Category: Headington

Tombstone Tuesday-Two Local War of 1812 Grave Markers

There are a few War of 1812 cemetery markers in this area and below are two that I know of.

Nimrod Headington, After the Gold Rush

Last week’s blog post was the final installment of Nimrod Headington’s 1852 journal, Trip to California. Nimrod was a young man in his mid-twenties when he returned from California.  What did Nimrod do after he returned from his gold rush adventure in 1853? What did he do the rest of his life?

Nimrod Headington Journal, 1852, part 22

This is the final installment of the transcriptions of Nimrod Headington’s 1852 journal, Trip to California. Today’s blog post begins in early July 1853. After panning for gold for nearly a year, Nimrod is ready to head back to Ohio. Nimrod’s story continues:

Nimrod Headington Journal, 1852, part 21

This is the twenty-first in a series, the transcription of Nimrod Headington’s 1852 journal, Trip to California. Today’s blog post begins in February 1853, as Nimrod and his partners continue their search for gold. Nimrod has been panning for gold for seven months but has not struck it big yet. Nimrod’s story continues:

Nimrod Headington Journal, 1852, part 20

In today’s blog post, Nimrod continues his search for gold in California. It is February 1853, a year since Nimrod left his home and family in Ohio. He has yet to strike it rich. In reality, Nimrod is poorer than when he started his journey.