Chancey Adams

1866 - December 16, 1886

The 1870 Census for Elysian Township, Le Sueur County, Minnesota lists a Chancey (age 4) living with his parents, Samuel (age 31) and Melissa (age 27) Adams.  That census also shows that Chancey Adams was born in Minnesota.  Subsequently as a boy, Chancey Adams came to to York Township with his parents in 1878; most likely to the Samuel Adams homestead, located in Section 4, across the road from the farm belonging to his aunt and uncle, Emily (nee Adams)  and David Rogers.

The 1880 Census for York Township, Clark County, Wisconsin lists a Chancey Adams as the 14-year-old son of Samuel A.  Adams, a pioneer of York Township.  The Neillsville Times' 21 December 1886 death notice indicates that Chancey Adams was 17 years old when he died which would imply he was born in 1869.  However, the age in death notice is probably an error since the 1870 Census and 1880 Census indicate he was born in 1866; therefore he may have been about 20 years old when he died.  That same death notice that Chancey Adams died after being ill for four weeks with typhoid fever.

Early records of the York Center Methodist Church show a Chancey Adams being baptized on August 18, 1884. 

Chancey Adams was an older brother of Cynthia Adams, who later became Cynthia Young, and whose only child was Alice Young Benedict, wife of Rollie Benedict. 

Chancey Adams died as a young man (about twenty years old) of typhoid fever.  Other immediate family members of Chancey Adams that are buried at York Center Cemetery include:  his father, Samuel Adams, his mother, Melissa (nee Heath) Adams; his grandfather, Jeremiah Heath; his brother, Hubert Adams; his sister, Mary Adams; his other sister, Cynthia (nee Adams) Young; and his brother-in-law, Edwin Young.



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