My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sunday's Obituary -- John Quincy Adams

The below obituary contained a wealth of information for me. Each paragraph had something I didn't know. There was only one thing missing--that being his parent's names. (However, I already had them.) I couldn't trace John Quincy Adams in census records from 1870 to 1910, as there were too many. Then, I decided to use his wife's name, Frances, and there he was, listed as Quincy! From this obituary, I also learned he was of Wyoming, New York, not the state of Wyoming.

John Quincy Adams

Wyoming, Nov. 29,--John Quincy Adams fell dead at his home here at 5:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon of heart disease. He had been about the house during the day and was about to lie down when he was stricken.

Mr. Adams was born in Stafford on March 17, 1838. He took up his residence in the town of Middlebury when a young man and in 1859 married Miss Frances Maria Cox, who died October 31, 1923. He resided on a farm in Middlebury until 1900, when he moved to this village. Mr. and Mrs. Adams celebrated the sixtieth anniversary of their marriage in 1919. Mr. Adams was a member of the Middlebury Baptist church, was a great reader and was well posted on many topics.

Surviving Mr. Adams are two daughters, Mrs. Hattie Blatchford, who lived with him, Mrs. E. R. Jones of Utica; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Mary Blair of No. 35 Washington Avenue, Batavia.

Funeral services will be held at Mr. Adams's late home, at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, the Rev. C. H. Otto of the Baptist church of Wyoming officiating. Burial will be made in the Wyoming cemetery."

John was my first cousin, 4 times removed.

Descendants of John Quincy A. Adams

Generation No. 1

1.  JOHN QUINCY A. ADAMS  (HORACE, JOHN) was born March 17, 1838 in Stafford, Genesee Co., New York, and died November 1928 in of Middlebury, Wyoming Co., New York.  He married FRANCES MARIA COX November 08, 1859, daughter of JOHN COX and PHEBE COX.  She was born February 1827 in New York, and died October 31, 1923.
Children of JOHN ADAMS and FRANCES COX were:
2.                i.    MARY E. ADAMS, b. November 1861, New York; d. of Utica, New York.
3.               ii.    HATTIE J. ADAMS, b. February 1864, New York.

Generation No. 2

2.  MARY E. ADAMS (JOHN QUINCY A., HORACE, JOHN) was born November 1861 in New York, and died in of Utica, New York.  She married EUGENE R. JONES 1892.  He was born July 1858, and died Bet. 1920 - 1930.
Children of MARY ADAMS and EUGENE JONES were:
                   i.    FRANCES M JONES, b. May 12, 1894, New York; d. August 1986. (The twins were unmarried.)
                  ii.    GRACE E. JONES, b. May 12, 1894, New York; d. October 1980.

3.  HATTIE J. ADAMS (JOHN QUINCY A., HORACE, JOHN) was born February 1864 in New York.  She married WILLIAM BLATCHFORD 1887.  He was born March 1864 in New York, and died 1942.
4.                i.    CLIFFORD E. BLATCHFORD, b. April 1889, New York.
                  ii.    WILLIAM E. BLATCHFORD, b. May 1891, New York.
                 iii.    FLOSSIE M. BLATCHFORD, b. January 1894, New York.
                 iv.    OLIVE R. BLATCHFORD, b. May 1896, New York.
                  v.    IVA BLATCHFORD, b. April 1899, New York.
                 vi.    EDITH BLATCHFORD, b. Abt. 1902, New York.
                vii.    ERNEST BLATCHFORD, b. Abt. 1902, New York.
               viii.    ARCHIE BLATCHFORD, b. Abt. 1904, New York.

Generation No. 3

4.  CLIFFORD E. BLATCHFORD (HATTIE J. ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY A., HORACE, JOHN) was born April 1889 in New York.  He married ESTELLE /A
                   i.    WILLIAM BLATCHFORD.
                  ii.    ELOISE BLATCHFORD.
                 iii.    JACK BLATCHFORD.
                 iv.    LEONA G. BLATCHFORD.