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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Surname Saturday -- ADAMS (CT / MA > NY > MI)

This ADAMS line is the first of my "brick walls" I am sharing. ADAMS is a very common surname, and with the first name being John, locating him in records is made more challenging because he served in the Revolutionary War in Lexington, so you can imagine my problem. I am not asking for help, but of course will be glad to accept suggestions. Family lore claimed we were related to the President, and my father was named John Adams Poole. I've not found any evidence of a connection.

Descendant Register, Generation No. 1
 (My surnames are in green.)

1. JOHN ADAMS was born ABT 1758 in Wintonbury (now Bloomfield), CT went to Lexington, MA to serve in the Revolutionary War, moved to Hamilton, NY, then to Elba, Genesee Co., New York where he died 30 SEP 1830. He was buried in Pine Hill Cemetery, Elba, Genesee Co., New York. He married HANNAH SMITH 15 AUG 1790 in Wintonbury Parish, (now Bloomfield), Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, daughter of JOSEPH SMITH and EUNICE DRAKE. She was born 18 JAN 1772 in East Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 22 AUG 1850 in Stafford, Genesee Co., New York. She was buried in Tyler Cemetery, Stafford, Genesee Co., New York. Cemetery stone


Children of JOHN ADAMS and HANNAH SMITH are:


+ 2 i. JOHN ADAMS was born 17 JAN 1792 in Connecticut, and died 31 MAY 1860 in Stafford, Genesee Co., New York.
+ 3 ii. Horace ADAMS was born 25 SEP 1794 in Connecticut, and died 25 MAR 1855 in Stafford, Genesee Co., New York.
4 iii. Mary Ann ADAMS was born 29 SEP 1811.


Descendant Register, Generation No. 2


2. JOHN ADAMS (JOHN ADAMS) was born 17 JAN 1792 in Connecticut, and died 31 MAY 1860 in Stafford, Genesee Co., New York. He was buried in Tyler/Thompson Cemetery, Stafford, Genesee Co., New York. He married BATHSHEBA POLLOCK 19 MAY 1816, daughter of JAMES POLLOCK and w\o JAMES POLLOCK. She was born 1 AUG 1792 in (Prob.) Mill Creek Hundred, New Castle Co., Delaware, and died 11 FEB 1858 in Stafford, Genesee Co., New York. She was buried in Tyler/Thompson Cemetery, Stafford, Genesee Co., New York. He married Sabra (__) w\o JOHN ADAMS ABT 1859. She was born ABT 1801 in Vermont, and died AFT 1860.


Children of JOHN ADAMS and BATHSHEBA POLLOCK are:


+ 5 i. Carlisle ADAMS was born 1817 in New York, and died 11 DEC 1862 in Stafford, Genesee Co., New York.
+ 6 ii. Delight ADAMS was born 29 JUN 1819 in Batavia, Genesee Co., New York, and died 3 JUL 1898 in Batavia, Genesee Co., New York.
+ 7 iii. LIBERTY ADAMS was born 3 OCT 1821 in Stafford, Genesee Co., New York, and died 14 MAR 1867 in Stafford, Genesee Co., New York.
8 iv. Mary ADAMS was born 1823 in New York, and died 7 APR 1876 in Stafford, Genesee Co., New York.
9 v. Gracey ADAMS was born ABT 10 JUL 1827 in New York, and died 10 JUN 1831 in Stafford, Genesee Co., New York.
+ 10 vi. Grace ADAMS was born AFT 1832 in New York, and died AFT 1900 in of Clifford, New York.


3. Horace ADAMS (JOHN ADAMS) was born 25 SEP 1794 in Connecticut, and died 25 MAR 1855 in Stafford, Genesee Co., New York. He was buried in Tyler Cemetery, Stafford, Genesee Co., New York. He married Betsey EASTMAN. She was born ABT 1800 in New York, and died 7 DEC 1830 in Genesee Co., New York. She was buried in Tyler Cemetery, Stafford, Genesee Co., New York. He married Betsey YARINGTON AFT 7 DEC 1830. She was born ABT 1811 in Connecticut, and died 20 JAN 1878 in Genesee Co., New York. She was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Batavia, Genesee Co., New York.


Children of Horace ADAMS and Betsey EASTMAN are:


11 i. Amanda Knapp? ADAMS was born in New York. She married Samuel KING?.
12 ii. Amos H. ADAMS was born 28 SEP 1822 in Stafford, Genesee Co., New York, and died 22 AUG 1907 in Batavia, Genesee Co., New York. He married Louisa HOYT ABT 1850, daughter of Joseph HOYT and Amanda. She was born 20 AUG 1827 in New York, and died 21 FEB 1901 in Batavia, Genesee Co., New York.
13 iii. Son ADAMS was born JAN 1830 in Genesee Co., New York, and died 29 JUN 1830 in Genesee Co., New York.
+ 14 iv. Betsey E. ADAMS was born NOV 1830 in New York, and died 18 FEB 1906 in Stafford, Genesee Co., New York.
15 v. Emily Brown? ADAMS was born ABT 1838 in New York.


