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118. Hannah ADAMSON24 was born on 7 February 1815 in Tennessee.1 She died on 29 October 1900 at the age of 85 in Wabash County, Indiana.

Age given as 35 in the 1850 Census (birth year of 1815), born in Tennessee.
Her husband's name given as Josias in 1850 Census. He was a farmer.
1850 Census. Chester Twp, Wabash Co, Indiana, Hh 54
Josias Pugh, age 40, farmer, b. Ohio
Hannah, 35, b. Tenn.
all born in Indiana:
Irvin M., 17. Moses, 15. Sarah, 13. Rachel, 12. Joana, 8. John C., 7. Samuel H. 4, Alexander M., 2. Hannah J., age 1.

1860, Chester Twp, Wabash Co IN. Hh 743
Josiah Pugh, age 50. Hannah, age 45. Samuel 14, Hannah 10, Josiah age 7.

The Pike Family History book states that Hannah's married name was Ratliff. The Ratcliff research say that Jesse Ratcliff, son of Edom, married Hannah Adamson.

Jesse Ratcliff, brother to Joel who married Hannah's sister Rachel, is said to have married a Hannah Adamson, 15 Jun 1830, Highland Co Ohio. Some databases online have placed this Hannah in Ohio as the daughter of Jonathan. Seems highly unlikely that a lady named Hannah Adamson would be married in two different states on such similar days, two months apart, but that seems to be the case they are attempting to make.

Hannah's father Jonathan was living in Wayne Co IN as early as 1820 so it seems improbable she would be getting married in Ohio.

The Indiana marriage database does have a marriage of Hannah Adamson to Josiah Pugh on 15 Aug 1830, in Wayne County. They received license on April 12. Ohio Marriages on FamilySearch had the marriage of Jesse Ratcliff on 15 Jun 1830, Highland, Ohio, but to Hannah Anderson. Census records in the coming years reveal that both Jesse Ratcliff and Josiah Pugh had wives named Hannah and families with those wives.

The Pughs lived in Wabash Co, IN in 1850 and 1860. According to the 1850 census, Hannah was born about 1815 in Tennessee. Their children have rather atypical names for the Adamson family - Irvin, Moses, Sarah, Rachel, Joana, John C., Samul H., Alexander M., Hannah and Josiah.

The Ratcliffs lived in Clinton & Howard Co. IN in those same years. In 1850, Hannah was age 40, b. TN, which agrees with the records of the birth of Jonathan's daughter Hannah. Jesse & Hannah named their children Rachel (Jesse's mother's name), Jonathan A. (for Hannah's father - was he Jonathan Adamson Ratcliff?), Sarah Jane, Edom A. (Jesse's father's name), Thomas A. and Albert.

There is another clue, however, because the will of Hannah's father, Jonathan Adamson, dated 3 March 1831, names his daughter Hannah Ratliff. That fact, coupled with the names of Jesse & Hannah's children, would seem to guarantee that Hannah, daughter of Jonathan, did marry Jesse Ratcliff in Ohio. That leaves us with - who were the parents of Hannah Adamson who married Josias Pugh?

One database suggests whe was the daughter of Simon Adamson and Sarah Cox. That she was born 7 Feb 1815 and died 29 Oct 1900, Wabash Co, IN. It is possible she could fit in that family, although a son is listed born in 1815 - Simon and Sarah had married 1809.

Find A Grave Memorial# 20180109
Buried Pleasant Grove Cemetery (aka Union Cemetery), Liberty Mills, Wabash Co, IN
This memorial lists her parents as Simon Adamson & Sarah Cox and William Adamson as a brother - her death certificate cites her parents.
October 29, 1900 in Wabash Co, IN.
Received death certificate from Wabash County, IN.
Information as follows:
Occupation: Housekeeping
Age at death: 85 years, 8 months, 22 days
Cause of death: Senility
Place of death: LaGro Twp.
Place of burial: Union Cemetary
Father: Simon ADDISON, born NC
Mother: Sarah COX, born NC

Hannah ADAMSON and Josiah PUGH were married on 15 August 1830 in Wayne County, Indiana.33 Josiah PUGH49 was born on 10 August 1810 in Ohio.49 He died on 31 December 1866 at the age of 56 in Wabash County, Indiana.

Find A Grave Memorial# 20004023
Daniels Cemetery, Servia, Wabash Co, IN
Listed in Daniels Cemetery records as PUGH, JOSIAH L. died 12-31-l866 age 56 years, 4 months, 13 days.
His stone was lying flat on the ground next to Margaret, wife of Peter RINEHART, in Lester Binnie's October 1969 reading. The base of the stone is still there. The main stone has been set up near the road on the southeast corner. The PUGH name is no longer legible.

Hannah ADAMSON and Josiah PUGH had the following children:



Irvin M. PUGH was born in 1833 in Indiana.49



Moses PUGH was born in 1835 in Indiana.49



Sarah PUGH was born in 1837 in Indiana.



Rachel PUGH was born in 1838 in Indiana.49



Joana PUGH was born in 1842 in Indiana.49



John C. PUGH was born in 1843 in Indiana.49



Samuel H. PUGH was born in 1846 in Indiana.49



Alexander M. PUGH was born in 1848 in Indiana.49



Hannah PUGH was born in 1849 in Indiana.49



Josiah PUGH was born in 1853 in Indiana.50