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17. Lydia Ann GARNER was born in 1825 in Indiana.44 She died in May 1861 at the age of 36.45

Lydia Ann GARNER and Moses ADAMSON were married on 25 June 1846 in Delaware County, Indiana.8 Moses ADAMSON20,45,46, son of DAVID ADAMSON and MARY ANN ROBERTS, was born on 15 April 1825 in Wayne County, Indiana.20,44,45,46 He died on 26 January 1917 at the age of 91 in Boone, Boone County, Iowa.45

Married Lydia Garner 6/25/1846 - Delaware County, IN.
Marriage to Lydia Garner recorded Delaware Co, Book C-2, p.207

Listed as a SchoolTeacher on the 1850 Census. He was living next door to Enoch Garner. Moses Adamson, age 25. Lydia A. 25 and Sarah age 2.

1860 Howard Co IN, Taylor Twp, p.631, Household 901. Moses Adamson age 35, Lydia 33, Enoch 12, Robt 6, Arminda 4, and Mary A., looks like age 21 but probably is age 2. No places of birth are given, presumably this enumerator put nothing for those born in Indiana.
[The child age 12, male, was listed as Sarah age 2, in 1850. Very strange. Enoch's grave marker does give 1848 as the year of his birth.]

Civil War Draft Registration in Howard Co, IN, 1863-1865 includes:
SubDist No. 48 - Moses Adamson, age 38, farmer, b. Indiana Class 2 [he was over 35 and married]
[his brother James M. was listed on the same page]

1870 Jasper Co, Iowa, Fairview Twp, Hh 308
Wm M. Bruce, age 27, b. Ohio
Sarah, age 25, b. Ohio. Eva, age 3, b. Ohio
Robert Adimson, age 16, b. IN.
Moses, 45, b. IN. Sarah, 45, b. Ohio. Arminda, 14, b. IN. Clementine Yerks, age 18, b. IN. David Yerks, age 15, b. IN

1880 Adair Co Iowa; Stuart, Dist 79, p.154, Hh 294
Moses Adamson, age 55, b. Indiana, parents b. TN
Sarah Ann, age 55, b. Ohio
Joseph Yerkes, age 25, stepson, blacksmith, b. IN
and in Hh 302
E. E. Sanderson, age 51, b. VT.
Arminda, wife, age 24, b. IN


1900 Adair Co Iowa, Stuart Twp, Hh 57
M. Adamson, b. Apr 1825, age 75, married 39 years, b. IN, parents b. TN
Sarah, wife, b. Apr 1825, age 75, had 9 children, 4 living, b. Ohio, father b. NJ, mother b. Pennsylvania
V. C. Yerkes, stepdaughter, b. Nov 1852, age 47, single, b. IN [In 1910, Vienna C. Yerkes, dressmaker, was living alone.]


His obituary:
Moses Adamson, a resident in this community for many years passed away at the Bible Home in Boone, Iowa, January 26, 1917, at the advanced age of 91 years, 9 months, and 11 days. It has been six or seven years since "Father Adamson," as he was familiarly called, left Stuart and went to Indianola to spend the remainder of his days at a ministerial home. On account of the home not being a paying proposition, Mr. Adamson was transferred to the Bible Home at Boone a little more than a year ago, when the Indianola home was closed. Mr. Adamson enjoyed fairly good health for one of his years, the cause of his death being old age.
Mr. Adamson was born April 15, 1825 in Wayne County, Indiana. His parents died when he was a small boy, after which he made his home with an uncle. He was married to Lydia Ann Garner, June 26, 1846. Five children were born, three of whom preceded their father to that better land. Enoch Adamson of Stuart and Mrs. Sanderson of Portland, Oregon, are the surviving members. Mrs. Adamson died in May 1861 and the following year or maybe longer, the deceased was again married, being united in marrige to Mrs. Sarah Ann Yerkes in Howard County, Indian, who died a number of years ago.
In April 1864, Mr. Adamson and family left their native state and came to Iowa, locating in Jasper County, following which residences were made near Guthrie Center and Menlo, and then they located in Stuart in April 1875.
His son E. Adamson, went to Boone and accompanied the remains to Stuart where the funeral was held from the Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. Hardaway, who was Superintendant of the home at Indianola, and the remains laid to rest in the family lot in Oak Grove Cemetery. The pall bearers were John Myers, Adam Pote, G. Emerson, W. H. Parker, P. Hillgren. R. Tassell.

