Elizabeth C. Lamar1,2,3

ID# 20847, (abt 1832 - 1892)
FatherWilliam Lamar4 (21 Jan 1797 - 2 Oct 1872)
MotherRebecca Hodge5,6 (abt 23 Nov 1804 - 30 Jul 1866)

Key Events:

Birth: about 22 Jan 1832, Tennessee7,8,9
Marriage: Walter R. Brady (about Sep 1820 - 21 Aug 1862)10,11
Marriage: 1 Nov 1863, Platte Co., Missouri, John Whisman (about 15 Aug 1815 - 13 Dec 1878)12,13,14
Death: 3 Apr 189215
Burial: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Weston, Platte Co., Missouri16
ChartsDescendants of David Dutt/Toot

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Elizabeth C. Lamar was born about 22 Jan 1832 in Tennessee.7,8,9
     Elizabeth married first Walter R. Brady, son of Benjamin Brady and Sophia Flora.10,11
     Elizabeth and Walter R. Brady appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Rochester Twp., Andrew Co., Missouri, enumerated 25 Nov 1850, reporting real estate valued at $800.17
     Elizabeth and Walter moved to Platte Co. before 1860. They appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Green Twp., Platte Co., Missouri, enumerated 9 Jul 1860, reporting real estate valued at $4,800 and personal estate of $1,415. Their children Josephine, Georgia and Elizabeth were listed as living with them, as was his mother.18
     Her husband died on 21 Aug 1862.19,20
     Elizabeth was issued letters of administration on 6 Oct 1862 in Probate Court, Platte Co., for the estate of her husband Walter, who had died intestate (without leaving a will). On 10 Oct the court acknowledged her bond of $10,000. However, the actual bond recorded was for $6,000.21,22
     The settlement of the estate was apparently scheduled for the Oct 1863 term of the court, but on 7 Oct 1863 the matter was continued until the November term. However it was not taken up in that term.23
     Elizabeth married second John Whisman on 1 Nov 1863 in Platte Co., Missouri, with Rev. William Barnett officiating.12,13,14 Two years later, on 10 Oct 1865, the court was made aware that Elizabeth had remarried. It revoked her letters of administration and appointed her brother Charles H. Lamar in her place. He filed a bond of $1,600 with two sureties, one of them Elizabeth's new husband, who was one of the three men who had made the inventory and appraisal of the estate three years before.24,25
     Elizabeth was named an heir in the will of William Lamar, her father, dated 18 Sep 1866 in Platte Co., Missouri, in which he left her $10, after noting that he had previously given her a negro woman and two children which she had sold. He distributed substantial amounts of cash and land to her 11 siblings and $500 to each of her three daughters by her first marriage. She was to share anything remaining with her seven younger siblings.26
     Elizabeth and John Whisman appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Weston, Platte Co., Missouri, enumerated 28 Jul 1870, reporting real estate valued at $15,600 and personal estate of $2500. Their children William, Alberta and Blanch and her children by her prior marriage, Josephine, Georgia and Elizabeth, were listed as living with them.27
     Elizabeth appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Platte Co., Missouri, enumerated 7 Jun 1880. Her children William, Alberta and Blanch were listed as living with her, as were Anthony Iker, a 65-year-old farmer, and Emily Robinson, age 36, a servant.28
     Elizabeth left a will dated 5 Sep 1890, in which she left each of her three daughters by her first marriage $5. She directed that everything that was left after paying all debts and her burial expenses be shared equally by her three children by her second marriage. She did not specify an executor.29
     Elizabeth died on 3 Apr 1892.15 She was buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Weston, Platte Co., Missouri.16 Her will was probated on 28 Apr 1892 in Probate Court, Platte Co., after some difficulty since one of the two witnesses was traveling out of state. That issue was solved by the testimony of the remaining witness and another person that the signature of the missing witness was genuine. Her son William was named as administrator.30
     The inventory of the estate has not been found. The administrator filed a first settlement dated 28 Apr 1893. In it he recorded assets totally nearly $8,500, and disbursements of about $1,500, including $900 that had been disbursed to himself and his two full sisters. The final settlement has not been found.31

Children:
     Children with Walter R. Brady:

Children:
     Children with John Whisman:

