Thursday, March 19, 2009

Elizabeth Richmond Pinckney of Charleston, SC


Elizabeth Richmond, born 9 May 1824, in New York, daughter of William & Eve (Potts) Richmond, married Hopson Pinckney, as his second wife, on 18 Oct 1855. Mr. Pinckney's family with his first wife* can be found here.

1850 SC Charleston
Pinckney, Hopson, 37, Bank Officer
", Maria L., 34
", George Coffin, 12
", Martha, 11
", Hopson, 9
", Roger, 8
", Samuel, 6
", Sarah, 5
" Eliza M., 3
", Mary L., 1

1860 SC Charleston
Pinckney, Hopson, M.D., age 46, b. SC, $50,000 in trust
", Mrs., age 66 (sic), b. NY

The City of Charleston, South Carolina had an 1861 Census; Hopson Pinckney is found here in that census.

1870 SC Census - Charleston
Pinckney, H., 55, Express Messenger?, b. SC
", Elbz, 45, school teacher, b. SC [sic]
", Sal, 23, b. SC
", Elzb, 22, b. SC
", A.A., 11, SC
", W. R., 8, b. SC
(and other non-related persons)

1880 SC Census - Charleston
Hopson PINCKNEY Self M W 67 SC Planter SC SC
Eliz Bth PINCKNEY Wife M W 56 NY School Teacher NY NY
Sally PINCKNEY Dau S W 35 SC At Home SC SC
Richmond PINCKNEY Son S W 18 SC At College SC NY
Ann A. TUCKER Other S W 60 SC School Teacher SC SC
Jos MIDDLETON Other M B 45 SC Waiter SC SC
Eliza MIDDLETON Other M B 34 SC Cook SC SC

Elizabeth (Richmond) Pinckney died 2 June 1880 and is buried in the historic Magnolia Cemetery in Charleston, SC. Her gravestone is marked "From Her devoted Pupils."

[Snippet view of book on Google mentions Elizabeth Richmond as 2nd wife (of Dr. Hopson Pinckney) and that she had come from Virginia to Charleston, SC, to teach at a girls boarding school)]

[Snippet view - mentioned in fiction]
[Snippet view - "Mrs. Hopson Pinckney's.. School and another reference to her school here]

1880 PA Census - 1st Ward, South Bethlehem, Northampton
William ULRICH Self M W 31 PRUSSIA Teacher PRUSSIA PRUSSIA
Mary ULRICH Wife M W 29 PA Keeping House PA PA
Eda ULRICH Dau S W 5 PA PRUSSIA PA
William ULRICH Son S W 3 PA PRUSSIA PA
Mary ULRICH Dau S W 1M PA PRUSSIA PA
Lizzie MICHAEL SisterL W 37 PA At Home PA PA
Howard KUNTZ Other S W 20 PA Student PA PA
Herbert ALDRICH Other S W 20 MA Student MA MA
Fred JENKINS Other S W 18 NH Student NH NH
Richmond PINKNEY Other S Male W 18 SC Student SC NY

Lehigh University is in the South Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania, area and that is probably where (William) Richmond Pinckney attended school. The information found here about William Richmond Pinckney, Class of 1884, appears to confirm it.

William Richmond Pinckney and his father Hopson were members of the Society of Cincinnati.

* Marriage Announcement - Newspaper Extract

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