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Elisabeth Ellen Brewington

Elisabeth Ellen Brewington[1, 2]

Female 1859 - 1898  (39 years)

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  • Name Elisabeth Ellen Brewington  [3, 4, 5
    Born 16 Feb 1859  Wicomico County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Gender Female 
    FindAGrave URL https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8908555 
    FindAGrave ID 8908555 
    FamilySearch ID LRTC-NB3 
    FamilySearch URL https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LRTC-NB3 
    Died 26 Mar 1898  Denton, Caroline County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Denton Township Cemetery, Caroline County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8
    Person ID I33  Main
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2020 

    Father Henry Brewington,   b. 1810,   d. 3 Aug 1875  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Sarah H. Denson,   b. 4 Oct 1818, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1896  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 4 Nov 1851 
    Family ID F1221  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Zachariah Horatio Lore Webster,   b. 18 Oct 1858, Deal Island, Somerset County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1922, Denton, Caroline County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 6 Dec 1882  Deal Island, Somerset County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Esther Virginia Webster,   b. 29 Oct 1883, Deal Island, Somerset County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1961, Wilmington, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +2. Ruth Elisabeth Webster,   b. 21 Aug 1885, Tyaskin, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1967, Wilmington, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +3. Sara Jane Webster,   b. 10 Aug 1887, Quantico, Wicomico, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1954, Salisbury, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     4. Grace Ayers Webster,   b. 29 Oct 1889, Whitesville, DE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1894, Denton, Caroline County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
     5. Ethel Isadora Webster,   b. 4 Feb 1892, Whitesville, Delaware, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1958, Wilmington, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     6. Helen Hardcastle Webster,   b. 1 May 1894, Denton, Caroline County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1974, Vineland, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     7. Ellen Webster,   b. 26 Mar 1898,   d. 26 Mar 1898  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F16  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Feb 1859 - Wicomico County, MD Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Dec 1882 - Deal Island, Somerset County, MD Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Mar 1898 - Denton, Caroline County, Maryland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Denton Township Cemetery, Caroline County, MD Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Elizabeth Brewington
    Elizabeth Brewington

    Documents
    Elisabeth Brewington Webster - Obituary
    Elisabeth Brewington Webster - Obituary
    The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, Maryland, 28 Mar 1898, Mon, Page 9

    "Death Of The Wife Of Rev. Z. II. Webster. Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun. Denton, md., March 27. Mrs. Elizabeth Webster, wife of Rev. Z, IT. Webster, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church this place, died yesterday, as did also an infant babe. Mrs. Webster was a daughter of Henry Brewington, of Salisbury, Md., and was thirty-nine years of age. Rev. J. A. Brewington, of Lincoln, Del., Is a brother. Mrs. Webster's death has cast gloom over the town, where she has lived for the past four years. Her social and intellectual qualities made her hosts of friends, who are grief-stricken at her sudden death."
    Elisabeth Brewington - Obituary
    Elisabeth Brewington - Obituary
    Denton Journal, Denton, Maryland, 02 Apr 1898, Sat, Page 3

    Death of an Estimable Woman

    Not in many a year has there occurred in Denton a death which occasioned more widespread sorrow than that of Saturday last, when Mrs. Elizabeth E. Webster passed away.

    The sad event was unexpected, and her husband, Rev. Z.H. Webster, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was until two days before attending Conference, then in session at Lewes. She grew rapidly worse, and, realizing the approach of death, spoke to her loving friends, who were always about her, and told them of her readiness to obey the Master's call. Amid her suffering her gentle spirit never faltered, and all her conversation eloquently bespoke the tranquility of her beautiful Christian character. Thus it was until the end came, shortly before noon, when all the neighborhood was overshadowed by the deepest gloom at the impending loss of a much loved one. With faltering words, in the closing moments of her earthly life, she said, doubtless with the coming light of the glorious beyond, "Death--Heaven!"

    The announcement of her death was received with the keenest grief. In her church work she had gained a wide influence, and the instruction she gave in the Sunday School and in the Epwouth League meetings, and her most pleasing social accomplishments had attracted hosts of devoted friends. The funeral services were held on Monday afternoon in the church, which was filled. Revs. Robert W. Todd, John D.C. Hanna and George L. Hardesty, representing the Conference, conducted the last sad rite. Rev. Mr. Todd read a Scriptural lesson, and the choir sang "Asleep in Jesus." Rev. Mr. Hanna offered a prayer touchingly beautiful, and this was followed by the singing of "Beckoning Hands." Rev. Mr. Hardesty read appropriate verses from the Bible, and then Mr. Hanna, who was the pastor of Mr. and Mrs. Webster before the former's entry into the ministry, addressed the congregation, paying a tender and feeling tribute, and there were few unmoistened eyes in the great assembly. Mr. Hardesty spoke very eloquently on the immortality of a Christian life, and Mr. Todd also spoke very feelingly.

    The remains were taken to the cemetery, and the the presence of hundreds interment was made. Six young men, members of Mrs. Websters Sunday School class, were the pall-bearers. Among those who are bereaved are five small children. Mrs. Webster was a daughter of Mr. Henry Brewington, of Salisbury, and a sister of Rev. J.A. Brewington, of Lincoln, Del.

    Headstones
    Z.H. Webster and family headstones
    Z.H. Webster and family headstones

  • Notes 
    • Died while having a child, who also died at the same time.  Both were buried together in the same casket at the Methodist church where her husband Zack was the preacher, in Denton, MD.  The congregation had her name placed on a stained glass window of the church.  Bettie and Hal Deveraux, Jean and Howard Miller tried to find the grave and window pane in the 1990's but were told the pane had been moved to the new Methodist Church in Greesboro, MD. They were unable to locate the gravestones in Denton although they are still believed to be there.

      Her ancestors came to America via Cornwall, England. [9]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] JSH Feb 13 2003 gedcom, John S. Howell, Jr.

    2. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    3. [S671] 1880 U.S. Census, p. 28 dist. 86, MD, Tyaskin. Wicomico, MD, Age 23, Single, born MD, Parents born MD.

    4. [S1735] FamilySearch.org, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://www.familysearch.org)), accessed 2 Aug 2020), entry for Elisabeth Ellen Brewington, person ID LRTC-NB3.

    5. [S690] 1870 U.S. Census, Household Members: Name Age Henry Brewington 53 Sarah Brewington 51 James Brewington 18 Julius Brewington 14 Elizabeth Brewington 12 Virginia Brewington 10 Sarah Brewington 8.

    6. [S687] Harrington Family Tree, Jack Harrington, 2-2.

    7. [S722] Betty (Harrington) Deveraux, Betty (Harrington) Deveraux.

    8. [S823] Beverly Bianca, Beverly Bianca, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bevab&id=I1865.

    9. [S1631] Baltimore Sun, 28 Mar 1898, Page 9.