24. Simon ADAMSON Jr.14 was born in 1763 in North Carolina.5 He died in 1814 at the age of 51 in Jefferson County, Tennessee.5
From EARLY TENNESSEE TAX LISTS by Byron & Barbara sistler, Evanston IL, 1977: Listed on the Jefferson Co TN Tax Lists in 1800: Simon, John, Jonathan.
Simon ADAMSON 75 acres [this may be Simon SR since no poll is indicated and he may have been overage to be charged. There are other reasons the poll could be omitted and this does seem most likely to be Jr. since he was received at Lost Creek in Jefferson Co in 1805 and his father not received until 1810.]
John ADAMSON 132 acres 1 White Poll
Jonathan ADAMSON 63 acres 1 White Poll
Simon Adamson Jr. was received by the Lost Creek Monthly Meeting by request in 1805, 6th m, 29th d.
Simon Adamson was a witness to the will of his brother Thomas in Feb of 1812 - by May of the same year he was writing his own will. Probate dates are not included in the Jefferson Co TN will book. Thomas mentions he is very sick and weak, Simon does not. Perhaps after the untimely death of his brother, he thought he should take care of writing his own will. I have seen in other databases that Simon's will has a probate date in 1814 but have no reference.
LDS Microfilm #968311
Jefferson Co TN Will Book 2, p.53.
I Simon Adamson of Jefferson County and State of Tennessee being in perfect health of mind and memory calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed once for all men to die, do make and ordain this my last will and Testament, that is to say principally and first of all, I leave my son Jessee Adamson & Bacheus Routh Executors of my whole Estate and want them to sell such property as they see cause to pay my debts, and then I give and bequeath to my two eldest daughters Elizabeth and Martha one dollar each over and above what they have already received then I give & bequeath to my wife Eliner my whole estate during her life or widowhood for to raise and school my younger children, and if she marrieth one bed and furniture or at her death an equal division to be made amongst the rest of my children or if some of them when grown should receive part, a memorandum to be taken of what they receive, as each one may get their just right, ratifying and confirming this and no other, to be my last will and Testament as witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this twenty second day of May Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and twelve.
signed: Simon Adamson
Signed Sealed & acknowledge in the presence of us:
If ever their should be salt got in my place on Lions Creek I want the Executors to give Elizabeth & Martha an equal share of that with the rest of the children.
This will has been interpreted by some as the will of Simon's father Simon. Records of two Simons in Jefferson Co ceased by 1810, plus the Rouths mentioned in the above will would certainly indicate this is indeed the will of Simon Jr. Some have given the father a second wife named Eleanor and also daughters Elizabeth and Martha because of the wording of the above will. Elizabeth & Martha were old enough to be married at the time of the writing of the will and had probably received gifts from their father at the time of their marriages, therefore they were singled out by name in the will.
Simon ADAMSON Jr. and Eleanor ROUTH were married in 1787 in Randolph County, North Carolina.5 Eleanor ROUTH15, daughter of Jacob ROUTH and Martha REDFERN, was born in 1769 in North Carolina.5 She died after 1860 at the age of 91 in Collin County, Texas.5
1822 JEFFERSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE 1822 TAX LIST Many of these Surnames were
grouped together in 1800. Most of the surnames on Capt. Evan's list appear on
pages 324-325 of the Jefferson County, TN 1830 Census indicating that these
people were still in the same area at that time.
CAPTAIN EVAN'S COMPANY
Isaac WILLIAMS 80 acres
CAPT. BAKER'S COMPANY
Eleanor ADAMSON 163 acres
Simon ADAMSON 230 acres 1WP
John RUTH 354 acres 1WP
Abel WILLIAMS 1WP
CAPT. MANARDS COMPANY
Jesse ADAMSON 142 acres 1WP John
1830 Census. Jefferson Co TN
Elinor ADAMSON 2m 5-10, 1m 10-15, 1m 30-40. 2f under 5, 1f 10-15, 1f 30-40
Two Thomases, Larkin and Jacob Adamson also listed in this census.
