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115. Rebecca ADAMSON was born on 21 September 1813 in Tennessee.40,65,66 She died on 23 November 1890 at the age of 77 in Phelps County, Nebraska.40

There are two marriages for a Rebecca Adamson in Wayne Co. One to Charles Howell on 21 Dec 1848 and one to Owen Williams on 16 Sep 1841. A World Connect GEDCOM by Suzanne W. Watt <> has Owen L. Williams as her husband and descendants of this line confirm.

Owen Williams, and Rebecca Adamson, were 2nd cousins.

1850 Census, Jackson Twp, Hamilton, IN, gives her age as 39, born in Tennessee. She does seem to be living with Owen L. Williams, age 40. If her birthdate is correct, she was 37 at the time of the Census.
Children: Isaac 9, Louis 6, Henry 5, Sarah E. 2, Jabez, 4 months.

1860 Census. Mound Twp, Lykins, Kansas Terr. P.O. Opawattomie, Hh 495
Owen L. Williams, 49
Rebecca, 47
Issac, 17. Lewis H. 16, Henry 15, Sarah A. 12, Jabez W. 10, Aaron W. 7, Owen L. 5.

Owen's FindAGrave memorial states she married Richard Lagle after his death - but why would she be in Iowa.....
1870 Census. Fairfield, Jefferson Co Iowa has the following:
Richard Lagle, 64, b. NC
Rebecca, 56, b. IN
This bothers me somewhat - where are her Williams children - Owen would have been only 15. Isaac and Jabez had both died during the Civil War.
1880 Census. Fairfield, Jefferson Co Iowa, Hh 65
Richard Lagle, 66, Farmer, b. NC, parents b. NC
Rebekah, 61, wife, b. TN, parents b. NC
Wm. Stiles, 61, b. PA, parents b. PA (I think he may have been a separate household - he had no new number, but the next one at the top of the next page is 67, not 66.

But the following ties Rebecca back to Williams:
Iowa State Census, 1885. Village Twp, Van Buren, Iowa, Hh 67
Rebecca C. Lagel, town of Selma, age 71, Widow, b. TN
Aron Williams, age 31, widowed, Working on R.R., b. IN, subject to military duty and entitled to vote.

The Pike Family History omitted Rebecca.

Find A Grave Memorial# 38612704
Name on stone is Rebecca Williams, 1813-1890
Buried Prairie Home Cemetery, Holdrege, Phelps Co, Nebraska.

Rebecca ADAMSON and Owen L. WILLIAMS were married on 16 September 1841 in Wayne County, Indiana.48 Owen L. WILLIAMS65,66, son of John WILLIAMS and Rachel HODGSON, was born on 6 September 1810 in Highland County, Ohio.66 He died on 23 November 1864 at the age of 54 in Jefferson County, Iowa.

Owen & Rebecca lived in Hamilton County for the 1850 Census. His parents to be John Williams and Rachel Hodson [Genforum - Williams Family]

1860 Census. Kansas Territory, Lykins County, Mound Twp, P.O. Osawatomie, p.68, Hh 504
Owen L. Williams, age 50, b. Ohio. Rebecca, age 47, b. TN
Isaac M. 17, Lewis H. 16, Henry 15, Sarah E. 12, Jabez W. 10, Aaron W. 7, all born in Indiana. Owen L. age 5, born Iowa.

Find A Grave Memorial# 16496667
Son of John Williams and Rachel Hodgson.
Buried Abingdon Cemetery (also called Lagle), Abingdon, Jefferson Co, Iowa.
States that after his death, Rebecca married Richard J. Lagle - she was buried as Rebecca Williams.

Rebecca ADAMSON and Owen L. WILLIAMS had the following children:



Isaac M. WILLIAMS was born on 25 March 1843 in Indiana.66 He died on 6 May 1862 at the age of 19.

Isaac and his brother Jabez have a joint marker, Abingdon Cemetery, Abingdon, Jefferson Co, Iowa. It is broken. Isaac served in Company F, 8th Iowa Infantry. He died age 19 years, 1 month, 11 days.



Lewis Hand WILLIAMS was born on 11 March 1844 in Wayne County, Indiana.66 He died on 7 December 1922 at the age of 78 in Mount Zion, Van Buren County, Iowa.

Married Mary Margaret Burnhart, 13 Aug 1867
Mary was born 17 May 1851, died 30 Jan 1926, Van Buren Co, Iowa. She has a joint grave marker with Lewis.

1880 Census. Village Twp, Van Buren, IA
Louis Williams, 39.
Mary, 29
Esphis, 11. Annie 9. George 7. Laura 5. Archibald 4. Lutecia, age 1.

Find A Grave Memorial# 79162020
Buried Forbes Cemetery, Keosauqua, Van Buren Co, Iowa
"Lewis Hand Williams served in the Iowa 15th Infantry during the Civil War. I have a letter he wrote to his grand daughter, Etha Gardner Dimmitt where he tells of all the battles he went through.



Henry Hammer WILLIAMS was born in 1845 in Indiana.66 He died in 1918 at the age of 73.

Married Emily Caroline Rosemire, 4 Apr 1865, Keokuk, Iowa

Buried North English Cemetery, North English, Iowa Co, Iowa.



Sarah Emily WILLIAMS was born in 1848 in Indiana.66

Married Marcellus Fleenor.

