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The ADAMS Family


This column is part of a feature series which focuses on a different Centre County family.

This column's focus is on ADAMS. An effort has been made to identify all persons carrying that name in the 1890 U.S. Census, using the Centre County business directory which was formed from a preliminary review of that census before the larger set of 1890 U.S. Census records was destroyed by fire. (Sadly, the postal directory does not typically provide the ages of females, but it's the best record we've got).

No books in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte apparently deal with the Adams family.

There are 39 different first-name entries for Adams in John Blair Linn's History of Centre and Clinton County (1883). In addition, there are many references to the name in Beers' Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania (1898) with one (with an identifiable Centre County connection) having a separate profile: John Q. Adams (b. 1826, s/o William T. and Mary Miller).

And, now, your ancestors' ADAMS neighbors in 1890:

In BELLEFONTE Borough:

Asher J., 26, brakeman--243 W. High Street
	Alma A.
	Mary R.
	Marcella C
	James R. 4 mos.
James H., 68--243 W. High

In BOGGS Township:

T. F., 38, county commissioner--Milesburg
	Linn M.
	Lee F. 4
Thomas, 69, farmer--Milesburg
	Anna C.
	Weaver 25
	George I., 23
	Francis E.
William H., 31, laborer--Milesburg
	Amanda
	Harriet J.
	Joseph K.
	Thomas C. 1

In HAINES Township:

George A., 68, minister--Aaronsburg
	Rebecca S.
	Annie S.
	Maud S.
	Catharine
James W., 18, laborer--Rebersburg

In HOWARD Township:

Harry, 15, laborer--Mt. Eagle
John W., 67, farmer--Howard
	Sarah B.
	Mollie E.
	Adelia E.

In HUSTON Township:

David, 33, laborer--Julian
	Jane
	John 10
	Mary Nora
	David 3
	Margaret

In MILES Township:

George, 49, farmer--Livonia
	Lucretia E.
	Malden W. 22
	Florence
	Estella
	Thomas D. 15
	Lucretia J.
	Jessie E.
	James G. 5

In MILESBURG Borough:

Charles C., 42, teamster
	Maggie B.
	Ava F.
Clara
	Mary K.
William M., 54, teamster
	Jennie T.
	Merritt S. 16
	Annie E.

In MILLHEIM Borough:

John W., 58
	Eliza
	Emma J.
	Perry O. 20
	Minnie B.

In PHILIPSBURG Borough:

Hugh, 64, bricklayer
	Hannah
	Ellie
	Hugh 15
	Claudius 12
Matthew R., 33, watchman--Water St.
	Kate A.
Theodore D., 54, liveryman
	Jennie
William, 61--2nd St.
	Anna M.
	Carrie A.
	Francis M. 26
	Annie M.
	Dora B.
	Nettie D.

In POTTER Township:

Mary--Potters Mills

In RUSH Township:

Sarah--Philipsburg
	James H. 23
	George L. 21
	John Q. 19
	Charles M. 17
	Mary
	Laura
	Harry M. 10

In UNION Township:

Catharine--Fleming

In WORTH Township:

Alexander, 43, laborer--Port Matilda
	Hannah M.
	Ralph R. 18
	Gertrude D.
	Bessie S.
	Arthur A. 10
	Minnie
	Harry 5
	Orker 3
Dora--Port Matilda
Harry, 52, laborer--Port Matilda
	Ellen
Matthew, 56, farmer--Port Matilda
	Delila
	William 18
	Lucy
	Esther
	Mary C.
	Harry 5
	Lelitha
	John 2