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Illinois
This McAdams house was located three miles west of Hillsboro, Montgomery County, 
Illinois and was known as the Joseph McAdams Farm.  Prior to 1823, all County's public 
business was performed in this house, home of Joseph McAdams.

  
Montgomery County, was named for General Montgomery who fell before Quebec, was organized 
12 Feb. 1821.  John Beck, John Steward and John McAdams were appointed Commissioners who met 
in the Joseph McAdams house.  James Wright and Daniel Meredith were county constables. Joseph 
McAdams offered to donate 20 acres of land for the new courthouse that was to be built on his land.  
After a bitter fight over the site the Commissioners selected the present court house site at Hillsboro.  
Newton Coffey was the only person who could spare the money to pay for the entry fee and he donated 
the necessary 20 acres.

Joseph McAdams b. 1757 in York Co., Penn.  married Jemina Justice (2) Sarah Bradford in Orange 
County, North Carolina.  Sometime before 1794, the family moved to near Nashville in Sumner County, 
Tenn.  By 1800, he was living in Logan County, Kentucky before moving on to  Montgomery County, 
Ill. He died in Bond County where his brother, William McAdams had migrated to in about 1817.


Bond Co., Illinois. Marriage Records

McAdams, Andrew J......McAdams, Jane A................... 03/25/1880   
McAdams, Andrew  J......Boothe, Mary E........................09/02/1854   
McAdams, Feliz C............Clark, Mary............................12/25/1838 
McAdams, Henry.............White, Martha R......................02/20/1867 
McAdams, Hiram R.......Goodson, Mary E......................06/09/1865 
McAdams, James............Young, Margaret......................06/26/1838 
McAdams, Jesse............Long, Louisa..............................06/20/1868 
McAdams, Jesse.........Williamson, Elizabeth...................05/01/1831   
McAdams, John T...........Morgan, Harriett E....................04/06/1870 
McAdams, Peter............Hubbard, Lydia E ......................06/29/1850    
McAdams, Robert..........White, Mary M..........................01/04/1828  
McAdams, Samuel G.........Booth, Sally...........................11/25/1844   
McAdams, Samuel G......Smith, Priscilla J......................09/13/1837   
McAdams, Samuel R.....Chappell, caselia.......................08/03/1846 
McAdams, Thomas.........Hunt, Polly...............................12/22/1825   
McAdams,Thomas..........Swann, Lucy ...........................03/29/1873  
McAdams, William.....Keyes, Mary Amanda..................02/24/1849
Blizzard, John J.............McAdams, Catherine.................05/28/1850   
Satterley, William H......McAdams, Eliza E.....................01/15/1862  
Teal, Charles A............McAdams, Lucy P........................10/03/1839            
Vawter, Presley C...........McAdams,Margaret..................04/12/1849   
Mills, George S...........McAdams, Mary Elizabeth..........10/20/1856   
Smith, Thomas S..........McAdams, May...................... ...02/20/1860   
Graff, Daniel.................McAdams, Nancy.......................09/26/1849   
Mills, Andrew P............McAdams, Polly........................06/11/1835   
Fox, Albert C................McAdams, Priscilla J.................10/13/1877            
Metcalf, James W.........McAdams, Sarah A....................06/05/1851  
Grubbs, E N..................McAdams, Sarah I.....................04/08/1847   
Elam, Marten V...........McAdams, Sarah L................ ....10/29/1868   
Kelsoe, John B.............McAdams,Susan M....................01/31/1835   
White, Wesley.............McAdams, Tabitha.......................00/00/0000           


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