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At a Glance

Elizabeth Whitted, like many Burwell School girls, awaits to be more fully discovered.


Elizabeth, called Bettie, was the daughter of Anna D. Faucett and Henry Whitted, a wealthy Hillsborough, NC planter. Elizabeth never married and was the mistress of her father's household. Elizabeth does not have a headstone in the William Whitted, Jr. Family Cemetery in Hillsborough, NC, but it is assumed she is buried there [1].

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  • Parents: Henry Whitted (d. 1883) [1] and Anna D. Faucett (d. 1849) [1]. Elizabeth was the mistress of her father's household as evidenced in the United States Census of 1860 [2], United States Census of 1870 [3], and United States Census of 1880 [4].


  1. Mary Claire Engstrom. The Book of Burwell Students: Lives of Educated Women in the Antebellum South. (Hillsborough: Hillsborough Historic Commission, 2007).
  2. United States Census of 1860.
  3. United States Census of 1870.
  4. United States Census of 1880.