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1124. Dorcas COMSTOCK314 was born on 30 November 1817 in Cloverport, Breckinridge County, Kentucky.9,342 She died on 24 January 1860 at the age of 42 in Hawesville, Hancock County, Kentucky.9

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.271,285 George Washington MCADAMS343, son of John MCADAMS and Rebecca IRONS, was born on 25 December 1815 in New Amsterdam, Harrison County, Indiana.344 He died on 2 August 1889 at the age of 73.344

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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Josephine MCADAMS219 was born on 8 November 1842 in Hawesville, Hancock County, Kentucky.345 She died on 21 July 1930 at the age of 87 in Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois.

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

Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979, FamilySearch.org
Albert H. Newman married Josephine McAdams, 6 Mar 1862, Hancock Co, KY.

Illinois Deaths on FamilySearch.org.
Josephine McAdams Newman died 21 Jul 1930 in Cairo, Alexander Co, IL. She was born 8 Nov 1842 in Hawsville, KY and was 87 years old. Her father was Geo. W. McAdams born in Indiana; her mother Darkus Comstock, born in Kentucky. Her spouse was Alber. G. Newman and she was buried on the 23rd of July in Hawsville Cemetery.

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Hester MCADAMS346 was born on 22 February 1845 in Hawesville, Hancock County, Kentucky.345 She died on 6 July 1929 at the age of 84 in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.345

Hester married Dr. Robert W. Taylor, 20 May 1869, Hawesville, Hancock, 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.

1900 Census. Magisterial Dist 7, Louisville, Jefferson, KY, Hh 159
1125 W. Walnut
Robert Taylor, b. Sep 1840, 59, married 30 years, Physician
Hester, wife, b. Feb 1846, 54, 4 children - 3 are living
Josephine, dau, b. Nov 1872, 27, Teacher, Public School
Margarett, dau, b. Jul 1875, 24, Teacher, public school
Jesie, dau, b. Jan 1878, 22
Eva Mason, niece, b. Feb 1881, 19, at school
Matthew Mason, nephew, b. Oct 1882, 17, clerk, wholesale


Louisville Times, 9 July 1929
"Taylor - At the Kentucky Baptist Hospital at 6:10 p.m., July 8, Mrs. Hester McAdams Taylor, widow of the late Dr. R. W. Taylor, age 84 years. Funeral from her residence, No. 3 Eastover Court, at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 10. Interment in Cave Hill Cemetery."

Buried Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson Co, KY, as is Robert Wilson Taylor
Her husband was born 8 Sep 1840, Daviess, KY, died 25 Jun 1911, in Louiville.

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Eugene Perrot MCADAMS.

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Samuel Lindsey MCADAMS.

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Celeste MCADAMS was born on 12 November 1853 in Hawesville, Hancock County, Kentucky.345 She died on 25 October 1859 at the age of 5 in Hawesville, Hancock County, Kentucky.345

Buried Hawesville Cemetery, Hancock Co, KY

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John Carder MCADAMS was born on 11 April 1857 in Hawesville, Hancock County, Kentucky.345 He died on 25 November 1859 at the age of 2 in Hawesville, Hancock County, Kentucky.345