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Thursday, April 15, 2010
Treasure Chest Thursday -- Coverlet by Betsey E. Adams, 1849
We are not sure why Betsey spelled her last name as Addams instead of Adams, but without a doubt, she is the same person. Claire, the owner, wrote, "The size of the coverlet 70" X 90" width. It was (from what I read) sewed together down the middle. The coverlet has in the opposite front corner of the name the same name/date/county but backwards. The condition of the coverlet is pretty good."
On the day I did my blog, Claire also wrote, "I was told by my parents it was a gift to my parents handed down years ago at the time they were married. They have been married 58 yrs. I have been searching on line a couple of weeks now and came across yours today! I too wondered about the Adams family name since my dad thinks he heard that Betsey E Adams was a descendant of ? some Adams in history of ? background!!" That last statement ties into what I've always heard. Our John Adams is somehow related to the President. What I never mentioned was the fact that in our foyer was an etching or drawing, of John Quincy Adams...he was the first thing I saw every time I entered the house. And why in the heck, did we move to Lexington, Massachusetts (a town where John Q. Adams visited)? Is there a connection? I need a detective to figure this mystery.
I am very happy that Claire picked the very day that my blog was posted to do a Google search. Because of that, I now have a 5th cousin, once removed.
Additional information about Betsey's family:
Betsey E. ADAMS (Horace ADAMS2, JOHN ADAMS1) was born NOV 1830 in New York, and died 18 FEB 1906 in Stafford, Genesee Co., New York. She was buried in Stafford Rural Cemetery, Stafford, Genesee Co., halfway between Batavia and LeRoy, NY.. She married Orin Joseph DEWOLF, son of Orin Clemens DEWOLF and Nancy Zobedia PERKINS. He was born 14 MAR 1830 in New York, and died 1892 in Stafford, Genesee Co., New York. He was buried in Stafford Rural Cemetery, Stafford, Genesee Co., halfway between Batavia and LeRoy, New York.
Children of Betsey E. ADAMS and Orin Joseph DEWOLF are:
2 i. Herbert L. DEWOLF was born 16 MAY 1856 in Stafford, Genesee Co., New York, and died 4 MAY 1886 in Stafford, Genesee Co., New York.
3 ii. Ada L. DEWOLF was born 1859 in New York, and died 1943.
+ 4 iii. Charles Freemond DEWOLF was born 1861 in New York, and died ABT 12 MAR 1913 in Stafford, Genesee Co., New York.
5 iv. Frank S. DEWOLF was born JUN 1863 in Stafford, Genesee Co., New York, and died 1943.
6 v. Maryette DEWOLF was born 1865 in New York, and died 10 APR 1887 in Stafford, Genesee Co., New York.
7 vi. Fred L. DEWOLF was born 24 JAN 1867 in Stafford, Genesee Co., New York, and died 14 APR 1895 in Stafford, Genesee Co., New York.
8 vii. Howard DEWOLF was born AFT 1867 in New York, and died BEF 1900.