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George Peter Adams1

Male
b. 4 July 1824, d. 24 January 1906


Father George W. Adams1 b. 12 February 1789, d. 24 March 1875
Mother Christine Werts1 b. 17 May 1797, d. 20 July 1871
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Family Margaret Elizabeth Green b. 16 September 1832
Marriage* 7 November 1850  Muskingum Co., OH, George P. Adams & Margaret E. Green, 7 Nov 1850, Muskingum, Ohio

, Principal=Margaret Elizabeth Green1,4 
Children  1. Salina Ann Adams b. 30 Sep 1851, d. 15 Jan 1888
  2. Henry Albert Adams b. 22 Feb 1853, d. 4 Dec 1935
  3. Elias I. "Erve" Adams b. 4 Mar 1858, d. 5 May 1929
  4. Carlton Pasavant Adams b. 16 Sep 1861, d. 27 Dec 1921

Note*   In the "History of Muskingum County, Ohio" by J. F. Everhart, is written the following:

"George P. Adams, farmer, Adamsville, Ohio, has been familiar with farm work from his earliest youth, and is now ranked among the prosperous farmers of Muskingum county. He was born in Salem township, this county, July 4, 1824, and is a son of George and Christina *Werts) Adams, both natives of Ohio. George P. Adams was reared on a farm in Salem township and received his scholastic advantages in the schools of the same. When twenty-one years of age he started out to make his own way in life, and first settled on a farm in Monroe township, where he remained for four years. He then sold out and moved to Salem township, where he has made his home since. Mr. Adams was married on November 7, 1850, to Miss Margaret Green, a native of Muskingum county, born September 16, 1832, and the daughter of Elias and Betty (Conn) Green." "With the exception of about four years, Mr. and Mrs. Adams have lived in on their present farm ever since their marriage, and have reared four children: Salina A., who was born September 30, 1851, and who died in Kansas, January 15, 1888 (she was the wife of Mr. E. Stotts); Henry A., was born February 22, 1853, married Miss ____, and is now a farmer in Adams township; Elias E., was born march 4, 1858, and is now farming in Adams township (he married Miss Anna Metcalf); and Carlton who was born September 16, 1861, and is now residing at home (he Married Miss Mary A. Gaumer). Mr. Adams is enterprising and progressive, and is one of the county's best citizens. He takes a deep interest in the progress of the county, and extends a willing liberal hand to all the enterprises of a laudable nature. He and Mrs. Adams are members of the Lutheran church, and in politics he is a stanch democrat. He has ten grandchildren living in Muskingum county and three in the west."2 
Birth* 4 July 1824  1 
Census* 1850  1850 Federal Census, Ohio, Muskingum County, Salem Township, Series: M432, Roll: 718, Page: 284A, October 7
(enumerated with father, George Adams)
29, 182, 182, Adams, George P, 25, M, , Farmer, 500, Ohio, , , ,3 
Marriage* 7 November 1850  Muskingum Co., OH, George P. Adams & Margaret E. Green, 7 Nov 1850, Muskingum, Ohio

, Principal=Margaret Elizabeth Green1,4 
Census 1860  1860 Federal Census, Ohio, Muskingum County, Salem Township, Adamsville, Series: M653, Roll: 1019, Page: 569B, July 31
09, 1128, 1047, Adams, George P., 36, M, , Farmer, 3240, 829, Ohio, , , ,
10, 1128, 1047, Adams, Margaret E., 27, F, , has none, , , Ohio, , , ,
11, 1128, 1047, Adams, Salina A., 8, F, , , , , Ohio, , , ,
12, 1128, 1047, Adams, Henry A., 7, M, , , , , Ohio, , , ,
13, 1128, 1047, Adams, Elias J., 2, M, , , , , Ohio, , , ,5 
Census 1870  1870 Federal Census, Ohio Muskingum, Salem Township, Series: M593, Roll: 1251, Page: 323A, June 10
78, 81, Adams, George P., 45, M, W, Farmer, 3600, 1500, Ohio, , , , , , , , 1,
78, 81, Adams, Margaret, 37, F, W, Keeping House, , Ohio, , , , , , , , ,
78, 81, Adams, Henry A, 17, M, w, Assisting Father, , Ohio, , , , , 1, , , ,
78, 81, Adams, Elias E, 13, M, W, Assisting Father, , Ohio, , , , , 1, , , ,
78, 81, Adams, Carlton P, 8, M, W, Attending School, , Ohio, , , , , 1, , , ,
6 
Census 1880  1880 Federal Census, Ohio, Muskingum, Salem Township, ED 170, Series: T9, Roll: 1054, Page: 276A, June 2
1, 1, 1, Adams, G. P., W, M, 55, , , 1, , , Farmer, , , , , , , , , , , Ohio, Va, Va
2, 1, 1, Adams, Margaret E., W, F, 48, Wife, , 1, , , Keeping House, , , , , , , , , , , Ohio, Penn, Penn
3, 1, 1, Adams, Elias I., W, M, 22, Son, 1, , , , Farmer, , , , , , , , , , , Ohio, Ohio, Ohio,
4, 1, 1, Adams, Carlton P., W, M, 18, Son, 1, , , , At Home, , , , , , , , , , , Ohio, Ohio, Ohio
5, 1, 1, Ault, Lily E., W, F, 17, Servant, 1, , , , Servant, , , , , , , , , 1, 1, Ohio, Va, Ohio7 
Census 1900  1900 Federal Census, Ohio, Muskingum County, Salem Township, ED: 60, Series: T623, Roll: 1310, Page: 243A, June 21
Sheet 9A
39, 176, 176, Adams, George P, Head, W, M, July 1824, 75, M, 49, , , Ohio, Virginia, Virginia, , , , Farmer, 0, , Yes, Yes, Yes, O, M, F, 100
40, 176, 176, Adams, Margaret E, Wife, W, F, Sept 1832, 67, M, 49, 4, 3, Ohio, New Jersey, Pennyslvania, , , , , , , Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,8 
Death* 24 January 1906  Salem Twp., Muskingum Co., OH9,10 
Burial* 26 January 1906  New Hope Lutheran Church Cemetery, Salem Twp., Muskingum Co., OH, Inscription: George P. Adams 1824 - 190610,11 
News/Obit* after 26 January 1906  Obituary,

