Category: Headington

Nicholas Headington

Nicholas Headington is one of the most popular search terms that brings visitors here to Karen’s Chatt. Nicholas Headington is my fifth greatgrandfather and evidently quite a few researchers are looking for information about him and his family. I will share what I know about him and hope the information will be helpful to other …

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Tombstone Tuesday–Nicholas Headington

This is the tombstone of Nicholas Headington, located in Liber Cemetery, Wayne Township, Jay County, Indiana. The marker is inscribed Nicholas Headington Died Feb. 6, 1856, Aged 65 ys, 9 mos, 8 ds. At the foot of the grave is a second marker, a military marker inscribed N. Headington, Gorsuch’s Co, 2 MD. Mil.,War 1812. …

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Tombstone Tuesday-Mary Ann Cottrell Headington

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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Tombstone Tuesday-Elvira Reid

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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A Snapshot of the Past-Five Generations of My Family

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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