Andrew Jackson Adamson

Andrew Jackson Adamson
birth: 21 Dec 1817, in Wayne County, Indiana to David Adamson and Mary Ann Roberts
death: 27 Oct 1869 in Bremer County, Iowa
burial: West Point Cemetery, Bremer County, Iowa

marriage: about 1835 in Indiana
Rachel Ann Garner
birth: 25 Dec 1816 in Highland County, Ohio to Enoch Garner and Elizabeth Ratcliff
death: 23 Sept 1898 in Kokomo, Howard, Indiana
burial: Crown Point Cemetery, Kokomo, Howard, Indiana

Children of Rachel Ann Garner and Andrew Jackson Adamson:

  • Edom Adamson (1835 – 1885), m. 1860 Lydia Timmons
  • Enoch Reuben Adamson (1841 – 1910), m. 1868 Mary Elizabeth “Molly” Harmon
  • John W Adamson (1843 – 1864)  Died in the Civil War,  Battle of Kennesaw Mountain in Georgia
  • Sarah E Adamson (1846 – 1907), m. 1863 Seth W Beals
  • Mary Emily Adamson (1847 – 1929), m. 1866 Benjamin Franklin Learner
  • Rachel Ellen Adamson (1851 – 1855)
  • Andrew Fredrick “Fred” Adamson (1855 – 1923) never married
  • Hester “Hattie” Adamson (1857 – 1890), m. 1879 John Wesley Learner

Andrew Jackson Adamson Lived In:

  • 1817- born in Wayne County, Indiana
  • 1840 – 1850- Lived in Delaware County, Indiana
  • 1860- Lived in Taylor Twp, Howard County, Indiana
  • About 1863- The family moved to Iowa
  • 1869- Died in Bremer County, Iowa

Other Information:

Born in Wayne County, Indiana, Andrew Jackson Adamson was living in Delaware County in 1840 – 1850. In 1860, he was living in Taylor Township, Howard County, Indiana. The family moved to Bremer County, Iowa about 1863 and Andrew Jackson Adamson died there in 1869. He is listed on the U.S. Census Mortality Schedule in 1870. He died of heart failure. His widow Rachel and some of the children were back in Howard County, Indiana, living with her daughter in 1870. She lived there, in Kokomo, the remainder of her life.

The Will of Andrew Jackson Adamson from [Bremer Co. Iowa, Will Book A, 1-2, 1856-1910, p 124-5]

I, Andrew J Adamson, Bremer County, State of Iowa, do make this my Will and testament.

To my Wife Rachel Adamson I will and bequeath all my property both real and personal, Except as herein after mentioned. To my son Edom Adamson I give in addition to what he has already received from Me One Hundred and fifty Dollars. To my Daughter Sarah E. Beals I give in addition to what she has already received from one hundred dollars. To my Daughter Mary E. Learner I give in addition to what she has already received from me one hundred dollars. To my Son Enoch R. Adamson I give in addition to what he had already received from me Four Hundred Dollars. To my Daughter Hester Adamson I give and bequeath Two hundred dollars. To my Son Andrew F. Adamson I give and bequeath One Thousand Dollars. And I hereby appoint and constitute Rachel Adamson and Enoch R. Adamson my Executors. The said same given to Enoch Adamson and Sarah E. Beals and Mary E. Learner to be paid by my Executors within the next five years after my death. The paid sums given to Hester Adamson and Andrew F. Adamson are to be paid to them upon the death of their Mother Rachel Adamson, or upon their becoming of lawful age.

Witness my hand this 9th day of October 1869.

Signed: A. H. Adamson

In presence of

E.L. Tharp

Jerome Burbank, M.D.

State of Iowa, Bremer County

One this 9th day of October 1869, before me a Notary Public in and for the above named County, personally came A. J. Adamson to me personally known to be the identical person whose name is affixed to the above and acknowledged the same to be his free act and deed.

Witness my hand & Seal the date last above written

{Seal} Jno G. Scoby, Notary Public

State of Iowa, Bremer County

Be in remembered that on this 15th day of February, 1870, the Will of A. J. Adamson deceased (being the prejoining written instrument) was duly proved and admitted to probate by the Circuit Court of Said County, according to law, and the Same was by Said Court allowed and established as and for the Will of A. J. Adamson deceased, which Will and this certificate are duly recorded in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court.

Witness my hand and the Seal of the said Court hereto attached this 4th day of May, 1870.

{Seal} M. F. Gillet, Clerk Circuit Court

Submitted by:
Kay Haden

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