GEORGE P. ADAMS DEAD



An Old Respected Farmer Falls Into Last Deep Sleep.

    The People whose recollections extend back to the early settlement of this country are slowly but surely passing away. Among this number was the late George P. Adams, whose death occurred last Wednesday evening at the family residence about two miles east of town.


    He was the son of George W. Adams who came to Ohio in 1807 and to Muskingum county about five years later.* After coming to this county George W. Adams married Christiana Wertz and one of the ten children from this union was George P. Adams, who born in Monroe township July 4, 1824, and whose death occurred as stated at the age of 81 years, 6 months and 20 days.


    Mr. Adams was married to Margaret Elizabeth Green November 7, 1850. There were four children born to this union three of whom with the widow survive andmourn the death of a beloved husband and an indulgent parent.. The children living are Henry A., Elias J., and Carlton P. Adams all residents of Salem township. One daughter died after reaching womanhood. Besides the widow and children, the deceased is survived by one brother, Martin Adams, of Charlton, Iowa; Mrs. Sarah Powelson, of Burnside, Ill.; Mrs.Allen bainter, of Zanesville; and Mrs. J. D. Hanks of this village.


    George P. Adams was one of the industrious, hardworking farmers who helped to transfer the extensive forests into fertile pasture fields. Being one of the number who spent his early life in Salem township he figured prominently among the farmers from 1850 until bowed with age he was compelled to relinquish his activity and give way to men of younger years.


    Few men were more ready to do a neighborly kindness than Mr. Adams, and his genteel manners and pleasant addresses made him a man of easy approach and an agreeable companion. Through affliction and adversity he continued this pleasing disposition until the last spark of life had fled.


    At the age of 16, Mr. Adams became a member of the New Hope Evangelical Lutheran church and continued a worshiper with that society until his death. He was a firm believer in the scriptures and selected a beautiful passage from the bible which he requested be used as a text at his funeral. It was from Romans 8;18. "For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us."


    Rev. J. G. Gamble, pastor of the Adamsville M. E. church conducted the services and preached an interesting and instructive sermon from the text given above. The services took place at the New Hope Lutheran church Friday at 10:30 a.m. Interment was made in the cemetery at that place.




Appeared in the Adamsville Register, January, 1906


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Citations
  1. [S56] Werts - Vinsel - Slater Family History, F. C. Slater.
  2. [S79] Unknown author, Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Muskingum Co., OH.
  3. [S4] 1850 U.S. Federal Census , 1850 U.S. Federal Census.
  4. [S110] Musk. Co. Marriages Book 4 1848-1865, The Society.
  5. [S46] 1860 U.S. Federal Census , 1860 U.S. Federal Census.
  6. [S71] 1870 U.S. Federal Census , 1870 U.S. Federal Census.
  7. [S100] 1880 U.S. Federal Census , 1880 U.S. Federal Census.
  8. [S246] 1900 U.S. Federal Census , 1900 U.S. Federal Census.
  9. [S57] Gary Virts Research, Gary Virts.
  10. [S43] New Hope Lutheran Cemetery, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohmuski2/cemetery/newhopea.html.
  11. [S102] Adamsville Register Obits 1890-1939, R. Douglas Kreis.


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