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John Benjamin ADAMSON

Male 1843 - 1912  (68 years)


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  • Name John Benjamin ADAMSON 
    Born 20 Aug 1843  IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 May 1912  Nora, Nuckolls County, NE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: Train accident 
    Buried Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, Nuckolls County, NE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) A household headed by John B. ADAMSON is listed in the 1870 census of Pleasant Township, Appanoose County, IA.

      John B. is listed in the 1870 census as a farmer who was then 26 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1844. According to the 1870 census, he was born in IA.

      Listed with John B. is his wife, Amanda, who was then 23 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1847. According to the 1870 census, she was born in IN.

      Also listed with John B. is his son, Julius E., who was then 2 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1868. According to the 1870 census, he was born in IA.

      Also listed with John B. is his daughter, Mary I., who was then 10 months old; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in August 1869. According to the 1870 census, she was born in IA.

      (2) www.findagrave.com:

      John Benjamin Adamson
      Birth: Aug. 20, 1843, Union County, Iowa, USA
      Death: May 1, 1912, Nora, Nuckolls County, Nebraska, USA

      Obituary - John B Adamson

      The following regarding the late John B Adamson, of Nora, Neb, who was killed by a train at that place is taken from the Nelson Nebraska Gazette:

      John B Adamson was born in _nio_ [Union] county, Iowa, August 20th, 1848 [sic; should be 1843], and removed with his parents to Appanoose county, Iowa, May 1, 1852. In the winter of 1860 or in the spring of 1861 he united with the Church of Christ. In August 1862 he hearkened to the call of his country by enlisting in Company "I" 36th Iowa Vol Infantry, remaining in the service of his country two years and eleven months, ten months of which time he was a prisoner of war in a confederate prison at Tyler, Texas, having been captured with his entire command in battle. He was duly exchanged and served with his regiment until mustered out Sept 7th, 1865. On the 7th day of February, 1865, he was united in marriage to Miss Amanda Kelley, who was removed by death February 28, 1871. To this union two children were born, Julius, whose home is in Ariba, Colo, and Mary who died in childhood. On the 10th of March 1872 he was married to Miss Elizabeth Norwood, to which union nine children were born: Sarah Bell Wright, Sanger, Cal; Eugene Stanley Adamson, Marilla Downing, Athey EIton Adamson, Lilly Penthestlea Corman, Ada Pearl Stowers, Delia Scherzinger, Nuckolls county, Neb; Blanche Houston, Idaho, and one child, Warren, died in infancy. In October, 1878, he removed his family to Nuckolls county, Neb, and in March, 1896, he moved to Nora, Neb where he has been actively engaged in business up to the very moment of his death by deplorable accident May 1st 1912. He leaves his devoted Christian wife, nine dutiful children, seven brothers, and many other relatives, besides his few surviving army comrades and a host of friends to mourn his loss. After a short service at his home conducted by Rev Wilson of the M E Church, his remains were brought to Nelson where the regular funeral services were held, conducted by the pastor, M H Cantrell, assisted by Rev Brooks and Rev Green in the presence of an unusually large concourse of people. His remains were interred in the Nelson cemetery under the auspices of the G A R of which he was a member at the time of his death. Six brothers and all his children but Mrs Wright of California were present at his interment. This sad accident was a great shock to the community to which Mr Adamson has so long resided and where he was so well known.

      The Nelson Gazette, Thursday, unknown date

      Son of Henry & Louisa P. (Frost) Adamson

      Family links: Children: Marilla Essa Adamson Downing (1875 - 1922), Lillie Pentheselia Adamson Corman (1880 - 1956), Adda Pearl Adamson Stowers (1883 - 1965), Della Grace Adamson Scherzinger (1885 - 1930); Spouses: Amanda Kelly Adamson (1846 - 1871), Elizabeth Caroline Norwood Adamson (1846 - 1919)

      Inscription: Co I 36 IA Inf

      Note: The date on the stone is 1843, but the date in the obit is 1848. This will require further research.

