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12. RACHEL ANN GARNER14,15 was born on 25 December 1816 in Highland County, Ohio.2 She died on 23 September 1898 at the age of 81 in Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana.

Rachel must have returned to Indiana soon after the death of Andrew - he died in late October of 1869 in Iowa; she was in the 1870 Census back in Howard Co, Indiana.

1870 Census, IN, Howard Co. Rachel was living with youngest daughter Mary E. Learner. Edom, Fredrick, and Hettie were also living there.

1880 IN Census; Harrison, Delaware Co; p.284A Rachel Adamson, age 64, b. OH, father b. TN, mother b. NC. Edom, son age 44, b. IN. Fredrick, son, age 23, Charley, grandson, age 18, Gilmore, grandson, age 13.

Found on USGenWeb - Howard Co IN. Deaths and Burials at Crown Point Cemetery for 1898 from "Kokomo Dispatch" 3 Jan 1899. 25 Sep 1898 - Rachael Adamson, Howard Twp, 82 years, Paralysis. The Indiana Death index gives her date of death as 23 Sep 1898.
On FindAGrave is a picture of her grave marker - her date of death given on it is 23 Oct 1898.

Rachel was a daughter of Enoch Garner and Elizabeth Ratcliff. Rachel's sister Lydia married Moses Adamson. The connection is often made that a Henry Garner, whose wife was Nancy [perhaps Nancy Poole], was the father of Enoch, Vincent, Job, Nancy, etc. of Indiana - but this particular couple could not possibly have been the parents. Assorted Henry & Nancy's have been "attached" but none work out to be possible.

RACHEL ANN GARNER and ANDREW JACKSON ADAMSON were married about 1835.2 ANDREW JACKSON ADAMSON16,17,18, son of DAVID ADAMSON and MARY ANN ROBERTS, was born on 21 December 1817 in Wayne County, Indiana.2 He died on 27 October 1869 at the age of 51 in Bremer County, Iowa.

February Term, 1834, Andrew Jackson Adamson over age 14, chooses Aaron Adamson for his guardian, heir of David Adamson; page 149; Probate Records, 1830-1838, Wayne County, Indiana, Circuit Court, Vol. B: 149, FHL Film 1839242.

1840, Delaware Co IN.
Jackson "Adamnson". 1male child under 5 [Edom] 1m age 20-30. 1 female child under 5 [this child must have died] 2f age 20-30.

In 1850, Delaware Co IN, Mt. Pleasant Twp, p.366
Jackson Adamson, age 35, b. IN. Rachel age 33, b. IN. Edom age 14, Enoch age 9, John N. age 7, Sarah E. age 4, Mary E. age 2.

The 1850 Census information by Judy K. Dye shows another older Mary E., age 62 in the household. This is incorrect. The census taker omitted 2 year old Mary E. and went back and attempted to erase his mistake, being only partially successful. Comparison with the line that follows little Mary reveals the error. There is only one Mary E. listed - the little child.

1850 Census gives Andrew's age as 35. His grave marker gives date of death as 27 Oct 1869; 51 years, 10 months, 6 days, which calculates to the date of birth shown here.

The 1860 Census. IN Howard Co, Taylor Twp. p.633, Household 909 A. J. Adamson, age 45 b. TN; Rachel age 44 b. Ohio; [no birthplace for any of the children] Edom age 24; p.634 Enoch age 19, John age 17, Sarah age 15, and Mary age 12, Andrew ?Wayherff or Dayhuff, age 5, Esther of same name, age 2. Elizabeth Garner age 69, b. in NC.
[This census was very inaccurate as given in the KARD files. Further research shows that Andrew & Esther were indeed the youngest children of Andrew and Rachel - why this surname appears is unknown - it was the name of a local doctor and perhaps he attended their delivery.]

According to testimony in the Pension file of son Enoch, Andrew Jackson & family moved to Iowa in 1863.

Andrew is in the Mortality Census for 1870. He died in October - which would have been October of 1869 according to the guidelines as the listing was for those who died during the Year ending 1 Jun 1870. He was shown to be age 53, married, born in Tennessee, Farmer by occupation, he died of Dropsey of chest or Hydrothorax - heart failure. The death was recorded in Washington Township, Bremer Co, Iowa.

Pension file of son Edom:
8 Feb 1882. Andrew F. Dayhuff of Kokomo certified that he was a regualr practicing physician of 29 years standing. He was the Family Physician of Jackson Adamson, father of Edom Adamson, for about 10 years and was acquainted with Edom. He first commenced practicing with the family about 1854 until about 1864 when Jackson Adamson moved away from Howard County. He was acquainted with the older members of the family especially, and saw Jackson quite frequently and visited his entire family. He never heard of Edom having any disease of any kind and felt safe in saying that if anything of the kind had existed I would have been called to see him. I considered him a stout hearty young man and to all appearance free from any disease whatever. This is from personal recollection.

