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Dec 18, 2006
11:08 AM
Hannah Rinehart Leonard Love Adams died 20 August 1805, and is buried in Tampico. I am attempting to find out which cemetery Hannah is buried in, and then eventually obtain a photograph of her tombstone. Any information would be appreciated.

Tim L. Nelson of Crescent City, CA
475 posts
Dec 18, 2006
3:02 PM
There was no "Tampico" per se - Tampico was swampland in that timeframe. Actually, I don't think this was Illinois - it was still part of "Indiana Territory." Did you possibly mean 1905? Or that she was BORN in 1805? Where did you get the information that she died in Tampico in that year? See below - is this your person?

The following was found on line:
Descendants of Thomas Reinhart who died in 1793z
Contact: Ann Winters

ID: I99
Name: Hannah RINEHART
Surname: Rinehart
Given Name: Hannah
Sex: F
Birth: 20 Aug 1805 in Pennsylvania
Death: 6 Nov 1889 in Tampico, Whiteside, IL
Burial: Tampico, Whiteside, IL
_UID: 68780BA17700D6119957444553546170DB6C
MARC: Abt. 1827, 1840, and 7 July 1851
MARC: Abt. 1827, 1840, and 7 July 1851
Emigration: 1850/1851 Illinois
Emigration: 1850/1851 Illinois
She is buried in Tampico, IL. Born Aug. 20, 1805 Died Nov 6, 1889" Inscription "Mother of the Leonard's and the Love's" A tapering rather tall thin gray grave stone. ADAMS is in bold letters on the bottom stone.

John T. Rinehart in his will leaves a one-eleventh share to "my daughter, Hannah Adams"
His wife, Susannah (Strawn) names "my seven daughters" and then leaves $5 to Hannah Adams. From this it would seem that Hannah is the step daughter of Susannah Strawn Rinehart.

Emigration: Hannah must have moved to Illinois between Nov. 1850 when she was on the Jefferson Twp, Greene Co, PA census and July 1851 when she (by that time the widow Hannah Love) married William Adams in Illiinois. In 1854 Joseph Rhinehart (son of Thomas) married Margaret Jane Adams( Daughter of Wm F. Adams and Isabella Bushong) in Bureau Co., IL.
1840 Jefferson Twp, Greene, PA
Hannah Leonard 22101 000011
2 males under 5 : George and Jacob
5-10: Jonah and ?
10-15: Morgan
20-30: who is this male
Females: 20-30 Who is this female?
30-40 This would be Hannah at 35.
With Her Leonard and Love Children:
Census 1850 Jefferson Township, Greene Co, PA, 30th Nov 1850. "p.139 Dwelling 586, Family 597 All born Pennsylvania

Hannah Love 45 F Value Real Estate: $ 6100
Harriet Love 8F
William ?J. 6 M
Martin G.W. 3 M
Morgan L----ard 22M farming
Jonah F.R. 19 "
George 14
Jacob F. 12
Elizabeth Stout 25 F.".
With her third husband in 1880 Fairfield, Bureau, IlL FHL Film 1254177 NA Film No,T9-0177 p. 97C
William ADAMS Self M Male W 72 VA Farmer VA VA
Hannah ADAMS Wife M Female W 74 PA Keeping House PA PA
Francis ADAMS Son M Male W 36 IL Farmer VA PA
Caroline ADAMS DauL M Female W 29 NY Keeping House IRE IRE
Charles ADAMS GSon S Male W 7 IL IL NY
Mary ADAMS GDau S Female W 4 IL IL NY
Jane ADAMS GDau S Female W 1 IL IL NY
Swen PETERSON Other S Male W 23 SWED Laborer SWED SWED
Peter PETERSON Other S Male W 20 SWED Laborer SWED SWED
Ida LINDBLOOM Other S Female W 21 SWED Laborer SWED SWED
The story of her move to Illinois is described in this obit of her daughter,

Tampico Tornado (IL), Obituary Harriet Love Craddock Aug 15, 1938, Sent by Ruth Meek Hall of New Bedford, IL in 1985. "Harriet Craddock, born in Greene County, Pennsylvania, Sept. 6, 1841, daughter of George and Hannah Rhinehart Love, died August 12, 1938 in Chicago at the home of her daughter Olive at the age of 96 years, 11 months, and 6 days. Her father died when she was a small child. When she was 10 years old her mother was married again to William Adams, one of the very early settlers in Bureau County. (fall of 1840), who had returned to Pennsylvania for a visit to his boyhood home.
The personal property of of Mrs. Craddock's mother was loaded on a flat boat at Pittsburgh, Pa., for the long trip to Illinois. They came down the Ohio to it's mouth, up the Mississippi to the mouth of the Illinois River thence up the latter stream to Peru or De Pie, where the goods were unloaded and taken overland to the home previously established by Mr. Adams at the east edge of Fairfield Township, not far from Green River. There Mrs. Craddock grew to womanhood with two brothers, William J. Love and Martin Love, three half brothers, Rhine Leonard, Jonah F. R. Leonard, and Frank Leonard, and the Adams children. One girl in the Adams family, Katie Adams became the wife of Nathan Meek, and the two girls grew up together as devotd to each other as if they had been flesh and blood sisters. The step-brothers, Samuel, Jacob, and Frank Adams. All of those have long ago passed to the Great Beyond.

