Eliza Jane Henry
- Born: 18 Aug 1833, New Hanover County, NC
- Marriage: Griffith W. Barnhill 3 May 1853, New Hanover County, NC - Performed by J.A. Corbett
- Died: 21 Jul 1910, Pender County, NC, at age 76
- Buried: Jul 1910, Woodcock Cem., Atkinson, Pender County, NC
1870 Federal Census - Columbia Township, New Hanover County, NC.
Eliza J. 37 Widow
Clarence 12 farm laborer
Robert 10 farm laborer
1880 Federal Census - Columbia Township, Pender County, NC
Post Office was Point Caswell
Eliza J. 45 Widow
C.A. 22 son Cooper
Robert 18 son farmer
1890 Federal Census - Not available/destroyed.
Originally Griffith was buried in the Barnhill Family Cemetery located in the woods on property located behind the fields of the Merle McKoy Place. The place was also known as the "the old Dick Lewis Place" at one time. Their daughter Melissa Jane was buried there in 1898. When Eliza Jane died in 1910, she was laid to rest here also. Hanson M. Woodcock, husband of Melissa Jane was buried there in 1913.
Headstones of all four have been moved to Woodcock Cemetery, Atkinson, NC where their decendents are buried. It is not known when moved or by whom. It is my thought that they were moved to preserve the headstones (as records) of their lives in the area, since the lands are no longer in family hands and where they were buried was overgrown and the stones were falling over.
Eliza married Griffith W. Barnhill, son of Alexander Barnhill and Darkis Phillips, on 3 May 1853 in New Hanover County, NC - Performed by J.A. Corbett. (Griffith W. Barnhill was born in Feb 1822 in New Hanover County, NC, died in 1862 in Goldsboro, Wayne County, NC and was buried in 1862 in New Hanover County, NC.)