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George W. Adams1,2,3

Male
b. 12 February 1789, d. 24 March 1875


Father Wilhelm (William) Adams4,3 b. circa 1762
Mother Barbara Unknown3 b. circa 1766, d. circa 1822
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Family Christine Werts b. 17 May 1797, d. 20 July 1871
Marriage* 25 December 1814  Lovettsville, Loudoun Co., VA, Adams, Georg & Christina Wirtz, dau. of Peter Wirtz; both single. By license. m. 25 Dec. 1814.. ParReg A.

ParReg A was the parish register of New Jerusalem Evengelical Lutheran Church in Lovettsville, Loudoun Co., VA.

F. C. Slater gives the date as 1815., Principal=Christine Werts6,8 
Children  1. Helen Adams b. 9 Aug 1815, d. 17 Feb 1904
  2. Susannah Adams b. 25 Oct 1817, d. 8 Apr 1893
  3. Matilda Adams b. 14 Feb 1820, d. 25 Aug 1828
  4. William Washington Adams b. 11 May 1822, d. 22 May 1894
  5. George Peter Adams b. 4 Jul 1824, d. 24 Jan 1906
  6. Elizabeth Adams b. 25 Aug 1827, d. 20 Jul 1902
  7. Mary Catherine Adams b. 20 Nov 1829, d. 23 Oct 1914
  8. John Adams b. 16 Jan 1832, d. 25 Apr 1859
  9. Sarah Ann Adams b. 20 May 1834, d. 5 Apr 1913
  10. Martin Van Buren Adams b. 24 Mar 1837, d. 6 Oct 1924
  11. Margaret V. Adams b. 7 Feb 1840, d. 31 Oct 1920

Note*   The "History of Muskingum County, Ohio" by J. F. Everhart discusses George's son William and in that context is stated, "William W. Washington, a retired farmer, residing in Adamsville, Salem township, Muskingum county, Ohio, was born in Monroe township of this county, but when he was six years of age his parents, George and Christina (Werts) Adams, moved to Salem township. The father was a native of Virginia, born in Loudoun county in 1788, February 12, and was a son of William Adams, who died in Virginia. George Adams came to Muskingum county in 1807, and at the opening of the War of 1812 went to Virginia, where he enlisted in the army. After the war he married and returned to Muskingum county, passing the remainder of his days in Monroe and Salem townships. His wife died in 1873, and he followed her to the grave two years later. Both were members of the Lutheran church. Their family consisted of the following children: Helen, Susan, William W., George, Elizabeth, Mary, John, Sarah and Margaret. The father followed agricultural pursuits all his life, and became a prosperous man. In politics he was a democrat."

From this sketch we can discern that George must have stayed for some time with his parents before returning to Ohio. He either met or renewed a childhood aquaintence with Christina as his father, according to the 1810 census, lived very close to Christina's cousins, Conrad and Adam Werts. Since he had already been to Ohio, he was probably the catalyst for Christina's family to follow them back to Ohio.

From this we also learn the date of 1875 for his death is the correct one which would make the birth date in the records of New Lutheran Church in Montegomery Co., correct as his birth being Feb 12, 1789. It actually states his birth was Feb 21 but the calculation of his death from the revised date would make it Feb 12 which agrees with the "History of Muskingum County, Ohio" date. That year was given as 1788 but the re-calculation and the church records both give 1789 so we will use that as the true date of birth.

It has been suggested that George and Christina came back to Ohio in 1814, the year of their marriage, but a record of Christening for their Daughter Helen (Hilena) is found in New Jerusalem Lutheran Church in Lovettsville, Loudoun Co., VA. in Dec 3 1815 so it would have been doubtful they would have returned until after that winter, probably in the spring of 1816. He purchased land in Highland township 30 Jul 1816, section 7 which was next to land owned by Moses Decker.

According to the 1820 Census he was living in Munroe (sic) township. Christine is listed in the 16-18 column which is a mistake. By 1830 he is found in the Salem township census listing.

In the records of New Jerusalem Lutheran Church in Lovettsville, Loudoun Co., VA., there is also listed a Thomas Adams marrying a Anna Spring, 2 Nov 1813. This is right around the same time as George so Thomas is a possible brother to George. 
Birth* 12 February 1789  Loudoun Co., VA5,6,7 
Christening 19 April 1789  New Jerusalem Church, Lovettsville, Loudoun Co., VA, Georg ADAMS
Christening: 19 Apr 1789, New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lovettsville, Loudoun, Virginia
Father: Wilhelm ADAMS
Mother: Barbara3 
Marriage* 25 December 1814  Lovettsville, Loudoun Co., VA, Adams, Georg & Christina Wirtz, dau. of Peter Wirtz; both single. By license. m. 25 Dec. 1814.. ParReg A.

ParReg A was the parish register of New Jerusalem Evengelical Lutheran Church in Lovettsville, Loudoun Co., VA.

