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252. Moses ADAMSON5,7,66 was born on 15 April 1825 in Wayne County, Indiana.5,7,66,67 He died on 27 January 1917 at the age of 91 in Boone, Boone County, Iowa.66

Married Lydia Garner 6/25/1846 - Delaware County, IN.
Marriage to Lydia Garner recorded Delaware Co, Book C-2, p.207

Listed as a SchoolTeacher on the 1850 Census. He was living next door to Enoch Garner. Moses Adamson, age 25. Lydia A. 25 and Sarah age 2.

1860 Howard Co IN, Taylor Twp, p.631, Household 901. Moses Adamson age 35, Lydia 33, Enoch 12, Robt 6, Arminda 4, and Mary A., looks like age 21 but probably is age 2. No places of birth are given, presumably this enumerator put nothing for those born in Indiana.
[The child age 12, male, was listed as Sarah age 2, in 1850. Very strange. Enoch's grave marker does give 1848 as the year of his birth.]

Civil War Draft Registration in Howard Co, IN, 1863-1865 includes:
SubDist No. 48 - Moses Adamson, age 38, farmer, b. Indiana Class 2 [he was over 35 and married]
[his brother James M. was listed on the same page]

1870 Jasper Co, Iowa, Fairview Twp, Hh 308
Wm M. Bruce, age 27, b. Ohio
Sarah, age 25, b. Ohio. Eva, age 3, b. Ohio
Robert Adimson, age 16, b. IN.
Moses, 45, b. IN. Sarah, 45, b. Ohio. Arminda, 14, b. IN. Clementine Yerks, age 18, b. IN. David Yerks, age 15, b. IN

1880 Adair Co Iowa; Stuart, Dist 79, p.154, Hh 294
Moses Adamson, age 55, b. Indiana, parents b. TN
Sarah Ann, age 55, b. Ohio
Joseph Yerkes, age 25, stepson, blacksmith, b. IN
and in Hh 302
E. E. Sanderson, age 51, b. VT.
Arminda, wife, age 24, b. IN

1885 Iowa State Census. Moses Adamson, age 59, lived on Harrison Street, Stuart, Adair County. A Teamster, b. Indiana. Sarah A. Adamson was also age 59, Keeping House, b. Ohio. Clem Yerkes, age 33, was living with them, b. IN, no occupation listed.

1900 Adair Co Iowa, Stuart Twp, Hh 57
M. Adamson, b. Apr 1825, age 75, married 39 years, b. IN, parents b. TN
Sarah, wife, b. Apr 1825, age 75, had 9 children, 4 living, b. Ohio, father b. NJ, mother b. Pennsylvania
V. C. Yerkes, stepdaughter, b. Nov 1852, age 47, single, b. IN [In 1910, Vienna C. Yerkes, dressmaker, was living alone.]

1895 Iowa State Census. Stuart, Adair County.
Moses Adamson, age 71, b. IN
Sarah A., 71, b. IN
Viena C. Adamson, age 43, female, single, b. IN

1910 Census. Indianola, Ward 4, Warren Co, Iowa, Methodist Home for the Aged.
Moses Adamson, Inmate, age 85, widow, b. Indiana, father b. Tennesse, mother b. Ohio
Note: The Methodists still have a facility "Wesley at Home" in Indianola, Iowa.

His obituary:
Moses Adamson, a resident in this community for many years passed away at the Bible Home in Boone, Iowa, January 26, 1917, at the advanced age of 91 years, 9 months, and 11 days. It has been six or seven years since "Father Adamson," as he was familiarly called, left Stuart and went to Indianola to spend the remainder of his days at a ministerial home. On account of the home not being a paying proposition, Mr. Adamson was transferred to the Bible Home at Boone a little more than a year ago, when the Indianola home was closed. Mr. Adamson enjoyed fairly good health for one of his years, the cause of his death being old age.
Mr. Adamson was born April 15, 1825 in Wayne County, Indiana. His parents died when he was a small boy, after which he made his home with an uncle. He was married to Lydia Ann Garner, June 26, 1846. Five children were born, three of whom preceded their father to that better land. Enoch Adamson of Stuart and Mrs. Sanderson of Portland, Oregon, are the surviving members. Mrs. Adamson died in May 1861 and the following year or maybe longer, the deceased was again married, being united in marrige to Mrs. Sarah Ann Yerkes in Howard County, Indian, who died a number of years ago.
In April 1864, Mr. Adamson and family left their native state and came to Iowa, locating in Jasper County, following which residences were made near Guthrie Center and Menlo, and then they located in Stuart in April 1875.
His son E. Adamson, went to Boone and accompanied the remains to Stuart where the funeral was held from the Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. Hardaway, who was Superintendant of the home at Indianola, and the remains laid to rest in the family lot in Oak Grove Cemetery. The pall bearers were John Myers, Adam Pote, G. Emerson, W. H. Parker, P. Hillgren. R. Tassell.
Moses [1825-1917] and Sarah Ann Adamson [1825-1909] are buried Oak Grove Cemetery, Guthrie Co Iowa. Also on the same stone is the name Eli. D. Sanderson, born 1822, died 1906. Dates would indicate he was the first person buried in this plot. Sarah Ann was nee Hodges, and the widow Yerkes when she married Moses Adamson. I've no idea who Sanderson might have been. The 1900 Adair Co Census, Stuart Twp, Hh 136, has S. E. Sanderson, b. Nov 1823 in Vermont, age 78, married 28 years. His wife, Annie, b. Sept 1849 in Ohio as were her parents, age 50, has had one child. A Mrs. Sanderson was listed as one of the surviving children of Moses in 1917, but none of the daughters in the censuses in 1850 & 1860 seem consistent with this birth in 1849 in Ohio, nor the name Annie. However, the 1880 census did give E. E. Sanderson's wife as Arminda and she was age 24, b. IN.

