Title: Genealogical and personal history of western Pennsylvania Vol. 1
John W. Jordan.
Author: Jordan, John W. (John Woolf), 1840-1921.
ADAMS FAMILY, PG. 21 to 23
S. JARVIS ADAMS, son of CALVIN and CYNTHIA (GIFFORD) ADAMS, was born at Oak Hill, Greene Co., New York, April 21, 1837.He was one year old when his parents moved to Wheeling, West Virginia, and still but a child when they located to 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 manufacturedin New York State.Later he moved to Wheeling, West Virginia.Later he moved to Pittsburgh, Pa.He was a member and vestryman of Trinity Episcopal Church.Later MR. ADAMS was vestryman and warden of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.
S. JARVIS ADAMS was reared in Pittsburgh.He was an active member of Calvary Episcopal Church, which he served as vestryman for several years.His ancestry entitles him to membership in the Mayflower Society, and Sons of the American Revolution, and with both of these societies he is connected.
MR ADAMS married, Nov. 17, 1862, EMMA VIRGINIA ANSHUTZ, daughter of ALFRED P. and ELIZA JANE (HOLMES) ANSHUTZ.Her grandfather, GEORGE ANSHUTZ, is said to have built the first blast furnace west of the Allegheny Mountains.Her maternal grandfather, SHEPLEY ROSS HOLMES, M. D. was a noted physician, and one of the first in Pittsburgh.On Nov. 17, 1912, MR. and MRS. ADAMS celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.Children of MR. and MRS. ADAMS: 1. IDA JEANETTE, married JOHN LAKE GARNER; now living in Los Angeles, California; children: EMMA VIRGINIA; JEANETTE ADAMS, married KENNETH CAROTHERS GRANT; JOHN LAKE GARNER, JR.2. CALVIN JARVIS, deceased.3. ALFRED HOLMES, deceased.4. MARCELLIN COTE, married MISS IDA BRIGHT, of New Haven, Connecticut; one child, EMMA VIRGINIA ADAMS.5. STEPHEN JARVIS, JR., living at home; he is a member of the firm of Lyne-Adams Co., of Pittsburgh.
ADAMS FAMILY, PG. 363, 364 under JOHNS FAMILY, PG. 361
The ADAMS Line
ROBERT ADAMS, born in Coventry, Devonshire, England, in 1601, emigrated to America and settled at Ipswich, Massachusetts, in 1635.He lived in Salem, Mass., 1638 to 1640, then moved to Newbury, Mass.His brother was the ancestor of two presidents of the U. S. --JOHN ADAMS and JOHN QUINCY ADAMS.He had married in England, ELEANOR ___, who died June 12, 1677, while he died in 1689.They had 9 children.
[http://fp.enter.net/~mkuhn/b353.htm- ELEANOR WILMOT was born in 1605 in Devonshire, England.She died on June 12, 1677 in Newbury, Essex Co., Ma.Spouse: ROBERT ADAMS.One of her children was ELIZABETH ADAMS.]
ABRAHAM ADAMS, son of ROBERT and ELEANOR ADAMS, was born at Salem, Mass., in 1639, died in Sept., 1705.He married, Nov. 10, 1670, MARY, a daughter of RICHARD and JOANNA (INGERSOLL) PETTINGILL, and had ten children.
CAPTAIN ABRAHAM ADAMS, son of ABRAHAM and MARY (PETTINGILL) ADAMS, was born at Newbury, Mass., May 6, 1676, died April 8, 1763.He was a sea captain.He married, in Dec., 1703, ANNE, born Oct. 3, 1683, a daughter of WILLIAM and ANNE (SEWELL) LONGFELLOW.They had 11 children.
WILLIAM ADAMS, second child of CAPTAIN ABRAHAM and ANNE (LONGFELLOW) ADAMS, was born May 8, 1706.He married, April 2, 1728, MRS. ELIZABETH (DORMAN) NOYES, a daughter of J. DORMAN, of Topfield, Mass.They had 7 children.
