Name: Elizabeth Jane Hiatt
Reference Number: 3476
Birth: 11 MAY 1833 in Jamestown, Guilford Co., North Carolina
Death: 4 FEB 1907 in Pennville, Jay Co., Indiana
Burial: Pennville, Jay Co., Indiana
Change Date: 1 DEC 2002
She was 2 1/2 years old when her family moved by wagon from North
Carolina to Indiana.
. Elizabeth Jane, eldest daughter of John and Eleanor (Shelley) Hiatt
was born near Jamestown, Guilford county, North Carolina, May 11th,
1833, and died in Portland, Indiana, Feb 4, 1907, aged seventy-three
years, eight months and twenty-three days. She was one of a family of
thirteen children; four brothers and four sister still survive.
. At the age of 23 she was married to Elisha Wright in Jay county,
December 25th, 1856. To this union were born eight children, Celia E.,
James M., Emma O., Thomas J., Francis J., Lulu E., John C., and baby Willie
who preceded her to the better land more than thirty-years ago. She
leaves four brothers and four sisters, four sons and three daughters, four
grand-sons and four grand-daughters, one grand-son and one
grand-daughter having gone on before.
. She came to Jay county with her parents when about two and one half
years old, of which she had a faint recollection of incidents connected
with the old home and on the journey to the new. She has resided in Jay
county ever since, the greater part of her life near Pennville, the last
eighteen years in Portland and has been deprived of her life companion
the last 13 years. She professed faith in her Savior in early life and
when death came she did not waver, but calling neighbors and friends
about her bedside she bid them good-bye. To her children she said: 'Meet
me in Heaven; Jesus has come and I must go. Weep not, I would stay
longer but the Lord's will be done.' "She was kind and good to all about
her and none knew her but to love and respect her. She with her husband
and one daughter joined the Friends church in March, 1883, the other
children joining at other dates. She was faithful to the end of the race.
. Funeral services at the Friends church; Portland conducted by Rev. T. E.
Williams and M. B. Thornton. Burial at Pennville.
. The children return thanks all who so kindly assisted during mother's
sickness and death.
Father: John Hiatt b: ABT 1807 in North Carolina
Mother: Eleanor Shelley b: ABT 1808 in North Carolina
Elisha Wright b: 25 DEC 1831 in Washington, Wayne Co., Indiana
- Francis Jerome Wright b: 23 SEP 1866 in Jay Co., Indiana
- Celia E Wright b: 15 FEB 1858
- James Madison Wright b: 25 APR 1859
- Emma O Wright b: 23 SEP 1862
- Thomas Jefferson Wright b: 27 APR 1864
- Lulu E Wright b: 23 JUN 1868
- John Calvin Wright b: 12 FEB 1871
- William Pierce Wright