Bremer Co, Iowa, Will Book A, 1-2, 1856-1910, p. 124-125
Will of A. J. Adamson.
I, Andrew J. Adamson, Bremer County, State of Iowa, do make this my last Will and testament.
To my Wife Rachel Adamson I will and bequeath all my property both real and personal, Except as herein after mentioned. To my son Edom Adamson I give in addition to what he has already received from Me One Hundred and fifty Dollars. To my Daughter Sarah E. Beals I give in addition to what she has already received from one hundred dollars. To my Daughter Mary E. Learner I give in addition to what she has already received from me one hundred dollars. To my Son Enoch R. Adamosn I give in addition to what he had already received from me Four Hundred Dollars. To my Daughter Hester Adamson I give and bequeath Two hundred Dollars. To my Son Andrew F. Adamson I give and bequeath One Thousand Dollars. And I hereby appoint and constitute Rachel Adamson and Enoch R. Adamson my Executors. The said same given to Edom Adamson and Sarah E. Beals and Mary E. Learner are to be paid by my Executors within the next five years after my death. The paid sums given to Hester Adamson and Andrew F. Adamson are to be paid to them upon the death of their Mother Rachel Adamson, or upon their becoming of lawful age.
Witness my hand this 9th day of October 1869.
Signed: A. J. Adamson
In presence of
E. L. Tharp
Jerome Burbank, M.D.
State of Iowa, Bremer County
One this 9th day of October 1869, before me a Notary Public in and for the above named County, personally came A. J. Adamson to me personally known to be the identical person whose name is affixed to the above and acknowledged the same to be his free act and deed.
Witness my hand & Seal the date last above written
Jno G. Scoby, Notary Public
State of Iowa, Bremer County
Be in remembered that on this 15th day of February, 1870, the Will of A. J. Adamson deceased (being the prejoining written instrument) was duly proved and admitted to probate by the Circuit Court of Said County, according to law, and the Same was by Said Court allowed and established as and for the Will of A. J. Adamson deceased, which Will and this certificate are duly recorded in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
Witness my hand and the Seal of the Said Court hereto attached this 4th day of May, 1870.
M. F. Gillett, Clerk Circuit Court

Bremer County Cemetery Book c1983, p.315
West Point Cemetery (Waverly Junction)
ADAMSON, Andrew J. 10-27-1869 51y-10m-6d
ADAMSON, Rachel, wf. of A. J. [no dates - Rachel apparently not buried there as her grave found in Kokomo, IN]
West Point Cemetery, Bremer County, IA
Although the West Point Cemetery is found in Jackson Township, section 30 of Bremer County, it has been added to this book because of its closeness to the Butler County line. We can find the cemetery two miles east of Shell Rock and three and one-fourth miles south, only one mile into the next county. Since families from Butler County buried their kin in the nearest cemetery and the West Point Cemetery being the only burying grounds other than Sewell Cemetery still further into Bremer County, we feel that many of Butler Counties citizens may be buried in this small cemetery.
Comment in the WPA records states the "Headstone broken down and laying by an ash tree".

There is a picture of the stone on FindAGrave. Rachel's name is on the stone although she is not buried with Andrew. She went back to Indiana after his death and is buried with at least one of her children, Crown Point Cemetery, Kokomo.

Databases online suggest two more children for this family. They perhaps have grave stones somewhere because they are not listed in any censuses. The same database that suggested these children did not include Andrew & Hettie. Isaac, son, born about 1845. Rachel Ellen, daughter, b. Oct 1851 in Howard Co, d. 9 Sep 1855 in Howard Co.

RACHEL ANN GARNER and ANDREW JACKSON ADAMSON had the following children:



Edom ADAMSON19,20 was born in 1835 in Mt. Pleasant Twp, Delaware County, Indiana.2,15,18,19,21 He served in the military in 1863–1865 at Co A, 130th Indiana Infantry in Civil War. He died on 11 February 1885 at the age of 50 in Howard County, Indiana.22

RECORD OF DELAWARE CO INDIANA: The father of Edom Adamson was Andrew Jackson Adamson, who is remembered as one of the pioneers of Delaware county and a prominent factor in the early development of the section in which he resided. When a young man, Edom located in Howard county and there married Miss Lydia Timmons and engaged in agricultural pursuits. In 1872 he removed to Iowa but returned to Howard county in 1878, where he died in 1884. In 1861 he enlisted in Company A, 130th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He was a member of the Christian church. Five children were born to Edom and Lydia, two daughters & one son are deceased; two sons Charles E. & Andrew Gilmore, reside in Muncie.

Edom may have been counted twice in the 1860 Census. He was counted with his parents.
There was another Edom of the same age here: Howard Co, Taylor Twp, p.635; Household 927 is an E. Adamson age 25, born TN [the age is right but Edom was born in Indiana], Lydia, age 22, and George A. age 10 months. [Lydia is the right wife but the son is wrong, both name and age - the marriage records state that Edom & Lydia Timmons did not marry until April of 1860 - the census year.]

In 1860, Edom was the oldest child still at home.
In 1870, He was living with his mother and two youngest siblings in the home of his sister Mary and her husband B. F. Learner.