CAPTAIN BENJAMIN ADAMS, son of WILLIAM and ELIZABETH (DORMAN) (NOYES) ADAMS, was born at Rowley, now Georgetown, Essex Co., Mass., Nov. 20, 1735, died in 1817, while returning from a visit to his son, DR. SAMUEL ADAMS, in Washington.He was a captain in the Continental army, was a member of the famous Boston Tea Party, and was present at the surrender of Yorktown.He married MARY, a daughter of JONATHAN HARRIMAN, and had 10 children.
DR. SAMUEL ADAMS, fourth child of CAPTAIN BENJAMIN and MARY (HARRIMAN) ADAMS, was born Sept. 5, 1767, at Rowley, Mass.He studied medicine at Ipswich, Mass., and then moved to Beaver Co., Pa., where he took up land now occupied by Beaver Falls.The little village was then called Adamsville, and there his death occurred, March 6, 1832.He married ELIZABETH PLUMER, daughter of NATHANIEL and HANNAH (WALKER) PLUMER, and they became the parents of 10 children.
DR. MILO ADAMS, second child of DR. SAMUEL and ELIZABETH (PLUMER) ADAMS, was born at Adamsville, Beaver Co., Pa., Jan. 13, 1790, died Aug. 18, 1846.He was a physician and surgeon of note in his day.He married (first) MARIE, a daughter of DAVID JOHNSTON, and (second) CYNTHIA DARRAGH.Children by first marriage: ELIZA ANN, married JOHN ALLISON, a register of the U. S. treasury, both now deceased; OSCAR, an oil man, died in Venango Co.; MYRA HULL, married LEONARD SHRYOCK JOHNS.Children by second marriage: CAPTAIN ROBERT, killed in the battle of Pittsburgh Landing; SAMUEL, born in 1828, the first explorer of the Colorado river, is living in Beaver Co.; CAPTAIN MILO R., a veteran of the Civil War, died in Washington, District of Columbia; VICTORIA, who died in Beaver Co. in 1913, married COLONEL JACOB WYAND, the last survivor of the organizers of the Republican party in Pittsburgh; ISADORA, living in Pittsburgh, is the widow of JAMES S. McKELVEY; CYNTHIA, married COLONEL A. W. TAYLOR, and died in Ohio; SHEPLEY, DEBORAH and MARTHA, the three youngest, died in infancy.
Title: Genealogical and personal history of western Pennsylvania Vol. 2
John W. Jordan.
Author: Jordan, John W. (John Woolf), 1840-1921.
ADAMS FAMILY, PG. 537 to 539
JOHN ADAMS was born in the state of Pa., in 1834, son of ___ ADAMS, whose death occurred many years ago, and SARAH (ADAMS) ADAMS, whose death occurred many years ago, and
SARAH (ADAMS) ADAMS, who after the death of her first husband married ISAAC MILLIGAN, by whom she had a large family, all of whom are now deceased.She died in Tarentum, 1904, aged 93 yrs.ALEXANDER ADAMS, brother of JOHN ADAMS, enlisted from Tarentum, under Captain Boyd, in the One Hundred and Twenty-third Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry; he married BELLE THOMPSON and had two children: CHARLES, married and has two children; HARRY, died 4 years.
JOHN ADAMS was reared in Freeport, Pa., educated in its public schools, and came to Tarentum, in 1859, unmarried, and he and his brother ALEXANDER were engaged in the foundry and contracting business until the Civil War broke out when ALEXANDER went to the front, and JOHN ADAMS sold out his interest in the business, after which he became a coal operator...For ten years prior to his death he led a retired life.He owned property in Tarentum, Pa., residing until his death, Dec. 21, 1912, and in which his widow and children are residing at the present time (1914).He was the owner of a farm in the state of Virginia.He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, as is also his wife, and in politics he adhered to the principles of the Republican party.
