Eliaabeth Orr Waters
Elizabeth was in her mid-thirties when her husband died. In that year, the census identified six slaves living in her home. She became head of their household listed in the city directories at 65 then 245 North Market Street.
In 1819, legal recourse enabled her to secure payment of one of her late husband's debts.
Having outlived most of her children, Eliabeth Orr Waters died in January 1839 at the age of sixty-four. Her will passed probate a month later.
Sources: The life of Eliaabeth Orr Waters is CAP biography number 6819. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 1/15/06