There almost seem to be two "E" Adamsons of the same age. In 1860, Edom, age 24, lived in Howard Co IN with his parents. In 1870, E. Adamson, age 34, is shown as living with his mother in the household of Mary Learner, his sister. Yet there is a marriage for an Edom Adamson in Howard Co on 26 Apr 1860 and two sons were born between 1860 and 1870.

Index to Marriage Records Howard Co IN 1844-1920; WPA
Shows the marriage recorded in Book C- A402

The problem was somewhat solved when I found Lydia Adamson with the children living in a different place in 1870. In Logansport, 3rd Ward, Cass Co, Indiana:
Charles Starr, age 65, Retired Farmer, b. Connecticut
Patience, age 62, Keeping House, b. Ohio
Lydia Adamson, age 26, b. Indiana, as were the children
Lida B., age 11. Charles age 10. Marrietta age 6, and Gilmore, age 3
also in the household were
Albert Brown, age 21, lather [probably made lathe, woodworking], b. IN
Aaron Miles, age 62, House Carpenter, b. PA

From 1872 to 1876, Edom lived in Bremer, Iowa, but returned to Howard County.

In 1880, Edom is still listed in the census with his mother, but the two sons Andrew & Charles are also present.

Death found:
Index to Death Records, Howard Co IN 1875-1920; WPA. [The year as 1884 in the WPA records conflicts with a note in the Pension File of Edom Adamson which states he died in February of 1885.] FindAGrave memorial also lists death as 1884 but there is no picture of a stone.

Civil War: 130th Indiana Regiment Infantry - Company A
ADAMSON Edom Private Tampico 30 Dec 1863 mustered out 22 May 1865
ADAMSON John N. Private Tampico 30 Dec 1863 mustered out 2 Dec 1865 as Corporal
LANGLEY Martin Private Fairfield 29 Jan 1864 mustered out 2 Dec 1865 [cousin]
GARNER Andrew J. Private Kokomo 30 Dec 1863 mustered out 2 Dec 1865
GARNER Silas Private Kokomo 29 Jan 1864 mustered out 15 Jun 1865

130th Indiana Regiment Infantry - Regiment History
Courtesy of Company A Roster
Basic History
Organized at Kokomo, Ind., December, 1863, to March, 1864. Mustered in March 12, 1864.
Left State for Nashville, Tenn., March 16. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to June, 1864.
4th Brigade, 2nd Division, 23rd Army Corps, to August, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 23rd Army Corps, to December, 1864.
2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to February, 1865, and Dept. of North Carolina to August,1865.
Dept. of North Carolina to December, 1865.
Detailed Service
March to Charleston, Tenn., April 5-24, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.)
Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstrations on Dalton, Ga., May 8-13. Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Movement on Dallas May 18-25. Operations on Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5.
Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes Creek June 19. Assault on Kenesaw June 27.
Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Ruff's Mills July 3-4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25.
Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30.
Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3.
Nashville Campaign November-December. In front of Columbia November 24-27. Centreville November 27. Battle of Franklin November 30.
Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. At Clifton, Tenn., till January 15, 1865.
Movement to Washington, D.C.; thence to Morehead City, N. C., January 15-February 24.
Campaign of the Carolinas March 1-April 26. Advance on Kinston and Goldsboro March 1-21. Battle of Wise's Forks March 6-8. Kinston March 14. Occupation of Goldsboro March 21.
Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army.
Duty at Charlotte, N. C., May 8 to December 2. Mustered out December 2, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 36 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 146 Enlisted men by disease. Total 185.