MR. ADAMS married, Dec. 11, 1859, HELEN MARR CALPASS, born in Miami Co., Ohio, March 26, 1842, the daughter of CHRISTOPHER and MARY ANN (FORD) CALPASS, the former named born in England, in 1811, died in Tarentum, pa., in 1889, and his wife born in Virginia, in 1817, died in Powhatan Co., Virginia, in 1879, and there buried.After their marriage MR. and MRS. CALPASSsettled in Miami Co., Ohio; in 1851 moved to Pittsburgh, Pa.; resided for a short period of time at Monaca, Pa., moving from there to Bridgewater, Beaver Co. and in 1854 moved to Tarentum, Pa., and some years later purchased a farm in Powhatan Co., Virginia, but subsequently returned to Tarentum, where his death occurred.He was a Democrat in politics, and a member of the Episcopal Church, his wife having been a member of the Baptist Church.Their children were: HELEN MARR, WILLIAM WALLACE, of Mount Chestnut, Butler Co., Pa.CHRISTOPHER CALPASS was the son of ROBERT and MARY (BLACKBURN) CALPASS, the former named of whom came from England to Tarentum, Pa., and died there at the home of his son, and the latter named died in England.
MR. and MRS. ADAMS were the parents of 10 children: 1. ELLA AMANDA, widow of MATTHEW SHIELDS ADAMS.2. JOHN CHRISTOPHER, a resident of Greensburg, Pa.; married and is the father of 10 children, all of whom are living; CHARLES, LEWIS, LE ROY, JOHN, HELEN, GEORGE, HOWARD, MABEL, JAMES, PAUL.3. CHARLES ALBERT, a resident of Farr, Pa.; married and is the father of two children: CLIFFORD and WELTY.4. HARRY HAMILTON,a resident of Duquesne, Pa.; married and is the father of two children: GLADYS and RUSSELL.5. ROBERT ALEXANDER, a resident of Wilkinsburg, Pa.; married and is the father of four children: CARL, HELEN, MARION, KENNETH.6. EDWARD THOMAS, a resident of Tarentum, Pa.; married and is the father of one child, LAURA.7. FULTON LEE, a resident of New Kensington, Pa.; married and was the father of two children: WALTER, deceased; VIOLET.8. MARY, wife of SAMUEL CLARK MORGAN, of Pittsburgh, Pa.9. VIOLET IOLA, wife of ARTHUR WALTER WALTENBAUGH, of Tarentum, Pa.; children: ARTHUR ADAMS and BELVA MARR.10. FRANK FORD, deceased.
ADAMS FAMILY, PG. 604, 605
ADAMS - The name of ADAMS is one which has gained distinction in this country as well as in England and Ireland, from which it was brought here originally.There is no doubt that all bearing the name have had a common origin, some branches of the original family being established here in the early Colonial days, others coming at various other periods, but all have proved their worth and the possession of sterling qualities which have rendered them desirable citizens.
JAMES ADAMS was born in Ireland, and emigrated to America in his youth.He married MARY OXLEY, a native of Pittsburgh, whose father was a Frenchman, and whose mother was born in Ireland.They were early residents of Pittsburgh.
GEORGE ADAMS, son of JAMES and MARY (OXLEY) ADAMS, was born on Pike Street, Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1854, died in 1895.He received his education in the public schools of Wilkinsburg, Pa., then learned the trade of stove molding, with which he was identified until his death.He married, Jan. 6, 1881, HANNAH BROPHY, born in Ireland, a daughter of MICHAEL and CATHERINE (HENEBRY) BROPHY, both natives of Ireland, the former a shoemaker, and granddaughter of JOHN and CATHERINE (SIZE) BROPHY; MRS. ADAMS came to the U. S. in 1865.MR. and MRS. ADAMS had children: JAMES W., living with his mother; JOHN A. and CHARLES F., both deceased.