Zimry and Elizabeth had a total of eleven children. Their names were: William Andrew Haun, John Henry Haun, Henrietta Haun Angel, Alice Virginia Haun, Benjamin Franklin Haun, Harvey Zimri Haun, Mahala Haun Adams, Thomas J Haun, Elisa Haun, Laura Elizabeth Haun and Serelda Haun Edgar Fisher.

Elizabeth was the Great Granddaughter of Hannah Boone Stewart Pennington. Hannah was the sister of Daniel Boone and the wife of John Stewart. Elizabeth was the 2nd Great niece of Daniel.

Copy of a letter written to Elizabeth from her Aunt Rachel King Netherton:

Polk County, Mo.
May the 19th
AD 1864
Miss Elizabeth Haun
Dear Niece;

It is with the greatest of pleasure that I take up my pen for the purpose of answering your kind letter which I received last week. We was very glad to hear from you once more and to hear that you was well and doing well. This leaves us all well and I hope it may find you the same. I was sorry to hear that Jimmy [Perhaps Elizabeth’s brother James, he is listed in 1860 census but not later] was dead but I hope he is better off than he was. Times are still very peaceable here now but I can’t tell how long it will remain so (this is a reference to the Civil War). We are getting along tolerable well. We have got our corn all planted and a cotton patch planted. We have made 50 yards of cotton cloth this winter. We got a letter from Charley [Netherton] the same day that did yours. He is still in Prison [Point Lookout, Maryland Prison after being captured at the Battle of the Big Black River May 17, 1863] but he is well and in as good spirits as could be expected. I will send you one of his letters that we got a while back. I think it will made [you] feel like fiting for it does me.
We received a letter from Will and Daniel [Netherton] a few days ago. They were both well and at Demopolis Alabama; [Confederate Parole Camp after the Siege of Vicksburg]. We received one last week from Bill Isaac [Henry and Rachel’s son-in-law, married to Jane Netherton and living in Gilroy, California] They are all well, all of the connection. They are all well except for Uncle John Whistman [John Wilson Whisman married to Hannah King, Rachel’s older sister. Went to California in 1847 with wagon train and settled in Santa Clara. Uncle John operated the first stage line in California. He died in 1870] and Levina Haun [Rachel’s niece Levina Whisman, John and Hannah’s daughter living in Santa Clara also, was married to William Haun. William was a cousin of Elizabeth Haun on her Dad’s side and married to another cousin of Elizabeth’s, Levina, on her mother’s side.] She has been confined to her bed for 15 months from miscarriage. John Whistman has fits every week. I believe all of the rest of the connection is well. They said that they hadent seen John Moodys [Rachel’s sister Mary’s husband] folk cines they moved there [Santa Clara, California also] but was going to see them soon. Lizzie this letter is a family letter. I can’t send so much or I would or I would write some to Sarah [Elizabeth Haun’s sister living in same household] and Daniel [Rachel’s brother Daniel Boone King in Platt County] and Betsy [his wife Elizabeth Leddington married to Daniel since 1815]. Brother [Daniel Boone King]. I want you and Betsy [Daniel’s wife] to write to us as soon as you get this letter. Elizabeth I think that I will try to come to see you as soon as peace is made. I want to see you all very bad. We are all the Southern people that is down [here] and we don’t dare to let that be known. Down here is a tight place for sesech [Secessionists] we ain't sesch but Southern Sympathisers. I don’t know that I could write anymore that would be apt to interest you anymore than I hope to hear from you again soon. Tell your aunt Lizzie [Elizabeth King, another of Rachel’s sisters never married and living with her sister Levina and Levina’s husband Burkett Dearing in Platt County] that I got her letter but delayed answering it. I thought that you would tell her that we are all well—that I want to get another letter from her soon. I shall have to bring my letter to a close.
Your Uncle Henry joins me in sending our love to you all give my love to all of the connections and tell Tom Dearing and Phoebe and Hannah Margaret [Tom, 17, Phoebe 16, and Hannah Margaret, 14 are Levina King and Burkett Dearing’s children, Levina is Rachel’s sister and they live in Platt County, Missouri where Henry and Rachel lived before moving to Daviess County] to write and you and Sarah must write to your old Aunt. All of the children sends their love to you all. Sephronia [Sophronia Netherton, 17, Henry and Rachel’s daughter living with them, Sophronia is Grandpa TeBe’s aunt] says that she is going to write to you soon. I close. Give my respects to inquiring friends if any and except a liberal portion for yourself.
From your most affectionate aunt until death
Yours truly God Bless you all Good By
Rachel Netherton, to Miss Elizabeth Haun

Rachel asks Elizabeth to give her letter to several of her family members and to give messages to them also. Most of those she mentions are in Platt County which is the north part of Kansas City while Elizabeth and the Hauns are in Jackson County which is east Kansas City. The two counties almost touch so it would not be too hard for Elizabeth Haun to visit the other Kings in Platt County. Elizabeth’s sister Sarah got married in Platt County in 1869 so they did visit back and forth.

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  • Added: 18 Oct 2011
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