Stillwater Valley Gazette

February 15, 1872

CABLE, MRS. NANCY ANN - Mrs. Nancy Ann Cable, better known as "Grandmother Cable," was born December 10th, 1791, in Berkley County, Virginia. She immigrated to Ohio, with her parents, in the year 1800; and lived in the vicinity of Cincinnati about two years. From thence she removed to Germantown, remaining a short time in the village; afterwards settling four miles north of Germantown, Montgomery County, Ohio, on Twin Creek, where she was married to Elder John Cable, in the year 1814. In the year 1816, they removed to Newberry Township, Miami County, two miles northwest of Covington, on Harrison's Creek, where they remained until 1862, when they abandoned house-keeping and lived with their son-in-law, Jonas Maurer, until September, 1863, when Elder Cable died. Since that time the widow lived with her children, until her death January 27, 1872, aged seventy-five years, one month and seventeen days. Grandmother Cable united herself to the German Baptist Church in the year 1822, devoting much of her time, to toil and labor in her Master's vineyard, and living an exemplary Christian life to all around. She died in the triumph of living faith, with a bright hope of immortality beyond the grave. She was the mother of ten children, five of whom are dead, and five still living--four in Miami County, Ohio, and one in Lyon County, Kansas. She also leaves one surviving brother, namely, James P. Ellis. Her youngest brother who lives in Iroquois County, Illinois, and at present is enjoying good health and in the active pursuits of life. Covington, Ohio, February 7, 1872

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