Edom applied for an invalid pension [File #50-334754] because of disability following the Civil War but was apparently rejected as he could not find doctors nor officers to back up his claim. He first filed 15 Jan 1880. He had enlisted 12 Dec 1863 and was discharged 21 May 1865. He did serve as a Private in Company A of the 130th Indiana Volunteers.
15 Jan 1880. Edom stated he was then age 43 and a resident of Delaware Co IN. He enlisted at Kokomo, Howard Co in Company A commanded by E. W. Penny. He was honorably discharged at Madison IN. At Nashville, TN about March of 1864, he contracted a cold which settled in the lungs. Later near Decatur, GA, in the month of October he contracted chronic diarrhea. He has suffered from both since the War and cannot perform the manual labor required for farming. He received treatment in the Hospital at Madison IN, Ward 4, December 1864. Since leaving the service he has resided in Indiana, now living in Gilmore, Madison Co IN. Witnesses to his original declaration were Jonathan P. Adamson [a great-uncle, brother of his grandfather David Adamson] and Vincent C. Parker.
5 Aug 1881. Surgeon General's Office. Edom Adamson was admitted to General Hospital, Madison In, Dec 9, 1864, from the soldier's home in Indianapolis with "Naphralgia". Mustered out 22 May 1865. No further record. [An Internet search indicates no disease called naphraliga, but nephralgia is - it is pain of the kidneys]
20 Sep 1881. Examination by C. Lomax, Surgeon, Marion, Grant Co, IN. Edom Adamson was examined for disability from chronic diarrhea & disease of the lungs. Dr. Lomax stated that the disability was not permanent. He did discover a slight irregularity in the dilation of the air cells of the left lung. He found no physical signs of chronic diarrhea although patient stated the diarrhea recurred about every two weeks for three or four days at a time. He described Edom as being 6' 1" tall, weight 165 lbs., complexion dark, age 45. His findings were for disability in the amount of $4 per month.
8 Feb 1882. Andrew F. Dayhuff of Kokomo certified that he was a regular practicing physician of 29 years standing. He was the Family Physician of Jackson Adamson, father of Edom Adamson, for about 10 years and was acquainted with Edom. He first commenced practicing with the family about 1854 until about 1864 when Jackson Adamson moved away from Howard County. He was acquainted with the older members of the family especially, and saw Jackson quite frequently and visited his entire family. He never heard of Edom having any disease of any kind and feel safe in saying that if anything of the kind had existed I would have been called to see him. I considered him a stout hearty young man and to all appearance free from any disease whatever. This is from personal recollection.
22 Aug 1882. A letter to the Commisioner of Pensions states that Edom Adamson could not furnish a surgeon's certificate. He could not find a residence or address for Dr. Hendricks who had been his Hospital doctor. Dr. Patterson of Kokomo claimed he had forgotten how Edom was when he was with his Regiment. [other papers indicate no regimental hospital records were on file]
24 Mar 1883. Affidavit stating that Edom Adamson was age 47, living in Kokomo, Howard Co IN. He was a farmer all his life. He resided in Howard Co at and prior to the time of his enlistment and remained in said county until 1872, when he removed to Bremer, Iowa. He remained there until 1876 when he returned to Howard Co IN where he still resides. While in Iowa he bought lung medicine of Dr. Thorpe in the Town of Shelrock, Butler Co and also from Dr. Gundy of Humbolt. Since then he has bought lung medicine in Howard Co of Z. M. Seaton, druggist, Kokomo. And also some in Mumcie and Yorktown IN from G. W. Spann.
24 Mar 1883. Affidavit of Robert Dungan, age 46 years, of Kokomo. He had known applicant Edom Adamson since 1860, lived two miles from him and saw him every few days. He knew him to be healthy and stout at the time of his enlisted. A day or two after his discharge he looked like a skeleton and was greatly reduced and emaciated. I last saw him about two months ago and he does not look as healthy and stout as when he entered the service. When he was home on furlough in 1864, he was feeble and could hardly walk.
21 Apr 1883. Letter from Edom Adamson on the letterhead of Bennett & Stanley, Attorneys. "Dear Sir. I should like to receive some information as to the status of my Pension clain No. 334654. If there is anything needed I will furnish it, it has been on file nearly three years and I am getting discouraged about the matter."
27 Jun 1883. Lewis Bogue and Lafayette Tyler of Kokomo gave affidavit of the service of Edom Adamson and recited the same health problems, giving their source as personal knowledge. On 24 Mar 1883, Edward W. Davis had made affidavit of same, adding that he enlisted with Edom Adamson when he was a stout hearty man, that he remembered the terrible cough Edom had in 1864 and that he was sent to the hospital; he stated that Edom was still hoarse and looked like a man in bad health. The Adjutant General's Office, on 24 Mar 1886, certified Lewis Bogue, Lafayette Tyler & Edward W. Davis did serve in the same unit as Edom and were present at the time he became ill.
6 Jul 1883. Letter why Edom couldn't furnish an officers certificate. Lt. E. R. W. Truax said he had entirely forgotten how his health was when he was with the Regt and Lt. Seward and Capt. Penny say the same and that they are not prepared to furnish any statement.
20 Aug 1883. Another letter from Edom Adamson stated that he was confined to bed only a few times but unable to work very often since his discharge. He had used various medicines bought from doctors and druggests instead of calling physicians to his house for want of means to do so.
30 Oct 1883. Letter from William Scott, M.D. In 1867 he gave Edom Adamson treatment for a chronic cough caused in his opinion by partial hepitization of the right lung. Adamson alledged that he had pneumonia while in the Army and was treated in Madison Hospital by Dr. Hendricks.
3 Dec 1885. Form letter sent to W. S. Armstrong, P.M., Kokomo, asking that he inform the Pension Office as to the standing in the commujnity & reputation for truth of Edward W. Davis, Lewis Bogue, Lafayette Tyler, Robert Dungan and Dr. William Scott. The reply dated 8 Dec 1885 states the following: "So far as I have personal knowledge and so far as I can learn, the written names are all considered honest men, and at the same time they are all men of but little force. Their testimony should be corroborated by something more substantial."
3 Dec 1885 Letter to Edward W. Davis asking for another statement in his own hand. He stated that he knew Adamson had measles and a bad cough. He met him again about four years ago and he was in very bad health. He still had a bad cough which was the cause of his death. Also a similar letter to Robert Dungan who apparently did not know that Edom had died - he repeated that Edom had not been able to do much work since he came out of the Army.
A form directed to Dr. Gen. W. H. Kemper of Muncie for examination of Edom Adamson was dated 3 Dec 1885 but an accompanying note 7 Dec 1885, states that "A son of this man called this morning with the order and says Mr. Adamson died Feb. 14th 1885."
His claim was reviewed the last time 1 Nov 1887 and rejected on 14 Nov 1887 as he was deceased and no one within the knowledge of the Pension Office was entitled.
There is a letter from Chas. E. Adamson on his business letterhead. There is no date but states: Dear Sir: I have never received a reply to my letter of November 21st, 1891 in regard to Edom Adamson, Late P. Co. A, 130 Reg't Ind Inf. Please let me hear something. [No copy of the original letter is in the file, nor is there any copy of reply to Charles Adamson.]