Children of Horace ADAMS and Betsey YARINGTON are:


+ 16 i. Horace J. ADAMS was born 29 MAR 1834 in Stafford, Genesee Co., New York, and died 9 DEC 1913 in Niles, Berrien Co., Michigan.
+ 17 ii. George W. ADAMS was born 1836 in New York, and died 1915 in of Niles, Berrien Co., Michigan.
18 iii. John Quincy ADAMS was born ABT 1838 in New York, and died AFT 16 DEC 1913 in of Wyoming Co., New York.
19 iv. Sarah Jane ADAMS was born 1841 in New York.
+ 20 v. Charles W. ADAMS was born 1844 in New York, and died 1897 in Batavia, Genesee Co., New York.
21 vi. Mary Ann ADAMS was born 23 OCT 1846 in New York, and died 21 JAN 1938 in Genesee Co., New York. She married Charles L. BLAIR 1876. He was born OCT 1846 in New York, and died 1925 in Genesee Co., New York.
+ 22 vii. William Fitch ADAMS was born 1852 in New York, and died 1894 in Batavia, Genesee Co., New York.


Descendant Register, Generation No. 3


5. Carlisle ADAMS (JOHN ADAMS, JOHN ADAMS) was born 1817 in New York, and died 11 DEC 1862 in Stafford, Genesee Co., New York. He was buried in Tyler/Thompson Cemetery, Stafford, Genesee Co., New York. He married Emily J. DEWOLF, daughter of John DEWOLF and Lucy Mary JACKSON. She was born ABT 1825 in Stafford, Genesee Co., New York, and died 12 APR 1869 in Stafford, Genesee Co., New York. She was buried in Tyler/Thompson Cemetery, Stafford, Genesee Co., New York.


Children of Carlisle ADAMS and Emily J. DEWOLF are:


23 i. Marcus ADAMS was born FEB 1849 in New York, and died 29 MAR 1849 in Stafford, Genesee Co., New York.
24 ii. Mary Ella ADAMS was born 29 MAY 1850 in New York, and died 31 JUL 1871 in Stafford, Genesee Co., New York.
25 iii. Edgar John ADAMS was born SEP 1856 in New York, and died 1907.


6. Delight ADAMS (JOHN ADAMS, JOHN ADAMS) was born 29 JUN 1819 in Batavia, Genesee Co., New York, and died 3 JUL 1898 in Batavia, Genesee Co., New York. She was buried in Batavia Pioneer Cemetery, Batavia, Genesee Co., New York. She married Franklin BENHAM, son of Bartholomew BENHAM and Charlotte CURTIS. He was born ABT 1824 in New York, and died BET 1870 AND 1880.


Children of Delight ADAMS and Franklin BENHAM are:


+ 26 i. Jay W. BENHAM was born MAR 1852 in New York, and died 1916 in Arapahoe Co., Colorado.
27 ii. Craig BENHAM was born ABT 1855 in New York.


7. LIBERTY ADAMS (JOHN ADAMS, JOHN ADAMS) was born 3 OCT 1821 in Stafford, Genesee Co., New York, and died 14 MAR 1867 in Stafford, Genesee Co., New York. He was buried in Tyler / Thompson Cemetery, Stafford, Genesee Co., New York. He married MARTHA ALETTA ANDERSON 20 APR 1846 in Prob. Genesee Co., New York, daughter of GEORGE ANDERSON and VIOLETTA\ALETTA TENEYCK. She was born 13 SEP 1826 in New Jersey or Pennsylvania, and died 2 MAY 1886 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan. She was buried 15 MAY 1886 in Oak Hill Cemetery, Calhoun Co., Michigan.


Children of LIBERTY ADAMS and MARTHA ALETTA ANDERSON are:


+ 28 i. John Anderson ADAMS was born 25 FEB 1847 in Stafford, Genesee Co., New York, and died 19 APR 1938 in Austin, Travis Co., Texas.
29 ii. Marion ADAMS was born 1855 in New York.
30 iii. Letta "Lettie" A. ADAMS was born 16 OCT 1859 in Stafford, Genesee Co., New York, and died 14 APR 1941 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California. She married Louis Morrison FULLER 6 APR 1893 in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Michigan, son of Ceylon Canfield FULLER and Francis MORRISON. He was born 24 APR 1861 in Big Rapids, Mecosta Co., Michigan, and died 6 JUL 1941 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California.
+ 31 iv. YATES A. ADAMS was born AUG 1860 in Batavia, Genesee Co., New York, and died 7 MAR 1917 in St. Louis, St. Louis Co., Missouri.


10. Grace ADAMS (JOHN ADAMS, JOHN ADAMS) was born AFT 1832 in New York, and died AFT 1900 in of Clifford, New York. She was buried in Palerrmo Cemetery, Palermo, Oswego Co., New York. She married Joseph Yates WILCOX 1857 in New York, son of Joseph WILCOX and Melissa ABBOTT. He was born 11 NOV 1832 in Palermo, Oswego Co., New York, and died AFT 1900.


