Eleanor Laurens

Eleanor Delamere Ball Laurens



Eleanor Delamere Ball Laurens (April 10, 1731 - May 22, 1770).  She was the daughter  of  wealthy rice plantation owner Elias Ball (1675 - 1751) and Mary Delamare (1700-1751).  On June 25th, 1751 she  married Henry Laurens and birthed 12 children with only four surviving:  
  • John Laurens (October 28, 1754 - August 27, 1782)
  • Martha Laurens Ramsay (November 3, 1759 - June 10, 1811)  - married Dr. David Ramsay
  • Henry, Jr. Laurens (July 23, 1763 - May 27, 1821) - married Elizabeth Rutledge
  • Mary Eleanor Laurens Pinckney (April 26, 1770 - October 6, 1794) - married Charles Pinckney

Eleanor Laurens died 4 weeks after the birth of her last child, Frances and was buried  in the Western Cemetery in the Northwest corner.  Her headstone was destroyed by the British during the Revolution.

  
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