The latch string at the Adams home was out to the traveler who covered the trail from Rock River to Green River, and many there were who stopped overnight in the big log house with it's huge fireplace that stood a bit south of the house now owned by William Long of Sheffield, whose wife is an Adams, a descendant of this remarkaable family......

At the age of 20, the girl Harriet was married to William W. Craddock on June 18, 1861. He was a school teacher from Weedsport, NY....." Ruth Meek Hall tells me that Margaret Jane, oldest of the Adams children, married Joseph Rhinehart (son of Thomas Rhinehart). He fought in the Civil WAr. About 1880 the family moved to Webster Co., Iowa.
Change Date: 17 Apr 2003 at 15:29:30

Father: John Thomas RINEHART b: 1 Oct 1782 in Prob. Greene Co. , PA
Mother: Mary?

Marriage 1 John LEONARD b: in Prob. Greene Co. , PA
Married: BEF 1827
If the Elizabeth Stout, 25, who is with her on the 1850 census and possibly a daughter, then this would place the marriate date circa 1824.

Morgan R. LEONARD b: CAL 1828 in Pennsylvania
Jonah Fitz Randolph LEONARD b: 10 Dec 1832 in Pennsylvania
George LEONARD b: CAL 1836 in Pennsylvania
Jacob Franklin LEONARD b: 10 Apr 1838 in Pennsylvania

Marriage 2 George LOVE b: 30 Mar 1818 in England
Married: ABT 1840
Here is Susan Rinehart's will in which she lists "my seven daughters" and then leaves Hannah Adams $5.00.

Greene County, PA Will No. 1724
Transcribed Oct. 2002 by Anne Winters

Will of Susanna Rinehart May 9, 1852

I, Susanna Rinehart, Wife of John Rinehart of Franklin Township, Greene County, Pa, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament.
1st. My Will is that as soon after my decease as my beloved husband shall deem best I direct my farm in Wayne Township of Greene Co, Pa, adjoining lands of John Granlee, Gideon Driver, Christian Strawn. and others to be sold by my executor and what monies I have coming to me from my son Morgan and others to be collected and divided in the following manner (viz); I give bequeath and direct my executor to pay to my daughter, Elenor Rinehart the sum of fifty dollars. 2nd. I give bequeath and direct my executorm to pay to my duaghter Dorcas Rinehart the sum of fifty dollars.

3rd, I give bequeath and direct my executor to pay to my daughter Susanna Rinehart the sum of fifty dollars. 4th. I give bequeath and direct my executor to pay to my grandson, George Rinehart Urshcarver (sic) the sum of twenty-five dollars. 5th. As to the residue or remainder of the procees (sic) of said Sale and monies & C I direct that it shall be equally divided Share and Share alike between my sons Morgan Rinehart, Uriah Rinehart, & Peter Rinehart and my seven daughters daughters (to wit) Ruth Clark, Elinor
Rinehart, Elvina Renner, Lettus Gwynn, Dorcas Rinehart, Susanna Rinehart, and Rhoda Ann Burell. I will and bequeath to Hannah Adams the sum of five dollars to be paid by my executor out of my estate before item 5th or the distribution of the remainder of my estate as as mentioned in Item 5. Lastly I appoint my son, Uriah Rinehart, my executor of this my last Will and Testament. In testimony of the foregoing I have set my hand and affixed my
seal this 9th day of May, A.D. 1852.
Susanna X Rinehart
(The name Peter Rinehart was interlined before signing or sealing this Will)

Signed and Sealed in the presence of
Arthur Rinehart
Joseph Ankrom

Green Co. CC

Personally appeared before me Absalom Hedge, Register for the probate of Wills and granting Letters of Administration in and for said County Arthur Rinehart and Joseph Ankrom, the subscibing witnesses to the foregoing will who, after being duly and severally sworn according to law deposeth and saith that they signed the foregoing Will as subscibing Witnesses at the request and in the presence of the Testatrix and in the presence of each other and that they saw Testatrix make her mark to the same and at the time of so doing she was of sound mind and disposing memory to the best of their knowledge, observation and belief and also that they herd Testatrix pronounce publish and declare the same to be her last Will and Testament.

