Lizzie was born in 1868, and soon afterward her parents died. They are in these notes elsewhere. She was raised by relatives, and schooled in Va. She married John Calvin West in Eufaula, Ala. in 1899, but died just eight months later. West remarried, but retained Lizzie's keepsakes, and they came down in his family to Steve Helderman, his great grandson, who kindly gave them to me in June, 2000. They include her pictures, two bibles (one her mother's), two autograph books replete with adoring notes, and some small jewelry including a tiny gold ring which she may have had from her mother. Her obituary notes " Highly educated, a superior artist in china decoration and painting, skilled in embroidery, unexcelled as a housekeeper, popular, a leader in society and loved by all who knew her for her many endearing qualities of heart and mind, she was peculiarly well fitted to play well her part in this life." She is buried, I believe, in Columbus, Ga. I am looking for a closer relative than I am to have her belongings. She seems a lovely young woman, and a great loss to those who knew her over a hundred years ago.