Jane Hunter EWING 4,5,6,77
|Born: 26 Apr 1792, Wheeling, Virginia (Now West Virginia)|
|Married: 26 Aug 1814, Amesville, Ohio 79|
|Died: 5 Apr 1877, Hansboro, Harrison Co., MS 3|
It is assumed that Jane Hunter was named after Maskell Ewing's wife, Jane Hunter. Maskell was Jane's 1st cousin.
Jane Hunter Ewing and Elisha Latimer had twelve children, four of whom died in infancy. The Latimers went with other family members to Perry County, Indiana, and later, about 1842 moved to Biloxi, Mississippi, where Jane died.
Jane's obituary in the Biloxi, Mississippi newspaper reads:
In this place, on Thursday morning, April 5, 1877, after a long and lingering illness, Mrs. JANE H. LATIMER, aged 84 years, 11 months, and 9 days.
Mrs. Latimer was born in Virginia, April 26, 1792; moved from there to Ohio; then to Indiana, whence she removed to Mississippi, and had been living; to the day of her death at this point, thirty-five years, honored and respected by every one. Mrs. Latimer whose virgin name was Ewing, was a sister of Hon. Thomas Ewing, of Ohio, and nearly related to Mrs. General Sherman. (she was Jane's neice) A loving and fond mother, a kind neighbor, a true friend, she was fully reconciled to her fate, and met death with complete composure.
Jane Hunter Ewing is listed as a member of this family on DAR applications #112009 (for Mabel C. Pettingill, desc. of Nathaniel Harris Ewing) and #373965 (for Margaret Eleanor Rust, desc. of Anna Maskell Ewing).
Jane Hunter Ewing's death date comes from an article written by her descendant Jennie Latimer Clark in 1921. This article was originall y written for the Southwestern Historical Association which met in Cannelton, IN. The LDS Family History Library has filmed this article, and it appears on film #1481368.
The book, GEORGE EWING, GENTLEMAN, A SOLDIER OF VALLEY FORGE, p. 81, states: Altogether she had 12 children of whom four died young. The Latimers went with the others to Perry County, Indiana, and much later removed to Biloxi, Mississippi, where Jane died. George Ewing , the only one of the present generation to have seen her, remembers her as a sprightly old lady sitting in bed smoking a clay pipe.
According to manuscripts found in the Library of Congress, Jane was educated by her sister and at a frontier school. She moved with her husband and parents in June 1818 to Perry County where they would educate their children. In 1840, she followed her sister Mrs. Abigail E. Brown to Biloxi, MI and lived near Handsboro until her death in 1877.
Jane married Elisha LATIMER, son of Elizah LATIMER and Lopa, on 26 Aug 1814 in Amesville, Ohio 79. (Elisha LATIMER was born on 28 Oct 1792 in New Paltz, Ulster Co., NY 2,3 and died on 8 Dec 1860 in Hansboro, Harrison Co., MS 3.)
2 _STAT Father:Natural, Mother:Natural