Doddridge County Roots

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Michael ADAMS

Male 1853 - 1937  (83 years)


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  • Name Michael ADAMS 
    Census 1900, 10, 20, 30  Greenbrier District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Born 15 Apr 1853  Lewis Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    • Birth date given in 1900 Census as Apr 1853 and on headstone as 1853, but death record shows it as Apr 15 1854. Death record states birthplace as Harrison County, but marriage record shows it as Lewis County.
    Gender Male 
    Census 1870  Lewis Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1872  Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1880  New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation farmer  [3, 4, 5, 6
    Died 19 Feb 1937  Miletus (Salem), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Big Isaac Cemetery, Big Isaac, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7
    Person ID I45193  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2019 

    Father Isaac ADAMS,   b. CA 1813 
    Mother Margaret "Peggy" COTTRILL,   b. CA 1819,   d. Bef 1860  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Family ID F19651  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Catherine RICHARDS,   b. Sep 1852, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1913  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Married 2 Oct 1872  Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • 1880 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (New Milton District), enumerated on Jun 15 1880:
      Michael Adams, 27, farmer; wife Sarah C, 27; dau Mary E, 6; dau Ida Alice, 3; son Hiram L, 8 months, b. Sep; sister-in-law A. B. Richards, 13.

      1900 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Greenbrier District), enumerated in June 1900:
      Mike Adams, 47, b. Apr 1853, farmer, married 27 yrs; wife Sarah, 47, b. Sep 1852, mother of 10 children (8 still living); dau Mary E, 26, b. Dec 1873, single; dau Ida A, 23, b. Aug 1876, single; son Hiram, 20, b. Sep 1879, single; son William O, 17, b. Sep 1882; son Homer O, 15, b. Apr 1885; son Clodis W, 11, b. May 1889; son George, 6, b. Oct 1893; dau Versa I, 3, b. Oct 1896.

      1910 Census, Doddridge County, WV (Greenbrier District), enumerated on May 7 1910:
      Michael Adams, 57, farmer, married 36 yrs; wife Sarah C., 57, mother of 10 children (8 still living); dau Mary E., 35, single, housework for private family; son Wane C., 20, single, farm laborer on home farm; son George C., 16, farm laborer on home farm; dau Versa I., 13.

      1920 Census, Doddridge County, WV (Greenbrier District):
      Michael Adams, 66, marital status illegible; son (original entry "wife" lined thru and annotated to read "son") Carl C., 26, occupation oiler at gas station; dau Versa V., 22; son Willard U., 3.

      1930 Census, Doddridge County, WV (Greenbrier District), enumerated on Apr 4 1930:
      John C. Jenkins, 32, age 17 at first marriage; wife Versa I., 33, age 23 at first marriage; son Paul, 14; son Merdith W., 7; son Gerald C., 4 yrs 8 mos; dau Wilma, 11 mos; stepson Willard E. Adams, 13; father-in-law Michael Adams, 76, widowed. [8, 9, 10]
    Children 
     1. Mary Etta ADAMS,   b. 23 Dec 1873, Big Isaac, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1968  (Age 94 years)
     2. Ida Alice ADAMS,   b. 12 Aug 1876, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1916, Big Isaac, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     3. Hiram Luther ADAMS,   b. 24 Sep 1879, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Audra Bird ADAMS,   b. CA 1882, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1888, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 6 years)
     5. William Orie ADAMS,   b. 20 Sep 1882, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1966, Benson, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     6. Homer Otis ADAMS,   b. 30 Apr 1885, Big Isaac, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Wayne Claudius ADAMS,   b. 22 May 1889, Big Isaac, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1918, Argonne Forest, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     8. Carl George ADAMS,   b. 6 Oct 1893, Big Isaac, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1969, Monongalia Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     9. Versa Inis ADAMS,   b. 21 Oct 1896, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1945, Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
    Family ID F18354  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Feb 1937 - Miletus (Salem), Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Big Isaac Cemetery, Big Isaac, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    45193_ADAMS_Michael_1854-1937_DeathCertificate.jpg
    45193_ADAMS_Michael_1854-1937_DeathCertificate.jpg

  • Sources 
    1. [S2005] 1900 Census, Doddridge County, WV (Greenbrier District).

    2. [S638] Headstone (year only).

    3. [S1853] Death Certificate, WV State Dept of Health, Div of Vital Statistics, (http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx).

    4. [S1654] Harrison County Marriage Records, Clarksburg, WV.

    5. [S2110] 1910 Census, Doddridge County, WV (Greenbrier District).

    6. [S2049] 1920 Census, Doddridge County, WV (Greenbrier District).

    7. [S2550] Doddridge County Cemeteries, Vol. I, Donald Edward Ramage, (4117 Almaville Rd, Smyna TN 37167 (1988, rev. 1999)).

    8. [S1620] Death record of husband.

    9. [S1590] Death record of daughter.

    10. [S1604] Death record of son.