OBITUARY of Eliza Jane (Williams) Henderson
Born: 1/22/1820, near Lexington, Ky. Died: 9/12/1905,
This document is duplicated from a copy of the original
provided to me by M. Behnke which was found in the family bible of Lucy /
Alfred French by F. Cooke.
††† Eliza Jane Williams was born in the vicinity
of Lexington, Ky., Jan 22, 1820, came to Jacksonville, Illinois in 1830. In
1831 she came to String prairie where she has resided, with the exception
of four years, until her death, which occurred September 12, 1905, at 8:13
††† She was converted at sixteen, joining
the M E church, in whose pale she spent her useful, exemplary life of piety
good works, and cheerful support.
††† She was united in marriage with Edwin
Henderson November 23, 1839, her husband departing this life April 30, 1889.
--- ---- ----- ------- never tainted the atmosphere which she breathed. Never
seeking notoriety or distinction, yet she early attained true matronly merit
in neighborhood, church, and home. One aged sister alone remains of the three
daughters and three sons of their fatherís family.
††† Four daughters and two sons remain on
this side of the dark, cold stream who have often been exhorted and encouraged
by the pious mother to consistent, holy living, and are now trusting in their
motherís God to bring them to the better country.
††† The funeral was held at the family residence,
six miles northeast of this city, Rev. W. S. Germau officiating. The interment
occurred in the family burying ground on her fatherís, Uncle Billy Williams
farm, which is now owned by J. A. Metcalf. There was a large crowd present
to pay their last respects to the memory of this noble woman.
††††††††† Eliza Jane Williams was born in
The ďfamily burial groundĒ referred to were desecrated,
but stones recovered validate the names and dates herein.
pictures of stones here.