Joseph was a son of Jesse Adamson and Mary T. Wells.
Joseph was received at the Lost Creek Monthly Meeting on certificate with his father in 1795. 31 Jan 1807 he was disowned for "marrying contrary to the discipline and attending musters". He served in the War of 1812 in Capt. Joseph Calloway's East TN Voluntary Company and was awarded two land warrants for his service.
The will of Charles Blackley, Knox Co TN, names his wife Margaret, and he gave his land to son Joseph after Margaret's death - 146 acres. Others that received a bequest of $1 were son James, son Alexander, daughter Sarah Williams, son Jess, daughter Agnes Dodd, daughter Mary Routh, daughter Martha Patton, son-in-law Joseph Adamson, son Charles and son John. Dated 17 Jul 1816. Submitted for probate at the October Court, Knox Co.
Note: a database online says the first wife was Anna Blackley and that she died in 1815 at or near the birth of their sixth child. Joseph married Alice or Alsey, daughter of Thomas & Rachel on 3 Oct 1815 and they are said to have had 9 more children. They lived in DeKalb Co TN 1840 & 1850. Alsey is said to have died after 1850 and before 1854 when Joseph Married Leaky Deen, 6 Jul 1854. Joseph left a will probated in 1856, presumably in DeKalb Co.
1850 DeKalb Co, TN, District 3
No daughter Mary has been identified for Jesse Adamson - however there was a Mary Adamson who married Levi Stites, 9 May 1822, Wilson Co TN where Joseph's brothers William & Elijah had marriages. Perhaps she died young, leaving the Joseph, age 16, living with Joseph Adamson in 1850.
Further down the same page, DeKalb Co, 1850, Hh 251
Joseph ADAMSON and Alice ADAMSON were married on 3 October 1815 in Jefferson County, Tennessee.16,25 Alice ADAMSON14, daughter of Thomas ADAMSON and Rachel WILLIAMS, was born on 22 January 1797 in Cocke County, Tennessee.25 She died in DeKalb County, Tennessee.25
1815, 10, 28. Alice Adamson was disowned from the Lost Creek Monthly Meeting for marrying contrary to discipline.
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