Title: History of Pittsburgh and environs, from prehistoric days to the beginning of the American revolution Vol. 5
Author: Fleming, George Thornton, 1855-1928
“JAMES L. ADAMS -A legal practitioner of Pittsburgh since 1906, MR. ADAMS, in public and private capacities, has made his professional qualifications and activity a source of wide and varied usefulness to his city.He is a member of a family long seated in this district, his grandfather, JAMES ADAMS, having come from County Antrim, Ireland, to the United States, settling in Allegheny County, Pa., and there leading the life of a farmer and merchant.JAMES ADAMS married JANE McCLURE, and among their children was WILLIAM.MRS. JAMES ADAMS was an aunt of SAMUEL S. McCLURE, publisher and owner of McCLURE’S Magazine.
WILLIAM ADAMS, son of JAMES and JANE (McCLURE) ADAMS, was born Aug. 23, 1845, and was a blacksmith and farmer.He was a Republican.He married, in July, 1871, EMMA BUTLER, daughter of JAMES and MARY (ACKLESON) BUTLER, of Allegheny Co., Pa., her mother a descendant of the old McCONNELL family of Washington and Allegheny counties.WILLIAM and EMMA (BUTLER) ADAMS were the parents of the following children: GRACE M., wife of G. C. LINK, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; JAMES LEE; WILLIAM A., living on the homestead in Allegheny Co.; SAMUEL H., a physician of Pittsburgh; LAURA E.; and JOHN CHARLES, an attorney of Pittsburgh.WILLIAM ADAMS died Aug. 28, 1912.MRS. ADAMS survived her husband not quite one year, passing away Aug. 18, 1913.
JAMES LEE ADAMS, son of WILLIAM and EMMA (BUTLER) ADAMS, was born May 27, 1873, in Robinson Twp., Allegheny Co., Pa. (pg. 150A - picture of JAMES L. ADAMS) (pg. 151)...His church is the Union United Presbyterian.MR. ADAMS married, Feb. 10, 1917, in Philadelphia, ELISE N. WALTON, daughter of HENRY FOSTER and ELLA (NORMAN) WALTON.HENRY FOSTER WALTON is a lawyer of Philadelphia Co., and a trustee of the State Institution for Criminal Insane at Fairview, Pa., of which he was one of the founders.He was speaker of the State Legislature for five terms.”
pg. 186, 187
“...S. JARVIS ADAMS, son of CALVIN and CYTHINA (GILLFORD) ADAMS, was born at Oak Hill, Greene Co, N. Y., April 21, 1837.He was one year old when his parents moved to Wheeling, W. Va., and still but a child when they located in Pittsburgh.His father, CALVIN ADAMS, was a manufacturer, and enjoyed the distinction due to a pioneer in the manufacture of malleable iron in the U. S., which he first manufactured in New York State.Later he moved to Wheeling, W. Va., seeking a large and better field.Little time was required to convince him that he had not chosen the best location, and, since Pittsburgh was to be the metropolis of all that region and was likewise the center of the coal and iron production, he moved to that city, where he established the first malleable iron plant west of the Allegheny Mountains....He was a member and vestryman of Trinity Episcopal Church, and very active in its building...Later, MR. ADAMS was vestryman and warden of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.
He was an active member of Calvary Episcopal Church, which he served as vestryman for several years...His ancestry entitled him to membership in the Mayflower Society, and Sons of the American Revolution, and with both of these societies he was connected.
MR. ADAMS married, Nov. 17, 1862, EMMA VIRGINIA ANSHUTZ, daughter of ALFRED P. and ELIZA JANE (HOLMES) ANSHUTZ.Her great-grandfather, GEORGE ANSHUTZ, is said to have built the first blast furnace west of the Allegheny Mountains.Her maternal grandfather, STEPLEY ROSS HOLMES, M.D., was a noted physician, and one of the first in Pittsburgh.MRS. ADAMS has combined in admirable manner her social, religious and philanthropic duties, and the making of an ideal home for her husband and children, and three surviving children all married.The more than half century of their married life was marred in its perfect companionship and happiness only by the loss of two of their children.On Nov. 17, 1912, they celebrated their Golden Wedding.MRS. ADAMS is a member of Calvary Protestant Episcopal Church...She is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution...Her Revolutionary ancestor was MAJ. OBADIAH HOLMES, who served in the militia and acted as a scout between Fort Pitt and Wheeling, Va...
Children of S. JARVIN and EMMA V. (ANSHUTZ) ADAMS: 1. IDA JANETTE,
Cal.; married JOHN LAKE GARNER, and resides in Los Angeles, Cal.; children: i. EMMA VIRGINIA, married ALFRED B. HASTINGS; ii. JANETTE ADAMS, married KENNETH CAROTHERS GRANT; child, JOHN GARNER; iii. JOHN LAKE, JR., married CELESTE DORR; child, FRED DORR.2. CALVIN JARVIS, deceased.3. ALFRED HOLMES, deceased.4. MARCELLIN COTE, married IDA E. BRIGHT, of New Haven, Conn.; child, EMMA VIRGINIA.5. STEPHEN JARVIS, JR., married MARGARET W. JONES.”
Title: History of Pittsburgh and environs, from prehistoric days to the beginning of the American revolution Vol. 4
Author: Fleming, George Thornton, 1855-1928.
“J. CHARLES ADAMS - An attorney of Pittsburgh, Pa.MR. ADAMS is a Pennsylvanian by birth, and is a son of WILLIAM and MARY E. ADAMS, his father being a prominent farmer of Moon Twp., Allegheny Co., Pa.MR. ADAMS was born March 6, 1890, in Moon Twp...MR. ADAMS is a member of the United Presbyterian Church.
In Sept., 1917, MR. ADAMS married ANNE ANDERSEN, of Columbus, Ohio, and they have one daughter, ANNETTE.”
“FREDERICK O. ADAMS, president of the ADAMS Brothers Manufacturing Co., is the head of one of the large plants whose output consists of gas heaters and grates in bewildering variety.
MRS. ADAMS is of German birth, and is a son of FERDINAND and MARY (LEITIER) ADAMS...Coming to Pittsburgh in 1879, to that part of the city which was then Allegheny, he entered the employ of the Pittsburgh Brass Manufacturing Company, as foreman, and remained in that capacity for eighteen years...MR. ADAMS married, in Pittsburgh, AUGUSTA SLENTZ, who was born in Germany, and they have two children: MAX and ELLA.MR. ADAMS and his family are members of St. John’s Church.
JULIUS F. ADAMS, MR. ADAM’S brother and partner, was also born in Germany, coming to America in his early manhood, and locating in Pittsburgh.He married KATIE VOLKER, and they have two children: ANNIE and TERESA.JULIUS F. ADAMS and his family are members of Adelphi Church.”
“SAMUEL H. ADAMS, Ph. G., M.D., who is gaining a place of prominence in the medical profession in Pittsburgh, was born on the farm in Allegheny Co., Pa., Aug. 26, 1882, and is a son of WILLIAM and ANNIE (BUTLER) ADAMS, both of whom are now deceased. Both were natives of this State, WILLIAM ADAMS a native of this county...On Aug. 26, 1916, DR. ADAMS married MARIAN STORY, of Pittsburgh.”