Wayne County Bios

Descendants of James Adams

Generation No. 1

  1.  JAMES8 ADAMS  (DAVID7, HENRY6, EDWARD5, HENRY4, JOHN3, HENRY2, JOHN1) was born March 03, 1721/22 in Canterbury, Connecticut, and died Aft. 1788 in Pennsylvania, or New Jersey.  He married SARAH RICH February 05, 1750/51 in Canterbury, Connecticut, daughter of JONATHAN RICH and SARAH UNKNOWN.  She was born 1730 in Connecticut, and died Aft. 1770 in Pennsylvania,  or New Jersey.

Notes for JAMES ADAMS:

James, for his  time, a well to do farmer, active in town affairs, served on the Board of Selectmen.  He was evidently a man with a spirit of adventure, giving up what appeared to be a settled and predictable life to venture into the Connecticut frontier, now Eastern New York State, Pennsylvania, upper New Jersey.  In "Cushetonk 1754-1784" by James W. Burbank, "A Brief History of Early Settlers Who Called Themselves The Delaware Company," it states "James Adams [was) a grantee in the third Indian Deed, signed at Coshaitan, 11 November 1755.  He built his log house near the mouth of Calkin's Creek, close to the house of Moses Thomas. To this house he brought his wife and son, Deliverance Adams, then only seven or eight years old."  This son was born late in 1751, so the time mentioned would've been about 1759.  Two daughters had been born during that time period, with Sarah pregnant, or about to be, for a third daughter.  There is the question, what happened to these girls?  Did they die young, get left behind with relatives?  The births are recorded in Canterbury, Connecticut----at the time of the event, or at a later date?

The Nathan Skinner manuscript, contained in the "Skinner Kinsman", and compiled by Mrs. Gordon A. Wahl  of Niagara Falls, New York, states from a document still in file in Northampton Co., Pennsylvania, dated 8th June 1761 - "William Allen, chief Justice of the Province of Pennsylvania, ordered the sheriff of Northampton County to arrest Daniel Skinner, Timothy Skinner, Sim(e)on Calkin, John Smith, Jedidiah Willis, James Adams, Irwin (Ervin) Evans and others for having intruded on the Indian Lands about Cushetonk; to take up such Connecticut men and others, as have settled about Cushetonk without leave."

For a detailed account of this document, the surrounding issues, see "The Legend of Cushetonk, et al" by Barbara J. Sivertsen and Barbara L. Covey, pub. 1993 by Heritage Books, Bowie, Maryland.  One statement in particular, that the settlers had the support of the Cushetunk Indians could certainly have basis in fact, when one considers the intermarriage with so many families with Native People/Mixed Bloods.  Nor would the warring factions and unfriendly Indians give lie to this -- the Iroquois had their own agenda, when it came to the Delaware-- circumstances, with both settlers, those politically in power as well as various groups of the Delaware, all fermenting to bode problems no matter which side you were on.

"At that time, East Jersey claimed the river to the rock known by the name as 'Station Rock" standing by the river about one half mile above the Chochecton Bridge.  There were two forts, one at Cochecton, about one quarter mile above Calkin Creek. The inhabitants  in the vicinity were: (Ezra) Witter, (Jedidiah) Willis, (John) Smith, James Adams and family. Moses Thomas and family, Aaron Thomas and family, whether others had families has not been learned."

"There were two boys cleaning grain on the flats above Halbert's Eddy when the Indians were discovered. They were sent up the river to give the People notice.  This was in the morning.  Moses Thomas and James Adams lived in the Fort, I presume.  (A map of the Fort enclosure, and housing areas    can be seen at the current Fort Delaware Museum, Narrowsburg, New York.  Aaron Thomas lived where Calvin Skinner now lives, about a half mile from the Fort.  Daniel Skinner's wife had lately been put to bed, and he brought her in her bed to the Fort.  By this time all the women and children belonging to the neighborhood were gathered in.  Elias Thomas and Deliverance Adams were about fourteen years old, and being out somewhere together, hearing the alarm, they ran to the river a short distance from the Fort, where they found two canoes.  They took the canoes, crossed the river, making their way through the woods to Minisink."  (page 16)

"Moses Thomas home was with in the blockhouse.  The Adams family consisted of one son and two daughters, namely Deliverance and Elizabeth, the other daughter a cripple," (note-one of Deliverance's Aunts was listed in her father's will as a "cripple."  Was this the same person, (unlikely, due to age difference) or perhaps a genetic problem?  c1765, Deliverance has 4 sisters, only two are mentioned.  Has Sarah Rich died, along with the younger girls, and James remarried?

James is listed as living in Mamakating Township, Ulster Co., New York after the Indian attack of 1763.  James Adams took up a land grant in Pennsylvania,Buffalo Twnp.,  Northumberland County, Pennsylvania,  Date of Warrent.  31 Dec. 1772.  returned 20 March 1774.  The deed is in book A-70, page 68. from "Eve's Tract",   It was recorded 8 April 1774, signed by John Penn. Patent Bk., AA-14-224.

Death dates for James and Sarah have not been located, nor information about their life in Pennsylvania/Northern New Jersey (boundaries fluctuated).  In 1774, James was in his early fifties, comparatively young for this family. The last child appears to have been born about 1770 , but the deed is the last documentary evidence of James.

The children's births, with the exception of Samuel, are recorded at Connecticut.  Samuel's descendants vary, stating he was born either in Pennsylvania of New Jersey. (These descendants are not known to me, but were known to Rajahia Peters Newton, thru her Mother's visits with them in New Jersey.)

The Skinner Manuscript was written originally by Nathan Skinner, born 4 April 1777, d. 15 Nov 1856, aged 79 years.  The original manuscript was owned by Edna Skinner Beegle.  A copy is in the Grosvenor Library, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York. Cora Skinner donated the family Bible to the Wayne County Historical Society, Honesdale, Pennsylvania.

"Pioneer Days at Cochecton, New York" was copied, arranged and indexed by Rev. Charles Skinner, Fertile, Minnesota - 1924.

Children of JAMES ADAMS and SARAH RICH are:

2.                i.       DELIVERANCE9 ADAMS, b. October 20, 1751, Canterbury, Connecticut; d. November 1834, Monticello, Sullivan Co., New York.

                  ii.       SARAH ADAMS, b. April 13, 1754.

                 iii.       ELIZABETH ADAMS, b. May 25, 1757.

                 iv.       PRISCILLA ADAMS, b. October 06, 1759.

                  v.       EXPERIENCE ADAMS, b. February 02, 1765.

3.              vi.       SAMUEL ADAMS, b. Abt. 1770, Ulster Co., New York   ??; d. February 1809, Delaware Co., New York.

  Generation No. 2  

2.  DELIVERANCE9 ADAMS (JAMES8, DAVID7, HENRY6, EDWARD5, HENRY4, JOHN3, HENRY2, JOHN1) was born October 20, 1751 in Canterbury, Connecticut, and died November 1834 in Monticello, Sullivan Co., New York.  He married BE-TI-A VANDUNK Bet. 1773 - 1774 in Cranbury Lake area, NewJersey.  She was born September 1755 in Cranbury, New Jersey (?), and died Aft. 1834 in Shawnee Territory, Ohio.


Deliverance Adams was born, in all likelihood, in Canterbury, Connecticut. The vital records state "son of James , his wife, Sarah". As a young boy he went with his father to Eastern Connecticut, which at that time encompassed much of eastern New York and Pennsylvania, Northern New Jersey.  There he undoubtedly made friends with the sons of the Branford, Connecticut men in the Delaware Company, living in close proximity to the many Native Indian families of that area.   Some of his boyhood exploits are related in the earlier chapter concerning his father.  The families, living on and near the banks of the Delaware River, were up and down, using it, the tributaries, quite as easily as we use roads today.  

"Quinlan's History of Sullivan county", page 292:  (in conjunction with a section about Long Eddy, New York) "prior to the Revolutionary War, Deliverance Adams was living there with John Dusinburg on the Basket Switch, along with Joseph Geer.  

Official record of Deliverance is found in the Revolutionary Pension files, National Archives, Washington, D.C.  Deliverance enlisted at Wallenpaupack, Northampton Co., Pennsylvania, in June of 1776.  He served 5 months in Captain Abraham Shimer's Company, Colonel Ephraim Martin's New Jersey Regiment, and was in the battles of Long Island and White Plains.  He enlisted again 1January 1777, serving 3 years in Captain William Judd's Company, Colonel Wyllys Connecticut Regiment. The papers further state he was a private, and he was living in Buckingham County, Pennsylvania 20 May 1818.  Other than New York 1790, Deliverance doesn't appear in any Federal census.  His enumeration for New York shows him living in Mamakating, Ulster Co. with his family.

  Deliverance was allowed his pension (S45170) on 20 May 1818.  In his application he listed property owned in Wayne county, Pennsylvania as "24 acres of wild land with a log cabin upon it for which I paid $1 an acre, and have paid $24 on it."  In 1820, he was listed  by the War Department as living with a son- in- law in Sullivan Co., New York

  Deliverance married, estimated, about 1773/1774 to Be-ti-a.  She is listed in the family records of the Adams family, and as the Mother of her children by Deliverance in the Mormon International Genealogical Index (micro-fiche).  These old records were at Mamakating, Ulster County, New York.  (once claimed by New Jersey).

  Deliverance owned a twenty five acre piece of land in Delaware co., New York, referred to as "The Adams Tract", not too far from where Hancock, New York stands today.  With John Lord's land just across the way, in need of  clearing and development, this may have been when the idea of the Lord-Adams Lumbering project came into being.

