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George Adams Family



Descendants of George Adams



Generation No. 1


        1.  George1 Adams was born Bet. 1793 - 1798 in Eastern VA.  He married Abigail Unknown.  She was born Bet. 1801 - 1809 in Oh or NJ.


Notes for George Adams:

1850 Ohio Washington Co Ludlow Twp

George Adams 52 Farmer VA

Abigail 41 or 47 OH

Mary A 22 OH

Elizabeth 18 OH

George W 17 OH

James M 11 OH

Rhoda 8 OH

Nancy J 5 OH


1860 Monroe Co Bethel Twp Mesterton Post Office

George Adams 67 farmer OH

Abby 53 domestic OH

Rhonda 18 domestic OH

Jane 15 OH (This is probably Nancy J listed in 1850 and 1870)


In 1870 Ludlow Twp Washington Co OHIO

(living next door to John & Louisa 57,

George & Nancy 25, Louis 23 & Matilda 21}


George Adams 73 Eastern VA, Infirmed

Nancy J Adams 26 OH

David Flours Illigitimate child. 1 OH


1880 Ludlow Twp Washington Co OH

Ezra McMullan 49 OH

Elizabeth 49 OH, Fa b VA, Mo b NJ

Josiah F 22 OH Teacher

Sarah E 21 OH

Seth L 19 OH

Phobe 14 OH

Ezra Ga 12 OH

Claracy (f) 9 OH

Laura 6 OH

Cora 3 OH

George Adams FaL 83 OH (believe this is a mistake because of where Elizabeth records her father b above.)


NOTE: Cannot prove this is the father to John b 1822 -1823, but evidence points to it at this time. There were many Adams families by 1860. Believe George probably had other children  already married by 1850.  Also, Abigail might have been a second wife. Susy


Children of George Adams and Abigail Unknown are:

+      2                 i.    John A2 Adams, born Mar 1819 in Ohio; died Aft. 1910.

        3                ii.    Mary A Adams, born Abt. 1828.

        4               iii.    Elizabeth Adams, born Abt. 1831.

        5               iv.    George W Adams, born Abt. 1833.

        6                v.    Rhoda Adams, born Abt. 1842.

        7               vi.    Nancy J Adams, born Abt. 1845.



Generation No. 2


        2.  John A2 Adams (George1) was born Mar 1819 in Ohio, and died Aft. 1910.  He married (1) Louisa Unknown.  She was born Abt. 1819 in Ohio, and died Aft. 1880.  He married (2) Jennet Unknown Abt. 1889.  She was born Oct 1827.


Notes for John A Adams:

1850 Washington Co Ludlow OH

James Adams 30 farmer OH

Louisa 30 OH

George 5 OH

Louis 4 OH

William 10/12 OH


1860 Ludlow Twp Washington Co OH

John Adams 47 OH

Louisa 47 OH

James 18 OH

George 16 OH

Louis 14 OH

Mary aratisa?? (f) 1 OH


( William is not in the 1860 census but I think is listed as Willard in 1870)


1870 John Adams 57 OH

Louisa 57 OH

Willard 21 OH

Mary 11 OH

Winona 9 OH


1880Ludlow, Washington, Ohio

Source:    FHL Film 1255076  National Archives Film T9-1076     Page 223C    

                Relation   Sex          Marr        Race        Age         Birthplace

John ADAMS        Self          M            M            W            61            OH

        Occ: Farmer     Fa: VA    Mo: OH

Louisa ADAMS     Wife        F              M            W            61            OH

        Occ: Keeping House        Fa: VA    Mo: OH

Mary M. ADAMS  Dau         F              S              W            21            OH

        Occ: At Home Fa: OH    Mo: OH

Julia DAVIS           Other       F              S              W            16            OH

        Occ: Servant   


1900 Washington Co Ludlow Twp

John Adams Sr. Mar 1919 81 OH, m 11 yrs Fa b Va Mo b VA farmer can read cannot write

Jennet wife Oct 1927 OH, m 11 yrs 7 births and 6 living children

Cora Adams gdau Jan 1883


1910 Washington Co Ludlow Twp OH

John Adams 91 OH wd

living with Elsworth Day 27 Oh and Grace Day 21 OH


More About John Adams and Jennet Unknown:

Marriage: Abt. 1889


Children of John Adams and Louisa Unknown are:

        8                 i.    James3 Adams, born Abt. 1842.

+      9                ii.    George A Adams, born 19 Jun 1844 in Washington Co Ohio; died 20 Nov 1938.

        10             iii.    Louis Adams, born Abt. 1846.

        11             iv.    William Adams, born Abt. 1849.

        12              v.    Mary Adams, born Abt. 1859.

        13             vi.    Winona Adams, born Abt. 1861.



Generation No. 3


        9.  George A3 Adams (John A2, George1) was born 19 Jun 1844 in Washington Co Ohio, and died 20 Nov 1938.  He married Nancy Jane Duval Abt. 1867.  She was born 13 Nov 1844 in Ohio, and died 10 Mar 1921.


