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80. William W. ADAMSON was born on 7 December 1800 in Cocke County, Tennessee.26 He died on 13 April 1896 at the age of 95 in Lawrence County, Indiana.

1830 Census. Lawrence Co. IN Enumerated near his mother, sister Nancy Evans, & brother Jesse
William Adamson: 1m 20-30. 2f under 5, 1f 10-15, 1f 20-30

1840 Census. Lawrence Co IN
Wm Adamson: 1m under 5, 1m 5-10, 1m age 30-40. 1f 5-10, 2f 10-15, 1f age 20-30.

1850 Census. Indian Creek Twp, Lawrence Co IN Hh 787
for some strange reason, William W. is listed last in the household...
Susan M. Adamson, age 40, b. KY [the children are all dittoed as born in KY - I believe they were born in IN]
Julia E., age 18. Thomas M. 15. William B. age 12. Ziba H. age 9. Angeletta age 6. Marshall F. age 1.
William W. Adamson, age 50, b. TN

1860 Census. Indian Creek Twp, Lawrence Co IN Hh 392
William W., age 59. Susan, age 50.
W. B., 21. Zibee H. 18. ?? L, female age 15. Marshall J. age 11.

1880 Census. Bedford Twp, Lawrence Co IN Hh 31
Wm. W. Adamson, age 79, retired farmer, b. TN
Susan, 70, wife, b. KY


Here are the marriages of all of William's children listed in the above censuses:
Julia Emma Adamson married 28 Nov 1854, Lawrence, IN to John West
Thomas M. Adamson, married 17 Mar 1855, Lawrence, IN to Amanda Lackey
William B. Adamson, married 27 Dec 1860, Lawrence, IN to Catharine West
Ziba H. Adamson, married 13 Feb 1862, Lawrence, IN to Catherine Lamb
Angeletta Adamson, married 12 Apr 1866, Lawrence, IN to Michael A. Sears.
Marshall F. Adamson married Susan V. Boy, 12 Apr 1874, Lawrence, IN.

At least two older daughters - the ones ages 10-15 in 1840 are not with the family in 1850.

William W. ADAMSON and Susannah Mahala CHESNUT were married on 28 May 1825 in Lawrence County, Indiana.25 Susannah Mahala CHESNUT was born on 21 April 1810. She died on 12 April 1887 at the age of 76 in Pulaski County, Kentucky.