======================================= Source:HISTORY OF WYOMING CO., NY BY: F. W. BEERS, 1880 =======================================
Asaph Adams was born in Pike, Wyoming Co., NY, May 17th, 1821, and was married Sept. 27th, 1843, to SARAH ANN SMITH, whose father, James Smith, was of Dutch descent, and was a farmer of Hume, Allegany Co., NY, where he died in Sept.,1861. He has been a shoemaker for many years; has served as village trustee, and held school offices, and is, as is also his wife, a member of the Presbyterian church. His son, George S. Adams, enlisted as a bugler in Company C, 104th, N.Y. Volunteer infantry; took part in the second battle of Bull Run, in the battle of Antietam and other engagements, and was discharged in Dec., 1862. Abner Adams, father of Asaph Adams, was born in Pittstown, Rensselaer Co., in 1794. He was of English descent, and of the John Quincy stock. He learned the trade of tanner and currier, and came to Pike, Wyoming Co., NY in 1815, bringing his portable valuables in a knapsack on his back. In 1818 he opened a shoe shop, and become the pioneer shoemaker in the village. During the same year he married LUCINDA HUBBARD, daughter of Fuller Hubbard, a pioneer and farmer of Hume, Allegany Co., who died Nov. 16th, 1878. In time he became a prosperous and influential citizen, and held the offices of justice of the peace, County superintendent of poor, and others of responsibility.
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