1833-1834 ZACCHEUS ROUTH and JEREMIAH ROUTH were part of the "MISSOURI MIGRATION"
in which a number of interrelated families left East Tennessee in the early
1830's to take advantage of the newly available Public Lands being offered by the
government in Missouri. Those families, some of whom had previously been in
Randolph County, NC with the Routh family were Adamson, Bales, Wilson,
Thornburgh, Douglas and Cates. Their first acquisition of land in Missouri was
in Ray County which at that date encompassed a large area in the North West
portion of the state. Jeremiah Routh had received a land bounty for service
during the War of 1812 and his brother Zaccheus obtained land next to that bounty
land in the Township of Richmond, Ray County, MO. Both men continued to purchase
land. Zaccheus in 1835 and 1836 and Jeremiah in 1837 and 1843. Jeremiah's son JOHN
ROUTH obtained land in 1838 near that of his father. Also in the same area were
Jacob Adamson and William Bales who was married to Elizabeth Adamson, both
Elizabeth and Jacob were children of Eleanor Routh daughter of Jacob.
There were several other children of Eleanor who settled to the west of Ray
County when the Platte lands were opened.
Eleanor [ROUTH] Adamson and their children moved from Tennessee to Ray and Platte
Counties, MO. From Missouri they split up, some moving to Leavenworth County, KS
about 1856 and some to Collin County, TX.
Ellender Adamson, age 91 lived with Joseph & Ellen Hearn, her youngest daughter & son-in-law, in 1860. Precinct #9, Collin Co TX, p.106, Household 830. The household was quite large and contined 13 persons divided into three families:
Joseph Hearn, age 52, Farmer, b. North Carolina, and Ellen, age 47, b. TN And what appears to be their children: Levi age 23, Lida 16, Misoura 9, and Laura 6; Livi & Lida born in MO, the younger children b. Texas. Then the 2nd family: Larkin Hearn age 18, b. MO and what appears to be his wife Mary, age 19, b. Miss. Listed as the 3rd family in the household is Jacob Wilson, age 24, Farmer, b. TN - probably a nephew of Ellen. Adamson Hearn & grandson of Eleanor Adamson, as two of the daughters had married Wilsons. Nancy Wilson, age 21 b. TN. John Wilson, age 28, a painter, born in NC. Also Harrison Mills age 19, b. TN, probably a farm hand. Last of all was listed Eleanor, with this group.
Simon ADAMSON Jr. and Eleanor ROUTH had the following children:
|Martha "Patsy" ADAMSON7,16 was born in 1792 in Jefferson County, Tennessee.17 |
Martha "Patsy" married Israel Wilson 15 Apr 1809 in Jefferson Co TN Said to have died Feb 1863 in Knox Co, TN.
1850 Census. Knox Co TN, 31 Subdivision, East Dist, Hh 247
Izereal Willson, age 62, birthplace unknown.
Martha, age 57, b. TN
Jacob Willson, age 14
Elbert S., age 16
I did not find either an Israel or Martha in Knox Co in 1860, nor anywhere else in Tennessee.
|Lydia ADAMSON7,16 was born in 1796 in Tennessee.17 |
Lydia married Joshua Covey 1 Jun 1815 in Jefferson Co TN. Her brother Jacob married Ruthey Covey on the same day.
|Jacob ADAMSON7,15,16 was born about 1798 in Tennessee.17 |
Jacob married Ruth Covey on 1 Jun 1815 in Jefferson Co TN. He later married Mariah Gerwell in Platte Co MO.
1830 Census. Jefferson Co TN
Jacob ADAMSON 1m 5-10, 1m 10-15, 1m 30-40. 2f 5-10, 1f 10-15, 1f 30-40.
WILLIAM BALES born Feb. 10, 1792, died Ray County, MO Jan. 16,
1882, married Jefferson County, TN about 1792 ELIZABETH ADAMSON daughter of Simon
and Eleanor [ROUTH] Adamson born Aug. 6, 1791, died Ray County, MO Jan. 16, 1879.
Their son Perry- PERRY BALES married Ray County, MO Mar. 26, 1837 ELIZABETH
ADAMSON daughter of Jacob and Ruth [Covey] Adamson. Jacob son of Simon Jr and
Eleanor [Routh] Adamson
In 1850, Jacob was living in Green Twp of Platte Co MO. He was age 50, b. TN. Living with him was Maria age 32, b. Ohio, and children Hester 4 and Joseph 2, both born in MO. Next door was Saml. Adamson, age 32 & b. TN, quite possibly a son of Jacob's from his first marriage. Living with Samuel was Mary age 30, Ruth 12, Rosann 10, Sarah 4, and Jeremiah 1; children all born in MO.
