Eliza W. Barnwell

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Eliza W. Barnwell

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Beaufort, Beaufort District, South Carolina, United States
Death: Died in Beaufort, Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States
Place of Burial: Beaufort, Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Capt. John G. Barnwell and Sarah Barnwell
Wife of Sen. Robert Woodward Barnwell (D-SC)
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 Charlotte Bull Elliott; Mary Howe Barnwell; John Gibbes Barnwell and Ann Bull Walker

Managed by: William Chandler Lanier Jr.
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About Eliza W. 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 W. Barnwell's Timeline

1807
November 8, 1807
Beaufort, Beaufort District, South Carolina, United States
1829
1829
Age 21
1831
1831
Age 23
1834
1834
Age 26
1840
1840
Age 32
1845
1845
Age 37
1845
Age 37
Beaufort Beaufort County South Carolina
1850
1850
Age 42
1891
August 9, 1891
Age 83
Beaufort, Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States