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Henry Middleton Stuart

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Henry Middleton Stuart

Birth
Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA
Death
9 May 1872 (aged 69)
Burial
Beaufort, Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA Add to Map
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He married Ann Hutson Means on May 11, 1826; daughter of Robert Means and Mary Hutson Barnwell. His principal plantation was at Page's Point on North Wimbee Creek on Kean's Neck. He was elected to the Board of the Beaufort College in 1834 and represented St. Helena's parish in Convention in 1860. His home at Page's Point was destroyed by a Union raid on January 1, 1862, but by then the Stuarts were refugees in Camden. Returning to Beaufort after the war, he bought back his old home in town, obtained funds from his pre-war factor in Charleston, William Ravenel, and set up a steam cotton gin. Before the war the planters had ginned their own cotton. Stuart was very successful and in a short time had the field virtually to himself.

Ann Means Stuart died in Flat Rock, N.C. on May 11, 1862. Henry married again on December 2, 1863, to Ann's sister, Sarah Barnwell Means, (widow of Thomas Fuller, Jr.)

Henry died on May 9, 1872, and Sarah on June 14, 1879 in Beaufort.

Henry and Ann had ten children:
1. Ann Means Stuart, born September 10, 1827; died, unmarried. June 29, 1905
2. Robert Means Stuart, horn May 30, 1829; died, June 25, 1829
3. Mary Barnwell Stuart, born May 7, 1830; died, unmarried. May 29, 1846.
4. Isabel Stuart, born November 4, 1831; died, unmarried in Beaufort, May 31, 1873
5. Charlotte Stuart born September 18, 1833, married General Stephen Elliott and died April 25, 1868
6. Henry Middleton Stuart, born November 23, 1835, went to the University of Virginia (1852 53) and transferred to Harvard to study engineering for two years. He changed to medicine and graduated from the Medical College in Charleston in 1857 winning the Faculty Premium for Excellence. He practiced in Beaufort and married June 2, 1857, his first cousin, Sarah Barnwell Stuart, daughter of Colonel Middleton Stuart and Mary Howe Barnwell. Dr. Hal Stuart was a second lieutenant in the Beaufort Artillery when the war started.
7. Ellen Stuart, born July 11, 1841, died, unmarried. November 9, 1937.
8. Rosa Stuart, horn February 74, 1843, married the Rev. John Hahersharn Elliott, and died May 12, 1926.
9. Eliza Stuart, born April 22, 1845, died September 7, 1846.
10. Sarah Means Stuart, born September 22, 1846, married Colonel William Elliott, and died November 16. 1939.

Bio by: sticksandstones

He married Ann Hutson Means on May 11, 1826; daughter of Robert Means and Mary Hutson Barnwell. His principal plantation was at Page's Point on North Wimbee Creek on Kean's Neck. He was elected to the Board of the Beaufort College in 1834 and represented St. Helena's parish in Convention in 1860. His home at Page's Point was destroyed by a Union raid on January 1, 1862, but by then the Stuarts were refugees in Camden. Returning to Beaufort after the war, he bought back his old home in town, obtained funds from his pre-war factor in Charleston, William Ravenel, and set up a steam cotton gin. Before the war the planters had ginned their own cotton. Stuart was very successful and in a short time had the field virtually to himself.

Ann Means Stuart died in Flat Rock, N.C. on May 11, 1862. Henry married again on December 2, 1863, to Ann's sister, Sarah Barnwell Means, (widow of Thomas Fuller, Jr.)

Henry died on May 9, 1872, and Sarah on June 14, 1879 in Beaufort.

Henry and Ann had ten children:
1. Ann Means Stuart, born September 10, 1827; died, unmarried. June 29, 1905
2. Robert Means Stuart, horn May 30, 1829; died, June 25, 1829
3. Mary Barnwell Stuart, born May 7, 1830; died, unmarried. May 29, 1846.
4. Isabel Stuart, born November 4, 1831; died, unmarried in Beaufort, May 31, 1873
5. Charlotte Stuart born September 18, 1833, married General Stephen Elliott and died April 25, 1868
6. Henry Middleton Stuart, born November 23, 1835, went to the University of Virginia (1852 53) and transferred to Harvard to study engineering for two years. He changed to medicine and graduated from the Medical College in Charleston in 1857 winning the Faculty Premium for Excellence. He practiced in Beaufort and married June 2, 1857, his first cousin, Sarah Barnwell Stuart, daughter of Colonel Middleton Stuart and Mary Howe Barnwell. Dr. Hal Stuart was a second lieutenant in the Beaufort Artillery when the war started.
7. Ellen Stuart, born July 11, 1841, died, unmarried. November 9, 1937.
8. Rosa Stuart, horn February 74, 1843, married the Rev. John Hahersharn Elliott, and died May 12, 1926.
9. Eliza Stuart, born April 22, 1845, died September 7, 1846.
10. Sarah Means Stuart, born September 22, 1846, married Colonel William Elliott, and died November 16. 1939.

Bio by: sticksandstones



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