An Outline of the Jacob Adams Family




Descendants of Jacob Adams


Generation No. 1

1. JACOB1 ADAMS was born Abt. 1780 in Maryland. He married CATHERINE.

In 1830, Jacob and Catherine were one of about 18 couples in the entire county with a racially mixed family. About that same year, "citizens" of the county petitioned the State to outlaw mixed marriages.
Catherine's maiden name is unknown, but it could well appear among the signers of that petition. Of the 18 families on the 1830 census that are racially mixed, 8 carry the surname of Adams or Wilson.

In a later census year the enumerator made a notation that Jacob and Catherine were an "amalgamated couple."

Child of JACOB ADAMS and (WIFE CATHERINE is:
2. i. ARCHIBALD H.2 ADAMS, b. 1806, Pennsylvania; d July 3, 1870, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia.

Adam, A.H., white, male, Date of Death - 3 Jul 1870, Place of Death Glen Easton, Cause of Death - “Catarrah” in head, Age 67, Parents Jacob & Catherine, Occupation Blacksmith, Consort Ellen Adams Informant H.P. Adams. Marshall County, West Virginia Deaths, Vol. 1, 1853-1903 Vol.1 Page 31

Generation No. 2

2. ARCHIBALD H.2 ADAMS (JACOB1) was born 1806 in Pennsylvania, and died July 3, 1870, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia.
He married CATHERINE WILSON?, daughter of POSSIBLY CHARLES WILSON UNKNOWN. She was born 1806 in Pennsylvania, and died Unknown in West Virginia??.


Archibald first appears in the census in his own household in 1830.

In 1865 Archibald and Catherine Adams and Jonathan K. and Margaret Adams sold a sawmill at Bristoria to Hughes and Kincaid. At that time Jonathan and Margaret were residing in Michigan as indicated by a notarized statement with the sale deed. The mill became known as Kincaid Mills.

Arch Adams is referred to as the first Postmaster at Hunter's Cave.

In the 1870 census Archibald's wife Catherine is found living with son Henry Porter Adams in Marshall County, West Virginia. It appears that Archibald has passed by this time.


Notes for CATHERINE WILSON?:
Catherine Wilson? Adams - Hardesty's biography of son Henry Porter Adams gives his Mother's maiden name as Elizabeth WILSON. Archibald’s death information also refers to her as Ellen. There is some confusing oral family history regarding son Jonathan K. Adams. A grandson of Jonathan K and Margaret Adams claimed that Margaret's maiden name was Wilson. Death certificates for some of their children say ADAMS. It is likely that the grandson was confused and that it was Jonathan's mother's name that was Wilson. Was Catherine a Wilson and the mother of Archibald's children? Was her name Catherine Elizabeth or Elizabeth Catherine? Or is she Archibald's 2nd wife?

In 1850 she and Archibald are living next door to Charles and Catherine Wilson. They are probably related to her and most likely her parents.

Children of ARCHIBALD ADAMS and CATHERINE WILSON? are:
3. i. JACOB (OF ARCHIBALD H.)3 ADAMS, b. Abt. 1826 or ELIAZBETH?
4. ii. CHARLES ADAMS, b. 1828; d. 1914, Criswell Ridge, Wetzel County, West Virginia.
5. iii. WILLIAM H. ADAMS, b. 1829, Pennsylvania; d. 1865, Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia.
iv. DAUGHTER (ELEANOR WIFE OF SILAS ROUPE?) ADAMS, b. Abt. 1830.

Notes for DAUGHTER (ELEANOR WIFE OF SILAS ROUPE?) ADAMS:
From Lloyd Roupe files - Eleanor or Maria Eleanor married Silas Roup. There is an Eleanor and Silas Roupe next door to Archibald & Catherine 1850 and next door to Jacob (Jr.) and Elizabeth Adams in 1860.


