Jonathon K. & Margaret Ellen Adams
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Jonathon K. and Margaret Ellen Adams
Jonathon (aka: John Quincy) Adams was born in 1835 in Greene County, Pennsylvania and mustered into service for the Civil War at New Brighton, Beaver County, PA, along with his brother, William. They fought with Co. I of the 61st PA Infantry in the rank of private. Another brother Henry Porter, served in a West Virginia unit. They were apparently people of color as all three were listed as mulatto for the 1860 census. Jonathan was listed as mulatto after the war in 1870.
He married Margaret Ellen who was born in 1837, also in Pennsylvania. They resided in Thorp, Wisconsin where he was in business with his brothers.
Jonathon was a partner in a milling business with his brother and L. L. Freedy.
In 1914, Jonathon Adams, died in Eugene Oregon.
Their son, Marion Ellsworth was born October 21, 1870 and died February 16, 1890 at nineteen years, 3 months and 26 days of age. He is buried in the Thorp Village Cemetery.
Their son, Jonathon George Brinton McClellan Adams, married Coretta Eva Fellows, May 22, 1889 in Thorp, Clark County, Wisconsin.
Charles F. Adams who was born in 1879, at Bellton, Marshall County, West Virginia married Eva Sheldon of Thorp, Clark County, Wisconsin.
A granddaughter of Jonathon and Margaret, Maude Alice (the daughter of Charles Lindsay Adams) is also buried in the Thorp Village Cemetery. Please note that Charles Lindsay Adams is the son of Jonathan & Margaret and therefore, Maud is their granddaughter. Of course Maud was also their Grand-niece since Maud's mother, Hannah Nancy (Adams) Adams, was the daughter of Jonathan's brother William H. Adams.
Margaret's maiden name is incorrectly noted as
Wilson. There was a family history of sorts (not found online)
written by a grandson of theirs that incorrectly stated her name was
Wilson. Also, although Jonathan's middle initial was "K" he is
actually buried under a stone in Eugene OR that reads "Q". It might
be an interesting part of the story to tell in the bio.
Also researching SHELDON
Thank you for the corrections. We've now removed the "Q" and the Wilson errors! We wouldn't have know if you'd not take the time to write. Thank you so much!
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