Searching for information on the family and early life of Charles W.Adams Born 28 May 1834 either in NY (cemetary record) or MA (census record). Charles W. Adams was a teacher in Lawrence KA in 1860. He married Ella Lane daughter of James Lane first Senator from Kansas. In 1862 he organized the 12th Kansas Volunteers and was mustered out of the army in 1865 a Brevet Brig. General. He later moved to Coloradoand then to California where he died in Oakland in 1909.