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Elizabeth Henrietta (Upshaw) Huggins (1812 - 1853)

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Elizabeth Henrietta Huggins formerly Upshaw
Born in Essex, Virginia, United Statesmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 10 Jun 1839 in Woodford, Kentucky, United Statesmap
Died in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 5 Sep 2019 | Last significant change: 5 Sep 2019
16:00: Alison Kilpatrick edited the Biography for Elizabeth Henrietta (Upshaw) Huggins (1812-1853). [Thank Alison for this]
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Elizabeth Henrietta Upshaw was born in 1812, the daughter of John Horace Upshaw and Lucy Eliza T. Baylor.[1][2][3]
Citing from "Genealogies of Virginia Families" (2006):—
  • John Horace Upshaw, a senator for the state of Virginia, and Lucy Eliza T. Baylor, daughter of John Baylor (deceased) of New Market, were married 25th November 1809;
  • Mr. Upshaw's will, dated 30th November 1835, was proved in Essex 18th January 1836;
  • by his last will and testament, Mr. Upshaw demised to his daughter, Elizabeth Henrietta, his "little farm called Arcadia."[1]
On 10th June 1839, Miss Upshaw married Dr. William D. Huggins in Woodford County, Kentucky.[3][4][5]
Elizabeth Henrietta Huggins, née Upshaw, died at Louisville, Kentucky on 19th August 1853, aged forty-one years.[3][6] Her body was buried in Cave Hill cemetery.[2]

Census enumerations

1840 census (U.S.)

  • William Huggins’ household was enumerated in McCracken County (township or city not stated), Kentucky, a considerable distance west of Woodford County. The household consisted of himself, aged 30–39 years, and a female, aged 20–29 years [Henrietta].[7]

1850 census

  • William Huggins, age 52, male, Physician, value of real estate £1,274, born in Ireland
  • Henrietta Huggins, female, born in Virginia
  • John Huggins, age 54, no occupation, born in Ireland
  • census place: Grant County, Kentucky[8]
The township or city was not stated, but might have been Corinth or Crittendon. ~Kilpatrick-1128


  1. 1.0 1.1 Genealogies of Virginia Families, from the William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2006, pg. 267 (accessed 2012-02-17).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Find-a-Grave Memorial no. 57992644]. Eliza Henrietta Upshaw Huggins, born 8 January 1812; died 19 August 1853; buried in Cave Hill cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky (section N, lot 104, grave *3-A). Inscription: “Eliza Henrietta / wife of / W. Huggins / daughter of / John H. Upshaw / born Jan. 8, 1812 / died Aug. 19, 1853.” Memorial created by “ctwardo,” 1 September 2010; photograph of gravestone by “babs,” 4 September 2010. Memorial online at (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2019-07-29).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Genealogical abstracts from reported deaths, the Louisville and Nashville Christian Advocate...1852–56. Elizabeth Henrietta Upshaw (1812–1853). Transcript by Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith; online at (accessed 2010-04-29).
  4. Wilson, Dona Adams, comp. and ed. Woodford County, Kentucky. Marriage Bonds and Consents 1831–1861. (pub. January, 1999.) Extract: Huggins, William and Henrietta E. Upshaw – 10 June 1839. Bondsman: Richard G. Jackson. Consent: E.H. Upshaw (self). Photocopy from research commissioned from the Woodford County Historical Society, Versailles, Kentucky; transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 19 February 2016.
  5. Kentucky Marriages, 1785–1979. William Huggins and Henrietta Upshaw, Woodford County, Kentucky, 10 June 1839. Index online at (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2015-04-30).
  6. Smith, Jonathan Kennon Thompson, comp. "The Louisville and Nashville Christian Advocate, and the Nashville Christian Advocate, 1852-56, 12 January 1854.” In, Genealogical Abstracts From Reported Deaths (comp. 1997). Extract of death notice for Elizabeth Henrietta Huggins née Upshaw, daughter of the late Horace and Lucy E. Upshaw. “ELIZA HENRIETTA HUGGINS w/o Dr. W. Huggins; d/o late John Horace and Lucy E. Upshaw; born Essex Co., Va., Jan. 8, 1812; moved to Ky., 1837; died August 19, 1853.” Online at Tennessee GenWeb, (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2015-11-29).
  7. U.S. 1840 Census. William Huggins, McCracken County, Kentucky. Original record: NARA (Washington, D.C.), archival ref. microfilm 119, pg. 85, image no. 75. Microfilm copy held by the Family History Library (Salt Lake City, Utah), FHL film no. 0007830; digital image online at (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick by subscription, 2012-02-17).
  8. U.S. 1850 Census. William Huggins, age 52, with Henrietta (34), and John Huggins (54); in Grant County, Kentucky. Original record: Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C. Archival ref. Year: 1850; Census Place: Grant, Kentucky; Roll: M432_201; Page: 350A; Image: 298; enumerated 20th September 1850. Microfilm copy held by the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (FHL film no. 442969); index online at (image no. 298, ref. no. 32; accessed 2009-12-17). Digital image online at (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick by subscription, 2019-06-19).


  • Arborealis: Biographical sketch of William Huggins, M.D., and Elizabeth Henrietta Upshaw

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