Adams, George O. & Charles Edgar, Clark Co., WI, Wisconsin, Wisc., Wis.

Bio: Adams, George Olcott & Eliza Ellis Adams

Transcriber: Janet


Surnames: Adam, Ellis, Terry, Town


----Sources: The Union Flag "Eternal Vigilance, The Price of Liberty.", Neillsville, Wis., June 16, 1864.  Published every Thursday Evening by John S. Dore, editor, Wisconsin State Historical Society, Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005


George Olcott Adams was born 27 Aug 1805 in Rockingham, Vermont, February 7, 1832, the son of Joseph (7 Apr 1772-1 Oct 1866) and Patty Swan Adams (1773-?).   Joseph and Patty were married 27 October 1793 in Wallpole, Cheshire, New Hampshire.  7 Feb. 1838; George married Eliza Ellis (30 Apr 1807-19 Jan 1907) with J. S. Campbell, Justice of the Peace officiating.  They had three children: Ellen Frances (1832-1921) who married John Lovell; Charles Edgar (1838 - ) who married Elizabeth Terry;  Nelson S. (1843 - 26 May 1844) and Horton H. Adams (1847-10 Aug 1870).


George Olcott died 2 Mar 1895 in W


Vermont Births and Christenings, 1765-1908
Name: Eliza Ellis, female
Birth: 30 Apr 1812, Rockingham, Windham, Vermont, United States
Event Place (Original):
Rockingham Twp, Windham, Vermont, United States


Obit: Adams, Eliza (19 Jan 1903) [1]
Father: Joseph
Mother: (Mary) Polly (Taylor) Ellis
Widowed white female housewife, Eliza Adams died at 7 p.m. 19 Jan 1807 in Rockingham, Windham, VT of Acute Hepatitis & old age after a week of ill health. Her certificate of death was signed by Ebnezer S. Allbee of Bellows Falls (now an incorporated village located in the town of Rockingham, VT)

Health Report  [#1], [#2]

*Grave Stone death inscription varies from the public records

Eliza Ellis Adams
Birth: 30 Apr 1812
Death: 20 Jan 1903 (aged 90)
BURIAL Rockingham Meeting House Cemetery, Rockingham, Windham Co., VT.


16 June 1864--C. E. (Charles Edgar) Adams.--Dealer in Dry Good, Groceries, Boots & Shoes, Ready made clothing, Yankee: Notions, ? & ?., One door south of the "Neillsville House." Neillsville, Clark Co., Wisconsin.



1866--EARLY DAYS OF NEILLSVILLE, CLARK COUNTY, WISCONSIN  "...On the west side of the street, across from the Hubbard House, was a drug store, the proprietor being George O. Adams. He was a full-fledged Yankee from Nashua, N. H. He generally wore a long pair of rubber boots and always wore a silk high hat. He was a keen businessman, but somewhat odd in his manner. He generally walked in the middle of the road peering from one side to the other. One of his common expressions in conversations was, "I want to know." He died at Waukegan, Illinois., years ago at a very advanced age. Dee Zimmerman

South of the drug store was a general store kept by Chas. E. Adams, son of the druggist. It occupied the site where the elder John G. Klopf for many years afterwards resided and had a saloon.


1879....George Adams settled here about this time, and opened the first drug store in the village, while his brother, who accompanied him, established a dry goods store in the building later occupied by John Kloph.. 1881 History of Northern Wis., pg. 235.


Obit: Adams, George Olcott (27 Aug 1805 - 21 Nov 1901)


United States Records of Headstones of Deceased Union Veterans, 1879-1903


Wisconsin Death Index, 1820-1907
Page: 0008
Name: George Adams
Death Date: 02 Mar 1895
Event Place:  Waukesha, Wisconsin

United States Records of Headstones of Deceased Union Veterans, 1879-1903



























Obit: Adams, Charles Edgar (1838 - 1896)


United States Records of Headstones of Deceased Union Veterans, 1879-1903
Record Number: 419 -- Charles Adams:
Location: Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Death Date: 18 Jan 1896

Researched by Susan Williams & Leon Konieczny


[26 July 1861] [11 July 18631]  [23 Dec 1863-R. N. Smith Letter]  [4 May 1865]

Charles Edgar Adams Burial Record submitted by Leon Konieczny

































Pine Valley--Township 24N, Range 2W Plat Map©

Clark County, Wisconsin


 [Introduction: Public Land Acquisition] [Surveying Clark County]

