Monthly Archive: October 2012

Oct 12

Pete Brewster–Professional Football Player

My 1958 Topps #11 Pete Brewster card.

The Brewster side of my family tree has come through again with another famous relative, this time a professional athlete. Some time ago I wrote about James Henry Brewster, my great-great-granduncle, who was a well known Kansas contractor and stone mason. James Henry’s other claim to fame was that he happened to be in the …

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Oct 09

Tombstone Tuesday–Washington Headington

Washington Headington, Liber Cemetery, Jay County, Indiana.

This is the tombstone of Washington Headington, located in LIber Cemetery, Wayne Township, Jay County, Indiana. The marker is inscribed: Washington Headington Died July 30, 1852 Aged 22 yrs, 4 ms, 27 ds. His tombstone is to the right of his father’s marker, on the left side of the driveway as you drive into the …

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Oct 05

Nicholas Headington in the War of 1812

USS Constitution (aka "Old Ironsides"). War of 1812 U.S. war ship. (2009 photo by author)

Last week I finally finished a project that had been on my To-Do List for some time. I completed my application to the United States Daughters of 1812 (U.S.D. 1812). It wasn’t like I had to go out and do a lot of research to complete the application. I had all the documentation right here …

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Oct 02

Tombstone Tuesday–Ruth Headington

Ruth Headington, Liber Cemetery, Jay County, Indiana.

This is the tombstone of Ruth Headington, located in Liber Cemetery, Wayne Township, Jay County, Indiana. The tombstone is inscribed RUTH, Consort of Nicholas Headington, Died Dec 1, 1865, Aged 71 Ys, 4 Ms, 25 Ds. She is buried next to her husband Nicholas and their son Washington Headington is buried on the other side …

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