  Freeman Lord, son of John Lord II, and a grandson of Deliverance, stated in 1899 (he was then 83) "John, my brother, and the father of A.I. Lord of Lordville, was born there (Adams tract).  I have heard my  father say that John Dusinburg and Harry Sands lived just below Long Eddy on the Basket Creek and had a sawmill there.  They used to get out a great deal of pine lumber as early as 1790 or 1795.  I remember, when a boy, of hearing the old settlers say that Indians used to raise corn on the Cole Flat and on Equinunk Island before the whites settled there".  He also went on...I remember Deliverance Adams very well.  He used to come to our home when I was a boy and hetchel flax  (something he had learned as a boy...sss)  He would stay for weeks, and we were glad to have him.  I was delighted to hear him tell of his adventures in the war.  He was under Washington, and almost worshipped him. In a room in our house was a picture of the General hanging against the wall.  Into this room he would go nearly every day and standing before this picture, would talk to it in a low tone of voice.  One day my sister covered it over so he could not see it just to see what he would do.  He was very indignant and scolded her for it.  She did not do it again.  Adams lived to be a very old man. He drew pension from the government. He died suddenly while engaged in lighting his pipe.  He was living with his daughter, Mrs. Eben Brown, in the Town of Fremont, just opposite Little Equinunk in Pennsylvania".

  (The Lenape/Delaware Indians were known for raising flax, out of which they made homespun used for clothing.  It would have been a natural thing for Deliverance to learn how to do this among his Mother's People. One of my cousins, Katherine Miller Watkins Canavan, has a traditional cape and clothing made of homespun. They are beautiful,  extremely heavy.

  Deliverance Adams died in  Tompson Township, Sullivan County, New York, probably  November, 1834.  Administration papers were filed on 1 December 1834.  Sarah Brown and William Adams relinquished their rights as administrators as "the only surviving children"  which was totally erroneous.  His daughter, Lydia, with her husband, John Lord II, was alive, in Lordville, New York.  His son, James, wife, Phebe, were  living in Hancock, New York  with his wife, family members  door to door. Son, Jonathan, married to Fanny Lane, and my ancestors, were  living in Manchester Twnp., Wayne Co., Pennsylvania.  Another son was living in Sussex Co., New Jersey, owner of the Adams Bible.

  Much speculation could be made as to why this statement was made. Were there claims against the meagre estate, perhaps this was done to hasten settlement, avoid  court procedures.  The possibility of hard feelings always exist--one member being care taker of Deliverance--but nothing indicating this has survived, either in writing, or orally. Recent research has shown Sarah Adams Brown's children living  in and among their cousins in Wayne Co.,

  It is more likely , due to Be-ti-a being Indian, the sons of Indian mix, perhaps "looking" like it-- their wives  also of  the same "mix"-- it was, as in most cases-- wiser to stay out of  view.  Under the law, Indians couldn't inherit. It was possibly deemed wise not to get embroiled in  legalities.  In many families of this  "make-up"  it was common for the family members who looked the least like what they were-- to do business for the rest of the family.

  It is proven beyond any doubt the children were alive, what the inter-familial relationships were. All the truth behind Deliverance' estate, administration may be something we will never know for certain.

  Deliverance is supposedly buried in Milanville Cemetery, altho one historian said it wasmore possoible he is/ was buried  in Monticello, New York.  It was recently  said there is, way back in the Milanville site, a row of sunken graves that were  soldiers of the Revolution.  None of them have stones, but it seems a likely place.

   His wife, Be-ti-a  (Bethia in some  records) Van Dunk, was a full blood Minisink Indian of the Delaware tribe, Wolf Clan,  said to have been born "in the Moon of September 1755". (see notes on Be-ti-a)


Federal Census for Wayne, Pike and Monroe Cos., PA

Land Deeds in the Pennsylvania Archives

Family records of various descendants

letters in the possession of the author

Journal copied and given by Ella Harding, Port Jervis, NY (desc. of Benjamin/Angeline)

Helen Adams, Damascus, PA (husband desc. from William Decker Adams)

Papers, knowledge of Margaret Davidson Kellam of Hancock, NY (Husband descends from Amanda Mahala Adams)

Records and letters of Agnes Whitaker, former Historian, Town of Hancock, NY

"A Genealogical Record of Henry Adams of Braintree, Massachusetts and His Descendants" by Andrew N. Adams (1898)

Records in the Delaware Co. Historical Society

Oral Histories of Native American/Indians living in the areas of Hillburn, Suffern, who are tied to these families via Adams, Tyler, Ross, Degroat, VanDunk, DeWitt, Decker etc.) Blooming Grove, NY / Mahwah, Ringwood, Patterson and Newark, NJ.

  Notes for BE-TI-A VANDUNK:

Be-ti-a  (Bethia in some  records) Van Dunk, was a full blood Minisink Indian of the Delaware tribe, said to have been born "in the Moon of September 1755".

  Descendants in Sussex Co., New Jersey stated, 1940s, her  birth date was 2 February 1755.  The Bible specifically says she was  a "Delaware Minisink Indian", the  little date under that statement says "1834", although the Bible title page gives an edition date of 1832.  No death date listed, but mid 1990s, this problem was solved to a large degree by sending a written history of this (my)  family to James "Lone Bear" Revy.

  He fought for, founded, the New Jersey Indian Commission) We had discussed our families several  times.  Lone Bear was a Delaware, born in New York state, family from New Jersey, educated, in Oklahoma, among the Delaware People.  The day he got, read, the  history, he called in his quietly excited way-- with the question "You don't know who she ( Be-ti-a) was, do you?"  --I replied I had known a lot about her from her marriage forward, next to nothing  beyond that.  Lone Bear explained to me, Be-ti-a  was the Holy Woman who had walked, from Pennsylvania, to Ohio, teaching the Longhouse ceremonies  among the Wyandot, Delaware, Miami and Shawnee Indians.  It was in no small part  how  these things survived into Kansas, Oklahoma--it was said, she died among the Shawnee, over  90 years of age, buried by them among their People. My cousin by marriage, Chester Sherrow, Chief, Hawk Clan, United Band of Shawnee, verified to some degree, this oral history. (1988-89)

  Lone Bear told  me, when he was being schooled in Oklahoma, they knew who she was, but not  what happened to her family,  where they were, what might have happened to them.

  Norma Thompson Dean, noted Elder, raised in Oklahoma, last speaker of the Lenape(Delaware) language, came east on occasion.  During one visit she paid a call on Cora Hopkins Kellam, in Binghamton, NY--out of respect to Be-ti-a.

  Be-ti-a, said to  be her Indian name, was the daughter of  a William A. (Augustine?) Van Donk, of mixed heritage--Dutch/Indian-born someplace in New York, -perhaps Long Island?  Her Mother appears/ was said to be "Ra-ja-hia" , the daughter of "Pon-ti-ton".  Both names have survived into ensuing/current living generations.

  (Keep in mind, these spellings are  phonetic as they sounded to an English speaking ear--may well be spelled VERY differently in the Native Language)

  The Van Dunk/Van Donk/Dunk/Onderdonk  name originates mainly  with Adrian Van Dunk, whose dealings with the Indians,  which included  frequent visits where they  stayed in his home  for long periods.  Adrian VanDonk/Vanderdonk,  Dutch, well to do, a Patroon.  He had no children by his legal wife.  His estate left his Bible, it's records, to his Indian "friends and family"--it mysteriously disappeared. ( The interpretation being he only used the term "family" as a kindness.)

        Children of DELIVERANCE ADAMS and BE-TI-A VANDUNK are:

4.                i.       LYDIA10 ADAMS, b. 1775, Orange Co.,  New York; d. Aft. 1855, Lordville, Delaware Co., New York.

5.               ii.       JAMES ADAMS, b. Abt. 1785, Mamakating, Ulster Co., New  York; d. Aft. 1855, Sullivan Co. Delaware Co., New York.

6.              iii.       SARAH ADAMS, b. Abt. 1787, Mamkating, Ulster Co., New York; d. Aft. August 1860, Fremont, Sullivan Co., New York.

7.              iv.       JONATHAN PONTITHEON ADAMS, b. March 21, 1789, Mamakating, Ulster Co., New York; d. August 22, 1867, Manchester Twnsp, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania.

8.               v. JOHN L. ADAMS, b. August 03, 1790, Ulster Co., New York; d. January 10, 1837, New York or Pennsylvania.

9.              vi.       WILLIAM ADAMS, b. March 1794, Ulster Co., New York; d. December 29, 1863, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania.

  3.  SAMUEL9 ADAMS (JAMES8, DAVID7, HENRY6, EDWARD5, HENRY4, JOHN3, HENRY2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1770 in Ulster Co., New York   ??, and died February 1809 in Delaware Co., New York.  He married UNKNOWN

  Notes for SAMUEL ADAMS:

Date of estate inventory is 14 Feb 1809.  Papers on file Delhi, New York.

        Child of SAMUEL ADAMS and UNKNOWN is:

10.              i.       JAMES10 ADAMS, b. 1804, Delaware Co.,  New York; d. Aft. 1880.

  Generation No. 3

4.  LYDIA10 ADAMS (DELIVERANCE9, JAMES8, DAVID7, HENRY6, EDWARD5, HENRY4, JOHN3, HENRY2, JOHN1) was born 1775 in Orange Co.,  New York, and died Aft. 1855 in Lordville, Delaware Co., New York.  She married JOHN LORD II Bet. 1795 - 1797 in Delaware Co., New York, son of JOHN LORD and INDIAN VANDUNK.  He was born Bet. 1772 - 1775 in Ulster Co., New York, and died December 10, 1837 in Lordville, Delaware Co., New York.

  Notes for LYDIA ADAMS:

Lydia and her husband, John Lord II lived near Hancock, New York, where he died.

She  was living with her son, Freeman, in 1855, Delaware Co. Census, town of Hancock.  She stated , or was stated for her, she was 80, and born in Orange Co., New York.  They are said to be buried in Stockport, NY near Lordville-- no stones have been found for them.

Notes for JOHN LORD II:

The Lord-Adams family connection had gone back a long time.  Probably since Connecticut days, altho this is only the author's speculation, with no proof as far as documents go.

