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71. DAVID ADAMSON was born about 1793 in Tennessee.1 He died on 18 July 1828 at the age of 35 in Wayne County, Indiana.1,4

Jefferson Co TN DB J, p.161
18 Jan 1810. Jeremiah Horn of Jefferson to Simon Adamson of same. $60. 15 acres and 46 rods. Sinking Caine Valey. Walnut on Simon Adamson's old corner, black oaks. Jonathan Harold signs as agent for Jeremiah Horn. Wit: Thomas Adamson, David (X) Adamson, Elisha Harold. Proved by Thomas Adamson & David Adamson, Sep Session 1810 Reg. 3 Oct 1810

18 Feb 1810 Thomas Adamson purchased land in Jefferson Co adjoining Simon Adamson Jr., wit by Simon Jr and David Adamson. DB J, p.183

Listed in Tennessee Soldiers in War of 1812 are two David Adamsons. (It would be important to determine if both were from Jefferson Co)

Found in the War of 1812 database on Ancestry:
Rank - Induction: PRIVATE Rank - Discharge: PRIVATE

1820 Census. Wayne Co IN
David Adamson. 2m under 10 [Andrew & James]. 1m 16-26 [David]. 1f under 10 [Ann]. 1f 16-26 [Mary Ann].

September Term 1830, Nathan Williams & Isaac Adamson guardians for Andrew J., Ann, Ruth, James M., Moses & John Adamson infant heirs of David Adamson, deceased; page 2; Probate Records, 1830-1838, Wayne County, Indiana, Circuit Court, Vol. B: 2, FHL Film 1839242.

1830. No widow named Mary Ann found. In Delaware Co IN were a Jesse & a David Adamson, both age 30-40. About the same age as this David. The information for the children of David in Delaware Co does not match that of the children of David & Mary Ann, but then David was already deceased.

Nathan Williams & Isaac Adamson, guardians of infant heirs of David Adamson, deceased of Wayne County, Indiana, grantor; Mark Martin of Wayne County, Indiana, grantee; 8 Jan 1831, consideration: $175; acres: 50; description: A lot containing part of southeast quarter of section six township 17 range 13 east of 2nd principal meridian line begining at south east corner of said quarter & running 50 poles north to a stake thence 160 poles west to a stake thence south 50 poles to a stake thence east to the beginning; witnesses: William Wright (clerk) & Isaac Macy; Vol. V, Page 272, Deeds, Wayne County, Indiana, Recorder, FHL Film 1753342 (abstract).

DAVID ADAMSON and MARY ANN ROBERTS were married on 2 November 1813 in Knox County, Tennessee.4 MARY ANN ROBERTS was born (date unknown).

In 1840 there is in Delaware Co a listing for a Nancy "Adamnson". there are three males in the household. One age 10-15 [Moses?], one age 15-20 [John?] and one age 20-30 [James?]. There was one female age 15-20 [Ruth?]. One female age 50-60 [Mary Ann's approximate age. And a female age 70-80. Nancy is often the nickname for Ann - could Mary Ann have used this name?

Listed next to the above Nancy was Jackson Adamnson with both a male and female child under 5 and himself and Rachel as age 20-30.

DAVID ADAMSON and MARY ANN ROBERTS had the following children:









James Minor ADAMSON.






John ADAMSON33 was born about 1822 in Indiana.7

Is this John L. Adamson who married Lydia Ann Crousoure on 29 Dec 1846 in Howard Co IN? Or is he one of the two John Adamsons that died in the Civil War? There are way too many John Adamsons out there!