Tag Archive: Jay County Indiana

Jun 10

The John Bryan Family Photo

John & Hannah (Huey) Bryan, Emily, Peter, Mary, Hallet, Alta, William, Byantha.

This photo may look familiar to those of you who have been following my blogs and looking at my website. It is the background photo of this website, a photo of the John and Hannah (Huey) Bryan family. The photo was taken in Jay County, Indiana, very likely on the family farm in Bear Creek …

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Jun 07

Tombstone Tuesday–Bryan, John & Hannah

Tombstone of John & Hannah Bryan, Limberlost Cemetery, Jay County, Indiana

This is the tombstone of John and Hannah (Huey) Bryan, located in Limberlost Cemetery, one mile east of Bryant, in Jay County, Indiana. John and Hannah were my third great-grandparents. John was born 15 August 1824 in Coshocton County, Ohio, the son of Peter and Mary (Huey) Bryan. He died 19 April 1900 in Jay …

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May 10

Tombstone Tuesday-Mary Ann Cottrell Headington

Mary A Cottrell Headington, Died June 19, 1903, Aged 86y, 8m, 14d, Green Park Cemetery, Jay County, Indiana

This is the tombstone of Mary Ann Cottrell Headington, located in Green Park Cemetery, Portland, Jay County, Indiana. The gravestone is inscribed: Mary A Cottrell Headington, died June 19, 1903, aged 86y, 8m, 14d. Her date of birth was 5 October 1816, calculated from the age given on her tombstone. Mary Ann Cottrell married William …

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May 03

Tombstone Tuesday-Elvira Reid

Elvira Reid, nee Headington, Green Park Cemetery, Jay County, Indiana

This is the tombstone of Elvira Reid, nee Headington. The gravestone is located in Green Park Cemetery in Portland, Jay County, Indiana. The tombstone reads: REID—Elvira 1839-1911, Her Son Harry 1878-1910. Elvira was my third great grandmother, born 17 April 1838 in Knox County, Ohio. She was the daughter of William and Mary Ann Headington, …

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Apr 29

A Snapshot of the Past-Five Generations of My Family

Front: William Reid, Gertrude (Brewster) Miller, Mary Ann (Cotterell) Headington. Back: Pearl (Reid) Brewster, Elvira (Headington) Reid. c1898

This five generation photo is one of my favorites. William Reid, featured in my latest Tombstone Tuesday blog, is the man seated in the photo and is my second great grandfather. The little girl in the photo is my grandmother, Gertrude Miller, nee Brewster. Her mother, Pearl Brewster, nee Reid, is standing on the left. …

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