Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Harrisons in:
 • Pleasant Plains Cemetery
 • Pleasant Plains
 • Sangamon County
 • Illinois
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Eliza Betty Cartwright Harrison
Learn about sponsoring this memorial...
Birth: May 11, 1810
Livingston County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Oct. 3, 1887
Pleasant Plains
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA

Daughter of famous pioneer preacher, Rev. Peter Cartwright and his wife, Frances Gaines. Wife of Peyton Harrison whom she eloped with November 13, 1827, after running away to St. Louis to get married.

When her father came home from being away, he was very angry. Rev. Cartwright said, "While I was away a sly fox crept in and stole my chicken!" It's said Rev. Peter was furious his daughter had run off with Harrison. Later he found Peyton to be a good husband and son-in-law, and when their first child was born father and daughter were reconciled. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Peter Cartwright (1785 - 1872)
  Frances Gaines Cartwright (1789 - 1876)
 
 Spouses:
  Peyton L. Harrison (1804 - 1885)
  Peyton L Harrison (1804 - 1885)*
 
 Children:
  Frances Ann Harrison Purviance (1828 - 1897)*
  Wealthy Mary Jane Harrison Purvines (1832 - 1915)*
  Peachy Quinn Harrison (1837 - 1920)*
 
 Siblings:
  Eliza Betty Cartwright Harrison (1810 - 1887)
  Cynthia Cartwright (1815 - 1824)*
  Madison A. Cartwright (1817 - 1896)*
  Wealthy Mary Jane Cartwright Mickel (1819 - 1900)*
  Sarah M. Cartwright Smith (1823 - 1898)*
  Caroline M. Newman (1826 - 1853)*
  Arminda F. Cartwright Pitner (1828 - 1917)*
  Valentine Cook Cartwright (1831 - 1886)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pleasant Plains Cemetery
Pleasant Plains
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Karen Mickel Bennett
Record added: Sep 23, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9509433
Eliza Betty <i>Cartwright</i> Harrison
Added by: Karen Mickel Bennett
 
Eliza Betty <i>Cartwright</i> Harrison
Added by: mrbrtsn
 
Eliza Betty <i>Cartwright</i> Harrison
Added by: mrbrtsn
 
 
There are 2 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

Eliza, rest in peace.
- KD Herring
 Added: Dec. 16, 2014

- Karen Mickel Bennett
 Added: Oct. 14, 2004
 
 
 Advertisement

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service