Sworn and Subscribed before me January 7, 1858 Arthur Rinehart
A. Hedge, Regr. Joseph Ankrom
Inventory filed April 5, 1862 by John Phelan, Esq.


It seems apparent that Hannah Adams is a stepdaughter of Susanna's. In

John Thomas Rinehart's will he mentions "MY daughter Hannah Adams."

Who was JT Rinehart's first wife?

Hannah Rinehart was born in 1805. She is buried in Tampico, Whiteside, IL as Hannah Adams, "Mother of the Leonards and the Loves" as per her gravestone.
**end of report by Anne Winters**
I'll check for an obit and when the weather is nicer, I'll check the cemetery for this headstone. It is not on our index for the TMC.
Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society

Last Edited by on Dec 19, 2006 9:03 PM
476 posts
Dec 19, 2006
10:22 AM

I have photographed the headstone.

Hannah Adams Hannah Adams (long view)

Also see Tampico Memorial Cemetery Headstones

Family History Coordinator
Tampico Area Historical Society
483 posts
Dec 28, 2006
8:04 AM
Mr. Nelson has emailed me - Here is a portion of the email - perhaps of interest to others:

The person I am primarily researching is Jonah Fritz Randolph Leonard, my great-great grandfather, born to John Leonard and Hannah Rinehart of Pennsylvania in 1832. He died in Washington Co. Iowa 1921. I had very little information on the Rinehart line at this time, so every little bit helps. I have more information on the Leonards if you or anyone is interested.

Timothy Leonard Nelson

Crescent City, CA


Family History Coordinator

Tampico Area Historical Society
Anne Winters
2 posts
Mar 30, 2009
12:20 PM
The school teacher William Craddock may be the Wm Craddock on the 1850 census in Brutus, Cayuga, New York, not too far from Weedsport. He was 13, so born abt. 1837, and is living with a family probably headed by Adams Dow, age 54.

A Thomas Dow and his wife Nabby are buried in Weedsport Rural Cemetery. They are on the 1840 census in Brutus, Cayuga, NY. I've put a picture of their gravestone on the Winters Family Tree at ancestry.com. See
504 posts
Mar 30, 2009
8:22 PM
I have Hannah nee???? m a RINEHART (RHINEHART) in PA according to: (From a handwritten narrative in the Morrison, IL, O'Dell library by Leroy JACOBS (b 1898) entitled "Early History of Tampico," Leroy states, his GG grandmother 1st married a Reinhart in Green County, PA and they had one son. Both were killed in what appears to be an indian attack one night.)

She then married John LEONARD before 1827, John died 1839 in Greene Co., PA. Then she married George LOVE who died in Green Co., PA in 1846. Lastly, she married William F. ADAMS in 1851 who died in 1887 and is interred in the Greenville-Fairfield cemetery in Bureau Co., IL.

Last Edited by on Mar 30, 2009 8:24 PM
3 posts
Apr 01, 2009
3:57 PM
Joyce A. Kimmel
Husband (John) Descendant of: LEONORD, LOVE, CRADDOCK,
4 posts
Apr 01, 2009
4:29 PM
Joyce A. Kimmel
Husband (John) Descendant of: Hannah (Rhinehart)LEONORD, LOVE, CRADDOCK,

William W. Craddock was my husbands (John Delos Kimmel) GGGrandfather. W.W. Craddock was born 23 Nov 1837 in Weedsport, Cayuga Co., NY. W.W. Craddock received his teaching certificate in 1856 @ Princeton, Bureau Co, IL.
W.W. Craddock was a teacher @ Burden School (Bureau Co.) which is around Yorktown, IL.

On June 18, 1861, Harriet Ann Love was married to William W. Craddock in the hotel at Morrison, IL. Mr. Craddock had hired a top buggy for the sum of $5 for two days. To this he had hitched his own horses, and after the marriage the wedding trip continued to Fulton and across on the ferry to Lyons, now Clinton, Iowa. Harriet Ann Love was the daughter of Hannah Rinehart (Rhinehart) and George Love.
To the Craddock's six children were born. Two daughters died in childhood. The eldest son, Delos,(John Delos Kimmel's namesake) passed away in January, 1933, and a daughter, Mrs. Nellie Craddock Jacobs, of Tampico, succumbed on her mothers 92nd birthday. The other son, Glenn, lived in Morrison and the other daughter, Miss Olive Craddock, lived in Chicago.

