(My great grandfather)
Born Circa 1811 in Virginia (possibly Buckingham Co.)
Died April 19, 1857 in Greene Co., Illinois
Buried in the Mt. Gilead Cemetery, Greene Co., Ill.
Click HERE to see his stone in the Mt. Gilead Cemetery
Isham came from Lexington, Kentucky to Greene Co. in 1830 in a schooner drawn by oxen with a party of home-seekers.
He served as a Private in the Black Hawk Indian Wars in
Captain Samuel Smith's Co. of the Brigade of Mounted Volunteers commanded by Brig. Whitesides.
He was mustered out on May 27, 1833 at the Mouth of the Fox River, Illinois (230 miles from the place of enrollment).
He died at age 46 years as a result of injuries sustained
during his duty in the Black Hawk War.
Rachel applied for a widow's pension after the Act of July
27, 1892 and received $8/month until her death in 1902.
He purchased 40 acres of land with Military Bounty on
June 18, 1836 -- Sec. 12, Twp. 9, Range 13
located south of the Mt. Gilead Church and SE of Woodville, Illinois. He sold the land in Nov. of 1845 to
Isaac Stout for $150. It was then sold to Jonas Ward
who owned it from 1860 to 1873. In 1873 it was purchased by William Brooks.
After Isham's death, Rachel was left with 7 small children.
In the 1860 census, William, John, Louisa and Lucy are living with Richard Adcock (46 yrs. old in 1860 census and no wife listed). Although nothing is known of Isham's family, we assume that Richard Adcock was his younger brother.
Click HERE to see information about the Black Hawk Indian Wars and Isham Adcock
Isham married Rachel Stinnett on July 31, 1831 in
Greene County, Illinois