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26. JONATHAN ADAMSON17,19 was born on 9 October 1771.4,7 He died on 1 June 1835 at the age of 63 in Wayne County, Indiana.5,7

The source says born in TN. This seems very early for a birth in Tennessee - more likely born in North Carolina.

Jefferson Co TN Deed Book D, p186
5 Sep 1796 Silas Morgan of Jefferson Co, teritory South of the Ohio River, to Jonathan Adamson, of the same. 40#'s. 51 acres and 60 poles. Part of a tract of 200 acres deeded according to law for James Seaton. Lying on waters of Tuckare/Tuckahe. Oak NE corner adj James Taylors line; stake; branch; chestnut. Signed: Silas Morgan Wit: Thomas Adamson, Simon (S) Adamson reg 6 Mar 1798

From EARLY TENNESSEE TAX LISTS by Byron & Barbara Sistler, Evanston IL, 1977: Listed on the Jefferson Co TN Tax Lists in 1800: John, Jonathan and Simon
Early Tax Lists of Tennessee. Microfilm, 12 rolls. The Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee. Ancestry.com database
Tax List: Capt Hodges' Company
John Adamson, 133 acres, 1 white poll
Jonathan Adamson, 63 acres, 1 white poll
Simon Adamson, 75 acres

Jefferson Co TN DB J, p.174 (very faded, part in tight binding- impossible to read well)
4 Jul 1809. William Williams of ?Blounte Co TN to Jonathan Adamson of Jefferson TN, reg. Oct 1810. 30 acres. Part of tract conveyed by Joseph Hamilton of four thousand acres ??? Begin corner ?Isaac Williams. signed: William (x) Williams. wit: Thomas Adamson, Abraham (X) Hasket, Simon Adamson Junior. Proved in court Sep Session 1810

Jonathan and John were both requested to be executors of their brother Thomas when he wrote his will in February of 1812, Jefferson Co.

Notes about the Lost Creek Quaker Monthly Meeting in Jefferson Co, TN, state that between 1802 and 1820, as many as 1/3 of those leaving Lost Creek settled near the town of Economy in the northwest corner of Wayne Co IN. They established the Springfield meeting as early as 1815.

At the "Digital Library on American Slavery", I found petition, #11481738, filed to the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Tennessee, in Knoxville, in 1817. Forty-one petitioners argued that slave owners should be permitted to free their slaves on terms which will not involve them, nor their estates, for their maintenance. And they proposed a law to declare all descendants of slaves, born after the passing of the law, shall be free at a certain age which your honourable Body may fix upon. Signers to the petition included John Adamson, Jonathan Adamson, Simon Adamson Sr, and Isaac Williams.
A copy of the petition is held at the Tennessee State Library & Archives in Nashville.


DEATH: His estate was probated on 14 Jun 1836.


1820 Census. Wayne Co IN
Jonathan Adamson. 1m -10 [Jonathan P.], 1m 10-16 [Abel], 1m 45+. 2f -10 [Keziah & Rebecca], 2f 16-26 [prob should have been in the 10-16 column - Hannah & Sophia], 1f 45+ [Ruth]

1830 Census. Wayne Co IN
Jonathan Adamson in Perry Twp. 1m under 10, 2m 10-15 [Jonathan P. & ?], 1m 60-70. 2f 10-15 [Rebecca & Keziah] 1f 50-60 [Ruth]

1840 Census. Wayne Co IN
Still listed in Perry Twp as Jonathan but surely is the young Jonathan P. There is one male age 10-15 and one male 20-30 [Jonathan P.] 1 female age 15-20 and one female age 60-70 [Ruth]

Wayne Co IN, WB 2, Jul 1829 - Apr 1848, p. 111
Will of Jonathan Adamson Deceased
I Jonathan Adamson of the County of Wayne and state of Indiana being weeke in body and strong in mind and memory do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament, hereby make void all other heretofore maid be mee. First I will and bequeath to all the heirs of my son David Adamson fifty cents.
Second I also will and bequeath to my son Isaac Adamson, fifty cents
Thirdly I will and bequeath to my Daughter Margaret Williams fifty cents
Fouthly I will and bequeath to my Son Aaron Adamson fifty cents
Fifthly I will and bequeath to my Daughter Rachel Ratliff fifty cents
Sixthly I will and bequeathy to my Daughter Abigail Millman fifty cents
Seventhly I will and bequeath to my Daughter Susannah McKimmey fifty cents
Eighthly I will and bequeath to my Son Abel Adamson fifty cents
Ninthly I will and bequeath to my daughter Sophia Norton fifty cents
Tenthly I will and bequeath to my daughter Hannah Ratliff fifty cents
as the above named children had received and now in possession
of the Legacee which I allowed them exclusive of the
named fifty cents which I have here allowed
I will and bequeath to my daughter Rebecca Adamson one feather bed and bedding also one Cow
I will and bequeath to my daughter Keziah Adamson one feather bed and bedding also one Cow
I will and bequeath o my deere and beloved wife Ruth Adamson
all my land and plantation all my horses cattle and sheep
and hogs with the household furniture except out of my moveable
property all my just debts and funeral expences first to be paid
during her natural life. She is to hold the same with the
exception of one bed and bedding for my son Jonathan Adamson
I will and bequeath to my son Jonathan Adamson all my plantation
and land with all my hoses Cattle Sheep & hogs with the out a
doors property besides what is excepted at his mothers decease.
I appoint my son Aaron Adamson & Joel Ratliff to be the
Executors of this my last will and testament, In Witness whereof I have
hereunto set my hand and seal this third day of March 1831
Jonathan (his X mark) Adamson
Attest: William (page is torn)

JONATHAN ADAMSON and RUTH WILLIAMS were married about 1791 in Surry County, North Carolina.1,4 RUTH WILLIAMS14,20, daughter of ISAAC WILLIAMS and RACHEL PIKE, was born on 9 February 1774 in Guilford County, North Carolina.4 She died on 19 June 1852 at the age of 78 in Wayne County, Indiana.5

These entries from the Lost Creek Monthly Meeting in Jefferson Co TN are likely those of this Ruth Adamson:
1808, 10, 29 Ruth was received on certifiate from Westfield MM, NC, dated 1808, 1, 9.
1816, 7, 27 Ruth was granted certificate to New Garden MM in Wayne Co IN, but this certificate was returned on account of some omissions and another was granted 1817, 4, 26.

1840 Census. Wayne Co IN
Still listed in Perry Twp as Jonathan but surely is the young Jonathan P. There is one male age 10-15 and one male 20-30 [Jonathan P.] 1 female age 15-20 and one female age 60-70 [Ruth]

Ruth was still living with her son Jonathan in the 1850 Census - Perry Twp, Wayne Co IN. Ruth was age 76, born in NC.

JONATHAN ADAMSON and RUTH WILLIAMS had the following children:

+65

i.

DAVID ADAMSON.

+66

ii.

Isaac ADAMSON.

+67

iii.

Margaret ADAMSON.

+68

iv.

Aaron ADAMSON.

+69

v.

Rachel ADAMSON.

+70

vi.

Abigail ADAMSON.

+71

vii.

Susannah ADAMSON.

+72

viii.

Sophia ADAMSON.

+73

ix.

Abel ADAMSON.

+74

x.

Hannah ADAMSON.

+75

xi.

Rebecca ADAMSON.

+76

xii.

Keziah ADAMSON.

+77

xiii.

Jonathan P. ADAMSON.