F. C. Slater gives the date as 1815., Principal=Christine Werts6,8 
Land 30 July 1816  Highland Twp., Muskingum Co., OH, From the book "Early Ohio Settlers: Purchases of Land in East and East Central Ohio, 1800-1840) is listed George W. Adams, Muskingum County, Range 5, Township 2, Section 7, July 30 1816.

This land is next to Moses Decker. 
Census* 1820  1820 Federal Census, Ohio, Muskingum County, Monroe township, Series: M33, Roll: 92, Page: 132
Adams, George (001010-30100-100-0000-0000)
9 
Census 1830  ADAMS, GEORGE, 1830 Federal Census, Salem Township, Muskingum County, OH Page 324
(1100001000000-2100100000000)10 
Land* 10 February 1831  Monroe Twp., Muskingum Co., OH, State: Ohio
County: Muskingum
Range: 5-W
Township: 3-N
Section: 7
Aliquot Parts: E1/2SW
Presidential Signature: Andrew Jackson
11 
Census 1840  1840 Federal Census, Ohio, Muskingum County, Salem Township, Series: M704, Roll: 418, Page: 450
Adams, George (line 4: 0112000100000-1112001000000-000000-000000-11-0300000-_-0-000-000-00-00-00000000)12 
Census 1850  1850 Federal Census, Ohio, Muskingum County, Salem Township, Series: M432, Roll: 718, Page: 284A, October 7
21, 182, 182, Adams, George, 63, M, , Farmer, 4000, VA, , , ,
22, 182, 182, Adams, Christina, 33, F, , , , VA, , , ,
23, 182, 182, Adams, William, 28, M, , Farmer, , Ohio, , , ,
24, 182, 182, Adams, Mary, 20, F, , , , Ohio, , , ,
25, 182, 182, Adams, John, 18, M, , Farmer, , Ohio, , 1, ,
26, 182, 182, Adams, Sarah A, 16, F, , , , Ohio, , 1, ,
27, 182, 182, Adams, Martin V, 13, M, , , , Ohio, , 1, ,
28, 182, 182, Adams, Margaret, 9, F, , , , Ohio, , 1, ,
29, 182, 182, Adams, George P, 25, M, , Farmer, 500, Ohio, , , ,13 
Census 1860  1860 Federal Census, Ohio, Muskingum County, Salem Township, Adamsville, Series: M653, Roll: 1019, Page: 569B, July 31
02, 1126, 1045, Adams, George, 72, M, , Farmer, 4290, 716, Virginia, , , ,
03, 1126, 1045, Adams, Christian, 65, F, , has none, , , Virginia, , , ,
04, 1126, 1045, Adams, Martin V., 21, M, , Farm laborer, , , Ohio, , , ,14 
Census 1870  1870 Federal Census, Ohio, Muskingum, Salem Township, Series: M593, Roll: 1251, Page: 323B, June 13
88, 91, Adams, George, 82, M, W, Infirm Living with Daughter, , 200, Virginia, , , , , , , , 1,
88, 91, Adams, Christina, 73, F, W, Invalid Living with Daughter, , , Virginia, , , , , , , , , ,15 
Burial* 1875  New Hope Lutheran Church Cemetery, Salem Twp., Muskingum Co., OH, Inscription: George Adams Died Mar 23, 1875 Aged 86yr 1mo 12dy5
Death* 24 March 1875  Adamsville, Muskingum Co., OH, "George Adams died Mar 22, 1871 aged 86y 1m 12d". This is what is stated in the New Hope Cemetery transcription records. The stone is hard to read and other data confirms the actual date of Mar 24, 1875.
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Citations
  1. [S56] Werts - Vinsel - Slater Family History, F. C. Slater.
  2. [S102] Adamsville Register Obits 1890-1939, R. Douglas Kreis.
  3. [S80] New Jerusalem Lutheran Church Records, 0883672.
  4. [S79] Unknown author, Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Muskingum Co., OH.
  5. [S43] New Hope Lutheran Cemetery, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohmuski2/cemetery/newhopea.html.
  6. [S57] Gary Virts Research, Gary Virts.
  7. [S78] Montgomery Co., VA Church Records, Marty Hiatt.
  8. [S96] Marriages of Loudoun co. VA 1757-1853, Mary Alice Wertz.
  9. [S279] 1820 U.S. Federal Census , 1820 Federal Census.
  10. [S121] 1830 U.S. Federal Census , 1830 Federal Census.
  11. [S301] Bureau of Land Management Land Patents, online http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch/.
  12. [S3] 1840 U.S. Federal Census , 1840 U.S. Federal Census.
  13. [S4] 1850 U.S. Federal Census , 1850 U.S. Federal Census.
  14. [S46] 1860 U.S. Federal Census , 1860 U.S. Federal Census.
  15. [S71] 1870 U.S. Federal Census , 1870 U.S. Federal Census.


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