  The Adams-Lord Lumbering project had been set up and  run by the elder Lord, with Deliverance Adams. They hired many of their  friends for work with this.  Deliverance, the Lords  visited back and forth,  evidenced by family letters, oral history.  Some years ago, I sent much information along these lines to Agnes Whitaker, also, to Eleanor Keesler for their files. Marjorie Thomas Anderson  in her   book mentions being told some of the foregoing by Mrs. Keesler.  Proven facts are the continuing over marriage of the two families, their  double, triple cousinships.

  John Lord settled  in Lordville, Delaware Co., New York  about  1800. His will, which does not mention his wife--  very  much alive, appearing on the 1850 Federal, and  1855 New York State census---mentions the "Island in the river".  His will, filed in Delhi, New York, gives to his children Freeman A. , Diana, James A.,  200 acres each, Freeman's containing the house in which he, John, now lived.  Which would explain for certain why  wife/Mother, Lydia, was residing with Freeman in 1850, 1855 census.

  Hannah, Lucinda, Phoebe, Richard received 2/10 of the balance.  John Lord, Jr., was named executor.

  Children of LYDIA ADAMS and JOHN LORD are:

                   i.       RICHARD11 LORD, b. Abt. 1797, Mamakating, Ulster Co., New York ?; m. HULDAH (UNKNOWN) CLURE, Abt. 1827, Sullivan Co., New York; b. 1806, New York or Pennsylvania.

  Notes for RICHARD LORD:

Said to  have lived on a farm opposite the upper end of Equinunk Island. Resided by 1828 in Wayne Co., Pennsylvania,  is in Buckingham Twnp., pg. 5, Wayne Co. Census 1850, lists himself as a farmer.


Huldah  was said to be a widow when Richard Lord married her.

                    ii. JOHN III LORD, b. Abt. 1799, Ulster Co./Delaware Co.,  New York?; d. January 12, 1878, Hancock, Delaware Co., New York; m. LUCINDA WHEELER, Abt. 1828, Delaware Co., New   York; b. Abt. 1806, Delaware Co.,  New York.

  Notes for JOHN III LORD:

Listed as a Hotel Keeper in Hancock, NY in 1850 (pg. 349),   and listed himself as a lumberman on the 1855 New York state census for Delaware Co., New York

                   iii.       HANNAH LORD, b. 1801, Lordville, Delaware Co., New York; d. 1882, Fish's Eddy, Delaware Co., New York; m. MOSES W. PARKS, December 19, 1819, Hancock, Delaware Co., New York; b. May 25, 1788, Hancock, Delaware Co., New York; d. August 07, 1867, Fish's Eddy, Delaware Co., New York.

  Notes for HANNAH LORD:

Household Record 1880 United States Census       

   Name        Relation       Marital Status       Gender       Race       Age       Birthplace       Occupation       Father's Birthplace       Mother's Birthplace 

   Daniel ANAMIES  Self  M    Male      W    22    NY         Gardner & Farm Laborer         NY         NY       

 Mary ANAMIES  Wife  M    Female      W    30    NY         Kpng Hse  GER     GER     

 Hannah PARKS      GMother        W    Female      W    78    NY           NY         NY       

  Source :Census Malta, Saratoga, New York    

Family History Library Film         1254928    

NA Film Number         T9-0928       Page219C

  Notes for MOSES W. PARKS:

Moses Parks served in the War of 1812.  Was a prvt. in Capt. John H. Gregory's Consolidated Co of Detached Militia.  he is described as redhaired, with blue eyes.  He is buried in Partridge Island Cemetery, Fish's Eddy, New York, as is his wife, Hannah.

  Sources for Moses, his children:  Melvin Parks, Roscoe, New York,  Mrs. Richard M. (Bess) Hope, 11127 Leisure Lane, St. Louis, MO 63146, 1840----1880 NY and PA census records.

                   iv.       LUCINDA LORD, b. Bet. 1802 - 1807, Lordville, Delaware Co.,  New York; d. Aft. 1880, Preston Twnp., Wayne Co., Pennsylvania; m. AMOS OSBORNE SHERWOOD, Abt. 1839; b. April 12, 1799, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; d. January 02, 1881, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania.


Living Wayne  Co.,Pennsylvania 1860, and what appears to be a Grandchild, Commertha Lord, is living with them.               In 1880, residing with son, Louis.(Lewis)

                    v.       DELANAH LORD, b. 1805, Lordville, Delaware Co., New York; d. Bef. 1880; m. ROYAL JR. WHEELER, Bet. 1825 - 1826, Prob. Delaware Co., New York; b. 1800, Delaware Co., New York; d. Aft. 1880, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania.

  Notes for ROYAL JR. WHEELER:

While this is not specific to Royal, it does give quite a bit of information regarding the family which might be helpful to anyone searching for this group.  It's from Munsell, can be found on-line at the Delaware Co. site:

                                                  PARTRIDGE ISLAND AND ITS PIONEERS

  """""This is an old lumbering and farming hamlet, some six or eight miles above Shehocken, on the east branch. Lemuel Mallory, a carpenter, was one of the first settlers. He resided here many years, and removed to Scott, Wayne county, PA. Where his descendants now live. Ebenezer Wheeler came about 1792 from Massachusetts.

  The ancestors of the Hancock and Tompkins Wheelers were among the early settlers in Massachusetts. Three brothers came from Wales in 1738 (sic-probably 1638], and settled in Concord. Their names were Timothy, Ephraim and Thomas,  all distinguished themselves in the Indian wars of the time, their history, with that of their descendants, is closely interwoven, connected with that of many of the families of New England.

  "Thomas Wheeler "the elder" was buried at Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England in 1634. Of his twelve children by two marriages,seven came to New England in the 1630's: Thomas, Elizabeth, Timothy, Susanna, Joseph, Ephraim, and Thomas (by second wife). Of these, both of the brothers Thomas and their brother Ephraim moved to Fairfield, Connecticut while the others remained in Concord, Massachusetts, except for the daughter Elizabeth, who settled in Lynn, Massachusetts, with her husband Allen Breed."

  Review of "The Wheeler Family of Cranfield, England and Concord, Massachusetts and some Descendants of Sgt. Thomas Wheeler of Concord" by M. Wheeler Molyneaux (M. Wheeler Molyneaux, 4701 East Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90803-3113 $47.5) Nutmegger June 1993 p. 85]

  Captain Timothy Wheeler had two horses shot under him in one of the encounters of King Philip's terrible war. A Captain Timothy Wheeler in 1775 had charge of colonial stores at Concord, saving them from capture.

  One branch of the family settled in Brantford, Mass., before the Revolution. One, named William, had five sons, Ebenezer, James, William, John and Joseph, and died in Brantford. The widow married George Hubbell, who by his first wife had three sons, Edmund, George and Silas.

  By a second wife he had three sons, Wheeler, Truman and Richard. In the last decade of the 18th century George Hubbell, with the family, left Massachusetts and came to Sidney, N.Y., where they staid a few years (and where he is buried).

   They next located at the mouth of Sands creek near Shehocken, and in 1798 we find them at Partridge Island. Here the Wheeler brothers settled and married, except John, who lived a bachelor and was finally, drowned.

   Major Ebenezer Wheeler had one son, Ransom, and several daughters, all of whom married respectably. He died in 1814, aged 44. He and his brother were remarkable for physical strength and endurance. William, in 1804, married Eleanor Knox, of Massachusetts, a descendant or relative of General Knox, the aid(sic] of Washington, and lived at Partridge Island till 1814, when he removed to Deposit.

   James had three sons, Leroy, Ebenezer and James; the first a physician, the second a lawyer, and the other a farmer, who occupies the homestead. The father died in 1854. Joseph Wheeler had three sons. Franklin, Milton and Rensselaer, the first two lawyers and the latter a farmer. He died in 1858.  

Edmund Hubble settled at Ballstown, and George at Little Falls, near Hancock, where he married Paul Newton's daughter. He had two sons, Jefferson and Chester. Chester, his second son. was born in 1799, and is now (1879)  living in Deposit.) Jefferson went to the Legislature, and removed afterward to Honesdale, Pa.  Silas Wheeler  went west, Truman and Richard all lived in Hancock for several years. Truman and Richard removed to Tompkins. Richard died there, and Truman removed to Philadelphia, where he died.

  Several other Wheelers. relatives of the former, also came to Hancock early from Massachusetts.

  Frederick Wheeler, father of Marvin and Royal Wheeler, first settled near Knight's, below Shehocken, and then went to Partridge Island. Marvin Wheeler married Emily, daughter of Captain Conrad Edick, of Deposit. He left two sons, Frederick and Marvin D. One son, Clinton, had died before the father, and two daughters unmarried.

  Royal Wheeler, a brother of Frederick, came to Hancock at the same time. He had two sons, Earl and Royal, the former a distinguished lawyer at Honesdale, Pa., now deceased.

  One James Wheeler was known as "Fiddler Jim," to distinguish him from the other James, who was called "Tailor Jim."   Little is known of his history.  One Joseph Wheeler was known as "Hatter Joe," while the other was called  "Innocent Joe."

John Wheeler, cousin to bachelor John, after residing for some years at Partridge Island, removed to or near Barryville. """""

                   vi.       DIANA LORD, b. Abt. 1806, Lordville, Delaware Co., New York; m. JAMES HUMPHREY, Bet. 1824 - 1826, Delaware Co., New York; b. 1796, New York State.

  Notes for DIANA LORD:

May be more children.

                  vii.       JAMES A. LORD, b. April 25, 1808, Lordville, Delaware Co., New York; d. Bef. 1880, Delaware Co.,  New York; m. ALMARINE MINARD, Abt. 1836, Delaware Co., New York; b. 1816, Andes , Delaware Co., New York; d. Aft. 1900, Lordville, Delaware Co., New York.

  Notes for JAMES A. LORD:

James was a farmer, residing Lordville his entire life.  He and his wife had nine children living when Munsell wrote his history of Delaware Co., New York.    James stated he was a farmer in 1855 on the state census.

