Doddridge County Roots

A West Virginia Genealogy

Joseph S. ADAMS

Male 1858 - 1928  (70 years)


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  • Name Joseph S. ADAMS 
    Born 2 May 1858  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1860  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1900  New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1910  Clark District, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 6 Dec 1928  [3
    Buried Elkview Masonic Cemetery, Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I20924  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2015 

    Father 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) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F5613  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Luella A. COTTRILL,   b. 8 Jan 1858, Barbour Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1932, Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 26 Sep 1876  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Notes 
    • 1900 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (New Milton District), enumerated on Jun 18 1900:
      Joseph S. Adams, 42, b. May 1858, farmer, married 24 yrs; wife Luella, 42, b. Jan 1858, mother of 3 children (all still living); son Wilbert, 22, b. Oct 1877, single; dau Leona, 17, b. Nov 1882; son Leslie G, 6, b. Oct 1893; boarder Allen Lipscomb, 27, b. Jun 1872, single.

      Note: Obituary of Luella Cottrill Adams states that she and Joseph were the parents of two children, Leonie and Leslie. Basis for omission of Wilbert, who was already deceased, is not known. [6]
    Children 
     1. Wilbert ADAMS,   b. 12 Oct 1877,   d. 18 Oct 1912, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
    +2. Leona ADAMS,   b. Nov 1882
     3. Leslie G. ADAMS,   b. Oct 1893,   d. 12 Mar 1969  (Age ~ 75 years)
    Family ID F11778  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elkview Masonic Cemetery, Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1553] Doddridge County Birth Records, West Union, WV, BR Bk 1, p. 10.
      Identified as Joseph Adams, b. May 2 1858 at "M. Fork H. S. River," son of Joshua & Lovina.

    2. [S2077] 1900 Census, Doddridge County, WV (New Milton District).

    3. [S692] Obituary of wife.

    4. [S2269] Cemeteries of Clark District, Harrison County, WV, (Harrison County Genealogical Society, Clarksburg, WV).

    5. [S1554] Doddridge County Marriage Records, West Union, WV, http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=11792183&Type=Marriage.
      MR Bk 1-A, p. 214:
      Identified as Joseph Adams, 21, b. & res. Doddridge Co, farmer, son of Joshua & Levina Adams; and Luella A. Cottrill, 18, b. Barbour Co, res. Doddridge Co, dau of George J. & Nancy L. Cottrill. Married Nov 26 1876 in Doddridge County.

    6. [S1588] Death record of wife.