William Washington Grave
Elliott Family Cemetery
North end of State Road S-10-1840
Ravenel, SC 29470
Col. William Washington was commissioned a captain in the 3rd Virginia Regiment in February 1776, wounded at Trenton in December 1776. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in November 1778, and was a hero of the Battle of Cowpens Washington was wounded, and taken prisoner at the Battle of Eutaw Springs in 1781. Colonel Washington married Jane Elliott, a South Carolinian, in 1782 and spent his last 30 years in South Carolina. He became a Brigadier General in 1798 and was honorably discharged June 1800. He died in 1810. His grave is in the old Elliott family cemetery on Live Oak Plantation in Ravenel.