Category Archive: Headington

Jan 24

Nimrod Headington Journal, 1852

It was 1852. Gold was discovered in California a couple years before and young men were rushing to California to stake their claims, hoping to strike it big and make their fortunes.

This was also the dream of one of my ancestors, Nimrod Headington.  

May 28

Tombstone Tuesday for Memorial Day

Today, some Memorial Day cemetery photos.

Oct 30

Tombstone Tuesday–Nimrod Headington

This is the tombstone of Major Nimrod Headington, located in Green Park Cemetery, Portland, Jay County, Indiana. His military veteran’s marker is inscribed, Major N. Headington, 34 Ind. Inf. A large Headington monument is nearby. According to his Indiana death record he died 7 January 1913 at the age of 85 years. Nimrod was the …

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Oct 23

Tombstone Tuesday–Nannie B. Headington

This is the tombstone of Nancy “Nannie” Headington, located in Liber Cemetery, Wayne Township, Jay County, Indiana. The marker is inscribed: Nannie B. Wife of J.W. Headington Died Feb’y, 9, 1871 Aged 35Y. 2 M. 19 D. Nancy “Nannie” Bosworth was born 21 November 1835, as calculated from her tombstone. She was one of twelve …

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Oct 16

Tombstone Tuesday–John Wesley and Laura E. Headington

This is the tombstone of John Wesley and Laura E. Headington, located in Green Park Cemetery, Portland, Jay County, Indiana. The marker is inscribed: HEADINGTON John Wesley Headington 1833-1911 Laura E. His Wife 1852-1918  A Civil War marker at the graveside is inscribed, Maj. Jno. W. Headington, 100 Ind. Inf. John W. Headington’s autobiography: I …

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