More About DAUGHTER (ELEANOR WIFE OF SILAS ROUPE?) ADAMS:
Census: 1850, Greene County, Pennsylvania 1850 census shows Eleanor Roupe living next door to Archibald Adams. This corresponds with Lloyd Roupe's file that Eleanor or Maria Eleanor married a Roupe. Lloyd offered no documented proof.

6. v. JONATHAN K. ADAMS, b. June 01, 1835, Greene County, Pennsylvania; d. 1914, Eugene, Lane County, Oregon.
7. vi. HENRY PORTER ADAMS, b. 1840, Greene County, Pennsylvania.


Generation No. 3

3. JACOB (OF ARCHIBALD H.)3 ADAMS (ARCHIBALD H.2, JACOB1) was born Abt. 1826. He married (1) ELIZABETH ADAMS. He married (2) MARTHA GILL. He married (3) ELIZABETH.

Notes for JACOB (OF ARCHIBALD H.) ADAMS:
In 1870 Archibald H. Adams, in a court document names "my daughter Elizabeth Adams", however it appears more likely that she was Archibald's daughter-in-law as per early census records that indicate her husband could be Archibald’s son.

Jacob and Elizabeth's daughter Delila, married Newton Adams of Muskingum County, Ohio.


More About JACOB (OF ARCHIBALD H.) ADAMS:
Census: 1860, Greene County, Pennsylvania, 2 houses away from Jacob Adams, elder b abt 1780
Namesake: Believed to be named for paternal grandfather

Notes for ELIZABETH ADAMS:
Emanuel Marling Adams, grandson, stated in letters that both of his grandparents names were Adams. This would be feasible considering the number of cousin marriages found so far among the Adams family members.

Children of JACOB ADAMS and ELIZABETH ADAMS are:
8. i. DELILA4 ADAMS, b. January 18, 1847, Greene County, Pennsylvania; d. January 05, 1912, Indian Creek, Brown County, TX.
ii. JONATHAN (OF JACOB OF ARCHIBALD H.) ADAMS, b. Abt. 1849.
9. iii. ARCHIBALD (OF JACOB OF ARCHIBALD H.) ADAMS, b. Abt. 1853.
iv. CHARITY ADAMS, b. Abt. 1855; m. UNKNOWN FENNIMORE.

Children of JACOB ADAMS and MARTHA GILL are:
v. PERRY4 ADAMS.
vi. FRANCIS (FRANK) ADAMS.


4. CHARLES3 ADAMS (ARCHIBALD H.2, JACOB1) was born 1828, and died 1914 in Criswell Ridge, Wetzel County, West Virginia. He married LUCINDA ADAMS, daughter or granddaughter? of (UNKNOWN) ADAMS and (WIFE LYDIA. She was born 1835, and died in Greene County, Pennsylvania.

Notes for CHARLES ADAMS:
Charles Adams married a cousin, Lucinda Adams. The exact relationship has not been determined.

Charles eventually moved to Wetzel County West Virginia. There are still Adams descendants of Charles in that area today (2000). As my own line, they have been living as white for several generations. Information from Harry & Marie Adams says he died in Wetzel County, no death certificate? No burial place? In 1900 he was residing in Washington County, PA with daughter & son-in-law Margaret and Frank (Francis Marion) GORBY.


Notes for LUCINDA ADAMS:
Lucinda Adams was the daughter or granddaughter of Mrs. Lydia Adams of Greene County. Her father is unknown. It is possible that Lydia was the grandmother of the children listed in her household in 1850.


Children of CHARLES ADAMS and LUCINDA ADAMS are:
i. MARY E. (OF CHARLES)4 ADAMS, b. 1852.
ii. LYDIA CATHERINE ADAMS, b. 1854; m. CHRIS HENRY.
iii. ARCHIBALD J. (PETE) ADAMS, b. 1857, Greene County, Pennsylvania; d. 1950; m. (1) MELISSA BARNEY; m. (2) ALVINA MACKEY.
iv. MARGARET ADAMS, b. 1858; d. 1881, Washington County, Pennsylvania; m. FRANCIS MARION GORBY.
v. FRANK W. ADAMS, b. 1860.
vi. EMALINE ADAMS, b. 1862.
10. vii. SAMUEL WILSON ADAMS, b. 1864, Wind Ridge, Greene County, Pennsyania; d. 1952, Washington County, Pennsylvania.
viii. SARAH ELIZABETH ADAMS, b. 1866.
ix. CHARLES NEWTON ADAMS, b. 1868; m. MARY E. DOWNING, January 06, 1889, Marshall County, West Virginia.
11. x. JAMES HARVEY ADAMS, b. 1873, Jacktown, Greene County, Pennsylvania.

