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8. Nancy GARNER8 was born about 1797 in North Carolina.8

Moses Trader Shepherd's life story compiled by Bliss Brimley in the
Moses Trader Shepherd Family Organization Newletter, June 1978:
"...Some of Nancy's brothers, Job, Henry, James, and Enoch Garner also
were early settlers in Delaware Co., Ind, Job Garner having been appointed
guardian of the minor children of Nancy Adamson..."

1860. Harrison Twp, Delaware Co, IN. Hh 271
James Adamson, age 29. Rebecca, age 26.
Isaac A., 6
Nancy, age 63, b. Tenn [James's mother]
next door in Hh 272
Aaron Adamson, age 36, b. IN. Amy, 33, b. Ohio
Children born in IN: James 9, William 8, Cinderella 5, and John H., age 2.

Nancy GARNER and Isaac ADAMSON were married on 12 April 1818 in Wayne County, Indiana.9 Isaac ADAMSON8, son of JONATHAN ADAMSON and RUTH WILLIAMS, was born about 1795 in Tennessee.10 He died on 13 March 1833 at the age of 38 in Delaware County, Indiana.8,10

Moses Trader Shepherd's life story compiled by Bliss Brimley in the
Moses Trader Shepherd Family Organization Newletter, June 1978:
"...The Adamsons were Quakers who had been early settlers [to Delaware Co]
from Wayne Co., Indiana in 1832. Isaac Adamson, had been killed that first
year by a fall from a barn he was helping to raise for a neighbor..."
DEATH: His estate was probated on this date.
OTHER: Aaron Adamson Shepherd record book in possession of Ivan Shepherd,
Payson, Utah
Ind. Pub A Vol 40
"Indiana Mag. of History"
"A Portrait and Biographical Record of Delaware and Randolph Co., Indiana"
Family records of Bliss J. Brimley, Pleasant Grove, Utah

1820 Wayne Co IN
Isac Adamson. 1m under 10, 1m 16-26. 1f under 10, 1f 16-26

Land Patent #4813 to Isaac Adamson of Wayne Co IN, the East 1/2 of the NE 1/4 of Section 24, Township 18, Range 12. 80 acres. 10 April 1824

1830 Wayne Co IN
Isac Adamson. 2m -5, 1m 5-10, 1m 10-15, 1m 30-40. 1f 5-10, 1f 10-15, 1f 15-20, 1f 30-40.

Patent #1712 to Isaac Adamson of Wayne Co IN, the SE 1/4 of Section 36, Twp 21 N, Range 8 E. 160 acres. Issued 5 Aug 1834 - more than a year after his death.
Isaac Adamson of Wayne Co IN had a patent for the SW 1/4, Section 36, Twp 21-N, Range 8=E, 2nd Prime Meridian, Delaware Co IN, 5 Aug 1834. This Section bordered Madison Co IN; his neighbors were Archibald Parker, John Finney, Stephen Crowse, John Crowsaw and John Crowsore [is this perhaps the same man?] Enoch Garner was some north of Isaac, and owned almost all of the south half of Section 13, also on the Madison Co line.

Nancy GARNER and Isaac ADAMSON had the following children:



Henry Riley ADAMSON was born on 16 March 1819 in Wayne County, Indiana.8



Priscilla ADAMSON.



Eliza Jane ADAMSON.



William ADAMSON8 was born on 28 August 1824 in Wayne County, Indiana.8 He died on 13 March 1890 at the age of 65 in Afton, Union County, Iowa.

Married 3 Jan 1849 to Mary Hopkins.
I have not positively been able to identify this couple in the census, although they are said to have had a son John b. 1854 and daughter Jane, b. 1856.

Based on names of these children [names of William's siblings], I suspect this is William & Mary and the children above are incorrect:
1860 Census. Jackson Twp, Wells Co IN, Hh 822
William Adamson, age 36, b. IN. Mary, age 31, b. TN
Nancy E., age 5. Percilla, age 5, Aaron T., age 3
Samuel Jones, age 38, lived with them. He was born in Ohio.

1870 Census. Monroe Twp, Madison Co IN, Hh 300
William Adamson, age 46, b. IN. Mary, age 46, b. NC
Children born in IN: Nancy, age 18, Priscilla 16, Aaron 13, John 10, Robert 7.

In 1880, still in Monroe Twp, William is not in the household, but Mary states she is married.
Mary E. Adamson, age 57, b. NC, parents b. NC
Aaron T., son, age 23, works in saw mill
John, son, age 21, works in saw mill
Alexander, son, age 19, works in saw mill

He is said to have married a second time to Sarah Ann Grove, 14 Oct 1883, Afton, Union Co, Iowa.

I did not find William in Iowa in 1880. I did find Sarah in 1900.
Union Twp, Union Co. Iowa, Hh 152
Sallie A. Long, b. Oct 1851, age 48, a widow. Had 4 children, 3 are living. Born in Iowa, parent b. Ohio
Minnie Adamson, dau, b. Aug 1886, age 13
James W. Adamson, son, b. Jan 1890, age 10






Sarah Jane ADAMSON.