Sunday, July 25, 2010

John Atkinson and Ann Grunshaw Atkinson

John Atkinson and Ann Grunshaw Atkinson
Sheffer Pioneer Cemetery - Greenwood, Nebraska




JOHN ATKINSON
DIED
JAN. 14, 1892
AGED
91 YRS 8 M's. 16 D's.

ANN, WIFE OF
John Atkinson
DIED

AGED


This is the second in a series of posts about interments at Sheffer Pioneer Cemetery, north of Greenwood, Nebraska.


John Atkinson was born in Lancashire, England in 1800 and arrived in the United States sometime before 1832. He was married to Ann Grunshaw, also of Lancashire, England. Both names are on the tombstone, although no dates are listed for Ann. She died 10 years after her husband and presumed to be buried by her husband.

The Atkinsons lived in Rhode Island, where their third child, Nelson Atkinson, was born. Another son born in Rhode Island was Samuel. After the family moved to Wisconsin, they had two more children, Byron and Eunice.


The family then settled in Nebraska. By 1857, when Nebraska was still a territory, they moved to Rock Creek, west of Greenwood and erected a saw mill.

Reference: Sheffer Pioneer Cemetery: The Lives of Those Interred, fourth edition, edited by Rose Anne Hockstra

This post originally appeared on my other blog, LongLostRelatives.net on June 22, 2010

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