Children of Grace ADAMS and Joseph Yates WILCOX are:
32 i. Mary WILCOX died BEF 1900.
33 ii. Joseph WILCOX was born ABT 1865, and died BEF 1900.
+ 34 iii. Abbot Yates WILCOX was born 9 AUG 1865 in of Newark Valley, New York, and died AFT 1930 in of Athens, Athens Co., Ohio.


14. Betsey E. ADAMS (Horace ADAMS, JOHN ADAMS) 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, village of 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, village of Stafford, Genesee Co., halfway between Batavia and LeRoy, NY..


Children of Betsey E. ADAMS and Orin Joseph DEWOLF are:


35 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.
36 ii. Ada L. DEWOLF was born 1859 in New York, and died 1943.
37 iii. Charles Freemont DEWOLF was born 1861 in New York, and died ABT 12 MAR 1913 in Stafford, Genesee Co., New York. He married Rosa. She was born 1864, and died ABT 2 FEB 1892 in Stafford, Genesee Co., New York.
38 iv. Frank S. DEWOLF was born JUN 1863 in Stafford, Genesee Co., New York, and died 1943.
39 v. Maryette DEWOLF was born 1865 in New York, and died 10 APR 1887 in Stafford, Genesee Co., New York.
40 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.
41 vii. Howard DEWOLF was born AFT 1867 in New York, and died BEF 1900.


16. Horace J. ADAMS (Horace ADAMS, JOHN ADAMS) was born 29 MAR 1834 in Stafford, Genesee Co., New York, and died 9 DEC 1913 in Niles, Berrien Co., Michigan. He was buried in Niles, Berrien Co., Michigan. He married Charlotte "Lottie" D. FORD 5 FEB 1867 in Berrien Co., Michigan, daughter of John FORD. She was born MAY 1848 in New York, and died AFT 1930.


Children of Horace J. ADAMS and Charlotte "Lottie" D. FORD are:


+ 42 i. Emma ADAMS was born MAY 1870 in Michigan, and died AFT 1930 in of Niles, Berrien Co., Michigan.
+ 43 ii. Charles ADAMS was born MAR 1875 in Michigan, and died 4 JUL 1944 in Niles, Berrien Co., Michigan.


17. George W. ADAMS (Horace ADAMS, JOHN ADAMS) was born 1836 in New York, and died 1915 in of Niles, Berrien Co., Michigan. He was buried in Johnson Cemetery, Niles Twp., Berrien Co., Michigan. He married Helen AMES 14 JAN 1864 in Corfu, Genesee Co., New York, daughter of David AMES and Mary. She was born ABT 1846 in New York, and died 27 OCT 1888 in Niles Twp., Berrien Co., Michigan. She was buried in Johnson Cemetery, Niles Twp., Berrien Co., Michigan. He married Emily ABT 1891. She was born 1844 in England, and died 1916 in of Niles, Berrien Co., Michigan. She was buried in Johnson Cemetery, Niles Twp., Berrien Co., Michigan.


Children of George W. ADAMS and Helen AMES are:


44 i. George E. ADAMS was born 8 JAN 1868 in Niles, Berrien Co., Michigan, and died 20 JAN 1877 in Niles Twp., Berrien Co., Michigan.
45 ii. Ida ADAMS was born 7 OCT 1871 in Niles, Berrien Co., Michigan.
46 iii. Cora B. ADAMS was born 29 JUN 1876 in Niles Twp., Berrien Co., Michigan, and died 10 SEP 1879 in Niles Twp., Berrien Co., Michigan.
+ 47 iv. Edith L. ADAMS was born 15 JUN 1878 in Niles Twp., Berrien, Michigan.


20. Charles W. ADAMS (Horace ADAMS, JOHN ADAMS) was born 1844 in New York, and died 1897 in Batavia, Genesee Co., New York. He was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Batavia, Genesee Co., New York. He married Mariette (Ettie). She was born ABT 1846 in New York, and died 1899 in Batavia, Genesee Co., New York. She was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Batavia, Genesee Co., New York.


Child of Charles W. ADAMS and Mariette (Ettie) ADAMS is:


48 i. Arthur T. ADAMS was born 1881 in Genesee Co., New York, and died 1881 in Batavia, Genesee Co., New York.


22. William Fitch ADAMS (Horace ADAMS, JOHN ADAMS) was born 1852 in New York, and died 1894 in Batavia, Genesee Co., New York. He was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Batavia, Genesee Co., New York. He married Jane L. "Jennie" w\o William F. ADAMS. She was born NOV 1850 in New York, and died 21 JUN 1922 in Waterville, New York. She was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Batavia, Genesee Co., New York.


Children of William Fitch ADAMS and Jane L. "Jennie" w\o William F. ADAMS are:


49 i. Cora O. ADAMS was born 1875 in New York, and died 1880 in Batavia, Genesee Co., New York.
50 ii. Blanche L. ADAMS was born 1877 in New York, and died 1880 in Batavia, Genesee Co., New York.


This is part I of my ADAMS family. I don't normally include all names in these Saturday outlines, but because it is a "brick wall" line, I am hoping somebody will locate one of these names and find their way to me.