FindAGrave.com
Moses [1825-1917] and Sarah Ann Adamson [1825-1909] are buried Oak Grove Cemetery, Guthrie Co Iowa. Also on the same stone is the name Eli. D. Sanderson, born 1822, died 1906. Dates would indicate he was the first person buried in this plot. Sarah Ann was nee Hodges, and the widow Yerkes when she married Moses Adamson. I've no idea who Sanderson might have been. The 1900 Adair Co Census, Stuart Twp, Hh 136, has S. E. Sanderson, b. Nov 1823 in Vermont, age 78, married 28 years. His wife, Annie, b. Sept 1849 in Ohio as were her parents, age 50, has had one child. A Mrs. Sanderson was listed as one of the surviving children of Moses in 1917, but none of the daughters in the censuses in 1850 & 1860 seem consistent with this birth in 1849 in Ohio, nor the name Annie. However, the 1880 census did give E. E. Sanderson's wife as Arminda and she was age 24, b. IN.

Lydia Ann GARNER and Moses ADAMSON had the following children:

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i.

Sarah ADAMSON was born in 1848 in Indiana.20,47

The KARD Adamson files list a child Enoch age 12 in 1860. This makes little sense - child was definitely Sarah in 1850. Seems unlikely there would be two Moses Adamsons of the same age, both married to Lydia. The 1860 census does indeed show Enoch, age 12, a male child. His gravestone states Enoch was born in 1848. The obituary of Moses Adamson states there were five children, three of whom had already died. Perhaps there was a baby girl, Sarah, born prior to 1850, who did no survive.

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ii.

Enoch ADAMSON45 was born in 1848 in Indiana. He died in 1941 at the age of 93 in Iowa.

FindAGrave.com
Enoch Adamson and Elizabeth Ann Adamson are buried Oak Grove Cemetery, Stuart, Guthrie Co Iowa. He was b. 1848, d. 1941. She was b. 1855, d. 1937. On the same stone is the name James Doudall, b. 1832, d. 1918. Find-A-Grave identifies him as another Adamson, but I believe he was Elizabeth Ann's father.
Their daughter Ora, b. 1887, d. 1904, is also listed on the marker.

1885 Iowa State Census. Stuart Ward 2, Guthrie, Iowa
Hh 195
Enoch Adamson, age 36, clerk in grocery, b. IN
Anna, age 29, b. NY.
Amy 9, Rosy 7, Robie 4, May, age 2.

1900 Census. Stuart, Guthrie Co. Iowa, Hh 257
Enoch Adamson, b. Jun 1848, age 52. Married 26 years. Born IN as were parents.
Elizabeth A., wife, b. Aug 1855, age 44. 5 children, all living. Born NY, parents b. Ireland.
James R., son, b. Apr 1880, age 20.
Anna M. dau., b. Aug 1881, age 18.
Ora S., dau., b. Oct 1887, age 12.
James Doudle, father-in-law, b. Jan. 1830, age 70, widowed, b. Ireland as were his parents

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iii.

Robert ADAMSON was born in 1854 in Indiana.20

A V. R. Adamson, b. 5 Oct 1853 and died 19 May, 1885, is buried Oak Grove Cemetery, Stuart, Guthrie Co, Iowa, along with Enoch, Enoch's wife, daughter, and father-in-law, and Moses and wife Sarah and their son-in-law Eli Sanderson. Since only Enoch and Arminda were living in 1917 when Moses Adamson died, it's possible this grave is Robert's.

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iv.

Arminda ADAMSON was born in 1856 in Indiana.20

1880 Census. Adair Co, Iowa, Stuart Twp, Hh 302
E. E. Sanderson, age 51, b. Vermont, Carpenter, has Rheumatism
Arminda, age 24, wife, b. Indiana, as were her parents

The 1900 Adair Co Census, Stuart Twp, Hh 136, has S. E. Sanderson, b. Nov 1823 in Vermont, age 78, married 28 years. His wife, Annie, b. Sept 1849 in Ohio as were her parents, age 50, has had one child.
This would almost seem to be a second wife since her birthplace and year of birth are both wrong. Yet she's been married for 28 years and her father's obituary in 1917, stated a daughter Mrs. Sanderson was still living.

On the grave marker with Moses Adamson and his second wife Sarah Ann, is Eli D. Sanderson (1822-1906). Buried Oak Grove Cemetery, in Stuart, Guthrie Co Iowa. FindAGrave does not show a marker for Arminta, nor an Annie - the only Sanderson of the 3,595 graves is Eli.

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Mary ADAMSON45 was born in 1858 in Howard County, Indiana.

There was a Mary, age 21, living with the family in 1860. She wasn't likely their daughter since they did not marry until 1846. The obituary of Moses suggests he fathered five children, and it's possible the age should have been 2.