5. WILLIAM H.3 ADAMS (ARCHIBALD H.2, JACOB1) was born 1829 in Pennsylvania, and died 1865 in Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia. He married MALINDA WILSON in At the home of Jacob Wilson, Jackson Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania, daughter of JACOB WILSON and MARY COLE. She was born Abt. 1836.

Notes for WILLIAM H. ADAMS:
William H. Adams was born in Greene County, Pennsylvania. He married Malinda Wilson, daughter of Jacob Wilson and Mary Cole.

William was drafted into Co I 61st Pennsylvania and served in the same unit with his brother Jonathan K. Adams serving until his death at The Battle of the Wilderness. Along with Widow's Pension papers for Malinda his name is mentioned in a list of those killed at the Wilderness in a Civil War era copy of the Philadelphia Enquirer in my possession. LOVE THAT E-BAY AUCTION!!


More About WILLIAM H. ADAMS:
Hardesty's: 1898, Mentioned as the brother of Henry Porter Adams in Henry's Bio

Notes for MALINDA WILSON:
Malinda Wilson was the daughter of Jacob Adams and Mary Cole. She married William H. Adams at her father's home in Greene County as sworn to in an affidavit on file concerning her widow's pension.


Malinda second married Joseph Keener. She is buried at McVay Cemetery. Her stone reads Malinda A. Keener. It is not known if the A. is for Adams or for an unknown middle name.

Malinda Wilson Adams also had a daughter (born out of wedlock?) named Elizabeth or Mary Elizabeth ADAMS. Elizabeth was born many years after the death of first husband William H. Adams. In his will, 2nd husband Joseph Keener left some money to Elizabeth, but did not make mention or claim of her as his daughter. Elizabeth is buried between Malinda and Isaac Adams at McVay Cemetery in Greene County, PA.

Isaac Adams is the son or grandson of Mrs. Lydia Adams and was married to Malinda's sister, Malissa Wilson. The farm of Isaac adjoined that of Malinda.


Children of WILLIAM ADAMS and MALINDA WILSON are:
i. THOMAS D.4 ADAMS, b. June 08, 1851; d. September 07, 1865.

Notes for THOMAS D. ADAMS:
Birth and death dates found in affidavits in the Widow's Pension file of Malinda Wilson Adams

12. ii. HARRIET SAMANTHA ADAMS, b. August 16, 1855, Jackson Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania; d. September 05, 1906, Barnett, Missouri.
13. iii. HANNAH NANCY ADAMS, b. February 01, 1858, Greene County, Pennsylvania; d. March 12, 1930, Seattle, King County, Washington.
14. iv. ARCHIBALD PERRY (A. PERRY) ADAMS, b. May 10, 1862, Greene County, Pennsylvania; d. May 25, 1930, Seattle, King County, Washington.

6. JONATHAN K.3 ADAMS (ARCHIBALD H.2, JACOB1) was born June 01, 1835 in Greene County, Pennsylvania, and died 1914 in Eugene, Lane County, Oregon. He married MARGARET ELLEN ADAMS in Greene County, Pennsylvania, daughter of (UNKNOWN) ADAMS and (WIFE LYDIA. She was born March 05, 1837 in Greene County, Pennsylvania, and died June 07, 1905 in Eugene, Lane County, Oregon.

Notes for JONATHAN K. ADAMS:
Jonathan K. Adams, also known as John Adams, married Margaret Ellen Adams, a cousin. The degree of relationship has not been determined.

