Electa GLENN Adney was born January 11, 1811, in Huntington Township, Gallia County, Ohio. She was the daughter of Anne Curry and William Glenn who was of Scotch-Irish ancestry. Electa was tall and fair complexioned with blue eyes.
Electa married Jonathan Adney on March 2, 1828 in Huntington Township, Gallia County, Ohio. Electa and Jonathan were the parents of eleven children.
Some recollections of nephews and nieces from The Adney Family of America story: "Both Uncle Jonathan and Aunt Electy were wonderful persons. They marveled, did these younglings, how Uncle Jonathan could read a story and tell it again and never leave anything out. He had an amusing, whimsical way with him, and Aunt Electa was equally marvelous. She was all animation. When she wasn't talking, she was laughing, and always on the go. Suddenly it would dawn that the youthful visitors were waiting for supper. She would grab two pails, run down to the old stone spring, dip in first one and then the other, and come running back, jump over the low bars with a whoop like an Indian.
But then, too, many people came about, as on Sundays, she would take all the children out into the woods and sitting down under a great tree, read to them out of a book. Life must have been free and easy those days, for the Adneys never knew when to go to bed nor when to get up in the mornings. It was nothing unusual that supper would not be set out until eleven o'clock at night, and to come around in the morning nearly noon and find Aunt Electy and the children still in bed. But Uncle Jonathan would sit up half the night telling stories, and be out at daybreak. He would be up before the whippoorwill had said its 1st note and cut an acre of grain with a cradle before breakfast. But later the girls rectified this by getting him a special early breakfast. He...."
Aged 57Yrs. 7Mo. 19Ds.
Gravesite Details Buried beside Jonathan and his Mother in the last row at back of cemetery, facing the back fence. Huntington township.