On the next page, Household 82, living next to Jacob's brothers Larkin and Levi is:
Kelsey Adamson, age 27, a Merchant, b. TN. Kelsey seems just a bit too old to be the son of either Levi or Larkin but he could very well be a son of Jacob by his first wife. Living with Kelsey was Rebecca age 25 and also born in TN with children, Samuel 8, Martha E, 5, Jacob who seems to be 21 [or age 2 with a random ink line...] and may have been another son of Jacob, and Levi 8 months. All these born in MO.
|Esther ADAMSON7,15,16 was born on 30 March 1800 in Tennessee.17 She died on 24 January 1875 at the age of 74. |
Searching for any info on Hester/Esther Adamson b.Tenn.Mar.1800 married
Wm Wilson 1815-Lost Creek Quaker Church daughtr of Simon Adamson,Jr & Eleanor
Routh-More than one Wilson/Adamson marriage....
Janice Wilson Power <email@example.com> on ADAMSON-L@rootsweb.com
Esther married William Wilson 9 Dec 1815 in Jefferson Co TN. He was the son of William & Susannah Wilson, born 20 Jan 1798 in Randolph Co NC and died 1 Nov 1841 in Platte, MO. Esther died 24 Jan 1875 in Wilson Co TN [did she go to Missouri and then return?] This is the genealogical connection of Paul Fuenning.
Esther is in the 1850 Census in Green Twp, Platte Co MO. She was age 44 [b. 1806 - she may have fudged a bit on her age]. Living with her was Perry age 22, Ellen 18, Martha 14, Levi 16, Levina 11 and Saml. Smith age 7. All the children but Perry had been born in MO, indicating they had gone there betweeen 1828 and 1832. Next door was Simeon H. Wilson, age 32, b. in TN; probably her eldest son since she married in 1815. Simeon had with him, Matilda age 26 b. TN, and Amanda 6, John 3, and Esther 4 months, all b. MO.
There were likely other older children.
Members of this family moved to Collins Co TX along with some of Esther's brothers and sisters.
1860, Collin Co TX, Precinct 9, p.102b Hh 789
Simon H. Wilson age 43, Merchant, b. MO. Matilda age 37, b. Unk. John W. age 14, b. MO. Hester J. age 10, b. MO. Mary age 5, born Texas.
Hh 790, p.103 [don't know who for sure but obviously kin]
L. P. Adamson, age 22, Clerk, b. MO. Amelia J. age 19, b. KY. Laura B. age 3 months, born Texas
Precinct 3, p.53, Hh 647
Levi Wilson age 26, b. MO. Mary J. age 22, b. MO. Children born in Texas: Martha E. age 3 and Robt M. age 1 month.
On the next page at Hh 656 is Wm T. Wilson, age 30-something - the 2nd number is a blot. Farmer, born TN. Polly, age 41, b. TN. Elizabeth J. age 18, b. MO, John 14, b. MO, Julia Ann 11, b. MO. And born in Texas: Hester, age 7, Sellina E. age 5, and Ellen R. age 3 months.
Just before, Hh 654, is J. C. Wilson age 37, b. MO. Mary A. age 26 b. MO. Wilson 13, b. OK. Sarah J. 9, Matilda C 7, Renia E 5, and Nancy A. age 1, all born in Texas.
|Thomas H. ADAMSON7,15,16 was born about 1803 in Tennessee.17 |
Thomas married Jane Patton on 21 Dec 1825, Jefferson Co TN. [This marriage listed as Knox Co in the Liahoma anthology.] He married (2) Phebe E.
1830 Jefferson Co JN
Thomas ADAMSON 2m -5, 1m 5-10, 1m 20-30. 1f 20-30.
There is another Thomas Adamson in Jefferson in 1830, but he was an older man.
