325. Edom ADAMSON70,71 was born in 1835 in Mt. Pleasant Twp, Delaware County, Indiana.5,52,53,55,70 He served in the military in 1863–1865 at Co A, 130th Indiana Infantry in Civil War. He died on 11 February 1885 at the age of 50 in Howard County, Indiana.
RECORD OF DELAWARE CO INDIANA: The father of Edom Adamson was Andrew Jackson Adamson, who is remembered as one of the pioneers of Delaware county and a prominent factor in the early development of the section in which he resided. When a young man, Edom located in Howard county and there married Miss Lydia Timmons and engaged in agricultural pursuits. In 1872 he removed to Iowa but returned to Howard county in 1878, where he died in 1884. In 1861 he enlisted in Company A, 130th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He was a member of the Christian church. Five children were born to Edom and Lydia, two daughters & one son are deceased; two sons Charles E. & Andrew Gilmore, reside in Muncie.
Edom may have been counted twice in the 1860 Census. He was counted with his parents.
There was another Edom of the same age here: Howard Co, Taylor Twp, p.635; Household 927 is an E. Adamson age 25, born TN [the age is right but Edom was born in Indiana], Lydia, age 22, and George A. age 10 months. [Lydia is the right wife but the son is wrong, both name and age - the marriage records state that Edom & Lydia Timmons did not marry until April of 1860 - the census year.]
In 1860, Edom was the oldest child still at home.
In 1870, He was living with his mother and two youngest siblings in the home of his sister Mary and her husband B. F. Learner.
There almost seem to be two "E" Adamsons of the same age. In 1860, Edom, age 24, lived in Howard Co IN with his parents. In 1870, E. Adamson, age 34, is shown as living with his mother in the household of Mary Learner, his sister. Yet there is a marriage for an Edom Adamson in Howard Co on 26 Apr 1860 and two sons were born between 1860 and 1870.
Index to Marriage Records Howard Co IN 1844-1920; WPA
Shows the marriage recorded in Book C- A402
The problem was somewhat solved when I found Lydia Adamson with the children living in a different place in 1870. In Logansport, 3rd Ward, Cass Co, Indiana:
Charles Starr, age 65, Retired Farmer, b. Connecticut
Patience, age 62, Keeping House, b. Ohio
Lydia Adamson, age 26, b. Indiana, as were the children
Lida B., age 11. Charles age 10. Marrietta age 6, and Gilmore, age 3
also in the household were
Albert Brown, age 21, lather [probably made lathe, woodworking], b. IN
Aaron Miles, age 62, House Carpenter, b. PA
From 1872 to 1876, Edom lived in Bremer, Iowa, but returned to Howard County.
In 1880, Edom is still listed in the census with his mother, but the two sons Andrew & Charles are also present.
Index to Death Records, Howard Co IN 1875-1920; WPA. [The year as 1884 in the WPA records conflicts with a note in the Pension File of Edom Adamson which states he died in February of 1885.]
Civil War: 130th Indiana Regiment Infantry - Company A
ADAMSON Edom Private Tampico 30 Dec 1863 mustered out 22 May 1865
ADAMSON John N. Private Tampico 30 Dec 1863 mustered out 2 Dec 1865 as Corporal
LANGLEY Martin Private Fairfield 29 Jan 1864 mustered out 2 Dec 1865 [cousin]
GARNER Andrew J. Private Kokomo 30 Dec 1863 mustered out 2 Dec 1865
GARNER Silas Private Kokomo 29 Jan 1864 mustered out 15 Jun 1865
130th Indiana Regiment Infantry - Regiment History
Courtesy of http://www.civilwarindiana.com Company A Roster
Organized at Kokomo, Ind., December, 1863, to March, 1864. Mustered in March 12, 1864.
Left State for Nashville, Tenn., March 16. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to June, 1864.
4th Brigade, 2nd Division, 23rd Army Corps, to August, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 23rd Army Corps, to December, 1864.
2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to February, 1865, and Dept. of North Carolina to August,1865.
Dept. of North Carolina to December, 1865.
March to Charleston, Tenn., April 5-24, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.)
Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstrations on Dalton, Ga., May 8-13. Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Movement on Dallas May 18-25. Operations on Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5.
Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes Creek June 19. Assault on Kenesaw June 27.
Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Ruff's Mills July 3-4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25.
Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30.
Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3.
Nashville Campaign November-December. In front of Columbia November 24-27. Centreville November 27. Battle of Franklin November 30.
Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. At Clifton, Tenn., till January 15, 1865.
Movement to Washington, D.C.; thence to Morehead City, N. C., January 15-February 24.
Campaign of the Carolinas March 1-April 26. Advance on Kinston and Goldsboro March 1-21. Battle of Wise's Forks March 6-8. Kinston March 14. Occupation of Goldsboro March 21.
Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army.
Duty at Charlotte, N. C., May 8 to December 2. Mustered out December 2, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 36 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 146 Enlisted men by disease. Total 185.
Edom applied for an invalid pension [File #50-334754] because of disability following the Civil War but was apparently rejected as he could not find doctors nor officers to back up his claim. He first filed 15 Jan 1880. He had enlisted 12 Dec 1863 and was discharged 21 May 1865. He did serve as a Private in Company A of the 130th Indiana Volunteers.
15 Jan 1880. Edom stated he was then age 43 and a resident of Delaware Co IN. He enlisted at Kokomo, Howard Co in Company A commanded by E. W. Penny. He was honorably discharged at Madison IN. At Nashville, TN about March of 1864, he contracted a cold which settled in the lungs. Later near Decatur, GA, in the month of October he contracted chronic diarrhea. He has suffered from both since the War and cannot perform the manual labor required for farming. He received treatment in the Hospital at Madison IN, Ward 4, December 1864. Since leaving the service he has resided in Indiana, now living in Gilmore, Madison Co IN. Witnesses to his original declaration were Jonathan P. Adamson [a great-uncle, brother of his grandfather David Adamson] and Vincent C. Parker.
5 Aug 1881. Surgeon General's Office. Edom Adamson was admitted to General Hospital, Madison In, Dec 9, 1864, from the soldier's home in Indianapolis with "Naphralgia". Mustered out 22 May 1865. No further record. [An Internet search indicates no disease called naphraliga, but nephralgia is - it is pain of the kidneys]
20 Sep 1881. Examination by C. Lomax, Surgeon, Marion, Grant Co, IN. Edom Adamson was examined for disability from chronic diarrhea & disease of the lungs. Dr. Lomax stated that the disability was not permanent. He did discover a slight irregularity in the dilation of the air cells of the left lung. He found no physical signs of chronic diarrhea although patient stated the diarrhea recurred about every two weeks for three or four days at a time. He described Edom as being 6' 1" tall, weight 165 lbs., complexion dark, age 45. His findings were for disability in the amount of $4 per month.
8 Feb 1882. Andrew F. Dayhuff of Kokomo certified that he was a regular practicing physician of 29 years standing. He was the Family Physician of Jackson Adamson, father of Edom Adamson, for about 10 years and was acquainted with Edom. He first commenced practicing with the family about 1854 until about 1864 when Jackson Adamson moved away from Howard County. He was acquainted with the older members of the family especially, and saw Jackson quite frequently and visited his entire family. He never heard of Edom having any disease of any kind and feel safe in saying that if anything of the kind had existed I would have been called to see him. I considered him a stout hearty young man and to all appearance free from any disease whatever. This is from personal recollection.
22 Aug 1882. A letter to the Commisioner of Pensions states that Edom Adamson could not furnish a surgeon's certificate. He could not find a residence or address for Dr. Hendricks who had been his Hospital doctor. Dr. Patterson of Kokomo claimed he had forgotten how Edom was when he was with his Regiment. [other papers indicate no regimental hospital records were on file]
24 Mar 1883. Affidavit stating that Edom Adamson was age 47, living in Kokomo, Howard Co IN. He was a farmer all his life. He resided in Howard Co at and prior to the time of his enlistment and remained in said county until 1872, when he removed to Bremer, Iowa. He remained there until 1876 when he returned to Howard Co IN where he still resides. While in Iowa he bought lung medicine of Dr. Thorpe in the Town of Shelrock, Butler Co and also from Dr. Gundy of Humbolt. Since then he has bought lung medicine in Howard Co of Z. M. Seaton, druggist, Kokomo. And also some in Mumcie and Yorktown IN from G. W. Spann.