ENOCH REUBEN ADAMSON16,23 was born on 19 February 1841 in Indiana.18,24,25 He served in the military in 1863–1864 at 2nd Lt, Co G, 57th Regiment Indiana Volunteers in Civil War. He died on 7 January 1910 at the age of 68 in McAlester, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma.26,27,28 ENOCH was buried on 10 January 1910 in Rogers, Benton, Arkansas, United States.

I found Enoch's middle name when I ordered Ray's Social Security application.

There is a bit of a puzzle concerning his birth year. His obit claimed Enoch was born 19 Feb 1854 - simply not possible. He was already 9 years old in 1850, living in his father's household; he served in the Civil War and married in 1868. In 1860, his age was given as 19. In 1870, he was age 29; a state census in 1875, gave his age as 34. Enoch claimed to be age 39 in 1880. In the 1900 census, Enoch said born Feb 1840, age 60. The over-whelming evidence appears to suggest he was born in 1841.

Married 32 years in 1900.

Marriage record from Holt County. This certifies that Enoch Adamson of Shellrock State of Iowa and Mary Harmon of Oregon State of Missouri were by me joined in Holy Matrimony Oct 18th 1868. J. L. Hatfield, VDM. In presence of Wm. Harmon, John Price
Filed for Record Nov 9th 1868. E. L. Allen Recorder.

Testimony of both Enoch & Mary in his pension application gives the location of their marriage as Oregon, Holt Co, MO. Married by Rev. J. L. Hatfield VDM.

Service records from NARA reveal an Enoch Adamson who enlisted April 19, 1861 at Kokomo, Howard Co, IN and was mustered in as a private in Co. F (which became Co. D), 6th Regt. of the Indiana Infantry on Apr 22. He was mustered out on Aug 2, 1861 after serving his 3 months. Age was given as 20 years. Enoch then re-enlisted in the 57th Regt, Company G. He was a 1st Sergeant when he enlisted, a 1st Lt when mustered out. The 57th was mustered in 18 Nov, 1861.
Aaron Adamson, probably his 1st cousin once removed, served in the 57th Regt, Company K, as a private.

