|Death: ||Feb. 28, 1902|
Rachel's grandaughter described her as follows:
"She was a tiny woman and always sat with her feet up on the top rail of the heating stove while smoking her pipe. Her shoe soles would burn in the wintertime. She started "smoking for asthma" when she was 13 years of age, just as her mother did. Once when Isham was away at the Backhawk War, a looney Indian came to her door. She being alone with small children threw a kettle of scalding water on him. He was never seen in those parts again." She drew a pension of $8 a month from Isham's war duty.
The following is a tribute to Rachael Stinnett Adcock by a nephew:
"In the wisdom of Divine Providence there has been removed from our midst Rachel Stinnett Adcock, late of Carrollton, Greene Co., Illinois, her death occuring February 18. Funeral Services were conducted by Rev. Drake, Sunday, March 2, at 11 a.m. Interment at Mt. Gilead Cemetery.
The deceased was born late in the first decade of the 19th century in the great blue-grass region of Kentucky. Here the earlier days of her childhood were spent, but in a few years she, with her relative and others, among whom was her future husband, became attached where they left their native soil. They emigrated to Greene Co., Ill., where the deceased spent the remaining days of her life, having lived to the extreme old age of 90 odd years and continuously making that county her permanent residence.
At the age of 16 she was united in marriage to Isham Adcock with whom she lived through the then exciting scenes of pioneer life enduring hardships unknown to her many grandchildren today; withstood the unhappy situation of a "husband in the Indian War of '32", patient in the care of a husband-soldier through his illness that resulted in hardships during the war, and placing implicit faith in Him whose mysterious working we, with these poor earth minds, cannot understand, who in 1857 placed him within the veil where mortal eye sees in vain. At the age of 16 she was converted to the Mt. Gilead Church, and it is needless to say, in the presence of those who have known her best, that she has always endeavored to exercise that working Christian spirit and known not unto others save those who are in touch with the Blessed Master and continually following "in His steps".
Although unable to give much of this world's wealth to the cause she cherished -a life "hid with Christ in God" - was in her quiet, unassuming way thrown about those with whom she came in contact, and they, catching the mirrored inspiration of the Master, answered the wooing of His spirit and were made better by her presence.
Bereft of her chosen companion she was left in a cold world with the rearing of ten children, two of whom died in infancy. Those that attained their majority are as follows:
Martha Ann and John Adcock, deceased; Jane, wife of Charles Hardwick, deceased; Mrs. Louisa Browning, Farmersville, Ill.; William Adcock, Woody, Ill; Mrs. Amanda Jones, Thomasville, Ill.; Mrs. Lucy Wood, Woody, Ill., deceased; George Adcock, Woody, Ill.
Besides those listed there are 35 grandchildren and 54 great grandchildren.
Granma, as she was lovingly called by all who knew her, passed from this world into the gates of light on Friday aftermoon, February 18, 1902. Can we not say, "A good and loyal soldier of Jesus Christ has gone to a well-earned rest"? More than four score years the servant of the meek and lowly Nazarene. Few can boast of longer service for the Master. Certainly she has earned the receptive answer: "Well done thou good and faithful servant enter thou into the joy of the Lord." With the assurance of her destiny, we would not call her back. No, not we could, but bowing submissively to the Divine Will, which doeth
Rachel's age at death was estimated at 90, but she was 16 when she married Isham Adcock in 1831. Therefore, her birth year is estimated to be 1815.
Isham Adcock (1811 - 1857)
John J. Adcock (1832 - 1894)*
Louisa Elizabeth Adcock Browning (1838 - 1924)*
Sarah Amanda Adcock Jones (1845 - 1930)*
William Henry Adcock (1845 - 1932)*
Lucy Leona Adcock Wood (1848 - 1934)*
Mount Gilead Cemetery
Created by: Nareen, et al
Record added: Jul 23, 2004
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