1915 Clark County Soil Maps: [NE]  [NW]  [CE]  [CW]  [SE]  [SW]


Clark Co., Wis. Patentees by Surname  Warrantees by Surname

Pine Valley Township, Patentees by LocationHistory


Clark County Land & Property Index

*A warrant was assigned by Henry Sampson to George O. Adams (Section 10)





Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital Town Records, 1732-2005 Addison, Middlebury, VT
Nelson S. Adams

Death 26 May 1844 Vermont, United States Age: 1 yr. 1843

Father: George O. Adams



BioM: Terry, Elizabeth (7 Jul 1880)


Groom: Charles E. Adams

Age next birthday: 43

Marriage 07 Jul 1880 Kane, Illinois, United States Male 42 (1838), Caucasian, b. Proctorsville, Vt.

Witnesses: George Hanna, Juilia Hanna
Pastor Wm. Aug. Smith, Aurora, Ill.
Registered: 26 Feb. 1881

Residence: Milwaukee, Wis.

Occupation: Merchant

2nd Marriage

Father: George O. Adams

Mother: Eliza Ellis Eva

1st Marriage

Bride: Elizabeth Terry Female 29 (1851) Paw Paw Grove, Ill.

Age next birthday: 30

Residence: Aurora, Ill.

Father: Hiram Terry

Mother: Sarah Town


1840 Federal Census, Middlebury, Addison, VT

George Adams--0 slaves


1830 Federal Census, Connecticut Windham Killingly

James Adams--0 slaves

George Adams--0 slaves


1850 Federal Census, Rockingham, Windham, Vermont
George O Adams Male 45 Vermont, farmer
Elisa Adams Female 38 Vermont
Charles E Adams Male 13 Vermont
Horton H Adams Male 3 Vermont
Polly Ellis Female (grandmother) 65 (1785) Vermont


1860 Federal Census, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, Ward 6 City of Nashua

George O. Adams Male 55 Vermont
Eliza Adams Female 48 Vermont
Charles E Adams Male 24 Vermont
Helen Adams Female 19 New Hampshire
Horton H Adams Male 13 Vermont
Lizzie Adams Female 1 New Hampshire

1870 Federal Census,
Pine Valley, Clark, Wisconsin

Mary J Sturdevant Female 25 Ohio
George O. Adames (Adams) Male 64 (1806) Vermont
Eliza (Ellis) Adames (Adams) Female 57 (1813) Vermont
Horten H Adames (Adams) Male 23 (1847) Vermont
John H Lovell Male 43 Vermont
Ellen F. Lovell Female 36 Vermont
Addie E Lovell Female 12 Massachusetts


1875 WI State Census, Stockton, Portage, Wisconsin

Joseph C. Adams

George Adams

United States Civil War Soldiers Index, 1861-1865

Military Service

Name: George O. Adams, Beginning Rank: Sergeant; Final Rank: Sergeant
Military Side: Union
State or Military Term: Wisconsin
Unit: 6th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry
Military Company: C


George O. Adam's Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison and was mustered into service on July 16, 1861. The regiment left Wisconsin for Washington, D. C., on July 28, 1861.

During the war it moved from Washington, D.C., through Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky. After participating in the defenses of Washington, D.C., it fought at the Second Battle of Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, and the surrender of Gen. Robert E. Lee and his army. It moved to Louisville, Kentucky, where it was mustered out of service on July 2, 1865.

The regiment lost 357 men during service. Sixteen officers and 228 enlisted men were killed. One officer and 112 enlisted men died from disease.  Wisconsin State Historical Society


Obit: Adams, Horton H. (1847 - 10 Aug 1870)


Birth:1847, Rockingham, Windham, Vermont, United States
Death: 10 August 1870
Burial: 1870; Neillsville, Clark, Wisconsin, United States


Adams, Horton H.  



died of typhoid fever

 single   George Olcott & Eliza (Ellis) Adams



Obit: Lovell, Ellen Frances Adams (1833 - 1921)


Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005

Name: Ellen Frances Lovell, 88 yr. (1833) old female
Death: 16 Jun 1921, Rockingham, Windham, Vermont, United States
Father's Name: George Adams
Mother's Name: Eliza Ellis
Spouse's Name: John Lovell



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