Iowa Death Records on state that he was buried on January 28th, the day after his death. His occupation listed as 'retired house man'. His father was David Adamson.

Moses ADAMSON and Lydia Ann GARNER were married on 25 June 1846 in Delaware County, Indiana.33 Lydia Ann GARNER, daughter of ENOCH GARNER and ELIZABETH RATCLIFF, was born in 1825 in Wayne County, Indiana.67 She died in May 1861 at the age of 36.66

Moses ADAMSON and Lydia Ann GARNER had the following children:



Sarah ADAMSON was born in 1848 in Indiana.5,68

The KARD Adamson files list a child Enoch age 12 in 1860. This makes little sense - child was definitely Sarah in 1850. Seems unlikely there would be two Moses Adamsons of the same age, both married to Lydia. The 1860 census does indeed show Enoch, age 12, a male child. His gravestone states Enoch was born in 1848. The obituary of Moses Adamson states there were five children, three of whom had already died. Perhaps there was a baby girl, Sarah, born prior to 1850, who did not survive.

1870 Jasper Co, Iowa, Fairview Twp, Hh 308
Wm M. Bruce, age 27, b. Ohio
Sarah, age 25, b. Ohio. Eva, age 3, b. Ohio [probably Sarah Adamson - surname also transcribed as "Brice" but it is definitely Bruce]
Robert Adimson, age 16, b. IN.
Moses, 45, b. IN. Sarah, 45, b. Ohio. Arminda, 14, b. IN. Clementine Yerks, age 18, b. IN. David Yerks, age 15, b. IN






Robert ADAMSON was born in 1854 in Indiana.5

A V. R. Adamson, b. 5 Oct 1853 and died 19 May, 1885, is buried Oak Grove Cemetery, Stuart, Guthrie Co, Iowa, along with Enoch, Enoch's wife, daughter, and father-in-law, and Moses and wife Sarah and their son-in-law Eli Sanderson. Since only Enoch and Arminda were living in 1917 when Moses Adamson died, it's possible this grave is Robert's.



Arminda ADAMSON was born in 1856 in Indiana.5

Iowa Marraiges,
Arminda Adamson to Eli D. Sanderson, 24 Jan 1878, Mills Co, Iowa. FamilySearch says she was listed as "Mrs" - he was age 48.

1880 Census. Adair Co, Iowa, Stuart Twp, Hh 302
E. E. Sanderson, age 51, b. Vermont, Carpenter, has Rheumatism
Arminda, age 24, wife, b. Indiana, as were her parents

The 1900 Adair Co Census, Stuart Twp, Hh 136, has S. E. Sanderson, b. Nov 1823 in Vermont, age 78, married 28 years. His wife, Annie, b. Sept 1849 in Ohio as were her parents, age 50, has had one child.
This would almost seem to be a second wife since her birthplace and year of birth are both wrong. Yet she's been married for 28 years and her father's obituary in 1917, stated a daughter Mrs. Sanderson was still living.

Eli D. Sanderson and Arminda Adamson's daughter Hattie H. Sanderson, married W. David Coyle of Millersburg Ohio, on 24 Jan 1900, in Stuart, Adair Co, Iowa. She was 19. His parents stated John Coyle and Prudence Kelly.

On the grave marker with Moses Adamson and his second wife Sarah Ann, is Eli D. Sanderson (1822-1906). Buried Oak Grove Cemetery, in Stuart, Guthrie Co Iowa. FindAGrave does not show a marker for Arminta, nor an Annie - the only Sanderson of the 3,595 graves is Eli.



Mary ADAMSON66 was born in 1858 in Howard County, Indiana.

There was a Mary, age 21, living with the family in 1860. She wasn't likely their daughter since they did not marry until 1846. The obituary of Moses suggests he fathered five children, and it's possible the age should have been 2.

Moses ADAMSON and Sarah Ann HODGE were married on 17 October 1861 in Howard County, Indiana.66 Sarah Ann HODGE66 was born on 17 April 1825 in Butler County, Ohio.66 She died on 19 April 1909 at the age of 84 in Stuart, Guthrie County, Iowa.66

1850 Census. District 10, Carroll, IN
Josiah Yerkes, 33. Sarah A., 25
Elvira C. age 4. Mary E., 6 months
Elizabeth E. Hedge, age 12
Josiah Yerkes, age 73

Sarah Ann was the widow Yerkes when she married Moses Adamson. Josiah Yerkes was born 10 May 1815, died 13 Apr 1855, Carroll County, IN.

Obituary for Sarah Hodge Yerkes Adamson
Death of Mother Adamson
Sarah Ann Hodge was born in Butler County, Ohio, 17 April 1825. Departed this life April 19, 1909 making her age at the time of her death 84 years and 2 days.
She was first married to Josiah Yerkes November 20 1845. To them eight children were born, three of whom are living, two being present at the funeral, Thomas, the youngest son who lives in Texas being unable to be present.
After the death of Mr. Yerkes, she was married to Moses Adamson, October 17, 1861. Only one child was born to them which died in infancy.
When but a child the deceased moved from Ohio to Indiana where she spent the early years of her life. Son after her marriage to Mr. Adamson she came to Iowa in which state she has lived ever since. She has been a resident of Stuart for 34 years. At the age of 10 she was converted and united with the Methodist Church in which communion she has lived with great joy to herself and great blessing to her associates.
The funeral took place in the Methodist Church, conducted by her pastor. The remains were laid to rest in the Oak Gove Cemetery