There is also a Pension File for Enoch R. Adamson filed under Certificate #704100, Mary, Widow of Enoch R. Adamson. Information from that file reveals the following.
Enoch R. Adamson, Pension #416.857, was mustered into service on 4 Apr 1863 as a 2nd Lt, Co G, 57th Regiment of the Indiana Volunteers to serve 3 years or the duration of the war. He was on the Muster-roll of Company D for the months of March & April. On 6 Jun 1863 he was mustered in as 1st Lt, Co. G. In November & December of 1863, he was absent at home as recruiting officer. His resignation was accepted 22 Nov 1864 and the surgeon's certificate stated: "I certify that E. R. Adamson 1st Lieutenant, Co G, 57 Ind Vol Infty is afflicted with chronic Rheumatism causing exudation and enlargement of the right knee disabling him for the duties required of an officer holding the position he does." Signed W. T. Mendenhall, Asst. Surg. 57th Ind Vol
No copy of his actual application for Pension was found in the file but the date of the earliest deposition given is 24 Feb 1881 and is from Hosea Tillson MD, late Surg. 57th Regt. Ind Vol. Dr. Tillson states that he was personally acquainted with Lt. Enoch R. Adamson & knew he suffered from rheumatism at various time, the first attack being in 1863 while in camp near Murfreesboro or on the move from that place to Chattanooga. He frequently prescribed for him and excused him from duty until his resignation on the grounds of disabiliy from sciatic rheumatism in the Fall of 1864.
Enoch lived in several locations following the Civil War as documented in the various depositions of this file. Nathan H. Beals of Washington Township, Bremer Co IA stated in Feb of 1883 that he had known Adamson since 1856 in Oakford, Howard Co IN. In 1861, he (Beals) had moved to Iowa and Enoch's family had moved there in 1863 and lived near Shelrock [Shell Rock, Butler Co IA - just over the county line from Bremer Co]. In February of 1865, after the War, Enoch also moved to Bremer Co where he lived until he moved to Kansas about January of 1872. Beals never knew Adamson to have any rheumatism before the War, but figured he was incapacitated because of it about half of the time he lived in Iowa.
James H. Rodman and Thomas W. Walker of Moline, Elk Co, Kansas, testified that they had known Adamson well and intimately since the first part of the year 1872. Rodman said he knew him for 4/5 years before the War when they lived near each other in Oakford, IN. Both men lived near Adamson close to the town of Moline from 1872 until December of 1880 when Adamson & his family went to Kokomo, IN for a vist and then settled in Pierce City, MO. All the years they knew Adamson he was suffering with rheumatism of his right leg; his right knee & leg would swell & become stiff until he was unable to perform manual labor. They figured he was incapacitated 3/4 of his time from 1872 to 1880.
J. W. Tate of Pierce City, Lawrence Co, Missouri stated on 14 Feb 1883 that he was well acquainted with Enoch R. Adamson since March of 1881 when applicant first came to Pierce City to reside. All the time he knew him, he had suffered with rheumatism of his right knee and leg.
W. T. Mendenhall, late Asst Surg. 57th Regt. IN Vol. Infy, also ceritifed that Enoch R. Adamson "was afflicted with sciatic Rheumatism caused by exposure in the service and was under my treatment for said disease for near two months until his resignation was accepted for said cause on 22 Nov 1864."
There is no paper in the file to indicate a date that Enoch R. Adamson first began receiving his pension but he obviously was awarded one. There is a form in the file with the note, "Sir: In forwarding to the pension agent the executed voucher for your next quarterly payment please favor me by returning this circular to him with replies to the questions enumerated below. Very respectfully, H. Clay Evans, Commissioner" This form gives Enoch wife's full name and maiden name, the date of their marriage & by whom married, where the marriage was recorded, names & dates of birth of all children. This form was completed and signed with Enoch's signature on 3 Aug 1898.
Apparently Enoch's rheumatism continued to worsen because there is a "Declaration for the Increase of an Invalid Pension." This form is dated 8 Jan 1908 from Rogers, Benton Co, Arkansas and states that "he is now totally disabled in right hip and leg". This form also signed by Enoch R. Adamson. He was awarded an increase to $17 beginning 5 Feb 1908. (A later testimony accompanying the widow's application states that the Adamson's were living in Benton Co by 1892.)
Enoch R. Adamson was dropped from the Invalid Pension rolls as he died 7 Jan 1910. He was last paid $17 on 4 Nov 1909.
On 19 Feb 1910, Mary Adamson applied for her benefits as widow of Enoch R. Adamson. She was living in Rogers, AR at that time. She states that Enoch was commissioned at Indianapolis, IN on 12 Feb 1863. She was married as Mary Harmon at Oregon, Missouri on 18 Oct 1868 by J. L. Hatfield, VDM. She had not been previously married, nor had he. He died 7 Jan 1910 at McAlester, OK. (He appears to have buried in the Rogers cemetery in a plot shared with his deceased daughter Blanche.)
James N. Harmon, age 61, a resident of Zionsville, Boone Co, IN and postmaster of said town, stated that he was the brother of Mary E. Adamson and he was present when she married Enoch R. Adamson some time in the summer of 1868.
Solomon Foster of Benton Co AR, testified for "Mollie" Adamson. He gave his age as 69 and stated he had known Mary since she was 16 years old, before she was married. They both lived in Oregon, Holt Co, MO and she lived there when she married Enoch. He came to Benton Co in 1892 and the Adamsons were living there then.
Again there is no certification of when Mary began receiving her pension, but there is a "Pensioner Dropped" notice dated 4 Nov 1915 stating "pensioner was last paid at $12 to 4 Aug 1912 and has this day been dropped from the roll because of Section 4719, R.S." She is last found on a Census in 1910, with sons Ray & Clair as boarders with a family in Chester, Crawford Co, Arkansas.

1870 Census. Washington Twp., Bremer Co IA: Enoch Adamson age 29, Farmer, born IN. Value of real estate $4000, $350 pers prop. Mary age 19, Keeping house, born IN, Lee age 8/12 born in Sept, Enoch Adamson age 21 also born in IN (cousin) is living with them and doing Farm labor. Enoch probably the son of Moses Adamson & Lydia Garner.

1875 Kansas State Census. Center Twp, Howard Co. Boston P.O. Hh 58
E. R. Adamson, age 34, Farmer. Value of Real Estate $320, Pers Prop $75. Born Indiana, came from Iowa to Kansas.
Mary, age 24, b. IN, came from Iowa
Lee, age 5, b. Iowa. Minnie, age 2, b. Kansas.

1880 Census. Chautauqua Co KS, p.314B, Hh 142: Enoch, age 39, Farming b. IN, Fb.TN, Mb. OH; Mary E. age 29, Wife, Keeping house; b. IN, parents b. KY; Lee age 10, son b. IA; Minnie age 7, dau b. KA; Blanche age 2, dau b. KA. Lee and Minnie both had attended school that year.

1900 Census. Esculapia, Rogers Town, Benton Co AR, p.265B, SD 3, ED 11, Hh 296: Enoch R. b. Feb 1840, age 60, married 32 yr; b. IN, both parents b. IN, Carpenter; Mary E., wife, b. Jul 1850, age 49, 7 children, 5 living; b. IN, parents b. TN, LandLady; Blanch E., dau b. Oct 1878 in KS, age 21; Ray W. son b. May 1884 in MO, age 16; Clar R. son b. Jul 1892 in AR, age 7; three boarders.

Daughter Blanche's obituary in 1905, states that her father had control of the Commercial Hotel in Rogers for a time and Blanche had handled the active management.