  Quoted directly from W.W. Munsell:

  JAMES A. LORD, farmer, post-office Lordville, is a life-long resident of this town, in which he was born April 25th, 1808. Mrs. Lord was formerly Miss  Almarine Miner, of Andes, who was born in 1816. They have nine children living. Mr. Lord served three years in the 2nd N.Y. heavy artillery (Company D) during the suppression of the Rebellion, and was shot through the thigh before Petersburg, June 17th. 1864. His grandfather, John Lord, was one of the first settlers in this section, and his father, of the same name, settled here about 1800 and raised a large family, of whom six are living.

                 viii.       LYDIA LORD, b. Bet. 1810 - 1816, Lordville, Delaware Co., New York; d. Bet. 1825 - 1840, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania; m. LASKON/LARKIN KELLAM, Bet. 1830 - 1833, Sullivan Co.,   ??; b. Bet. 1812 - 1815, Manchester Twnp., Wayne Co., Pennsylvania; d. Bef. 1870, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania.

  Notes for LYDIA LORD:   It is not known if there were any children of this marriage.


Laskon's name is  spelled every which way, he was also referred to as "Luke".  He may have been  named for the Lukins family. It's not clear (currently)  whether  it was this  Lukins/Laskon who  was in the Civil War, or the  Laskon Kellam  b. 1839/40.

  Family #64,page 86, 1850 Manchester Twnp. of the Federal Census.

                    ix.       PHOEBE LORD, b. Abt. 1815, Lordville, Delaware Co., , New York; d. 1899, Delaware Co., New York; m. ERASTUS B. MINARD, Abt. 1837, Delaware Co., New York; b. 1815, Andes,  Delaware Co., New York; d. 1906, Delaware Co.,  New York.

  Notes for PHOEBE LORD:

Phoebe and Erastus had 14 children--  why they had 2 sons named John is not explained.  The first John died in the Civil War,  perhaps the 2nd was named in his Honor.  


1880  Household

    Relation    Marital Status    Gender    Race    Age    Birthplace Occupation    Father's Birthplace    Mother's Birthplace

  Erastus MINER     Self     M     Male     W     65     CT     Farmer CT     CT

Phebe MINER     Wife     M     Fem    W    63     NY     King Hse     NY NY

Chauncy MINER     Son          Male     W     32     NY     Day Laborer NY     NY    Lorenzo D. MINER     Son     S    Male    W    26    NY Day Laborer    NY     NY    Alexander MINER     Son     S     Male     W 22    NY    Day Laborer   NY    NY     John MINER     Son     S Male     W     17     NY     At Home     NY     NY

Elma MINER     Dau     S     Female     W     9     NY     At School NY     NY

      Census Place    Colchester, Delaware, New York

    NA Film Number      T9-082         Page     40B

  It's doubtful the 9 year old  girl is Phebe's child---more likely a grandchild.

                     x.       FREEMAN ALLAN LORD, b. May 12, 1818, Lordville, Delaware Co.,  New York; d. 1907, Lordville, New York; m. ABIGAIL KINGSBURY, 1831, Delaware Co., New York; b. September 1820, Buckingham Twnp., Wayne Co., Pennsylvania; d. 1911, Lordville, Delaware Co., New York.


Freeman Lord was a lumber merchant and farmer residing Lordville

  W.W. Munsell states:

  FREEMAN A. LORD, lumber merchant and farmer, Lordville, was born at that place May 12th, 1818. He married Abigail (Abbie)  Kingsbury, of the town of Buckingham, Pa., who was born in 1812. They raised seven children. Mr. Lord's father, John Lord, was among the pioneers of Hancock.

  1880 Household:

  Name     Marital Status    Gender    Age    Birthplace    Occupation

  Freeman A. LORD     M     Male     62     NY     Farmer

Abbie LORD     M     Female     58     NY     Keeping House

Mallisa LORD     S     Female     38     NY

Louis LORD     S     Male     18     NY  

Census Place:    Hancock, Delaware, New York

Page Number      227D


Wayne Co. internet page info gives her dob as 22 May 1822 at Lake Como. However, on the 1900 census, she said Sept 1820, other info matches her age.  

5.  JAMES10 ADAMS (DELIVERANCE9, JAMES8, DAVID7, HENRY6, EDWARD5, HENRY4, JOHN3, HENRY2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1785 in Mamakating, Ulster Co., New  York, and died Aft. 1855 in Sullivan Co. Delaware Co., New York.  He married PHEBE THORNE Bet. 1810 - 1812 in Sullivan Co., New York.  She was born Bet. 1790 - 1795 in Delaware Co.,  New York, and died Aft. 1855 in Town of Hancock, Delaware Co.,  New York.  

Notes for JAMES ADAMS:

James was a farmer and a lumberman on the Delaware River. Sources: Federal Census of Ulster and Sullivan Co., New York State Census of 1855.

  Notes for PHEBE THORNE:

Phoebe was a Delaware Indian, her sister Mary  married Abner Lane. Descendants interviewed (mid 1970s) said they had been from both New York and Pennsylvania, with family "in New Jersey".  Indian group mentioned were primarily Delaware, altho Wappinger was also mentioned, along with Nanticoke.        

Children of JAMES ADAMS and PHEBE THORNE are:

                   i.       LYDIA11 ADAMS, b. Bet. 1812 - 1814, Delaware Co., New York; d. January 10, 1887, Lordville, New York-- Bur. Lordville Cemetery,; m. JACOB LORD, Bet. 1831 - 1832, Delaware Co., New   York; b. Bet. 1802 - 1803, Ulster or  Delaware Co., New York; d. January 25, 1865, Lordville, New York -  Bur. Lordville Cemetery,.

  Notes for LYDIA ADAMS:

Lydia is living with her son, Emmet on the 1870 Cameron Co., Pennsylvania Census, family 499 B.  A note in the files attributed to Cora Adams Ballard, a niece of Lydia, says that Lydia had lived with her son, Emmit, after he was widowed.      Lydia is buried Lordville, Delaware Co., New York

  Jacob was a farmer, and involved in the lumbering industry.

                    ii.       WILLIAM B. ADAMS, b. Bet. 1813 - 1817, Delaware Co.,  New York; d. Aft. 1880, Delaware Co., New York; m. CATHERINE JANE GARLOW; b. Bet. 1823 - 1824, Delaware Co.,  New York; d. Aft. 1880, Delaware Co., New York.

  Notes for WILLIAM B. ADAMS:    Ancestor of Jim Adams, jkadams@chorus.net.

  1880 United States Census 

   Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace

   William ADAMS   Self   M   Male   W   66   NY   Laborer   ---   --- 

 Kathern J. ADAMS   Wife   M   Female   W   56   PA   Keeping House   NY   PA 

 Josehpene ADAMS   Dau   S   Female   W   21   PA      NY   PA 


Hancock, Delaware, New York    Family History Library Film   1254823

  NA Film Number   T9-0823 --   Page    210A 

    iii. SARAH ADAMS, b. Abt. 1814, Lordville, Delaware Co., New York; d. 1896; m. JOSIAH COLE, Abt. 1831, Lordville, Delaware Co., New York; b. 1818, Delaware Co.,  New York; d. Bef. August 1860, Manchester Twnp., Wayne Co., Pennsylvania.

iv. CAROLINE ADAMS, b. 1816, Delaware Co.,  New York.

           v.       JONATHAN ADAMS, b. 1819, Sullivan Co., New York; d. 1886, Delaware Co., New York --bur Lordville Cem,  no dates, just regt.; m. LYDIA COLE, Bet. 1821 - 1842, Wayne Co., New York; b. 1821, Manchester Township, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania; d. 1860, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania.

  Notes for JONATHAN ADAMS:    Served Co. F., 144th New York Infantry.  (see William Lord letters )In Delaware Co., New York alone, 1880.   

    " At one time, Jonathan Adams (son of James and Phebe (Thorne)  Adams lived there, and it is where his beloved wife, Lydia, died, for whom he wrote much memorial verse and mourned (her) to his dying day." (speech of Cora Adams Ballard)

  Commemorative and Biographical Record of Northeastern Pennsylvania states:  "John Q. Adams, who served in the Civil War, a native of Sullivan Co., New York, and son of James Adams, and a Grandson of Deliverance Adams."

                   vi.       BENJAMIN ADAMS, b. Bet. 1823 - 1824, Sullivan Co., New York; d. June 12, 1906, Lordville, Delaware Co., New York; m. ANGELINE JENSON, May 31, 1849, Lordville, Delaware Co., New York; b. January 1829, Delaware Co., New York; d. March 03, 1916, Lordville, Delaware Co., New York.


Benjamin Adams purchased land (8 acres) on the banks of the Delaware, above Lordville.  The house stands today, only slightly changed, in excellent condition.

  "I am sure everyone will agree Benjamin Adams of Lordville was one of the greatest steersman on the Delaware River, and was called upon to Run the biggest and heaviest rafts of valuable logs and sawed timber for William Holbert, of Equinunk.  Benjamin Adams was sober and industrious, could be relied upon. He was an absolute teetotaler and selected men who did not drink for his oarsmen."  

Col. E.J. Branning:   "Benjamin Adams, of Lordville ran rafts down the Delaware every month in the year during his sixty odd years steering rafts"   source:    "Rafting on the Delaware River " by Leslie C. Wood (pub. 1934)

Benjamin's death certificate reads he died of epilepsy, shock from fracture of the femur.

**************************************************************    1880  Census Place:  

Name     Marital Status    Gender    Age    Birthplace    Occupation

  Benjamin ADAMS     M     Male     56     NY     Laborer

 Ann ADAMS     M     Female     46     NY     Keeping House

Dayton ADAMS     S     Male     23     NY     Laborer

Alvia ADAMS     S     Male     21     NY     Laborer

Oscar ADAMS     S     Male     17     NY

Corra ADAMS     S     Female     15     NY

Grant ADAMS     S     Male     12     NY     At School

Augusta ADAMS     S     Female     9     NY

   Hancock, Delaware, New York  Family History Library Film --     1254823--  Page      229C


" Holt! T'Other Way!"   by L. C. Wood). Because the book lacks  an  index, Doug Boyer developed an every name index to assist researchers with  lookups.