John served in Co I, 61st PA Infantry, drafted at New Brighton, Beaver County, PA, along with brother William H. Adams. John deserted after seeing William killed at the Battle of the Wilderness.

John did not collect a pension for his war service. There is no record that he applied for a pension, probably because he deserted. He did however belong to the Grand Army of the Republic in Thorp, Clark County, Wisconsin as indicated by Thorp Courier Newspaper articles.

In 1865 Jonathan and Margaret were joint owners with Archibald H. and Catherine Adams of a sawmill located at Bristoria. The mill was sold to Hughes and Kincaid while John and Margaret were living in Michigan. They appear to have left for Michigan shortly after John deserted the Union Army. Interestingly, a branch of the LEONARD family also lived in the same area in Michigan – The Rev. Mr. Leonard is mentioned in the same story as John Adams (of Abraham of Greene County) as hiding slaves. The slaves were sent on to a family by the name of “REDMOND” above Holbrook and then on the Rev. Leonard’s. On a notarized statement concerning the land sale, John signed his name "Jonathan K. Adams". This disputes the fact that grandson George Adams said his middle name was Quincy. John is buried in Mulkey Cemetery, Eugene, Lane County, Oregon, under a stone that reads John Q. Adams. This stone was purchased sometime in the 1960s by George Adams. Jesse Adams, brother to George said that George was not given a middle name or initial by their parents but somewhere along the line George started using the middle initial “Q”.



In Caldwell's 1876 Atlas of Greene County, Pennsylvania, J.K. Adams is shown to own 60 acres of land near Deep Valley. This corresponds with son Lindsay's death certificate which states that Lindsay was born at Deep Valley as well as corresponding neighbors in the 1870 census.

The census for 1880 shows John and Margaret living in the town of Cameron in bordering Marshall County, West Virginia. By 1885 the family has moved on to Thorp, Clark County, Wisconsin.


Margaret is the sister of Lucinda Adams who married John's brother Charles. Her brother Isaac Adams married Melissa Wilson, daughter of Jacob Wilson and Mary Cole. Melissa's sister was Malinda Wilson who married John's brother William H. Adams. Are you confused yet?



More About MARGARET ELLEN ADAMS:
Census: 1850, Greene County, Pennsylvania in the home of Mrs. Lydia Adams

Children of JONATHAN ADAMS and MARGARET ADAMS are:
i. SARAH (OF JONATHAN K. AND MARGARET)4 ADAMS, b. Abt. 1855; m. NEVER MARRIED.
ii. LYDIA KATHERINE (OF JONATHAN K.) ADAMS, b. 1857; m. NEVER MARRIED.
15. iii. CHARLES LINDSAY ADAMS, b. May 10, 1859, Deep Valley, Greene County, Pennsylvania; d. March 20, 1920, Seattle, King County, Washington.
16. iv. ARA ELLEN ADAMS, b. September 30, 1861, Greene County, Pennsylvania; d. October 12, 1926, Marcola, Lane County, Oregon.
17. v. JONATHAN GEORGE BRINTON MCCLELLAND ADAMS, b. March 10, 1864, Greene County, Pennsylvania; d. January 24, 1943, Junction City, Lane County, Oregon.
vi. VIRGINIA (ILA JANE) ADAMS, b. July 08, 1866, Michigan; m. JOHN PENNY; d. Oregon.
vii. MARION ELLWORTH ADAMS, b. November 23, 1870, Deep Valley, Greene County, Pennsylvania; d. February 16, 1890, Thorp, Clark County, Wisconsin; m. NEVER MARRIED.
18. viii. ALBERT PORTER ADAMS, b. March 12, 1876, Deep Valley, Greene County, Pennsylvania; m. Mabel Louise Thompson d. May 16, 1960, Seattle, King County, Washington.

