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Latest revision as of 06:21, May 18, 2022


Birth

Andrew J. Adams was born on April 13, 1829[1] to Seth Adams (B. May 25, 1795, D. Sept 29, 1831) and Elizabeth Lamont (B. Dec 18, 1794, D. unk).[2] He was the youngest son in a family of six children.[2] His father Seth died two years after his birth.[2]

Marriage & Children

Andrew J. Adams married Sophia Catharine Shultes on December 31, 1851 at the Reformed Church in Berne. She was the daughter of Peter William Shultes (B. March 15, 1801, D. Jan 27, 1852) and Magdalen West (B. Mar 4, 1805, D. Sept 15, 1889). Sophia had been born on June 13, 1834..[2]

Andrew and Sophia had the following children:


Military Service

Name: Andrew J. Adams
Residence:
Enlistment Date: Dec 1862
Enlistment Place:
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 10th
Company:
Promotion Rank:
Muster Out Date:
Muster Out Place:
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at age 33. The 10th Infantry, National Guard, was consolidated with the 177th Infantry. The roster was not recorded separately and probably did not include all of the soldiers who served for less than 9 months. Andrew's name did not appear on the roster.
Sources Used: 1865 census Berne, Albany Co., NY

Death

Andrew's wife Sophia died first on January 13, 1908[1] and he followed three years later on March 6, 1911.[2]. They were both buried at the Beaverdam Cemetery in Berne, where their son Edwin Jay Adams had been buried after his death on November 8, 1880.[1]

Andrew J. Adams monument at Beaverdam Cemetery courtesy of Thomas Dunn

Obituary

Additional Research Notes

The 10th Infantry, National Guard, was consolidated with the 177th Infantry. The roster was not recorded separately and probably did not include all of the soldiers who served for less than 9 months

Additional Media

Census Records

1850 federal; Schoharie, Scoharie

  • Andrew Adams 21 apparently single, blacksmith, living in a hotel

1860 federal; Berne, Albany

  • Andrew J Adams 31 Blacksmith
  • Sophia C Adams 25
  • Franklin A Adams 8
  • John W Adams 6
  • Clark Adams 3

1870 federal; Wright, Schoharie

  • Andrew J Adams 41 farmer
  • Safiah Adams 37
  • Frank Adams 17
  • John W Adams 15
  • Clark Adams 13
  • Charles L Adams10
  • Edwin Adams 7
  • Mary E Adams 5
  • George Adams 3

1880 federal; Wright, Schoharie

  • Andrew Adams 51 Farmer
  • Sophia Adams 45 wife keeping house
  • John W Adams 25 son Laborer
  • Charles L Adams 20 son Laborer
  • Edwin Adams 17 son Laborer
  • Mary E Adams 15 daughter At School
  • George Adams 12 son At School
  • Ada A Adams 21 daughter-in-law Keeping house

1900 federal; Berne, Albany

  • Andrew Adams 71 Head Farmer
  • Sophia Adams 68 Wife

1910 federal; Berne, Albany

  • Andrew J Adams 81 Head
  • Elizabeth Eldridge 44 Daughter keeps house


Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Beaverdam Cemetery gravestone at Bernehistory.org
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 Bernehistory.org