Enoch appears to be buried in Rogers Cemetery, Plot #184, next to daughter Blanche. No dates.
Wife is listed as widowed in the 1910 Census.

ADAMSON, E.R. - E.R. Adamson died Friday, January 7th in the hospital at McAlester, Okla. the result of pneumonia and complications. The body was brought to Rogers and funeral services were held Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the Presbyterian church and were conducted by the pastor, Rev. Arnett. Interment was in the Rogers cemetery. Mr. Adamson had been in charge of a Rock Island bridge gang the past three months with headquarters at Haileyville, Okla. Christmas Day he was sent to Shawnee to assist in clearing away the wrecked machine shops where a number of men were killed by the explosion of a locomotive boiler. He caught a severe cold and was ordered to the hospital January 1st. He rapidly grew worse and died before any of the family could reach him. "Col" Adamson, as he was familiarly known, was born February 19, 1854 at Kokomo, Howard county, Indiana. He grew to manhood there served four years in the Civil War in an Indiana regiment. After the war he went to Missouri and October 12, 1870 was married to Miss Mary E. Harmon of Oregon, Mo. To them were born seven children, four of whom with their mother survive him. They are Mrs. E.E. Musselman of Rogers and Lee, Ray, and Clarie, who have been the past year at Quanah Texas. Two children died at Peirce City, Mo. and Miss Blanche died here several years ago. Mr. Adamson had been a Frisco employee for twenty-seven years, commencing about the time the Frisco company began work on the line south from Monett. He had always been in the bridge and carpenter department and in charge of a regular crew. The family moved to Rogers from Pierce City in 1890. In 1897 Mr. Adamson took charge of the Commercial Hotel of Rogers and owned it for about three years, although he was himself in charge and off the road for only one year. He was elected mayor of Rogers that spring and served with credit to himself and the town. For a number of years Mr. Adamson had owned a large fruit farm near Chester and a little over two years ago they moved down there to give it their personal supervision. Mrs. Adamson and the boys will retain the farm this year at least. Mr. Adamson was one of the most popular men that ever lived in Rogers and his list of friends was only limited by the number of his acquaintances. Big, jolly and with a hearty welcome for everyone, he was known from one end of the division to the other and the news of his sudden death will be learned with much regret by all. Mrs. Adamson and children request us to thank the friends who so kindly assisted her in preparing and conducting the funeral and for other kindnesses shown. [Rogers Democrat - Rogers, Benton County, Arkansas - January 13, 1910]



John W. ADAMSON was born in 1843 in Indiana.2,18,21 He died on 23 June 1864 at the age of 21 in Battle of Kennesaw Mountain,, Georgia.

I have no proof that the John who served with Edom Adamson is the same man as his brother, but that would be a reasonable assumption.
Civil War: 130th Indiana Regiment Infantry - Company A
ADAMSON Edom Private Tampico 30 Dec 1863 mustered out 22 May 1865
ADAMSON John N. Private Tampico 30 Dec 1863 mustered out 2 Dec 1865 as Corporal

The problem with the above is that there was also a John Adamson in Co. G of the 57th Regt. along with Enoch Adamson, another brother. In fact there may have been two of them in the 57th Regt. Private John Adamson of Kokomo was killed in battle at Stone River, on 31 Dec 1863. And John W. Adamson of Kokomo was killed in battle at Kenesaw on 23 Jun 1864. It is true that John is listed as John W. Adamson in the 1850 Census - so I have chosen this as the most likely date of death.

John was not mentioned in the will of his father in 1869, so apparently he died in the War without heirs.

But there was still another John Adamson in the Civil War. John N. Adamson was a son of Simon Adamson and Anna Elliott. He lived in Quincy, Adams Co IL, and filed for his Civil War Pension.



Sarah E. ADAMSON29 was born on 22 September 1846 in Delaware County, Indiana.2,18,21,29 She died on 8 February 1907 at the age of 60 in Whittier, Los Angeles County, California.29

Found a marriage in the WPA Index to Marriage Records, Howard Co IN: Sarah E. Adamson m. Seth W. Beals - 6 Dec 1863; Book C- 2 184

1880 Census. Humboldt City, Richardson Co, Nebraska, Hh 218
S. W. Beales, age 38, carpenter, b. Ind. father b. TN, mother b. VA.
S. E., wife, age 36, b. IN, parents born in Ohio
U. S., son, age 13, b. Iowa. Mattie M., dau, age 9, b. Neb.; Bertha A., dau, age 6, b. Neb.; Howard, son, age 3, b. Neb.