Notes for George A Adams:

1870 Ludlow Twp Washington Co Ohio

George 25 OH farm laborer

Nancy J 25 OH

Arnold 1 OH

(living next to John & Louisa 47, Louis 23 & Matilda 21, George Adams 73 VA infirmed)



Moved to Ritchie Co WV in 1877-78


1880 Grant, Ritchie, West Virginia

        Source:            FHL Film 1255413  National Archives Film T9-1413     Page 408B    

        Relation           Sex          Marr        Race        Age         Birthplace

Geo ADAMS         Self          M            M            W            35            OHIO

        Occ: Farmer     Fa: OHIO                Mo: OHIO

Nancy J. ADAMS  Wife        F              M            W            35            OHIO

        Occ: Keeping House        Fa: OHIO                Mo: OHIO

L. H. ADAMS        Son          M            S              W            12            OHIO

        Occ: Helps On Farm       Fa: OHIO                Mo: OHIO

Arnold ADAMS     Son          M            S              W            10            OHIO

                                Fa: OHIO                Mo: OHIO

Pemberton H. ADAMS          Son          M            S              W            9              OHIO

                                Fa: OHIO                Mo: OHIO

V. R. ADAMS       Dau         F              S              W            8              OHIO

                                Fa: OHIO                Mo: OHIO

Mary Margaret ADAMS        Dau         F              S              W            6              OHIO

                                Fa: OHIO                Mo: OHIO

Philip Feslers ADAMS          Son          M            S              W            5              OHIO

                                Fa: OHIO                Mo: OHIO

Amon Aug? ADAMS            Son          M            S              W            4              OHIO

                                Fa: OHIO                Mo: OHIO

Clam? ADAMS      Dau         F              S              W            1              WVA


1900 W V Ritchie Co Grant Dristrict

Geroge Adams June 1844 m 33 yrs. Oh farmer

Nancy J Nov 1844 12 births 12 Living children

Lewis H Jan 1868 33 teacher OH

Arnold Dec 1876 23 farmer OH

Clara M Oct 1878 21 WV

Eliza M Oct 1880 19 WV

Rufus D Aug 1882 17 WV

Stella J Oct 1884 15 WV


1910 Washington Co Oh Aurelius Twp

George A Adams 66 OH wd own income

Mercie Dau 30 OH s




More About George A Adams:

Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Wash Co., Marietta Twp., Ohio


More About Nancy Jane Duval:

Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Wash Co., Marietta Twp., Ohio


More About George Adams and Nancy Duval:

Marriage: Abt. 1867


Children of George Adams and Nancy Duval are:

+      14               i.    Arnold4 Adams, born Dec 1876 in Ohio.

        15              ii.    Lewis H. Adams, born 26 Jan 1868.

        16             iii.    Pemberton H Adams, born 27 Sep 1870.

        17             iv.    Violet Rosetta Adams, born 28 Apr 1872.

        18              v.    Mary Margaret Adams, born 16 Sep 1873.

        19             vi.    Philip Festa Adams, born 10 May 1875.

        20            vii.    Amon Augustus Adams, born 07 Dec 1876.

        21           viii.    Clara Mae Adams, born 19 Oct 1878 in WV.

        22             ix.    Eliza Matilda Adams, born 19 Oct 1880.

        23              x.    Rufus Darwin Adams, born 23 Aug 1882.

        24             xi.    Stella J Adams, born Oct 1884.



Generation No. 4


        14.  Arnold4 Adams (George A3, John A2, George1) was born Dec 1876 in Ohio.  He married (1) Unknown.    He married (2) Florence May Torner 21 May 1919, daughter of William Torner and Jane Greene.  She was born 10 May 1886 in Washington Co Ohio.


Notes for Arnold Adams:

NOTE: Not able to locate Arnold in 1910


1920 WV Ritchie Co Marietta Run Drictrict Nutter Fork Rd

Arnold Adams 50 OH Painter Artist??

Florence 33 OH

Libby 15 WV

Edith 15 WV

Robert 8 WV



More About Arnold Adams and Florence Torner:

Marriage: 21 May 1919


Children of Arnold Adams and Unknown are:

        25               i.    Libby5 Adams, born Abt. 1905.

        26              ii.    Edith Adams, born Abt. 1907.

        27             iii.    Robert Adams, born Abt. 1912.



Child of Arnold Adams and Florence Torner is:

+      28               i.    Jack Arnold5 Adams, born 18 Aug 1920.



Generation No. 5


        28.  Jack Arnold5 Adams (Arnold4, George A3, John A2, George1) was born 18 Aug 1920.  He married Betty Shupe. 


Notes for Jack Arnold Adams:

My father's battalion was in the line-up for the Normandy invasion, but his commader had a heart attack on  the eve of the attack and then died at 5 a.m. on June 6.  When he had the  heart attack, the battalion was pulled and replaced with another battalion.  That battalion suffered casualties of 50%.  Dad said they knew something was about to happen, and they were not allowed to send letters in the two weeks leading up to the invasion.  I have two letters that my father mailed to his half sister, but I have only a telegram he sent to his mother telling her he would be home in January of 1946.  It's so sad to me that the letters have  not survived.  I'd love to have letters from him and from his mother.  I'm so grateful that Sadie saved the letters.  There's a hankie in one of the letters.  I wonder about my grandmother living in West Virginia all by herself, on that lonely ridge.  They had wonderful neighbors down the lane, but my grandmother never drove.  Ah, the questions I should have asked.



That's fine that you copied the Normandy story. My dad's commander was a

Captain Lomax. Dad never saw combat as he was trained as a mechanic and

then spent time building runways with the Air Force at a base outside of

London. He used to tell of his first night in London when the Germans were

bombing. He said he was scared to death and then they got used to it. The

closest he came to combat was Normandy. He was able to visit Dacchau after

the war, not as part of the liberation. That's something else I should have

asked more about.



Children of Jack Adams and Betty Shupe are:

        29               i.    infant6 Adams.

        30              ii.    Marlene Adams, born 1949.

        31             iii.    Robert Arnold Adams, born 1953.