7. HENRY PORTER3 ADAMS (ARCHIBALD H.2, JACOB1) was born 1840 in Greene County, Pennsylvania. He married SARAH ADAMS November 1866, daughter of JOHN ADAMS and ELIZABETH HAMMONS. She was born August 18, 1850.

Notes for HENRY PORTER ADAMS:
Henry Porter Adams born Greene County, Pennsylvania, married Sarah Adams, presumably a cousin although the degree of relationship is not known. Sarah was the daughter of John Adams and Elizabeth Hammons of Greene County.

Hardesty's history military service

In an 1870 court record for Archibald H. Adams in Greene County, there is mention of legal documents being served on all heirs of Archibald. Henry was not among those served, however his mother, Catherine is shown to be living with him in the 1870 census in bordering Marshall County, West Virginia.

Hardesty's about Wetzel County.


More About HENRY PORTER ADAMS:
Census: 1850, Greene County, Pennsylvania in the home of Archibald H. Adams, 1860 in the home of Archibald H. Adams, 1870 Marshall County WV. 1876 in Aleppo Township, Greene County Business Directory as a blacksmith.
Migrated: 1893, Wetzel County, West Virginia, as per Hardesty's
Military service: Per Hardesty's
Occupation: 1898, Postmaster per Hardesty's

Children of HENRY ADAMS and SARAH ADAMS are:
i. JONATHAN4 ADAMS.
ii. ELIJAH ADAMS.
iii. JAMES ADAMS.
iv. CATHERINE ADAMS.
v. ANDREW J. ADAMS.
vi. CHARLES ADAMS.
vii. MARY ADAMS.
viii. PERRY ADAMS.
ix. FRANCIS ADAMS.
x. THOMAS ADAMS.
xi. IONA ADAMS.


Generation No. 4

8. DELILA4 ADAMS (JACOB (OF ARCHIBALD H.)3, ARCHIBALD H.2, JACOB1) was born January 18, 1847 in Greene County, Pennsylvania, and died January 05, 1912 in Indian Creek, Brown County, TX. She married NEWTON ADAMS November 18, 1866 in Frazeysburg, Muskingum County, Ohio, son of ABRAHAM ADAMS and ELIZABETH. He was born July 12, 1836 in Dresden, Muskingum County, Ohio, and died April 07, 1911 in Avery, Red River County, Texas.

Children of DELILA ADAMS and NEWTON ADAMS are:
i. ELMER ELLSWORTH5 ADAMS, b. July 04, 1867, Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio; d. April 18, 1962, San Bernardino, California; m. (1) PEARL POTEET; m. (2) ANGELINA A MARTIN, September 22, 1888, Clarksville, Red River County, Texas; b. Abt. 1867, Arkansas; d. August 03, 1916, Brown County, Texas.
ii. IDA MAY ADAMS, b. September 16, 1869, Vermillion County, Illinois; m. JAKE HONEYCUTT.
iii. LETTIA E. ADAMS, b. October 24, 1873, Vermilion Co., Indiana; m. ELLIS (?) GRANT.
iv. JASPER ADAMS, b. November 28, 1875, Vermilion County, Indiana; d. Abt. 1935, Texas.
v. EMMANUEL MARLING (E.M) ADAMS, b. December 28, 1880, Clarksville, Red River County, Texas; d. November 09, 1961, Marshall , Texas.

9. ARCHIBALD (OF JACOB OF ARCHIBALD H.)4 ADAMS (JACOB (OF ARCHIBALD H.)3, ARCHIBALD H.2, JACOB1) was born Abt. 1853. He married CATHERINE ANDERSON, daughter of UNKNOWN ANDERSON.


Children of ARCHIBALD ADAMS and CATHERINE ANDERSON are:
i. FRANCIS5 ADAMS, b. Abt. 1875.
ii. WILLIAM ADAMS, b. Abt. 1878.
iii. MARY E. (OF ARCH & CATHERINE ANDERSON) ADAMS, b. Abt. 1879.