  Adams, Ben: 90, 204

Adams, Benjamin: 89, 240

Adams, "Date": 89

Adams, Duane: 90, 194, 205

Adams, James: 10

Adams, Jerry: 45, 54, 89-92

Adams, Jonathan "Jot": 90

Adams, Paul: 206

Adams, Perry: 207

Adams, Rauel: 90

Adams, Warner: 89, 204

Adams, William: 90, 149, 204

  Notes for ANGELINE JENSON:      "Angeline Jensen left her mountain home to earn money in the village across the Delaware River from Lordville, NY.  Four years she worked in the Dominie Calder home, and learned much that this pleasant parsonage home had to teach her."  this is a direct quote taken from a  journal hand  written by her daughter, Cora ( "Kory", as her Dad spelled it.) Considering the  fact Angeline's Mother, and Grandmothers were Indian, it was common for the Christian entity in the areas to  feel the need to instruct any  "heathen" (translate Indian)  tendencies  away.

  The Vineland, NJ Study, 1911, is rife with this attitude (and worse)  on the  mixed blood Peoples their workers interviewed on both sides of the state line, either side of the river, in the villages, the mountains.

   "Kory" in later years makes mention  of how the Calder family told her they marveled at her Mother's poise, her true refinement and dignity. That she represented "true culture without education, for there had never been  a school near enough to her Mountain home for Angeline to attend."

  "Grandma Jensen (Esther Lord Jensen) had taught Angeline  all she knew of herbs, and home made salves (from barks, roots, berries,  various plants).  How to make soft soap of ash lye and careful saved up fat...used to (also) keep sores and scratches disinfected and clean."

  Angeline was Baptized at Presbyterian  Church of Hancock, NY, (originally Congregational Church of Chochecton, NY,  1 Jan 1830)  on Sunday,  23rd June 1985.

  Regarding the Indian intermarriage:          a letter, in the possession  of the author, states:

  "Equinunk, PA 10 August 1934

  Dear Dr. Ballard:

  I will try and answer your questions.  My great grandmother on fathers side was a half breed Indian squaw of the Delaware Indians. That would make  my Grandfather Cole one fourth, and father one eighth, which leaves me one sixteenth.  Your grand mother Jensen, being father's sister would leave the same in you.  

 Respectfully yours,

 Wallace Cole "

                  vii.       ALBRO DODGE ADAMS, b. June 09, 1825, Thompson, Delaware Co., New York; d. March 10, 1901, Union Grove, Broome Co.,  New York; m. MARIA LANE, 1848, Delaware Co, New York; b. March 13, 1828, Manchester, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania; d. February 23, 1915, Lordville, Delaware Co., New York.


Albro (who  went by the name Dodge)  is living in Manchester Twnp., Wayne Co., Pennsylvania 1850--- family #39.  He was a farmer,  with land near Lordville, New York. He's buried Floral Park Cemetery, Johnson City, NY.

  References/sources for this family:

  Adams Bible records, NY/PA vital records,

Federal Census PA/NY, Documenting, interviews, research of great granddaughter, Rajahia Peters Newton.


Household Record  1880 United States Census 

   Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace

   Albrow D. ADAMS   Self   M   Male   W   43   NY   Farmer   NY   NY 

 Maria ADAMS   Wife   M   Female   W   36   PA   Keeping House   NY   NY 

 Wallise ADAMS   Son   S   Male   W   21   NY      NY   PA 

 Agness ADAMS   Dau   S   Female   W   15   NY      NY   PA 

 Clinton ADAMS   Son   S   Male   W   12   NY      NY   PA 


Hancock, Delaware, New York

  Family History Library Film   1254823--   NA Film Number   T9-0823 -- Page    229D     

  Notes for MARIA LANE:

Several family sources state there was Indian blood on both sides of the family.  One interview-ee said this was not correct,  there was " just Indian on both sides of the Lane family."   These two statements are not as  opposite as it might appear- the Tylers, Lanes,  other  families having over married continually since their entry into the area.  A Mr. Henry Lane, of Bath, Ohio, wrote, (1989), he was Delaware and Shawnee who had inter married with his "white" families.  Mr. Lane recalled his father telling of going to the mountains near Suffern, Tuxedo Cos., (Rockland Co) and further wrote the Adams and the Lanes came from New York, Pennsylvania, on both sides of the river (Delaware).  He recalled his father, grandfather, said they used canoes in the early days,  built rafts, floating them down river  in huge groups.  Names that came to mind were Narrowsburg, Equinunk and Hancock as towns.

  Maria lived for a time in Binghamton, NY   with a married daughter, after Dodge died.  She was sometimes active with a group who, among themselves, they referred to as "The Indians",(see Cora Fanny Hopkins Kellams section) and she was adamant about returning home to her own land, where "her People had always been."  (see speech by Cora Adams Ballard)

  Maria moved back home,  her 2nd great granddaughter remembered the sad stories.  Maria, being nearly full blood Indian, was not respected by her son in law, who was very cruel to her.  Details are  dim, but what Rajahia remembered clearly was he had a drinking problem, and during one of these, his tirades, broke Maria's arm, and it was at this time she chose to go back home to live.  Rajahia recalled her own grandmother being so upset over what had happened.

               viii.       MARY (POLLY) ADAMS, b. Abt. 1830, Delaware Co., New York; d. Aft. 1865; m. WILLIAM LORD, Abt. 1848, Delaware Co., New York; b. 1829, Lordville, Delaware Co., , New York; d. November 12, 1863, Beaufort, South Carolina, Civil War.

  Notes for MARY (POLLY) ADAMS:

Lived in the area called French Woods, not too far from Lordville,  near her brother, sister.

  Notes for WILLIAM LORD:

Listed himself as a lumberman on the 1855 NY State Census, Hancock, and is on page 268 with several siblings, in laws,  1860.

  His Civil War  letters, written to wife, Polly, his daughters,  are in the possession of Bess Hope, St. Louis, Missouri.  Copies on file with author,  Sheila Stover.

                    ix.       CLARISSA B. ADAMS, b. 1834, Sullivan Co.,  New York; d. Aft. 1880, Delaware Co.,  New York; m. FREEMAN JENSON, Bet. November - December 1850, Delaware Co., New   York; b. Bet. 1828 - 1834, Hancock, Delaware Co., New York; d. Aft. 1900, Delaware Co.,  New York.

  Notes for CLARISSA B. ADAMS:

Resided in Hancock, NY in 1855, at which time they already had Phebe.


He lived in the area of French Woods, was a sawyer with the lumber business that went on around there.  Served in the Civil War with the 144th, his papers state he deserted on Oct. 20, 1864.  Was denied a pension due to this.       Discrepancy on his age, the census show him older than his papers.

  6.  SARAH10 ADAMS (DELIVERANCE9, JAMES8, DAVID7, HENRY6, EDWARD5, HENRY4, JOHN3, HENRY2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1787 in Mamkating, Ulster Co., New York, and died Aft. August 1860 in Fremont, Sullivan Co., New York.  She married EBENEZER (EBEN) BROWN Abt. 1805 in Sullivan Co., New York ?, son of UNKNOWN BROWN.  He was born Bet. 1770 - 1785 in Ulster or Sullivan co., New York State, and died Bef. 1860 in Fremont, Sullivan Co., New York.

  Notes for SARAH ADAMS:

Sarah, who took care of her father and signed off on  his  estate, is still  living in Fremont, Sullivan Co. on the 1860 census. (pg. 582)  She is shown in the  household of her son James, with Deliverance, his wife of  about a year, next door.

        Children of SARAH ADAMS and EBENEZER BROWN are:

                   i.       JAMES11 BROWN, b. Bet. 1812 - 1815, Sullivan Co.,  New York; d. Aft. 1880, Manchester Twnp., Wayne Co., Pennsylvania; m. HANNAH UNKNOWN, Bet. 1837 - 1838, Sullivan Co., New York; b. Abt. 1819, New York State; d. Aft. 1880, Manchester Twnp., Wayne Co., Pennsylvania.

  Notes for JAMES BROWN:    Appears to be residing in Wayne Co., Pennsylvania 1880: United States Census 

   Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace

   James BROWN   Self   M   Male   W   68   PA   Laborer   PA   PA 

 Hannah BROWN   Wife   M   Female   W   62   NY   Keeping House   NY   NY 

 Hiram BROWN   Son   S   Male   W   23   PA   Laborer   PA   NY 


 Manchester, Wayne, Pennsylvania

  Family History Library Film   1255202

  NA Film Number   T9-1202   Page 71A 

                    ii.       DELIVERANCE BROWN, b. 1825, "of Sullivan Co., New York"; m. MATILDA PERSONS, April 04, 1859, Sullivan Co., New York; b. 1832, of Ulster Co., New York.

  Notes for DELIVERANCE BROWN:     Living next door to his Mother in 1860, Sullivan Co. Census.

    7.  JONATHAN PONTITHEON10 ADAMS (DELIVERANCE9, JAMES8, DAVID7, HENRY6, EDWARD5, HENRY4, JOHN3, HENRY2, JOHN1) was born March 21, 1789 in Mamakating, Ulster Co., New York, and died August 22, 1867 in Manchester Twnsp, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania.  He married (1) INDIAN WOMAN DEGROAT/LANE Abt. 1818.  She was born Bet. 1790 - 1800 in Ulster Co., New York, and died Bet. 1824 - 1825 in Delaware Co., New York.  He married (2) FANNY LANE Abt. 1826 in Delware or Sullivan Co., New York, daughter of WILLIAM LANE and FA-NI DE GROAT.  She was born Abt. 1804 in Sullivan or Delaware Co., New York, and died Aft. 1867 in New York or Pennsylvania.


