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81. John Wesley ADAMSON25 was born on 26 August 1802 in Cocke County, Tennessee.26 He died on 12 March 1881 at the age of 78 in Lawrence County, Indiana.25

Married Fannie Kern. She was born 20 Aug 1808, Nicholas Co, KY and died 14 Sep 1877, Lawrence Co, IN. She was a daughter of Abraham Kern and Susan Wilson.

Indiana marriage database, Lawrence Co: John Adamson married Fanny Kern, 27 Jan 1823.

1830 Census. Lawrence Co IN.
John Adamson: 1m 5-10 (Abraham), 1m 20-30 (John). 2f under 5 (Abigail & Rachel), 1f 20-30 (Fannie)

1840 Census. Lawrence Co IN. John Adamson and Abraham Kern enumerated next to each other
John Adamson: 2m under age 5 (Alexander & John W. Jr), 1 male age 15-20 (Abraham), 1 male age 30-40 (John Wesley). 1 female under 5 (Sarah), 1 female 10-15, 1 female 30-40 (Fannie)

Note: There were two unidentified females in 1830 under the age of 5 - one of these is counted as age 10-15 in 1840.

1850 Census. Indian Creek Twp, Lawrence Co IN, Hh 834
Jno W. Adamson, age 49, b. TN. Fanny, 42, b. KY
Sarah age 15. Alexander 13. John W. 11. Leva J. age 5 [female- Olivia]
in Hh 833 was
Abraham K. Adamson, age 27 [son of John] Louisa, age 25.
Hannah E. 5, Fanny M. age 2.
Louisa Fisher, age 18

1860 Census. Indian Creek Twp, Lawrence, IN, Hh 300
John Adamson, age 60, b. TN. Fanny, 52, b. KY
Born Indiana: Wesley age 20, and Livia, age 16
Alexander was next door in Hh 301, age 23, with Malissa, age 18.
A William W. was in Hh 302 - dittoed with the surname Adamson- he was 59 (or 39, but I do believe it is 59) - probably John Wesley's brother.

1870 Census. Indian Creek Twp, Lawrence IN, Hh 99
John W. Adamson, age 70. Fanny, age 61.


John Wesley ADAMSON and Fannie KERN were married on 27 June 1823 in Lawrence County, Indiana. Fannie KERN33,46, daughter of Abraham KERN and Susan WILSON, was born on 20 August 1808 in Kentucky. She died on 14 September 1877 at the age of 69. She was buried in Old Union Cemetery, Fayetteville, Lawrence County, Indiana.

John Wesley ADAMSON and Fannie KERN had the following children:

269

i.

Abraham Kern ADAMSON was born on 9 May 1824 in Lawrence County, Indiana. He died on 14 November 1855 at the age of 31 in Lawrence County, Indiana. He was buried in Old Union Cemetery, Fayetteville, Lawrence County, Indiana.

Married Louisa Sears (1825-1908) on 25 Dec 1842, Lawrence, IN. Abraham Kern officiated.

1850 Census. Indian River Twp, Lawrence Co IN, Hh 834
Jno W. Adamson, age 49, b. TN. Fanny, 42, b. KY
Sarah age 15. Alexander 13. John W. 11. Leva J. age 5 [female- Olivia]
in Hh 833 was
Abraham K. Adamson, age 27 [son of John] Louisa, age 25.
Hannah E. 5, Fanny M. age 2.
Louisa Fisher, age 18

270

ii.

Alexander ADAMSON was born on 26 February 1834. He died on 9 November 1915 at the age of 81. He was buried in Old Union Cemetery, Fayetteville, Lawrence County, Indiana.

Married Melissa Jane Sears (1840-1913), 31 Dec 1857, Lawrence Co IN. Abraham Kern, an Elder, officiated.

1860 Census. Indian Creek Twp, Lawrence, IN, Hh 300
John Adamson, age 60, b. TN. Fanny, 52, b. KY
Born Indiana: Wesley age 20, and Livia, age 16
Alexander was next door in Hh 301, age 23, with Malissa, age 18.

+271

iii.

Sarah Jane ADAMSON.

272

iv.

John Wesley ADAMSON Jr. was born on 21 October 1839 in Lawrence County, Indiana. He died in April 1929 at the age of 89. He was buried in Church of Christ Cemetery, Williams, Lawrence County, Indiana.47

Married (1) to Tabitha A. Sears (1844-1951) on 27 Dec 1860; and (2) to Laura F. Lacky about 1894, she was born 1856, died 1935.

1880 Census. Indian Creek Twp, Lawrence, IN, Hh 2
Wesley J. Adamson, 40. Tabitha E., 36
Winey E., 16, dau.
Prior A., 8, son
Earnest, age 2, son.

273

v.

Olivia ADAMSON was born in 1845 in Lawrence County, Indiana.

Levia J. Adamson married 19 May 1867 to William Espich., Lawrence, IN. Edward Evans, JP, officiated.