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Jane Riley (Elliott) Washington (1763 - 1830)

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Jane Riley Washington formerly Elliott
Born [location unknown]
Sister of [half]
Wife of — married [location unknown]
Died [location unknown]
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Categories: NSSAR Patriot Ancestors | 1776 Project.

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NSSAR Ancestor #: P-314223
Rank: Lady Patriot
1776 Liberty Bell
Event years 1773-1789.
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Jane and William ---William had no flag for his troops before the Battle of Eutaw (during the American Revolution). Jane took her scissors and cut a piece from her red silk damask curtain and handed it to him, saying, "Let this be your flag." This flag, 24 by 26 inches, now known as the "Eutaw Flag".

The date of Jane Riley Elliott's marriage to Col. William Washington is documented in the South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine in an article titled "Records from the Elliott-Rowand Bible" appearing in volume 11, pages 57 to 71 in January 1910.


Historical Notes. The Grave of Col. William Washington, Henry A. M. Smith. The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine. Vol. 10, No. 4 (Oct., 1909) , pp. 245-248. Published by: South Carolina Historical Society.

William Washington (1752 - 1810), Contributed by Stephen E. Haller.

Sons of the American Revolution Patriot #P-314223 memorial 7656574

DAR Lineage Book (Daughters of the American Revolution, 1898) Vol. 6, Page 146

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