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63. Eleanor "Nellie" ADAMSON was born on 28 October 1804.5,18

John & Mary Hammer Adamson did have a daughter named Eleanor. Some databases seem to have confused this Eleanor with the daughter of John N.'s brother Simon Jr, as Simon also named a daughter Eleanor. Simon's Eleanor was some younger, probably born about 1813.


This lady is very likely the Eleanor Adamson who married John Tharp or Thorp. The 1850 Jasper Co Iowa census had:
John Tharp, age 37, b. Ohio. Eleanor, age 40, b. TN
Hester, age 13, Robert age 12, Mary age 9, Elizabeth age 8, all born in Indiana. Martha age 5 was born in Missouri.

Given John & Eleanor's ages, they could have had older children. There were several John Tharp's in Indiana in 1840, none definitive, but several are the wrong age or have no children.

1870 Census. Nodaway, Page Co, Iowa
John Tharp, age 56, farmer, b. Ohio.
Eleanor, age 65, b.Tennessee
Mary E., age 20, born Iowa.
Joseph Stanley, age 26, b. Illinois. Martha, age 25, b. Missouri
William 8, b. Nebraska. James 3, b. Nebraska
Bella E., age 1, born in Iowa.x

1880 Census. Nemaha City, Nemaha, NE Hh 5
Jno Tharp, age 68, farmer, b. Ohio, birthplace of parents not known
Ellen, age 75, wife, b. Tenn. father b. NC, mother b. Tenn.
Mary E., age 40, daughter, b. Indiana
Ida Stanley, age 11, grandaughter, b. NE, father b. Illinois, mother b. MO.
N. W. Stanley, age 14, g-son, same as Ida.

Eleanor "Nellie" ADAMSON and John THARP were married about 1835. John THARP34 was born in 1813 in Ohio.

Eleanor "Nellie" ADAMSON and John THARP had the following children:

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i.

Hester THARP was born in 1837 in Indiana.

191

ii.

Robert THARP was born in 1838 in Indiana.

192

iii.

Mary THARP was born in 1841 in Indiana.

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iv.

Louisa Jane THARP.

194

v.

Martha THARP was born in 1845 in Iowa.