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31. Joseph ADAMSON6,9 was born in 1785.12 He died in 1856 at the age of 71.12

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.

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~oakcottagefamily/Genealogy/Routh/oak_cottage_routh_famil1.html
JOSEPH ADAMSON son of Jesse T. and Mary
[Wells] Adamson. He and some of his siblings moved to Lost Creek MM in 1797.
Joseph was disowned for marrying out of unity on Jan. 31, 1807. This first
marriage was to a daughter of CHARLES BLAKELY but her first name is unknown. On
Oct. 3, 1815 he married as a second wife his cousin ALICE ADAMSON daughter of
Thomas "Byrd" and Rachel [Williams] Adamson. Thomas was another son of Simon
Adamson Sr. REBECCA ADAMSON said in Internet files to be a daughter of Simon Sr.
born Guilford County, NC about 1780, married Lost Creek MM, Jefferson County, TN
1792 (12 years old WOW!) JACOB BEALS/BALES son of Thomas (born Nottingham,
Chester County, PA )and Sarah [Antrim or Ancram] Bales. See above- This is much
more likely to be REBECCA [LEAKY] ADAMSON.

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
Hh 248
Joseph Adamson, age 64, b. NC
Aley/Alcy, age 52, b. TN
Jesse M., age 31, William 22, Elijah 19, Bethel A. 17 [male], Ann 15, Alsey A. 12
Joseph Stites, age 16.

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
John R. Adamson, age 38, Lucinda, 39, the whole family b. TN
William 17, Louisa 15, Thomas 14, Jesse 12, Presley 11, Julia A. 8, James E. 6, Eleany 4, Alsey 3, and Malissa E., age 9/12.


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.