Notes for MARY E. (OF ARCH & CATHERINE ANDERSON) ADAMS:
Is this the Mary Etta Adams who married Richard Tazewell Jenkins?
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10. SAMUEL WILSON4 ADAMS (CHARLES3, ARCHIBALD H.2, JACOB1) was born 1864 in Wind Ridge, Greene County, Pennsyania, and died 1952 in Washington County, Pennsylvania. He married PHOEBE ANN SAYRE 1890 in W.W. Sayre's.


11. JAMES HARVEY4 ADAMS (CHARLES3, ARCHIBALD H.2, JACOB1) was born 1873 in Jacktown, Greene County, Pennsylvania. He married ISABELLE VIRGINIA WILDMAN 1894 in Robinson Mills, Wetzel County, West Virginia. She died January 27, 1960 in Pine Grove, Wetzel County, West Virginia.



12. HARRIET SAMANTHA4 ADAMS (WILLIAM H.3, ARCHIBALD H.2, JACOB1) was born August 16, 1855 in Jackson Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania, and died September 05, 1906 in Barnett, Missouri. She married JOHN ADAM RIFFLE August 31, 1873, son of HENRY RIFFLE and SUSANNAH. He was born January 08, 1851 in Springhill Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania, and died December 25, 1918 in Barnett, Missouri.

Child of HARRIET ADAMS and JOHN RIFFLE is:
i. SARAH ANN (SADIE)5 RIFFLE, b. August 06, 1874, Springhill Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania; d. October 01, 1960, California, Washington County, Pennsylvania; m. ADAM AUSTIN MILLER; b. May 10, 1870, Aleppo Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania; d. May 23, 1943, California, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

Notes for SARAH ANN (SADIE) RIFFLE:
Information on this line provided by Robert Hill Miller of Cranford NJ..

13. HANNAH NANCY4 ADAMS (WILLIAM H.3, ARCHIBALD H.2, JACOB1) was born February 01, 1858 in Greene County, Pennsylvania, and died March 12, 1930 in Seattle, King County, Washington. She married CHARLES LINDSAY ADAMS, son of JONATHAN ADAMS and MARGARET ADAMS. He was born May 10, 1859 in Deep Valley, Greene County, Pennsylvania, and died March 20, 1920 in Seattle, King County, Washington.

Notes for HANNAH NANCY ADAMS:
Hannah married her cousin Charles Lindsay Adams. This has always been common oral history handed down in my family.


Notes for CHARLES LINDSAY ADAMS:
Charles Lindsay Adams married his first cousin Hannah Nancy Adams, the daughter of William H. Adams and Malinda Wilson.

He was born and raised in Greene County Pennsylvania and first shows up outside that county in bordering Marshall County, West Virginia in 1880. By 1885 the family has moved to Thorp, Clark County, Wisconsin.

1900 move to Seattle.

14. ARCHIBALD PERRY (A. PERRY)4 ADAMS (WILLIAM H.3, ARCHIBALD H.2, JACOB1) was born May 10, 1862 in Greene County, Pennsylvania, and died May 25, 1930 in Seattle, King County, Washington. He married ALICE ERMINA RANSOM. She was born July 19, 1867 in Union, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin, and died August 14, 1910 in Seattle, King County, Washington.



15. CHARLES LINDSAY4 ADAMS (JONATHAN K.3, ARCHIBALD H.2, JACOB1) was born May 10, 1859 in Deep Valley, Greene County, Pennsylvania, and died March 20, 1920 in Seattle, King County, Washington. He married HANNAH NANCY ADAMS, daughter of WILLIAM ADAMS and MALINDA WILSON. She was born February 01, 1858 in Greene County, Pennsylvania, and died March 12, 1930 in Seattle, King County, Washington.

Notes for CHARLES LINDSAY ADAMS:
Charles Lindsay Adams married his first cousin Hannah Nancy Adams, the daughter of William H. Adams and Malinda Wilson.

He was born and raised in Greene County Pennsylvania and first shows up outside that county in bordering Marshall County, West Virginia in 1880. By 1885 the family has moved to Thorp, Clark County, Wisconsin.


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