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75. Rebecca ADAMSON was born on 21 September 1813 in Tennessee.1,42,43 She died on 23 November 1890 at the age of 77 in Phelps County, Nebraska.1

There are two marriages for a Rebecca Adamson in Wayne Co. One to Charles Howell on 21 Dec 1848 and one to Owen Williams on 16 Sep 1841. A World Connect GEDCOM by Suzanne W. Watt <Swatt1010@aol.com> has Owen L. Williams as her husband.

1850 Census, Jackson Twp, Hamilton, IN, gives her age as 39, born in Tennessee. She does seem to be living with Owen L. Williams, age 40. If her birthdate is correct, she was 37 at the time of the Census.
Children: Isaac 9, Louis 6, Henry 5, Sarah E. 2, Jabez, 4 months.

1860 Census. Mound Twp, Lykins, Kansas Terr. P.O. Opawattomie, Hh 495
Owen L. Williams, 49
Rebecca, 47
Issac, 17. Lewis H. 16, Henry 15, Sarah A. 12, Jabez W. 10, Aaron W. 7, Owen L. 5.

Owen's FindAGrave memorial states she married Richard Lagle after his death
1870 Census. Fairfield, Jefferson Co Iowa has the following:
Richard Lagle, 64, b. NC
Rebecca, 56, b. IN
This bothers me somewhat - where are her Williams children - Owen would have been only 15.

The Pike Family History omitted Rebecca.


Find A Grave Memorial# 38612704
Name on stone is Rebecca Williams
Buried Prairie Home Cemetery, Holdrege, Phelps Co, Nebraska.

Rebecca ADAMSON and Owen L. WILLIAMS were married on 16 September 1841 in Wayne County, Indiana.33 Owen L. WILLIAMS42,43 was born on 6 September 1810 in Highland County, Ohio.43 He died on 23 November 1864 at the age of 54 in Jefferson County, Iowa.

Owen & Rebecca lived in Hamilton County for the 1850 Census. His parents to be John Williams and Rachel Hodson [Genforum - Williams Family]

1860 Census. Kansas Territory, Lykins County, Mound Twp, p.68, Hh 504
Owen L. Williams, age 50, b. Ohio. Rebecca, age 47, b. TN
Isaac M. 17, Lewis H. 16, Henry 15, Sarah E. 12, Jabez W. 10, Aaron W. 7, all born in Indiana. Owen L. age 5, born Iowa.

Find A Grave Memorial# 16496667
Son of John Williams and Rachel Hodgson.
Buried Abingdon Cemetery (also called Lagle), Abingdon, Jefferson Co, Iowa.
States that after his death, Rebecca married Richard J. Lagle - she was buried as Rebecca Williams.

Rebecca ADAMSON and Owen L. WILLIAMS had the following children:

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Isaac M. WILLIAMS was born in 1841 in Indiana.43

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Lewis Hand WILLIAMS was born on 11 March 1844 in Wayne County, Indiana.43 He died on 7 December 1922 at the age of 78 in Mount Zion, Van Buren County, Iowa.

Married Mary Margaret Burnhart, 13 Aug 1867

Find A Grave Memorial# 79162020
Buried Forbes Cemetery, Keosauqua, Van Buren Co, Iowa
"Lewis Hand Williams served in the Iowa 15th Infantry during the Civil War. I have a letter he wrote to his grand daughter, Etha Gardner Dimmitt where he tells of all the battles he went through.

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Henry Hammer WILLIAMS was born in 1845 in Indiana.43 He died in 1918 at the age of 73.

Buried North English Cemetery, North English, Iowa Co, Iowa.

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Sarah E. WILLIAMS was born in 1848 in Indiana.43

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Jabez W. WILLIAMS was born in 1850 in Indiana.43

Age given as 4/12 at census date in 1850. Probably born Feb/Mar.

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Aaron W. WILLIAMS was born in 1853 in Indiana.42

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Owen L. WILLIAMS was born in 1855 in Iowa.42