Jonathan was a farmer,  living for awhile in Hancock, Delaware Co., New York, appearing there on the 1820 Federal Census with a wife, 4 children.  According to information gathered from descendants of Albro Dodge Adams (cousin to Jonathan via his brother, James), other researchers on this family,  Jonathan's first wife was a Delaware Indian woman who died soon after the birth of their last child/children.  An elderly woman residing in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, maiden name Cole, said her Mother told of hearing stories at what "a fuss was made over the twins, because her  People were Mountain folks, thought it was a special sign."  Another family tale passed down stated an Adams set of twins were taken by Indian relatives when they were tiny, hidden in the mountain caves where they lived.  Rajahia P. Newton said, in her 1992 letters, her own Mother knew these girls, named Diane and Delilah.  Betsey Jane Adams, Rajahia's Mother, b. in 1874, and the girls were born 1814-1818---they obviously lived to adulthood.

After the death of his first wife, Jonathan remarried Fanny Lane, born in New York State, said to be related to his first wife, sister, or a cousin.  She was known to be Indian (Delaware/Munsee/Minisink--all the same thing).  She was kin to Albro Dodge Adams wife,  Maria Lane.

  The family moved to Manchester Township, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania about 1837.  Court records show John M. Warder, Benjamin H. Warder, and Rebecca his wife, conveying vast acreage to Jonathan Adams on 17 August 1840.

  "Early Settlers" written by Alfred Matthews mentions families on the Delaware between Cochecton Falls and the forks of the river at Shehawken, 89 in all, as early as 1807.  the list comprises those living on both sides of the river.  among the names appear James Lord, Jonathan Adams, Joseph Ward and William White...Abner Lane, Simon Peter Cole, Adam Niven and John Simons, all of whom careful inquiry has satisfied the writer, lived within what is now Manchester.."

  Quinlan's History of Sullivan County, New York remarks on Jonathan's prowess as a panther hunter, tells in detail of Jonathan, his brother William, chasing a panther into the caves.  Jonathan went back in, managing to kill the animal, and bring it out.

  On October 5, 1857, Jonathan, his wife, Fanny, conveyed their acreage to Jonathan Adams, Jr., Paul P. Adams, and Warner P. Adams. On 20 May 1860, Jonathan Adams Jr.  conveyed his share to Paul P. Adams.  In that particular deed it states he is the son of Jonathan Adams, deceased.  The family is again covering up, not telling the truth.  Jonathan was very much alive. The land stayed in the hands of son, Paul, his family, until the 1920s.

  Working with, researching, the family, it became a matter of curiosity why almost all Jonathan's sons, even a daughter or two, carried the middle initial "P".  It didn't represent the maiden name  for their mother, grandmothers,or even an  intermarrying family.  If family descendants knew, they weren't talking.  Finally, in an old  handwritten notebook belonging at one time to Cora Adams Ballard, the answer was written down.  It was also later corroborated (unknowingly, the best way!) by Mildred Adams Layton.  Jonathan had a middle name,  uncommon, both for the time period,  the area.  It was "Pontheon"--and, amongst the children, got spelled/mis-spelled variously as "Pontitheon"--also related as originally being "Pon-ti-ton".   A Port Jervis Adams descendant said he heard  it belonged to a Warrior grandfather.  Jonathan carried this name, one could assume it belonged to his grandfather, gt. grandfather, --father of Be-ti-a, or  Ra-ja-hi-a.  It's importance speaks loudly, to be carried on, repeated,  in the children.  The spelling may not be/probably isn't--- accurate/correct, having been spelled as English speaking People heard it, wrote it, remembered it.  However phonetically it may have been translated--it survived-- further testimony to the Indian ancestry  running abundantly through this family.

  Jonathan's obituary, transcribes/sent by Mr. Eldred of the Wayne Co. Historical society,  appears in "The Republic", 22 August 1867, as follows:

   "Mr. Jonathan Adams, died in Manchester township on the 15th inst...aged 77 years, 4 months, and 24 days.  He had been a resident of that town for 25 years, was one of the first settlers.  He had been married twice, and was the father of 18 children."

  The lack of mention about his wives, one of whom pre-deceased him,  no comment on his children, many of whom were living in the area, doing rather well, is curious.  No information has surfaced to date (May  2001) regarding his place of burial, there were no estate records, sale papers or administrative bonds for him personally, no tombstone has been located.

  Frank Adams of New York City is acquainted with a cousin, last name Curtis, who has  interviews on tapes as to where some of the family is buried.

        Children of JONATHAN ADAMS and INDIAN DEGROAT/LANE are:

                   i.       WILLIAM DECKER11 ADAMS, b. 1819, Lordville, Delaware Co., New York; d. 1858, Union, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania; m. MARY MOGRIDGE, Abt. 1847, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania; b. 1826, Pennsylvania; d. June 10, 1878, Union, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania.

  Notes for WILLIAM DECKER ADAMS:  Papers on William are in Probate, Wayne Co. Court house, Honesdale William and Mary are buried in the Union Methodist church Cemetery, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania  

Notes for MARY MOGRIDGE:  Mary is a widow with her 2 children in Wayne Co., PA - 1860, family # 2558. She and her husband are buried in the Union Methodist Church Cemetery.  

                  ii.       GEORGE ADAMS, b. Bet. 1820 - 1822, Sullivan Co.,  New York.

iii.DELILAH ADAMS, b. Abt. 1824.

iv.DIANA ADAMS, b. Abt. 1824.

        Children of JONATHAN ADAMS and FANNY LANE are:

                  v. PAUL P.11 ADAMS, b. Bet. November 1826 - 1828, Delaware Co.,  New York; d. July 27, 1904, Manchester Twnp, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania; m. (1) BETSEY P. UNKNOWN, 1861, Wayne Co. Pennsylvania; b. March 30, 1843, Pennsylvania; d. September 12, 1881, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania; m. (2) ANNA UNKNOWN, 1883, Wayne Co. Pennsylvania; b. April 1861, Pennsylvania; d. Aft. 1904, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania.

  Notes for PAUL P. ADAMS:     Paul stated on the 1900 Census, he was married 39  years, which actually went back to his first marriage to Betsey.  Anna, his 2nd wife, said she had been married 17 years,was Mother to 7 children, 6 of whom were then living.  In 1870 Paul is residing Hankins, his brother Warner P., age 23 is living with him, as is his brother, Jonathan, age 50, all born New York state.   Paul is  buried Long Eddy Cemetery, Sullivan Co., New York with a daughter and his first wife.  

It seems he may have been married 3 times, the first being Mary Unknown. This family is placed here, but is not proven.

  1880 listing:        Household:

   Paul P. ADAMS  Self      M    Male      W 51      NY  Farmer     NY NY

 Betsey ADAMS  Wife       M    Female    W 37      NY  Keeping House NY NY

 Claudia ADAMS  Dau       S    Female    W 16      PA  At School       NY NY

 Dennis MURRAY      Other      S    Male      W 25      NY  Laborer (Servant) NY NY  

Willis HOYT   Other    S    Male      W   24      NY Laborer (Servant) NY  NY

   Manchester, Wayne Co., PA     Natl Archives Film Number  T9-1202-- Page 79A

  Notes for BETSEY P. UNKNOWN:

Buried Long Eddy, Sullivan Co., New York.  Stone in good condition. Photo on file.

                   vi.       MARIA P. ADAMS, b. December 21, 1829, Delaware Co.,  New York; d. March 18, 1913, Honesdale, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania; m. (1) MUNSON SHERWOOD, Bet. 1850 - 1851, Wayne Co. Pennsylvania; b. April 06, 1824, Weston, Fairfield Co., Connecticut; d. November 02, 1882, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania; m. (2) DR. KESSLER, Aft. 1880, Wayne Co. , Pennsylvania.

  Notes for MARIA P. ADAMS:

Maria resided in Honesdale, said to have had no children by either marriage. Census records show otherwise, by  her first marriage.

  Household 1880:

  Name     Relation    Marital Status    Gender    Race    Age Birthplace    Occupation    Father's Birthplace    Mother's Birthplace

  Munson SHERWOOD     Self     M     Male     W     56     CT     Merchant CT     CT

Maria P. SHERWOOD     Wife     M     Female     W     49     NY Keeping House     NY     NY

Flora M. SHERWOOD     Dau     S     Female     W    19     PA     At Home CT     NY

Francis E. SHERWOOD     Son     S     Male     W     13     PA     At Home     CT     NY

    Manchester, Wayne, Pennsylvania     NA Film Number      T9-1202         Page    85B  

Buried in the Glen Dyberry Cemetery.

  Death certificate, Cemetery record        info of Gt.  Niece, Lucille Hopkins Noble, 1970, who remembered her.

family photo in possession of Sheila Stover

                  vii.       MARY (POLLY) P. ADAMS, b. Bet. 1831 - 1832, Delaware Co., New York; d. February 28, 1889, Delaware Co.,  New York; Stepchild; m. (1) MARTIN JENSON, Bet. 1849 - 1850, Delaware Co., New York; b. Bet. 1824 - 1825, Lordville, Delaware Co., New York; d. March 26, 1861, Long Eddy, Sullivan Co., New York; m. (2) JOHN NIVENS, Bet. 1862 - 1863, Delaware Co., New York; b. Abt. 1830, Delaware Co., New York.

  Notes for MARY (POLLY) P. ADAMS:         Buried Pea Brook Cemetery, Hancock, New York.


  Name  Rela   Marital Status    Gender    Race    Age    Birthplace Occupation    Father's Birthplace    Mother's Birthplace

  Polly NIVIN     Self     M     Female     W     49     NY     Keeping House     NY     NY

  Wesley JANSON     Son     S     Male     W     23     NY     Farmer NY     NY

Paul JANSON     Son     S     Male     W     22     NY     Laberer     NY NY

  John NIVIN     Son     S     Male     W     15     NY     Laborer     NY NY

Frank NIVIN     Son     S     Male     W     10     NY     Laborer     NY NY

  Ira AVERY     Other     S     Male     W     31     NY     Laborer     NY NY

  1880   Place    District 1 And 3, Hancock, Delaware, New York

NA Film Number      T9-0823

Page   207A

  Notes for MARTIN JENSON:          Martin was killed in a rafting accident.  