24 Mar 1883. Affidavit of Robert Dungan, age 46 years, of Kokomo. He had known applicant Edom Adamson since 1860, lived two miles from him and saw him every few days. He knew him to be healthy and stout at the time of his enlisted. A day or two after his discharge he looked like a skeleton and was greatly reduced and emaciated. I last saw him about two months ago and he does not look as healthy and stout as when he entered the service. When he was home on furlough in 1864, he was feeble and could hardly walk.
21 Apr 1883. Letter from Edom Adamson on the letterhead of Bennett & Stanley, Attorneys. "Dear Sir. I should like to receive some information as to the status of my Pension clain No. 334654. If there is anything needed I will furnish it, it has been on file nearly three years and I am getting discouraged about the matter."
27 Jun 1883. Lewis Bogue and Lafayette Tyler of Kokomo gave affidavit of the service of Edom Adamson and recited the same health problems, giving their source as personal knowledge. On 24 Mar 1883, Edward W. Davis had made affidavit of same, adding that he enlisted with Edom Adamson when he was a stout hearty man, that he remembered the terrible cough Edom had in 1864 and that he was sent to the hospital; he stated that Edom was still hoarse and looked like a man in bad health. The Adjutant General's Office, on 24 Mar 1886, certified Lewis Bogue, Lafayette Tyler & Edward W. Davis did serve in the same unit as Edom and were present at the time he became ill.
6 Jul 1883. Letter why Edom couldn't furnish an officers certificate. Lt. E. R. W. Truax said he had entirely forgotten how his health was when he was with the Regt and Lt. Seward and Capt. Penny say the same and that they are not prepared to furnish any statement.
20 Aug 1883. Another letter from Edom Adamson stated that he was confined to bed only a few times but unable to work very often since his discharge. He had used various medicines bought from doctors and druggests instead of calling physicians to his house for want of means to do so.
30 Oct 1883. Letter from William Scott, M.D. In 1867 he gave Edom Adamson treatment for a chronic cough caused in his opinion by partial hepitization of the right lung. Adamson alledged that he had pneumonia while in the Army and was treated in Madison Hospital by Dr. Hendricks.
3 Dec 1885. Form letter sent to W. S. Armstrong, P.M., Kokomo, asking that he inform the Pension Office as to the standing in the commujnity & reputation for truth of Edward W. Davis, Lewis Bogue, Lafayette Tyler, Robert Dungan and Dr. William Scott. The reply dated 8 Dec 1885 states the following: "So far as I have personal knowledge and so far as I can learn, the written names are all considered honest men, and at the same time they are all men of but little force. Their testimony should be corroborated by something more substantial."
3 Dec 1885 Letter to Edward W. Davis asking for another statement in his own hand. He stated that he knew Adamson had measles and a bad cough. He met him again about four years ago and he was in very bad health. He still had a bad cough which was the cause of his death. Also a similar letter to Robert Dungan who apparently did not know that Edom had died - he repeated that Edom had not been able to do much work since he came out of the Army.
A form directed to Dr. Gen. W. H. Kemper of Muncie for examination of Edom Adamson was dated 3 Dec 1885 but an accompanying note 7 Dec 1885, states that "A son of this man called this morning with the order and says Mr. Adamson died Feb. 14th 1885."
His claim was reviewed the last time 1 Nov 1887 and rejected on 14 Nov 1887 as he was deceased and no one within the knowledge of the Pension Office was entitled.
There is a letter from Chas. E. Adamson on his business letterhead. There is no date but states: Dear Sir: I have never received a reply to my letter of November 21st, 1891 in regard to Edom Adamson, Late P. Co. A, 130 Reg't Ind Inf. Please let me hear something. [No copy of the original letter is in the file, nor is there any copy of reply to Charles Adamson.]
Edom ADAMSON and Lydia A. TIMMONS were married on 26 April 1860 in Howard County, Indiana. Lydia A. TIMMONS was born in 1844 in Indiana.
Lydia gave her age as 26 in 1870, but that makes her very young to be the mother of Lida, age 11.
Edom ADAMSON and Lydia A. TIMMONS had the following children: