I purchased the subject studio portrait of a middle-aged man taken by Hutchings.It is identified on the back of the mount in period ink handwriting:
"Henry S Adams Powhattan Brown co Kansas Nov 18-1891
Born May 2, 1836 one mile north of where Bridgeton now stands in Parke co Ind."
This individual appears in a couple of public member/online family trees.He is listed in the 1850 Census data for Jackson Township, Cass Co., IN; the 1870 Census data for Beat 1, Johnson Co., TX; and the 1880, 1900, and 1910 Census data for Mission Township, Brown Co., KS.He was a farmer.
Henry Smith Adams, born 2 May 1836 in IN, was the son of Daniel Adams (1809-1898) and Mary Beauchamp (1817-1847).On 11 Mar 1860, Henry married Mary Louise/Louisa Small, born 13 Dec 1842 in Jonesboro, Grant Co., IN, the daughter of James Bowen Small and Matilda Beauchamp.The couple had seven children:
Martin Luther Adams, born 2 June 1861 in Antiock, IN, died 12 Aug 1885
Olive May Adams, born 17 May 1865 in W. Lebanon, IN, died 3 Nov 1951
Mary Matilda Adams, born 3 Nov 1867 in Redfield, IA
Daniel Livingston Adams, born 15 Sep 1870 in Cleburne, TX
Ann Florence Adams, born 2 Feb 1876 in Otego, KS
Alvin Lawrence Adams, born 2 Feb 1876 in Otego, KS, died 26 Feb 1965 in Bountiful, Davis Co., UT