1850 Census, Platte Twp in Andrews Co MO. Thomas Adamson, age 40 [he was more likely about 47], b. Tenn with Phebe, age 21, b. Ind. Others in the household were Cunningham Adamson, age 24, b. TN, Elizabeth C. age 18, born MO [so the family had been there at least since 1832], Silvester age 15, Wellmot age 10 [female], Polly A. age 8. [Probably all the children are from the first wife.] Next door was Larkin Adamson age 23, b. TN and Malinda, age 26 b. TN with Mary J. age 7 months also marked as born in TN. Larkin probably another son of Thomas and his first wife.
1860 Census, Collin Co TX; p.56b, Household 684. Thomas Adamson age 57, Stock Raiser, b. TN. Phebe E. age 30, b. in Ohio. Louisa J. age 7 b. MO, Theodore age 10 months and born in Texas.
p.99: Larkin Adamson, age 31, Farmer, b. TN. Malinda age 35. Mary J. age 10, Sintha A. age 8 and Martha A age 6. Continued on the next page is Willet E age 4, and Juliet age 2 months. Henry C. Ervin age 18 and b. MO is working as a farm hand. Mary J. again marked as born in TN, the remainder of the children born in TX.
|Susanah ADAMSON7,16 was born about 1804 in Tennessee.17 |
Susannah married Eli Wilson on 20 Aug 1820, Jefferson Co TN. Liahoma anthology has date of marriage as 18 Aug 1820. Said to have died in Woodville, IL in 1861. Woodville listed as Adams Co IL - also shown as Greene Co IL - I was unable to find her there in the 1860 census - she was in Missouri.
I did find an Eli Wilson whose wife was Susan, in 1860, in Harrison Twp, Daviess Co MO, Gallatin P.O., Hh 24. He was age 60, born TN; she was age 56, born TN. Others in the household were Levi, age 23; Humphrey 19, Martin 18, Perry 14, Elizabeth Early age 22, and Ellen Gibbs age 16. Elizabeth was born in Kentucky, all the rest of the young people in Missouri. Next door was Larkin Wilson, age 26, b. MO, and his family.
Note: Susannah had brothers named Larkin and Levi. Her brothers had also moved to Missouri.
In 1850, District 27, Daviess Co MO, Hh 304
Eli Wilson, age 50, b. E. Tenn. Susan, age 45, b. TN
Children born in TN: John G. 25, Jesse A. 23, Polly C. 21.
Children born in MO: Andrew H. 19, Larkin L. 16, Levi M. 13, William T. 11, James H. 9, Manuel M. 8, and Perry K. age 4.
Luvena Blakley, age 27, b. TN
John G. Blakley, age 1, b. MO
John Cox, 24, b. KY.
In one place on the Internet, I also saw that this was the same Susannah Adamson that married Edward Lamb - she could not have been.
Susannah must have died following the 1860 Census, but I doubt that she died in Illinois. On 13 Dec 1868, Eli married again, to Sarah Kryger, in Benton Co, AR. She was likely a widow.
1870 Census. Round Prairie Twp, Benton Co AR, Hh 213
Eli Wilson, age 62, b. TN. Sarah, age 36, b. Virginia.
Sarah Emyarts, age 12, b. MO. Mary Emyarts, age 11., b. MO. Will Wilson, age 9, b. MO.
Virgie Krijar, age 21, b. VA.
Next door in Hh 213 was "Humfy" Wilson, age 30, with his wife and child.
Larkin Wilson was in Osage Twp, Benton Co. Among his children were a daughter Susan and a son Eli. An online database gave his wife as Nancy Catherine Enyart, b. 1839, MO, daughter of David Enyart.
1880 Census. Batie Twp, Benton Co AR, Hh 308
Eli Wilson, age 79, b. TN, parents born in NC
Sarah J. wife, age 46, b. VA.
Eli L., son, age 8, b. Arkansas.
|Larkin ADAMSON7,15 was born on 14 August 1806 in Tennessee.17 |
Larkin married Nancy F. Routh on 3 Dec 1823, Jefferson Co TN.
1830 Census. Jefferson Co, TN
Larkin ADAMSON 1m age 20-30. 1f age 20-30
They are in the 1850, Platte Co MO Census in Green Township along with his brothers Levi and Jacob and sister Esther. Larkin is age 44, b. in TN; Nancy was age 43. No children living with them; perhaps they had none.