                             Cemetery Records--Jensen/Neer--(transcribed Geer)

Jensen, Bernard S. 1916 Aug 2 1985 Aug 21 Jensen, J. Frederick /Andersen, Elsie Age 69

Jensen, John N.1981 Jun 3   Nemeth, Rose  Jensen, Paul 1926 Feb 28 1946           Jensen, Paul

Jorgensen, Mary         Age 20

Jensen, Robert H.1916 Sep 3  980 Dec 6  Jensen, Hans /Jensen, Johanne Lisiesky, Sarah M: Jun 25, 1938

Jenson, Paul C.

  Jenson, Wesley M. 1857 Jul  NY 42  10y       8

Jensen, Susie  1867 Apr  NY   32  10y   2       8

Jensen, Martha   1891 Aug  NY   8   S      8

Jensen, Laura  1894 Jan  NY  6   S

  Jenson; Martin  d March 26, 1884 aged 18

        Claude  d Feb 22, 1889  aged 17


        3 field stones

Geer,   Elmer  1887-1887

        2 field stones

Geer,   Ralph  1862-1916

        2 field stones

Jenson; Henry Dillon  NY PFC 5 Marines, 1 Marine Div.        March 23, 1928- Sept 23, 1950    1941-45 US Flag

Jenson; Joseph  H 1879-1941

        Sarah P 1883-1967

Elizabeth Geer Jenson (Mrs Paul)  d 1917/18

Paul Jenson  Mar 21. 1934 at 70 or 76

Joseph H Jenson  d Aug 15 1941 at 62

Wesley Jenson  d June 23 1901 at 40

  Jenson Paul  1858-1934

  Pea Brook Cemetery-------Town of Hancock, Delaware County, N.Y.

  Notes for JOHN NIVENS:

John Nivens had a drinking problem, Polly threw him out of the house.  No information as to what happened to him.

  (Letters of Clarence Zurn)

                 viii.       AMANDA MAHALA ADAMS, b. June 30, 1833; d. 1917, Jackson, Pennsylvania; m. STEPHEN P. HOPKINS, January 1856, Delaware Co., New York; b. September 19, 1821, Catteraugus Co., New York; d. February 08, 1894, Rileyville, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania.


Amanda Mahala moved to Manchester Twnp., Wayne Co., Pennsylvania Farm New York state when she was about 4 years old (1837).  She attended the available schools in the area, later  was a teacher for a short period. Amanda was very busy with her family, immediate and extended, helping whoever she could, and opening her home to  anyone who happened by.  In the past few years, a few folks have been located who either remembered her themselves when they were quite young, or their parents knew her. Their memories of her, or what they heard, are very warm.

  As told by her daughter, Cora, she was a healer, grew many herbs, plants, knew how to use them.  She was a story teller and was not afraid to take a wagon, or ride in a canoe by herself to go visit her family who did not live in the towns.  She had black hair, a darker complexion, wore high neck dress' most of the time, with a small leather and bead bag around her neck under them.  This was more than likely a medicine bag--passed off by some of the older folks as an "asaphidity bag."  She spent her later years in Jackson, Pennsylvania, with her daughter, Urania.


Information varies as to birthplace of Stephen. The County History says Farmersville, New York.  He, himself, states he was born in Pennsylvania. In the 1981 volume on the family, it was  nebulously decided, with the Hopkins living in Pennsylvania in 1820, and again in 1826, Pennsylvania was the correct spot. Upon learning the family was Narragansett Indian--'Uncle" John Hopkins, of Rhode Island-- 77 in late 1980s, remembered some of the family from when he was a young child.  He also looked like the photo I have of Stephen- I began to dig a bit deeper. During this time, I met Twyla Nitsche, an elder of the Seneca Nation at Catteraugus--in HER 80s.  Gram Twyla was keeper of the History for the Seneca, herself the grand daughter of Moses Songo (Shongo), a revered elder.

  What turned out was, the family had been visiting there for a couple years, and Stephen was born on Seneca land.  It was a turbulent time, many families from Rhode Island, Connecticut,  etc., were being taken into the Seneca Nation by adoption.  Dr. John Mohawk, (himself a Seneca) and  Head of Indian Studies at SUNY Buffalo, kindly shared a paper he did on this topic.  I do not believe, given the way Judah was buried,

 our Hopkins were adopted by the Seneca, making  us them.  (Joke up in western NY among the Tonawanda Seneca, Catteraugus  Group--I was probably the only Indian in the East who didn't rush to claim an "adoption)  I do believe some of the family was, and why they were there visiting.  The Hopkins are an old Narragansett family, and for some time, hereditary chiefs.  The last Hopkins Chief passed about 5 years ago. He was gracious, kind, said his Father had spoken of family in Pennsylvania, had visited there many years before with others of the Tribe. Given the ages involved, I'd place that as about 1890s.

  A cousin, Donnie Eagle Hopkins,( in R.I.) --a tractional dancer, very involved with AIM (American Indian Movement) and in regaining fishing rights- The old family photo looks like many in that family, especially the eyes.   Donnie looks like a young Clarence Hopkins, without the mustache--course, Donnie wears his hair long, in a braid.

   The first time the land appears in records is during Stephen's lifetime, altho the family has been on it since about 1832.  Ida Roe searched for some time, as did I,  others, trying to find a deed or other  paper from Judah's time.   University of Pennsylvania, James Lone Bear Revy, NJ Indian Commission, and himself a Delaware,  and Gladys Tantequidgeon, ( CT Mohegan) now in her 90s, archaeologist, and expert in Native History, who studied at University of Pennsylvania, all mentioned they felt the land probably came into the family via gift from the local Indians, probably a family connection.

  Stephen lived on the family property settled by his father, attended local schools in Lebanon Township.  When he was married, establishing his own home, he erected a new residence, several barns, out buildings, on the land.  He later built another house for his son, Clarence.  Stephen was Town Assessor three times, was supervisor, collector and township treasurer several terms.  A Democrat, he was active in local politics. Stephen and  Amanda are buried in Rileyville.

                    ix.       ROXIANNA ADAMS, b. 1835, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania.      Living at home in 1850, no further information.

                     x.       JONATHAN P. (JR.) ADAMS, b. 1837, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania.     Jonathan is in his parents house in 1850.  The courthouse land sale records, dated in the 1857 period, and the deeding of the property to his brother, Paul P. Adams,  on 20 May, 1860, are the only specific record of him currently. On that deed he is listed as Jonathan Adams, Jr., son of Jonathan Adams, deceased. (which he wasn't, for another 7 years)

                    xi.       FANNIE ADAMS, b. August 1839, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania; d. 1911, Buckingham Twnp., Wayne Co., Pennsylvania; m. WILLIAM J. HEMPSTEAD, Abt. 1860, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania; b. 1836, New York State; d. 1889, Buckingham Twnp., Wayne Co., Pennsylvania.

Fannie was living alone, with a female servant in 1900, as a widow.  She stated she had 9 children , 4 of them alive as of that date (June 1900) Buried at Lake Como with her husband and her son, Arthur.

  Notes for WILLIAM J. HEMPSTEAD:   Buried Little York Cemetery, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania.

  Name     Relation    Marital Status    Gender    Race    Age Birthplace    Occupation    Father's Birthplace    Mother's Birthplace

William HEMPSTEAD     Self     M     Male     W     44     NY     Farmer NY     NY  Fanny HEMPSTEAD     Wife     M     Fem     W     41     PA Kpg Hse    PA     PA   Jeron HEMPSTEAD     Son     S     Male     W 18     PA     Frm Lborer    NY     PA Maria A. HEMPSTEAD     Dau     S Fem    W     17     PA   No Occupa.    NY    PA Edwin HEMPSTEAD     Son S     Male     W     14     NY     Frm Laborer   NY  PA    Eva V. HEMPSTEAD     Dau     S     Fem     W     10     PA     At School    NY PA     Charles L. HEMPSTEAD     Son     S     Male     W     6     NY NY     PA

Arthur HEMPSTEAD     Son     S     Male     W     5     NY          NY PA

Lillian HEMPSTEAD     Dau     S     Fem     W     3     PA          NY PA

Fanny J. HEMPSTEAD     Dau     S     Fem     W     1     PA          NY PA

  1880 Census Place    Preston, Wayne, Pennsylvania

 NA Film Number      T9-1202    Page      27A

                 xii.       EFFALINDA ADAMS, b. 1840, Manchester Twsp., Wayne Co., Pennsylvania; d. Aft. 1918, New York State?; m. UNKNOWN MATTHEWS.     Resided in Binghamton, New York at the time of her Mother's death, 1918.  

                xiii.       LAURA ADAMS, b. November 1841, Manchester Twnp, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania; d. Aft. 1900; m. CONFUSCIOUS GEER, Abt. 1870; b. 1841, Town of Hancock, Delaware Co.,  New York; d. Aft. 1900.

  Notes for LAURA ADAMS: Residing Hancock, Delaware Co., New York in 1900.  Laura states she is mother to 3 children, 2 of whom are living.

  Notes for CONFUSCIOUS GEER:    By marrying Laura Adams, Confucius  doubled the cousinship pool, Kellam and Adams---Laura's niece, Cora, would later marry Tim Kellam.

                  xiv.       GERTRUDE GULIEMA ADAMS, b. 1845, Manchester Twnp, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania; m. UNKNOWN HAINES.

                 xv.       WARNER P. ADAMS, b. October 1846, Manchester Township, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania; d. May 11, 1920, Town of Port Jervis, Orange Co., New York; m. LURINDA DAVIS, 1875, Wayne Co. Pennsylvania; b. 1853, Wayne Co, Pennsylvania; d. Abt. 1896, Wayne Co, Pennsylvania.

