Adney, Ruth (Higley) 1808-1894
ADNEY, HIGLEY, HOPKINS, MCMILLIN, ST JOHN, TEMPLEMAN
Posted By: Doreen McMillen (email)
Date: 8/11/2008 at 23:53:31
Obituary found at the McGregor Public Library, Northeast Iowa Times, January 7, 1895:
DIED: At the residence of her son, J. T. Adney, at 7 a.m. on December 23rd, 1894.
Ruth Higley was born in the state of Virginia on January 12th, 1808, was united in marriage to Wm. Adney in Vinton, Ohio where they resided until 1855. They then located to Crawford County, Wis., where her first husband, Wm. Adney, and son Perry died in 1873.
Seven children still survive her, Mrs. S. J. Templeman, residing at Fredonia, Kansas; Mrs. M. A. Hopkins of Richland Center, Wisc.; J. W. Adney and D. W. Adney of Knapps Creek; F. M. McMillen, Mrs. E. C. St. John and (J.)T. Adney, all of this vicinity. She had 40 grandchildren and about 60 great grandchildren.
She had been a member of United Brethren church for many years. She was a great sufferer for two months previous to her death and bore it with Christian fortitude. She was ready and willing to die, her trust was in the Lord her long life through. She was a cheerful, loving, and patient mother.
The funeral took place on 10 a.m. on Christmas, Rev. Mr. Marshall officiating. The remains were laid to rest in Giard cemetery. The children wish to thank their dear friends who kindly assisted them in their sad bereavement.”
Doreen's notes: Although the obituary states that she was born in Virginia, four out of five census records show her birth place as Ohio which I believe is correct. It was her mother, Jane McMillin, that was born in Virginia. Her parents, Jane McMillin and Elam Higley, were married in Gallia County, Ohio on Jun 18, 1806. The Adney family did not mention her second husband, Henry McMillin, that she married on Dec. 14th, 1874. Ruth is buried in Giard Cemetery, Farmersburg Twp., Clayton Co., Iowa. I have a picture of her tombstone on my family tree "AdneyMcMill2" at Ancestry.
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