I have seen that a Larkin Adamson living in Platte, Andrew Co, MO in 1850 and who was married to Malinda Wilhite was a son of Larkin and Nancy Routh. I believe that Larkin was instead a son of Thomas Adamson, the older Larkin's brother. He lived next door to Thomas in 1850 and his wife was Malinda.
|Mary ADAMSON7 was born on 14 May 1808 in Tennessee.17 |
Mary married Andrew J. Douglas on 16 Sep 1829 in Jefferson Co, TN. Said to have died 29 Nov 1880 in Chambersville, Collin Co, TX.
I found her living with her husband in 1870 and they were with their son Andrew in 1880 - the name was spelled Douglass.
1870, Precinct 4, Collin Co TX, Hh 27
Andrew Douglass age 71, b. TN. Mary age 62, b. TN. Jesse 32, b. MO, marked as "Insane". Jackson [probably Andrew J.] age 27, b. MO, married in Feb to Ellen age 20, b. MO. Joseph Jackson, age 50, b. KY was living with them doing form labor.
1880, Village of Weston, Collin Co TX. p.153A, Hh 2
Andrew J. Douglas age 36, livestock dealer, b. MO, parents born in TN.
N. Ellen age 29, wife, b. MO, her parents born in VA.
Francis E., 9, son. Mandi A. 4, daughter.
Andrew, age 81, father, retired farmer, b. TN, parents born in NC.
Mary, age 71, mother, b. TN, parents born in NC.
John E. S. Russell, age 50, father-in-law, b. VA as were his parents
Elbert Russell, age 18, brother-in-law, b. TX
|Levi ADAMSON7,15 was born in 1810 in Tennessee.17 He died in February 1870 at the age of 60 in Collin County, Texas. |
Levi wasn't likely born in Cannon Co TN as received in email - it wasn't formed until 1836 from Rutherford, Smith & Warren Counties, none of which were formed from Jefferson. He was much more likely born in Jefferson Co TN where his family was living at that time.
Levi married Mary Ann Benton on 28 Apr 1836 in Richmond, Ray County, MO.
In the 1850 Census in Green Twp, Platte Co MO:
Levi, age 40, a Tailor b. in TN. Polly A. age 33 also born in TN and the following children all born in MO. Lawson age 13, Simon 11, Larkin 9, and Nancy 6.
On one side of Levi was his brother Larkin and on the other side was a Kelsey Adamson age 27, a Merchant, b. TN. Kelsey seems just a bit too old to be the son of either Levi or Larkin but he could very well be a son of Jacob by his first wife and Jacob was enumerated only a few households before Larkin. Living with Kelsey was Rebecca age 25 and also born in TN with children, Samuel 8, Martha E, 5, Jacob who seems to be 21, or age two with a random ink mark, and Levi 8 months. All these born born in MO.
|Eleanor "Ellen" ADAMSON7,15 was born in 1813 in Tennessee.17 |
Eleanor "Ellen" married Joseph Hearn on 23 Jul 1829 in Jefferson Co TN.
1850 Census. Bonham, Fannin Co, TX, Hh 547
Jos Hearn, age 43, Teamster, b. NC
Ellen, age 37, b. TN
Born in MO: William, age 20, Frances 18 [female], Nancy 16, Levi age 14, Larkin 9, Lydia 7.
Missouri, age 1, b. TX
G. Thornton, age 20, carpenter, b. TN
Jas. C. Keltaner, age 20, teamster, b. AR
1860. Precinct #9, Collin Co TX, p.106, Household 830. The household was quite large and contained 13 persons divided into three families:
Joseph Hearn, age 52, Farmer, b. North Carolina, and Ellen, age 47, b. TN And what appears to be their children: Levi age 23, Lida 16, Misoura 9, and Laura 6; Levi & Lida born in MO, the younger children b. Texas. Then the 2nd family: Larkin Hearn age 18, b. MO and what appears to be his wife Mary, age 19, b. Miss. Listed as the 3rd family in the household is Jacob Wilson, age 24, Farmer, b. TN - probably a nephew of Ellen Adamson Hearn & grandson of Eleanor Adamson, as two of the daughters had married Wilsons. Nancy Wilson, age 21 b. TN. John Wilson, age 28, a painter, born in NC. Also Harrison Mills age 19, b. TN, probably a farm hand. Last of all was listed Eleanor, age 91, with this group.