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Ruth Higley Adney
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Birth: Jan. 12, 1808
Meigs County
Ohio, USA
Death: Dec. 23, 1894
Clayton County
Iowa, USA

A FindAGrave Member contributes:

Ruth Higley was the daughter of Elam Higley and Jane McMillin per our family historian, John Robert Adney. The Glenn name on her marriage record to William Adney is a mystery. Perhaps she was adopted by the Glenns after her parents' divorce.

The Adney family did not mention her second husband, Henry McMillin, that she married on Dec. 14th, 1874.


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. 
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  William Adney (1802 - 1873)*
  John T. Adney (1844 - 1922)*
*Calculated relationship
Giard Cemetery
Clayton County
Iowa, USA
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