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Jane Riley (Elliott) Washington (1763 - 1830)

Jane Riley Washington formerly Elliott
Born in Colleton County, Province of South Carolinamap
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Wife of — married 21 Apr 1782 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died at age 67 in Charleston County, South Carolina, USAmap
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Jane (Elliott) Washington performed Patriotic Service in South Carolina in the American Revolution.
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Jane (Elliott) Washington is an NSSAR Patriot Ancestor.
NSSAR Ancestor #: P-314223
Rank: Lady Patriot

Jane Riley Elliott, daughter of Charles Elliott and his first wife, Jane Stanyarne, was born 14 March 1763, probably at her father's Sandy Hill Plantation in Colleton County, Province of South Carolina.[1]

On 21 April 1782 she married William Washington, and they had two children:[1]

  • Jane born 1 August 1783, married Nov 1801 James H. Ancrum
  • William born 17 September 1785, married November 1807 Martha Blake, died 27 February 1830

Jane died 14 December 1830 and was buried in the Elliott family cemetery.[1][2]

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".


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Webber, Mabel L. “Records from the Elliott-Rowand Bible. Accompanied by an Account of the First Thomas Elliott and of Some of His Descendants.” The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine 11, no. 1 (1910): 57-71
  2. 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.

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