Doddridge County Roots

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Joshua A. ADAMS

Male 1835 - 1911  (76 years)


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  • Name Joshua A. ADAMS  [1
    Born 4 Jul 1835  Barbour Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • Birthplace may be Harrison County, per record of marriage to Sarah Woofter.
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850, 1860  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1880, 1900  Southwest District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation carpenter, farmer  [5, 6
    Residence Summers, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Died 26 Jul 1911  Harrisville, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Buried South Fork Baptist Church Cemetery, Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I15754  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 12 May 2020 

    Father William ADAMS,   b. 30 Aug 1805, Harrison Co, VA (now Barbour Co, WV) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1861, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Mother 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) 
    Married CA 1829 
    Family ID F3774  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Lovinia May LEESON,   b. 11 Dec 1837, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1869, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Married 15 Feb 1856  Cabin Run, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Notes 
    • Joshua Adams had six children by his first wife, Lovinia May Leeson; all six were boys and five of them were carpenters. Joshua built many houses himself. Joshua ran a general store that kept his team and driver on the road six days a week hauling supplies from Toll Gate.

      1880 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Southwest District), enumerated on Jun 4 1880:
      Joshua Adams, 44, carpenter; wife Sarah E, 29; Marshel (relationship illegible), 23, carpenter; son Alonzo, 16, farm worker, broken leg; son William E, 12, farm worker; dau Luella, 8; son Homer, 6; dau Mary R, 5; dau Hattie I, 3; Stella H, 1; servant James M. Russell, 19, farm worker. [9]
    Children 
    +1. Marshal Luther ADAMS,   b. 29 Dec 1856, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1942, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +2. Joseph S. ADAMS,   b. 2 May 1858, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1928  (Age 70 years)
     3. Marion E. ADAMS,   b. 29 Jan 1861, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Alonzo L. "Lonnie" ADAMS,   b. 1863, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1927, Smithburg, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     5. Samuel ADAMS
     6. William Elsworth ADAMS,   b. 10 Sep 1866, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1938  (Age 71 years)
    Family ID F5613  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah Elizabeth WOOFTER,   b. 10 Aug 1850, Ritchie Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1921, Harrisville, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 6 Dec 1870  Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14
    Notes 
    • 1900 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (Southwest District), enumerated on Jun 9 1900:
      Joshua Adams, 64, b. Jul 1835, farmer, married 29 yrs; wife Sarah E, 49, b. Aug 1850, married 29 yrs, mother of 11 children (all still living); dau Stella, 20, b. Jun 1879, single; dau Emma J, 19, b. Apr 1881, single; dau Mittie B, 17, b. Apr 1883; son Bert, 15, b. Jan 1885; dau Nettie M, 13, b. Apr 1887; dau Bessie, 10, b. Apr 1890; dau Orpha, 8, b. Jan 1892; clerk Tilden Conley, 22, b. Jul 1877, single, works in store. [15]
    Children 
    +1. Luella ADAMS,   b. 1 Feb 1872, Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1949, Lewis Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Homer ADAMS,   b. 14 Jun 1873, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1938  (Age 65 years)
    +3. Mary Rosanna ADAMS,   b. 14 Apr 1875, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1974, Wadsworth, Medina Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years)
    +4. Hattie Idell ADAMS,   b. 25 Jul 1877, Summers, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1964, Weirton, Hancock Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     5. Stella H. ADAMS,   b. Jun 1879, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1963, Randolph Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years)
     6. Emma J. ADAMS,   b. Apr 1881, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1918  (Age ~ 36 years)
     7. (Female) ADAMS,   b. 10 Nov 1882, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    +8. Mittie Belle ADAMS,   b. 4 Apr 1883, Grove, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1960, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     9. Bert ADAMS,   b. 28 Jan 1885, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1946, Madison, Madison Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     10. Nettie May ADAMS,   b. 24 Apr 1887, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1910  (Age 22 years)
     11. Bessie ADAMS,   b. 4 Apr 1890,   d. 13 May 1908  (Age 18 years)
     12. Orpha ADAMS,   b. 15 Jan 1892, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1975  (Age 83 years)
    Family ID F5612  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Feb 1856 - Cabin Run, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Summers, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Jul 1911 - Harrisville, Ritchie Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - South Fork Baptist Church Cemetery, Oxford, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1599] Birth record of son.

    2. [S5] Headstone.
      "History of Doddridge County WV," p. 67, reports birth date as 1836, but headstone reads July 4, 1835.

    3. [S1554] Doddridge County Marriage Records, West Union, WV, MR Bk 1-A, p. 116.

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

    5. [S2020] 1880 Census, Doddridge County, WV (Southwest District).

    6. [S1891] 1900 Census, Doddridge County, WV (Southwest District).

    7. [S293] History of Ritchie County, Minnie Kendall Lowther, (1911, reprinted 1999, McClain Printing Co, Parsons WV, http://McClainPrinting.com), p. 239.

    8. [S5] Headstone.

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

    10. [S1554] Doddridge County Marriage Records, West Union, WV, MR Bk 1-A, p. 116.
      Groom identified as Joshua Adams, age 21, b. Barbour Co, son of W. & Mary Adams. Bride identified as Laverna Leason [sic], age 17, b. Doddridge Co, dau of William & Lusind [sic] Leason. Ceremony held Feb 15 1856 at Cabin run. Based on information found in other sources, particularly The History of Doddridge Co, p. 67, it appears that the names of the parents of the bride and groom were reversed in the marriage record.

    11. [S1588] Death record of wife.

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

    13. [S1574] West Virginia Marriage Records, 1863-1900, (http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/4484.htm).

    14. [S1630] Ritchie County WV Marriages 1843-1915, (Wes Cochran, 2515 10th Ave, Parkersburg WV 26101 (July 1985)).

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