  • William Sherman Whisman36,28,34 (abt 1865 - )
  • Alberta B. Whisman36,28,34 (abt 1867 - )
  • Blanch Whisman36,28,34 (7 May 1868 - 16 Nov 1955)

Citations

  1. [S7035] Josephine Bonnell, Certificate of Death, shows name as Elizabeth Lamar.
  2. [S6959] Walter Brady household, 1850 U.S. Census, Andrew Co., Missouri, shows name as Eliza Brady.
  3. [S7031] Bonds and Letters, Platte Co., Missouri, D:377, administrator's bond and letters of administration, show name as Eliza C. Brady.
  4. [S7037] Wills, Platte Co., Missouri, C:141, will of William Lamar dated18 Sep 1866.
  5. [S7038] Wm Lamar and Rebecca Hodge, Jefferson Co. marriage register, shows them married before Elizabeth's birth.
  6. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 41907575, Rebecca Hodges Lamar, includes tombstone photo showing her as William's wife at her death.
  7. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 71819167, Elizabeth C Whisman, shows date, as 22 Jan 1832, and includes tombstone photo showing age 60 yrs 2 mo 12 dalys at death 3 Apr 1892.
  8. [S6959] Walter Brady household, 1850 U.S. Census, Andrew Co., Missouri, shows age 19 and state.
  9. [S6958] W. R. Brady household, 1860 U.S. Census, Platte Co., Missouri, shows age 28 and state.
  10. [S6959] Walter Brady household, 1850 U.S. Census, Andrew Co., Missouri, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  11. [S6958] W. R. Brady household, 1860 U.S. Census, Platte Co., Missouri, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  12. [S7030] Jno. Wiseman and Eliza Brady, County Marriage Register, Platte Co., Tennessee.
  13. [S7034] John Whisman household, 1870 U.S. Census, Platte Co., Missouri, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  14. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 71819167, Elizabeth C Whisman, includes tombstone photo showing her as his wife; memorial # 71819069, John Whisman, includes tombstone photo showing him as her husband.
  15. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 71819167, Elizabeth C Whisman, shows date and includes tombstone photo showing same.
  16. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 71819167, Elizabeth C Whisman, includes tombstone photo.
  17. [S6959] Walter Brady household, 1850 U.S. Census, Andrew Co., Missouri.
  18. [S6958] W. R. Brady household, 1860 U.S. Census, Platte Co., Missouri.
  19. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 88649050, W R Brady, shows date, and includes tombstone photo showing same.
  20. [S6965] Probate Records, Platte Co., Missouri, P:228, order in the estate of Benjamin Brady, dec'd, 24 Jan 1878, shows his children as heirs to his share of his father's estate.
  21. [S6965] Probate Records, Platte Co., Missouri, H:329, letters issued; H:369, bond.
  22. [S7031] Bonds and Letters, Platte Co., Missouri, D:377.
  23. [S6965] Probate Records, Platte Co., Missouri, H:629.
  24. [S6965] Probate Records, Platte Co., Missouri, I:287.
  25. [S7037] Wills, Platte Co., Missouri, C:141, will of William Lamar dated18 Sep 1866, shows Eliza and Charles as his daughter and son.
  26. [S7037] Wills, Platte Co., Missouri, C:141-4, will of William Lamar dated 18 Sep 1866.
  27. [S7034] John Whisman household, 1870 U.S. Census, Platte Co., Missouri.
  28. [S7036] Eliza C. Whisman household, 1880 U.S. Census, Platte Co., Missouri.
  29. [S7037] Wills, Platte Co., Missouri, C:598.
  30. [S7037] Wills, Platte Co., Missouri, C:598-600.
  31. [S6967] Settlements, Platte Co., Missouri, 5:74-5.
  32. [S6958] W. R. Brady household, 1860 U.S. Census, Platte Co., Missouri, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  33. [S7035] Josephine Bonnell, Certificate of Death.
  34. [S7037] Wills, Platte Co., Missouri, C:598, will of Eliza Whisman dated 5 Sep 1890.
  35. [S7034] John Whisman household, 1870 U.S. Census, Platte Co., Missouri, shows them apparently living as parent and child, and the girl with surname Brady.
  36. [S7034] John Whisman household, 1870 U.S. Census, Platte Co., Missouri, shows them apparently living as parent and child.