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47. RUTH WILLIAMS35,36 was born on 9 February 1774 in Guilford County, North Carolina.22 She died on 19 June 1852 at the age of 78 in Wayne County, Indiana.37

These entries from the Lost Creek Monthly Meeting in Jefferson Co TN are likely those of this Ruth Adamson:
1808, 10, 29 Ruth was received on certifiate from Westfield MM, NC, dated 1808, 1, 9.
1816, 7, 27 Ruth was granted certificate to New Garden MM in Wayne Co IN, but this certificate was returned on account of some omissions and another was granted 1817, 4, 26.

1840 Census. Wayne Co IN
Still listed in Perry Twp as Jonathan but surely is the young Jonathan P. There is one male age 10-15 and one male 20-30 [Jonathan P.] 1 female age 15-20 and one female age 60-70 [Ruth]

Ruth was still living with her son Jonathan in the 1850 Census - Perry Twp, Wayne Co IN. Ruth was age 76, born in NC.

RUTH WILLIAMS and JONATHAN ADAMSON were married about 1791 in Surry County, North Carolina.22,38 JONATHAN ADAMSON1,39, son of SIMON ADAMSON and ?Mary T. [ADAMSON], was born on 9 October 1771.8,22 He died on 1 June 1835 at the age of 63 in Wayne County, Indiana.8,37

The source says born in TN. This seems very early for a birth in Tennessee - more likely born in North Carolina.

From EARLY TENNESSEE TAX LISTS by Byron & Barbara Sistler, Evanston IL, 1977: Listed on the Jefferson Co TN Tax Lists in 1800: Simon, John, Jonathan.

Jonathan and John were both requested to be executors of their brother Thomas when he wrote his will in February of 1812, Jefferson Co.

Notes about the Lost Creek Quaker Monthly Meeting in Jefferson Co, TN, state that between 1802 and 1820, as many as 1/3 of those leaving Lost Creek settled near the town of Economy in the northwest corner of Wayne Co IN. They established the Springfield meeting as early as 1815.

At the "Digital Library on American Slavery", I found petition, #11481738, filed to the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Tennessee, in Knoxville, in 1817. Forty-one petitioners argued that slave owners should be permitted to free their slaves on terms which will not involve them, nor their estates, for their maintenance. And they proposed a law to declare all descendants of slaves, born after the passing of the law, shall be free at a certain age which your honourable Body may fix upon. Signers to the petition included John Adamson, Jonathan Adamson, Simon Adamson Sr, and Isaac Williams.
A copy of the petition is held at the Tennessee State Library & Archives in Nashville.


DEATH: His estate was probated on 14 Jun 1836.


1820 Census. Wayne Co IN
Jonathan Adamson. 1m -10 [Jonathan P.], 1m 10-16 [Abel], 1m 45+. 2f -10 [Keziah & Rebecca], 2f 16-26 [prob should have been in the 10-16 column - Hannah & Sophia], 1f 45+ [Ruth]

1830 Census. Wayne Co IN
Jonathan Adamson in Perry Twp. 1m under 10, 2m 10-15 [Jonathan P. & ?], 1m 60-70. 2f 10-15 [Rebecca & Keziah] 1f 50-60 [Ruth]

1840 Census. Wayne Co IN
Still listed in Perry Twp as Jonathan but surely is the young Jonathan P. There is one male age 10-15 and one male 20-30 [Jonathan P.] 1 female age 15-20 and one female age 60-70 [Ruth]

RUTH WILLIAMS and JONATHAN ADAMSON had the following children:

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i.

DAVID ADAMSON.

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ii.

Isaac ADAMSON.

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iii.

Margaret ADAMSON.

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iv.

Aaron ADAMSON.

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v.

Rachel ADAMSON.

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vi.

Abigail ADAMSON.

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vii.

Susannah ADAMSON.

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viii.

Abel ADAMSON.

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ix.

Sophia ADAMSON.

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x.

Hannah ADAMSON.

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xi.

Rebecca ADAMSON.

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xii.

Keziah ADAMSON.

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xiii.

Jonathan P. ADAMSON.