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William ADAMS

Male 1805 - 1861  (55 years)


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  • Name William ADAMS 
    Born 30 Aug 1805  Harrison Co, VA (now Barbour Co, WV) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850, 1860  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1850, 1860  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation farmer  [4, 5
    Occupation farmer  [4, 5
    Died 19 Jul 1861  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8
    Cause: fever 
    Buried Auburn Community Cemetery, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 9, 10
    Notes 
    • William Adams was an early settler of the Middle Fork region of Ritchie and Doddridge Counties. A native of Harrison County, he was the son of Jonathan Adams, a Revolutionary soldier, who fought under Gen. George Washington. He settled in Ritchie County in 1840.

      1850 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jul 27 1850:
      William Adams, 45, farmer, value of real estate $1100; Lucina, 41, cannot read or write; Mary A, 20, cannot read or write; Sarah A, 18; Jackson, 16; Joshua, 14; Elizabeth, 12; William, 10; Martha J, 5; Mary J, 3.

      1860 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jul 7 1860:
      Wm Adams, 54, farmer, value of real estate $1800, value of personal estate 600; L (female), 30; M J (female), 13; M J (female), 14; Susana, 7; A (male), 6; M (female), 4; E W (male), 2. [7, 11]
    • William Adams was an early settler of the Middle Fork region of Ritchie and Doddridge Counties. A native of Harrison County, he was the son of Jonathan Adams, a Revolutionary soldier, who fought under Gen. George Washington. He settled in Ritchie County in 1840.

      1850 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jul 27 1850:
      William Adams, 45, farmer, value of real estate $1100; Lucina, 41, cannot read or write; Mary A, 20, cannot read or write; Sarah A, 18; Jackson, 16; Joshua, 14; Elizabeth, 12; William, 10; Martha J, 5; Mary J, 3.

      1860 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jul 7 1860:
      Wm Adams, 54, farmer, value of real estate $1800, value of personal estate 600; L (female), 30; M J (female), 13; M J (female), 14; Susana, 7; A (male), 6; M (female), 4; E W (male), 2. [7, 11]
    Person ID I10454  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 18 Jul 2018 

    Father Jonathan ADAMS 
    Family ID F13016  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Lucinda WRIGHT,   b. 1809, Harrison Co, VA (now Barbour Co, WV) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1852  (Age 42 years)  [7
    Married CA 1829  [2
    Children 
     1. Harriet ADAMS,   b. CA 1828,   d. Bef 1911  (Age ~ 82 years)
     2. Mary Ann ADAMS,   b. CA 1830, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1911  (Age ~ 80 years)
     3. Sarah Ann ADAMS,   b. 28 Oct 1831,   d. 22 Dec 1901  (Age 70 years)
     4. Elizabeth "Betsy" ADAMS,   b. CA 1832, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Apr 1880  (Age ~ 48 years)
     5. Andrew Jackson ADAMS,   b. CA 1833, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1863  (Age ~ 30 years)
     6. Joshua A. ADAMS,   b. 4 Jul 1835, Barbour Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1911, Harrisville, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     7. William ADAMS, II,   b. 8 Dec 1839, Barbour Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1916, Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     8. Martha J. ADAMS,   b. CA 1845
     9. Mary J. ADAMS,   b. 24 Feb 1847, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1923, Smithton (now Smithburg), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Family ID F3774  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Louisa SUMMERS,   b. 3 Jul 1830, Monongalia Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1910  (Age 80 years) 
    Marriage License 26 Jan 1852  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Married 1 Feb 1852  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Notes 
    • 1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Southwest District):
      Louisa Adams, 38; Alex, 15; Margaret, 13; Elijah, 12; Flora O, 9. [13]
    Children 
     1. Susanna ADAMS,   b. 20 Nov 1852, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1921, Salem, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     2. Alexander ADAMS,   b. 25 May 1855, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1929  (Age 73 years)
     3. Margaret ADAMS,   b. 14 Apr 1856, Marion Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1903, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     4. Elijah W. ADAMS,   b. 1858, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1919  (Age 61 years)
     5. Flora O. ADAMS,   b. 5 Aug 1860, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1949, Akron, Summit Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Family ID F3775  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Auburn Community Cemetery, Ritchie Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1838] Headstone - Date calculated from age at death.
      Age 55y10m19d calculates to a birth date of Aug 30 1805. But "Ritchie County in History and Romance," p. 245, states birth date as Sep 1 1805.

    2. [S283] Ritchie County in History and Romance, Minnie Kendall Lowther, (McClain Publishing Co, Parsons, WV, 1990), p. 245.

    3. [S1774] Doddridge County WV Marriages 1845-1937, (Wes Cochran, 156 Gihon Meadows, Apt 150, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (Jan 1993)).

    4. [S1890] 1860 Census, Doddridge County, (W)VA.

    5. [S941] 1850 Census, Doddridge County, (W)VA.

    6. [S5] Headstone.

    7. [S293] History of Ritchie County, Minnie Kendall Lowther, (1911, reprinted 1999, McClain Printing Co, Parsons WV, http://McClainPrinting.com), p. 238.

    8. [S1563] Doddridge County Death Records, West Union, WV, DR p. 7, Line 12 : http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=5051055&Type=Death.

    9. [S123] Ritchie County, West Virginia Cemeteries through 1993, Ritchie County Historical Society (David M. Scott, Editor), (McClain Printing Co, Parsons, WV, 1995).

    10. [S934] Findagrave.com.

    11. [S215] The History of Doddridge County, West Virginia, (Taylor Publishing Co, 1979), p. 67.

    12. [S1554] Doddridge County Marriage Records, West Union, WV.

    13. [S293] History of Ritchie County, Minnie Kendall Lowther, (1911, reprinted 1999, McClain Printing Co, Parsons WV, http://McClainPrinting.com).