Sonton.info

Thornton Family Web Site

HOME

 

GENEALOGY

 

ANCESTRY

Samuel d.1797

James Thornton

Samuel Thornton

   William W. Williams

SW Thornton

   Eliza Jane Williams

SW Thornton, D.D.

JB Thornton

SW Thornton

   Mary Scott Gash Thornton

   Elizabeth Thornton Woerner

 

Thornton

Shreve

Henderson

Gash

 

CURRENT FAMILIES

Ruth

Alice

Charles

Elsie

Martha

Sam

John

Mary

Nancy

 

CONTRIBUTORS

Sam Thornton, Jr.

Charles Thornton

Seth Joseph Thornton

Joan Jackson

Dan Thornton

 

MISCELLANEOUS

Family Time Line

Sonton Food Industries

OBITUARY of Eliza Jane (Williams) Henderson

Born: 1/22/1820, near Lexington, Ky. Died: 9/12/1905, Greenfield, Il.

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 a m.

††† 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

Author Note:

The ďfamily burial groundĒ referred to were desecrated, but stones recovered validate the names and dates herein.

See pictures of stones here.

Copyright 2005-2006. To view .PDF files ( ), you may download the free Acrobat Reader HERE.