This is my yearly plead for help on my gggrandfather.
Elias L. "Lee" ADAMS (1829 NY -1899? OK?) m. Charity MARTIN (1834 OH -1910 OK) in 1853 in Delaware Co., IA
They had the following children:
Mary E., b. 1854 IA, d. 1934 Kansas City MO or KS; m. SANDERS George Martin, b. 1855 IA, d. 1932 OK; m. Phoebe GINGER 1881 IA Asahel (Asel, Asal, Ascel) "Ace" Case, b. 1857 IA, d. abt 1910 MO; m. Lucinda CASKEY 1887 MO Ester M. "Et", b. 1859 IA, d. 1924 OK; never married Sardis L. "Sard" [male], b. 1861 IA, d. 1930 OK; never married Garland Hubbard "Hub", b. 1865 MO, d. 1945 OK; m. Mary Adalade MARQUIS abt 1893 [probably in OK]
Elias and Charity were married in Delaware Co., IA, and their first 5 children were born there.They moved to MO bet 1861 and 1865, and their 6th child was b. there.Elias may have worked on Mississippi River boats during the Civil War, but he was a farmer most of his life.
They were in Canton, Lewis Co., MO, in the 1870 census.
Elias and Charity apparently split up around 1873, but I don't know if they were legally divorced.They apparently never lived together after that and neither ever remarried as far as I have been able to tell.
Elias was in Crane Creek, Barry Co., MO, with his son, Asahel, in the 1880 census.
In 1891, Elias received a government homestead grant of 160 acres in Wright Co., MO.
According to a family story, Elias was injured by a team of horses in 1899 and was unable to work [he would have been 70 yrs old then].He went to live with his son Garland "Hub" in Payne Co., OK, but died that year.He is supposed to be buried in Noble Co., OK.
Elias is my brick wall.I do not know the names of his parents or any siblings.He may have hada brother named Asahel, b. in OH in 1832, d. in IA in 1920, but I don't have proof of that connection.Elias was b. in NY in 1829 according to census information.
If you have a connection to this family, please contact me.Any help will be appreciated.