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88. William ADAMSON was born on 12 October 1815 in Tennessee. He died in April 1878 at the age of 62 in Wilson County, Tennessee.

1840 Census, Wilson Co. TN
William Adamson: 1m 5-10, 1m 20-30; 1f -5, 1f 20-30 [next door to his father]

1850 Census. Wilson Co TN
Household 1680 is William Adamson age 35, Mary age 32, Simon 13, Sarah J. 9, Luvana 7, Eliza 5, Caroline 4, and Jacob 2.

1860 Census. District 4, DeKalb Co TN, Liberty P.O., Hh 329
William Adamson, age 44; Mary 42, Lavina 17, Eliza 15, Ruth C. 13, Jacob 11, Harriett 9, William S. 7, Simeon B., age 3, and Virginia E., age 8 months. All born in Tennessee.

1870 Census. Family was back in Wilson Co, Alexandria P.O., Hh 106
William Adamson, age 55, Polly 51, Jacob 21, William 16, Simon 13, Virginia 11
Polly Adamson, age 36
A Polly, age 36, is in William's household in 1870, with no different surname; born about 1834, which is I believe too late to have been his sister. And she wasn't listed anywhere in 1850. In 1860, there was in Wilson Co, a Mary Adamson, age 22, living in the household of Samuel Hathaway, age 77, b. NC and Ruth Hathaway, 79, b. MD. Was Mary perhaps another child born to the first marriage of William - to Sarah Hathaway?


William ADAMSON and Sarah HATHAWAY were married on 22 June 1834 in Wilson County, Tennessee. Sarah HATHAWAY died before 1840.

William ADAMSON and Sarah HATHAWAY had the following children:

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Simon P. ADAMSON.

Mary "Polly" MEASLES (private).

William ADAMSON and Mary "Polly" MEASLES had the following children:

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Sarah J. ADAMSON was born in 1841 in Wilson County, Tennessee.

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Lavina ADAMSON was born in 1843 in Wilson County, Tennessee.

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Eliza ADAMSON was born in 1845 in Wilson County, Tennessee.

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Ruth Caroline ADAMSON was born in 1846 in Wilson County, Tennessee.

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Jacob ADAMSON was born in 1848 in Wilson County, Tennessee.

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Harriett ADAMSON was born in 1851 in Tennessee.

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William S. ADAMSON was born in 1853 in Tennessee.

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Simeon B. ADAMSON was born in 1857 in Tennessee.

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Virginia E. ADAMSON was born in 1859 in DeKalb County, Tennessee.