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Nancy Etchison Adams
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Birth: 1775
Rowan County
North Carolina, USA
Death: 1850
Rush County
Indiana, USA

Nancy and Nimrod were the parents of:

Easter/abt 1794 (Mrs Miles West)
Elizabeth/abt 1800 (Mrs Isaac Hardin)
Sylvester/Jul 1801 m. Sally Maxwell
John/1804 m. Lavina Kenion
Stephen Beacham/27 Jun 1807 m. Lydia Allender
Sarah/13 Jun 1808 (Mrs George Allender, Jr)
Jesse/12 Jul 1810 m. Elmira H Allender
Nimrod, JR/3 Jan 1816 m. Sarah Jane Spencer

"Following the death of Nimrod Adams in 1824 in Rowan County, North Carolina, his wife Nancy (Etchison) Adams and some of her children went to Indiana in 1826. They traveled by ox team through the Cumberland Gap. One of Nancy's children dropped out of the caravan somewhere in Kentucky. The family first was in Daviess County, then at Mt. Pleasant in Perry County, Indiana. Nancy and her sons were early land owners of Rush County, Indiana. Some of Nancy's land was on the Rush/Shelby County lines. John Adams bought Rush County land in 1830; Stephen and Sylvester Adams bought land 1831; Jesse Adams bought land 1833; and Nancy (Etchison) bought land in 1834.

Nancy Adams was in the Rush County Federal Census in 1840, and is listed as being between the age of 60 and 70. Isaac Adams is also listed in the Rush County 1840 Census in Jackson Township, along with most of the children of Nimrod and Nancy. It is believed that Nancy is buried in the Stanley Cemetery in Posey Township, Rush County, (near Arlington) Indiana where several family members were interred at one time. Years later, some family members transferred their burial places to the East Hill Cemetery, also near Arlington".
(Source: Geraldine Adams Hampton)

A primitive school building stood on the Samuel GORDON land, immediately south of the residence of Trustee John M. CONAWAY. John Sohn now owns the land. One of the early teachers was Elder Gabriel McDUFFEE #25590910, well known throughout the county, as a pioneer preacher of the Christian Church. He taught here about 1833. Another teacher was John Wesley Whiteside (1835), who had taught also in Ripley. Whiteside was very strict in discipline. A similar house stood on the Brookville road, west of Arlington, on the Gordon land, now belonging to Harlan Lee. William Mears was the first teacher, about 1835; George Ewing, in 1838; Reuben Jones, 1840-41, Miss Eliza Gallaher and several others. These were the first, however. Aquila Collins taught a school just west of William COLLINS, on the farm of Jacob BECKNER #34695396, father of Jacob, of Arlington; this was in the thirties. Another teacher of this school was Newton, son of Gabriel McDUFFEE, the pioneer preacher. William Brunt taught in 1835, near where Eli Collins now resides. The house stood on the farm of William COLLINS. John Brunt taught here as early as 1827. This is one of the first schools in Posey Township. Jesse Kellum taught at this place, and there are some mature men in and about Arlington who have a very distinct recollection of this man. An old teacher familiarly called Jimmy Morgan was a teacher of this neighborhood! In the northwestern part of the township, near Riverside Meeting house, on the land of Josiah Small, was a log schoolhouse; the land now belongs to John B. Bentley. Among the teachers here, we find Madison Elah, of Palestine, Ambrose Cain, and Caleb Scott. John Brunt taught at what was known as the Center Church (Methodist Episcopal). Here was a camp meeting ground and the house was used as a schoolhouse. It stood on what is now the Stanley land. North of Arlington, the old burying ground is all that is left to mark the spot, this school was more than fifty years ago, and was the scene of some mighty contests in spelling. The land was purchased from Nancy (Etchison) ADAMS in 1839.

(History of Rush County, Indiana, 1888, Brandt & Fuller)
Family links: 
  Nimrod Adams (1770 - 1824)*
  Sylvester Adams (1801 - 1864)*
  John Adams (1804 - 1858)*
  Stephen Beacham Adams (1807 - 1874)*
  Sally (Sarah) Adams Allender (1808 - 1838)*
  Jesse Adams (1810 - 1890)*
  Nimrod Adams (1816 - 1896)*
*Calculated relationship
Stanley Cemetery
Rush County
Indiana, USA
Created by: Sue McDuffe:)
Record added: Jun 27, 2012
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