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Eliza Barnwell

Birthdate:
Death: Died
Place of Burial: Saint Helenas Episcopal Churchyard Beaufort Beaufort County South Carolina
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Capt. John Gibbes Barnwell and Sarah Barnwell
Wife of Robert Barnwell, US & CS Senator
Mother of Eliza Woodward Barnwell; Maj. John Gibbes Barnwell; Capt. Robert H. Barnwell, CSA; Sarah Bull Barnwell; Pvt. Nathaniel B. Barnwell, CSA and 2 others
Sister of Mary Howe Barnwell; John Gibbes Barnwell and Ann Bull Walker

Managed by: William Chandler Lanier Jr.
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About Eliza Barnwell

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Robert Woodward Barnwell married August 9, 1827 Eliza Barnwell, daughter of his first cousins John Gibbes Barnwell and Sarah Bull. Their nephew, Joseph Barnwell, who said he spent more of his youth with them than with his own family, felt that she was every bit a match for her talented husband:

"She was a great reader and had the very best memory for dates and persons I have ever known. Uncle Robert always appealed to her to give him the names of persons they had met in Washington or elsewhere and dates of every character. I do not ever remember her failing. She was a fine housekeeper, and she had a special carpenter named David to do whatever work she desired done: she was fond of making changes for the convenience of herself and the family in the arrangement of their house. . . My first recollection of her was seeing her sitting at the head of the dinner table in summer in Beaufort, helping an enormous dish of shrimp from a chafing dish . . . Aunt Eliza always kept a bountiful table, as was the custom everywhere in her day." After the war, "it was not the least of her distress that it might appear that she was stinting the family or guests."

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Eliza Barnwell's Timeline

1807
1807
1829
1829
Age 22
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1831
Age 24
1834
1834
Age 27
1840
1840
Age 33
1845
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Age 38
1845
Age 38
Beaufort Beaufort County South Carolina
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Age 43
1891
1891
Age 84
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