1880 Census. Troy Twp, Monroe Co, Iowa, Hh 157
Marceller Fleener, 36, farmer
Emily, 31, wife
Florance A., 13, dau
John E., 10, son
William Ford, 23, boarder

John E. Fleener, died 2 Apr 1920 in Raton, Colfax Co, New Mexico, age 50. He was born 4 Dec 1869, Abingdon, Iowa (Jefferson Co). He was married to Bertha. His father was Marcellus Fleener, born Rushville, IN; his mother Sarah Emily Williams, b. Economy, IN. He was a Clerk and lived at 433 S. 5th St., Raton. He was buried Fairmont Cemetery on April 4th, 1920.



Jabez W. WILLIAMS was born on 2 April 1850 in Indiana.66 He died on 18 January 1865 at the age of 14.

Age given as 4/12 at census date in 1850. Probably born Feb/Mar.

Jabez has a joint marker with his brother Isaac, Abingdon Cemetery, Jefferson Co, Iowa. He served in Company G, 39th Missouri Infantry. At death he was, 14 years 9 months 16 days. He must have lied about his age to get into the service.



Aaron Worth WILLIAMS was born on 11 April 1853 in Indiana.65 He died on 2 August 1933 at the age of 80 in Jefferson County, Iowa.

Aaron married 4 Jul 1885, Keosauqua, Van Buren Co, Iowa to Violeta Phillips. He was age 32 - his parents listed as Owen Williams and Rebecca Adamson. Violeta's parents were Harvey Phillips and Mary Ann Smith.

FamilySearch lists Aaron with an earlier wife - Maggie Bott, who he married 21 Dec 1874.

1900 Census. Prairie Twp, Phelps Co, Nebraska, Hh 130
Aron Williams, b. Apr 1853, age 47, married 15 years, b. IN, father b. Ohio, mother b. IN, Farm labor
Violet, wife, b. Aug, 1869, age 30, 5 children, b. IA
W. Guy, son, b. May 1888, 12, b. NE
Alvin, son, b. Feb 1891, age 9, b. NE
E. Florena, dau, b. Dec 1892, 7, b. NE
V. Ruth, dau, b. Aug 1896, age 3, b. NE
M. Ella, dau, b. Sep 1898, age 1, b. NE

1910 Census. Penn Twp, Jefferson, Iowa, Hh 523
Aaron W. Williams, 57, married twice, this time for 24 years, Farm labor, Odd jobs
Violet, wife, 40, married once, 8 children - 5 are living
Guy W., son, 21, farm labor, working out
Alvin P., son, 20, farm labor, working out
Ruth V., dau, 13
Ella M., dau, 11

1920 Census. Fairfield Ward 3, Jefferson, Iowa, Hh 1
Aaron Williams, 67, b. Ohio, laborer, Washing Machine Co
Violet, wife, 50, b. Iowa
Alvin, son, 29, b. Nebraska, laborer, Washing Machine Co

Iowa State Census, 1925, Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa, Hh 13
Arron Williams, 71
Violet, wife, 55

1930 Census. Fairfield City, Jefferson, Iowa
Arron Williams, 77, married 1st time at age 21, b. IN, Sweeper, Machine factory
Violet, wife, 60, b. Iowa
Parents are listed on 2nd page
Aaron's father listed just as "Williams", no place of birth. Mother Rebecca Adamson, b. Tennessee
Violet's parents were: father, Harvey Phillips, b. Iowa, Mary Smith, b. Iowa

Database "Iowa Deaths & Burial, 1850-1990", Index;
Aaron Worth Williams died 2 Aug 1933, Jefferson Co, Iowa, age 80. Buried 4 Aug 1933. He was born 11 Apr 1853 in Indiana and was a mechanic. His parents were Owen & Rebecca Williams. Mother born in Tennessee

Buried Friends Cemetery, Pleasant Plain, Jefferson Co, Iowa
children: Mrs. Ethel Elmore, Mrs. Ruth Elmore, Mrs. Ella Young, Guy, Alvin, and Edgar Williams.
Find A Grave Memorial# 14612980

Iowa Select Marriages, 1809-1992;
Ruth Violet Williams married Raymond Elmore. She was born 1897, Holorege (sic: Holdrege, Phelps Co) NE. Parents, Aaron Williams, Violet Phillips
Married at age 16, 3 Mar 1913, Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa.

Iowa State Census, 1925 - furnished husband's name for daughter Florence Ethel:
Penn, Jefferson Co.
Luna W. Elmore, 50
Ethel F., wife, 33
Damon L., son, 13
Luna's parents listed as William (age 77) & Martha (age 69) Elmore both born in Tennessee(they were next door in this census - he and Raymond were brothers). His parents married in New Market, TN. Ehtel's parents listed as Aron W. Williams, age 69, b. IN and Violetta Phillips, b. Iowa, age 55. Married in Keosanqua, Iowa.
Luna's grandparetns:
William Elmore's parents listed as John Elmore, b. NC, Elizabeth Pinse, b. TN
Martha's parents were Peter Elmore and Mary McNeise, both born in TN. Both couples said to have married in New Market, TN



Owen S. WILLIAMS was born in 1855 in Iowa.65

Owen S. Williams, married Amanda G. Glassburner, 14 Jan 1897, Davis Co, Iowa. He was age 42; she was 39. His parents were Owen Williams & Rebecca Adamson; her parents were Samuel Glassburner & M. T. Edwards.