In visiting with Mrs. Harriet (Love) Craddock one hears many interesting incidents of the early days. Here are some of the things she says of her life in Pennsylvania:
"There were no spools of thread. Mother bought short skeins of single white cotton thread. I boiled them in ashes and water to soften them, then doubled and twisted the thread and wound it on a reel. My half-brother, Jonah Leonard, helped me sometimes. He was better than the other boys about helping in the house.
"We didn't eat potatoes in Greene county (PA) as much as we did after we came out here to the new country. Folks did not raise them so much out there.
"My mother had a carpet woven of linen thread and wool, from the flax she raised and from my father's sheep.
"A woman came to Waynesburg one time and preached, I remember very well that she wore a sun-bonnet.
"My Grandfather Love's old home is now the Greene County Poor Farm." (In PA)
And the following are some of her memories of early days in this new country:
Recalls "New" Country
"I never heard an oath until I was ten years old --- never knew people swore until I heard them doing so on the boat from Pittsburgh.
"I remember when the Brubaker family came to live in New Bedford. They saw children holding to the tails of cattle they were driving home, and not knowing the name of the town, they called it "Tailholt" and so it was called for some years.
"We used to cross Rock river to the mill at Como on a ferry which was pulled across by horses. One time we crossed from Como to Bureau county in the snow and the only living things we saw were two skunks.
"My stepfather (MR. Adams)and our neighbors thought it was too far for their little children to go to New Bedford to school, so they built a log schoolhouse with a big fireplace in it, and my first teacher was John Meyers.
"One time, we children arranged to go to the Sunday school in what was known as the Whittington schoolhouse. We walked about a mile to meet the family with whom we were to go, and then rode in a lumber wagon drawn by a team of big black oxen. We never went again. It was too much jolting in the hot sun!
"A neighbor girl wanted to go out to work because her family was so poor. Her father protested that she would be talked about, but she said that if a girl conducted herself properly there was no reason why anything should be said against her. So she worked out for thirteen months and got along all right.
"When I was 15 or 16 years old I used to ride horseback the five miles to New Bedford to get the mail. It cost 25 cents to send a letter here from Pennsylvania.
"About that time my mother was ill. When she was able to sit up she cleaned and picked wool and I colored it blue. Then it was taken to Empire, now Emerson, to be carded in the mill there, after which it was spun into thread by some girls named Medley, and I wove it into cloth. My mother made a winter suit for my stepfather out of that cloth.
"Stepfather Adams went west one time and when he returned he brought two buffaloes. One of them was stolen the first night after he got home, but the other one roamed with the cattle. Young men often brought their lady friends to see the tame buffalo. It made a place to go! The buffalo would not jump fences. He just went right through them, and finally my stepfather traded him to a wagon maker for a wagon.
Moved To Tampico
"After I was married and went to live on the Craddock farm near Tampico, a man named Dir came from Bureau county and bought a neighboring farm. There was no preacher in that community and whenever there was need for one, old Mr. Dir was always called. He and Mrs. Dir had thirteen children, and Mrs. Dir helped neighbors in case of sickness.
"I remember when my oldest boy, Delos, was a baby, Mr. Craddock and I went to a political rally at Walnut Grove. A man shouted 'Hurrah' for the candidate of the other party, and somebody brought out a rope to hang the man who shouted!
"The first time my son, Glenn, ever voted, he cast his vote for my half-brother, J. F. R. Leonard, who ran for president of the United States on the ticket of the United Christian Party."
509 posts
Apr 01, 2009
6:06 PM
What a FANTASTIC post!!! I really like the way you posted information in human terms!
Thank you!
5 posts
Apr 03, 2009
11:33 AM
Joyce A. Kimmel
Husband (John) Descendant of: (Rhinehart)LEONORD, LOVE, CRADDOCK,

I am going to be in Morrison, IL May 14 thru 24, visiting relatives, and am going to drive to Tampico to see the Tampico Historical Society and go to the Cemetery. What is the address of the Historical Society? I know where the cemetery is as I have been there before. I would like to meet you at the Historical Society and talk about the Dow family, etc.
I live in Colorado Springs, CO.
513 posts
Apr 04, 2009
2:18 PM
Hi Joyce,

The TAHS is in "downtown" Tampico - you can't miss it.

I would love to talk to you about the DOW line (my grandmother's maiden name) as well as the RHINEHART/RINEHART, LEONARD, LOVE and CRADDOCK lines! I travel a lot with my job so I am not sure where I will be during those 10 days. The best thing would be for you to get my email address by sending an email to Denise and she can send it to you and we can compare dates.


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