1900 Census. Rogers Town, Esculapia Twp, Benton Co AR, Hh 167
Seth Beals, b. Nov 1840, age 59, married 36 years. Born IN, father b. NC, mother b. Ohio
Sarah E., wife, b. Sept 1845, age 54. Has had 7 children, 5 are living. Born IN, father b. TN, mother b. Ohio
Ulysses, son, b. Oct 1864, age 35, married 9 years?, b. Iowa
Mattie M., daughter, b. Sept 1871, age 28, married 9 years?, has had 1 child, b. Nebraska
Lula E., daughter, b. Feb 1881, age 19, single, b. Nebraska
Louise LeBoiteaux, boarder, b. Jan 1850, age 50, Wd., b. Ohio, father b. France, mother b. Ohio, dressmaker
Totty Learner, gdau, b. Oct 1891, age 8, b. AR, father b. IN, mother b. NE
daughter Bertha was next door with husband William Shelton, Hh 166

Also living in Rogers, Hh 451
Howard Beals, b. Dec 1875, age 24, married 4 years, b. NE
Olive M., wife, b. Oct 1875, age 24, has had 3 children, only 1 living, b. IL, father b. IN, mother b. KY
George D., son b. May 1898, age 2, b. AR

Buried Broadway Cemetery in Whittier - no longer exists.



Mary Emily ADAMSON29,30 was born on 14 January 1847 in Indiana.2,18,21,30 She died on 5 March 1929 at the age of 82 in Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana.30

Marriage record shows Mary as daughter of Andrew Adamson of Janesville. Henry Morehouse, Pastor
Marriage record sent by Bremer Genealogical Society as 5 Dec 1867. Other references give the date as 5 Dec 1866. Son Ulysses was born Oct of 1867, probably wasn't born two months before the marriage so I believe 1866 to be correct.

Mary Emily is buried Crown Point Cemetery, Kokomo, IN.

Kokomo Tribune, Kokomo, Howard Co, IN, 5 Mar 1929
Widow of B. F. Leaner had Spent Most of Long Life in Howard County.
Mrs. Emma Learner, age eighty two, widow of P. F. Learner, passed away shortly before three o'clock Tuesday morning at her home just east of the city on the Sycamore road, following an illness that became marked only Sunday. There had been a gradual failing of strength over a long period, but until a few hours before the end came there was hope that she might recover.
Funeral arrangements have not been made, awaiting word from members of the family living at a distance.
Mrs. Learner was born January 14, 1847, in Delaware county, the daughter of Andrew Jackson and Rachel Garner Adamson. When she was eight years old the family moved to Howard county and lived here until during the Civil War when they moved to Iowa. She was the last of a family of eight children. One brother was killed at the battle of Kenesaw Mountain.
At the close of the war, B. F. Learner, who was born and reared in Howard county and had known Miss Adamson here, journeyed to Iowa and there they were married on December 5, 1866. The first few years of their married life were spent at Shellrock, Iowa, after which they returned to Howard county, their home ever since. In Iowa they buried a little daughter, Lillian, who died at the age of two years.
Mrs. Learner was the mother of nine children, seven of whom survive. They are U. A., Ellis M., Donald H, and Mrs. Harrison Copp of Kokomo; L. C. of Baton Rouge, LA; Ernest R. and Dr. Harry W. of Buffalo, N.Y. A son, Perl H. died in 1913. The husband and father passed away January 31, 1925.
There are eleven living grandchildren: Mrs. Herbert McDowell of Los Angeles, Mrs. John F. Hopkins and Wendell and Mary L. Learner of Buffalo, NY; Frank L. Learner of Baton Rouge, LA; Raymond L. Learner of Louisville, KY; Mrs. Fred Gates, Ellis Moulder and Carl Osburn Leaner and Julia Ann and Frederick Copp of Kokomo.
Mrs. Learner had long been a member of the Hillsdale U. B. church in the vicinity of her home. Her long and busy life had been well spent. The neighborhood in which she passed away had been her home for many years, she had seen the dirt road give way to a paved highway and the isolation of the country become a thing of the past. She had enjoyed the material benefits of modern living and had contributed her part to its betterment in the upbuilding of the finer things of life.



Rachel Ellen ADAMSON29 was born in 1851 in Howard County, Indiana. She died on 9 September 1855 at the age of 4 in Howard County, Indiana.

Buried Albright Cemetery, Kokomo, IN
FindAGrave gives this location in the cemetery: Original Plat, Lot 39.
Only her death date is recorded.



Andrew Fredrick ADAMSON18,29,31,32 was born on 15 July 1855 in Indiana.15,18,29 He died on 23 March 1923 at the age of 67 in Indiana.29

This child and his younger sister Esther [Hester, Hettie] were listed in the 1860 Census, seemingly with a different surname from the Adamson children. The name appears to be Dayhuff. In 1870 they had the same surname - Adamson - as their mother. The pension file of his brother Edom contained an affidavit from a Dr. Dayhoff who was the family doctor of Jackson Adamson from about 1854 to 1864. Dr. Dayhuff's given name in the pension file was Andrew F. Perhaps Andrew was named for the doctor and Dayhuff was his middle name, later changed.

Found Andrew Fredrick Adamson living with his brother-in-law, Benjamin Learner in Howard Co IN in 1900. He was b. Jul 1856, age 43, doing farm labor.
He was still with them in 1910.

Andrew is buried Crown Point Cemetery, Kokomo, IN. His grave marker has his name as Fred Adamson.



Hester "Hattie" ADAMSON was born on 16 November 1857 in Howard County, Indiana.15,18,29 She died on 21 May 1890 at the age of 32 in Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana.29,30

Hattie is buried Crown Point Cemetery, Kokomo, IN.

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