Notes for WARNER P. ADAMS: In 1880, the family was living in Wayne Co., Pennsylvania.  A Mary Cole, age 17 (b. 1863 Wayne Co.) ) was residing with them.

  Warner worked for the town of Port Jervis, NY, and was electrocuted on the job.

  ***********Relation    Marital Status    Gender    Race    Age Birthplace    Occupation    Father's Birthplace    Mother's Birthplace

  Warner ADAMS     Self     M     Male     W     35     PA     Lumberman NY     NY   

Lurinda ADAMS     Wife     M     Fem     W     27     PA Kping House     PA     PA   

Warner ADAMS     Son     S     Male     W 4     PA          PA     PA

Munson ADAMS     Son     S     Male     W     2     PA          PA     PA

Jennie ADAMS     Dau     S     Fem     W     1     PA          PA     PA

Mary COLE     Other     S     Fem     W     17     PA     Servant     PA PA

     1880 us Place    Buckingham, Wayne, Pa

    NA Film Number      T9-1202      Page     61C

                xvi.       ALMA ADAMS, b. December 1848, Manchester Twnp, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania; m. OSWELL M. MILLER; b. Abt. 1854.

  Notes for ALMA ADAMS:  In 1900, this family was living in Gibson Twnp., Cameron Co., Pennsylvania.  Alma was still alive when her mother's obituary was written in 1918,  she was listed as residing in Driftwood, Pennsylvania.  

  8.  JOHN L.10 ADAMS (DELIVERANCE9, JAMES8, DAVID7, HENRY6, EDWARD5, HENRY4, JOHN3, HENRY2, JOHN1) was born August 03, 1790 in Ulster Co., New York, and died January 10, 1837 in New York or Pennsylvania.  He married SARAH DECKER Abt. 1816.  She was born October 10, 1796 in Ulster /  Delaware Co., New York.

  Notes for JOHN L. ADAMS: Sketchy information on John L.  He is listed in the Bible owned by Samuel's descendants, a in the records of the Lane family.

  Source: Rajahia Peters Newton, Utah.

        Children of JOHN ADAMS and SARAH DECKER are:

                   i.       LYDIA11 ADAMS, b. 1813, Delaware Co., New York; d. Aft. 1880, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania; m. JACOB COLE, Abt. 1839, News York State; b. Bet. 1794 - 1805, Ulster Co., NY/ Wayne Co., Pennsylvania.    Living next door to her son, William Wallace, 1880, Manchester Twnp.   With her is a granddaughter, Hattie, age 5 (b. 1875) b. Pa.  Lydia lists her age as 67, she, her parents all born in New York State. Household # 109.    1880 United States Census:

   Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace

   Lydia COLE   Self   W   Female   W   67   NY   Keeping House   NY   NY 

 Hattie COLE   GDau   S   Female   W   5   PA      PA   PA 


 Manchester, Wayne, Pa

  Family History Library Film   1255202        NA Film Number   T9-1202   Page 76C  

  Notes for JACOB COLE:      Family #155-162 on the 1870 Wayne Co. Census, Little Equinunk. Listed as being 76.

                    ii.       LUCINDA ADAMS, b. Bet. 1816 - 1818, Delaware Co./Sullivan Co.,  New York; d. Bet. 1849 - 1850; m. JOHN EDWARD TYLER, Bet. 1834 - 1836; b. Abt. 1813, Calicoon Area, Sullivan Co., New York.

  Notes for LUCINDA ADAMS:        Source: Census, Records of Marjorie Thomas Anderson.

  Notes for JOHN EDWARD TYLER:  Family  # 255, Damascus, PA. 1850.  Evidence says this info is correct, but, the children are not totally proven.  Perhaps some descendant will see/come forward, add to or substantiate the family.

                   iii. PAUL ADAMS, b. 1820, Delaware Co., New York; m. MARY UNKNOWN, Bet. 1840 - 1841; b. 1815.

 9.  WILLIAM10 ADAMS (DELIVERANCE9, JAMES8, DAVID7, HENRY6, EDWARD5, HENRY4, JOHN3, HENRY2, JOHN1) was born March 1794 in Ulster Co., New York, and died December 29, 1863 in Wayne Co., Pennsylvania.  He married MATILDA STARK(S) Abt. 1830 in Wayne Co. Pennsylvania.  She was born Bet. March - May 1808 in Wayne Co., Pennsylvania, and died March 06, 1852 in Wayne Co., Pennsylvania.

  Notes for WILLIAM ADAMS:

Known as "Lawyer Bill Adams, at times."  "Quinlin's History" refers to him as brother to Jonathan Adams.  There is also a tale about them killing a panther in a cave-- Jonathan had to go in after it.  He's buried in the Bolkum Cemetery, Damascus Twnp.  Tombstone reads, 69 yrs. 9 months.

  In the 1810 Census, there is listed a William Adams in Dyberry Twnp. #123. Family # 43, Lebanon Twnp., Wayne Co., Pennsylvania, page 57, 1850.

  References for the Adams Family, through James:

  "A Genealogical History of Henry Adams of  Braintree, Massachusetts and his  Descendants"  by Andrew N. Adams (1898) pages 501-543.

  Other references as stated, also family information of Ella Harding, Port Jervis, NY,  descendant of James via son, Benjamin.  Papers from the Delaware County Historical Society, and from Agnes Whitaker, Hancock Historian.  Federal census  1850  Delaware, Sullivan Cos., in NY, and Wayne Co., Pennsylvania.

  Notes for MATILDA STARK(S):

Tombstone reads Matilda, wife of William d. 3/6/1852, 43 years, 10 months. Buried in Bolkcom Cemetery, Damascus, same cemetery as her husband.    Did Matilda actually die in childbirth?

  Children of WILLIAM ADAMS and MATILDA STARK(S) are:

                   i.       GEORGE11 ADAMS, b. Abt. 1836, Wayne Co, Pennsylvania.

                  ii.       DELPHINE ADAMS, b. Abt. 1839, Wayne Co, Pennsylvania.

  Notes for DELPHINE ADAMS:   Possible name: Josephine

                   iii.       HARRIET A. ADAMS, b. 1839, Sullivan Co./Delaware Co.,  New York; d. 1901, Wayne Co, Pennsylvania; m. ROBERT E. WEED, Bet. 1858 - 1860; b. 1838; d. 1905, Wayne Co, Pennsylvania.

  Notes for HARRIET A. ADAMS:   Harriet, her husband and her daughter, Jennie, are all buried Canaan corners Cemetery, Waymart, Pennsylvania

                   iv.       HENRY ADAMS, b. Abt. 1842, Wayne Co, Pennsylvania; m. LAURA A. UNKNOWN; b. 1842; d. Aft. 1930, Oregon, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania.

  Notes for HENRY ADAMS:

1880 United States Census 

   Henery ADAMS   Self   M   Male   W   39   PA   Farmer   ---   --- 

 Laurey ADAMS   Wife   M   Female   W   39   NJ   Keeping House   ---   --- 

 Howard ADAMS   Son   S   Male   W   9   PA      PA   NJ  

 Laurey ADAMS   Dau   S   Female   W   7   PA      PA   NJ 

 Eva ADAMS   Dau   S   Female   W   5   PA      PA   NJ 

 Ida ADAMS   Dau   S   Female   W   4   PA      PA   NJ 

 Elma ADAMS   Dau   S   Female   W   2M   PA      PA   NJ 

   Oregon, Wayne, Pennsylvania

  Family History Library Film   1255202

  NA Film Number   T9-1202    Page  127A    

                    v. JULIA (JULIANE) ADAMS, b. Bet. 1844 - 1846, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania; m. DANIEL KIMBLE, Bet. 1865 - 1867; b. Bet. 1840 - 1844.

                 vi. AMY ADAMS, b. 1846, Sullivan/Delaware Cos., New York.

                vii.       EUNICE ADAMS, b. September 07, 1847, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania; d. September 09, 1854, Damascus, Wayne Co.PA-.

  Notes for EUNICE ADAMS: Tombstone in Bolkcom Cemetery,  Demascus reads "Eunice, Daughter of Matilda and William, died 9/9/1854,  ae  7 years, 2 days."

  More About EUNICE ADAMS:    Burial: Bolkum cemetery   ae 7yr 2 d

  10.  JAMES10 ADAMS (SAMUEL9, JAMES8, DAVID7, HENRY6, EDWARD5, HENRY4, JOHN3, HENRY2, JOHN1) was born 1804 in Delaware Co.,  New York, and died Aft. 1880.  He married JEMIMA UNKNOWN Bet. 1824 - 1826 in Delaware Co., New York.  She was born 1806 in Delaware Co.,  New York, and died Aft. 1880.

 Notes for JAMES ADAMS:     This James probably had other children.

Name     Relation    Marital Status    Gender    Race    Age Birthplace    Occupation    Father's Birthplace    Mother's Birthplace

  James ADAMS     Self     M     Male     W     76     NY     Carpenter CT     NY

Jemima ADAMS     Wife     M     Fem     W   74     NY          PA     CT

Susan CALKINS     Dau     M     Fem     W    39     NY     Kpng Hse NY     NY

Grace CALKINS     GDau     S     Fem     W     7     NY     Attndng Schl NY    NY

Lecta ADAMS     Dau     S     Fem     W     37     NY     Millner     NY NY

  1880 Census Place

  Hancock, Delaware, New York

NA Film Number      T9-0823    Page     211D

        Children of JAMES ADAMS and JEMIMA UNKNOWN are:

                   i.       SUSAN11 ADAMS, b. 1841, Delaware Co., New York; m. UNKNOWN CALKINS, Abt. 1864, New York State.

                  ii.       ELECTA ADAMS, b. 1843, Delaware Co.,  New York.

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