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977. Dorcas COMSTOCK302 was born on 30 November 1817 in Cloverport, Breckinridge County, Kentucky.8,328 She died on 24 January 1860 at the age of 42 in Hawesville, Hancock County, Kentucky.8

Dorcas was raised by her grandparents, Amos & Dorcas Williams. She lived with them until a few years before her marriage, then lived with her uncle, Henry Williams.

1820 Census. Stephens Port, Breckinridge Co KY.
Amos Williams. 1m 16-26, 1m +45. 1f -10 [Dorcas], 1f 16-26, 1f +45

Dorcas is buried in the Hawesville Cemetery.

Dorcas COMSTOCK and George Washington MCADAMS were married on 7 August 1840 in Hawesville, Hancock County, Kentucky.263,277 George Washington MCADAMS329, son of John MCADAMS and Rebecca IRONS, was born on 25 December 1815 in New Amsterdam, Harrison County, Indiana.330 He died on 2 August 1889 at the age of 73.330

Married by Reverend Henry W. Hughes.

In 1832, George went to Portland KY (Louisville) and went to work for Eugene Perrot, one of the early French settlers at the Falls of the Ohio. While working on the river trade, he became familiar with Hawesville and soon moved there. His brother Samuel and also settled there. George dealt in real estate and buying tobacco and about the time of Civil War owned several large coal mines. The War, debts, tobacco market collapse, wiped out his fortune and he spent the last few years at the home of his son, Eugene P. McAdams.

1850 Census, Hancock Co KY. Hh 21
George W. McAdams, age 34, boatman, b. IN
Darcus, age 32,b. KY
Josephine 7, Hester 5, Eugene 2
Stephen Rose, age 26, boatman, b. KY

1860, Hawesville, Hancock Co KY Hh 874
G. W. McAdams, age 44, merchant, b. IN.
Dorcas, age 42, b. KY. Joe, 17 [female], Hester 15, Eugene 13, Sam age 9.

1870, Hawesville, Hancock Co KY Hh 113
G. W. McAdams, age 55, tobacconist. Samuel age 19, works in factory.

1880, Hawesville, Hancock Co KY Hh 59
R. W. Taylor, age 40, physician, b. KY as were his parents.
Hester, age 35, wife, b. KY, father b. IN, mother b. KY
Josephine 8, Maggie 5, Jessie 2 - daughters
G. W. McAdams, age 64, father-in-law, Representative in the Legislature, b. IN
Minnie Petrie, age 20, servant.


Dorcas COMSTOCK and George Washington MCADAMS had the following children:

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i.

Josephine MCADAMS212 was born on 1 November 1842 in Hawesville, Hancock County, Kentucky.331 She died in 1930 at the age of 88 in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.

A worksheet in the manuscript file of Samuel Willett Comstock states that Josephine married Albert H. Newman, Jr.

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ii.

Hester MCADAMS332 was born on 22 February 1845 in Hawesville, Hancock County, Kentucky.331 She died on 6 July 1929 at the age of 84 in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.331

Hester married Dr. Robert W. Taylor, May 1868, Hawesville KY.

1880, Hawesville, Hancock Co KY Hh 59
R. W. Taylor, age 40, physician, b. KY as were his parents.
Hester, age 35, wife, b. KY, father b. IN, mother b. KY
Josephine 8, Maggie 5, Jessie 2 - daughters
G. W. McAdams, age 64, father-in-law, Representative in the Legislature, b. IN
Minnie Petrie, age 20, servant.

+1074

iii.

Eugene Perrot MCADAMS.

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iv.

Samuel Lindsey MCADAMS179 was born on 10 September 1850 in Hawesville, Hancock County, Kentucky.331 He died on 20 May 1935 at the age of 84 in Brooklyn, Kings County, Long Island, New York.331

Went to live with children after the death of his wife. Samuel married Cary Anne Tyler, at Owensboro, KY in 1880.

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v.

Celeste MCADAMS was born on 12 November 1853 in Hawesville, Hancock County, Kentucky.331 She died on 24 October 1859 at the age of 5 in Hawesville, Hancock County, Kentucky.331

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vi.

John Carder MCADAMS was born on 11 April 1857 in Hawesville, Hancock County, Kentucky.331 He died on 25 November 1859 at the age of 2 in Hawesville, Hancock County, Kentucky.331