      Burial: Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, Nuckolls County, Nebraska, USA
      Plot: Block 6, Lot 25

      Created by: Peggy Duey
      Record added: Jun 28, 2007
      Find A Grave Memorial# 20144783
    Person ID I1283  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2018 

    Father Henry ADAMSON,   b. 15 Nov 1817, Fayette County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1911, Numa, Appanoose County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Louisa Pentheselia FROST,   b. 3 Apr 1824, Hamilton County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1894, Numa, Appanoose County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Relationship unknown 
    Married 1 Sep 1842  Lee County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 

    • (1) Lee County, IA Marriage Book #1, 1838-1851, p. 17:

      Henry Adamson to Miss Penthela Frost, 1 Sept. 1842 by James D. Gedney, J.P.

      (2) Early American Marriages: Iowa to 1850, Bountiful, UT: Precision Indexing Publishers, 19xx:

      Adamson, Henry married Frost, Penthela on 01 Sep 1842 in Lee County, Iowa
    Family ID F1300  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Caroline NORWOOD,   b. 12 Aug 1846, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1919, Nora, Nuckolls County, NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 10 Mar 1872  Appanoose County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 


    • (1) Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp., Iowa Marriages, 1851-1900 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000-:

      ADAMSON, JOHN B.
      Spouse: NORWOOD, E. C.
      Marriage Date: 10 Mar 1872
      County: Appanoose
      State: IA
    Children 
     1. Adda Pearl ADAMSON,   b. 13 Jul 1883, Nuckolls County, NE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1965, Boulder, Boulder County, CO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
     2. Lillie Pentheselia ADAMSON,   b. 17 Jan 1880, Nuckolls County, NE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1956, Omaha, Douglas County, NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [natural]
     3. Blanche Edith ADAMSON,   b. 27 Mar 1890, Nuckolls County, NE Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Della Grace ADAMSON,   b. 23 Jul 1885, Nuckolls County, NE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1929, Boulder, Boulder County, CO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)  [natural]
     5. George Athey Elton ADAMSON,   b. 11 Mar 1878, Numa, Appanoose County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. Eugene Stanley ADAMSON,   b. 30 Mar 1874, Numa, Appanoose County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1953, Imperial, Nuckolls County, NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [natural]
     7. Sarah Bell ADAMSON,   b. 5 Jan 1873, Numa, Appanoose County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1962, Fresno, Fresno County, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)  [natural]
     8. Warren Hays ADAMSON,   b. 28 Jan 1877, Numa, Appanoose County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1877, Numa, Appanoose County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     9. Marilla Essa ADAMSON,   b. 21 Nov 1875, Numa, Appanoose County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1922, Boulder, Boulder County, CO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2018 11:01:14 
    Family ID F1303  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Amanda KELLY,   b. 10 Jan 1846, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1871, Appanoose County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years) 
    Married 7 Feb 1867  Appanoose County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 

    • (1) Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp., Iowa Marriages, 1851-1900 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000-:

      ADAMSON, JOHN B.
      Spouse: KELLEY, AMANDA M.
      Marriage Date: 7 Feb 1867
      County: Appanoose
      State: IA
    Children 
     1. Mary Ione ADAMSON,   b. 16 Aug 1869, Appanoose County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1878, Appanoose County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 9 years)  [natural]
     2. Julius Edwin ADAMSON,   b. 21 Oct 1867, Appanoose County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1946  (Age 79 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2018 11:01:14 
    Family ID F1316  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    John Benjamin ADAMSON
    John Benjamin ADAMSON

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Iowa Marriages to 1850[database online], Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 1997: Adamson, Henry married Frost, Penthela on 01 Sep 1842 in Lee County, Iowa.

    2. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Iowa Marriages,1851-1900 [database online], Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000: Name: John B. Adamson Spouse: E. C. Norwood Marriage Date: 10 Mar 1872 County: Appanoose State: IA.

    3. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Iowa Marriages,1851-1900 [database online], Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000: Name: John B. Adamson Spouse: Amanda M. Kelley Marriage Date: 7 Feb 1867 County: Appanoose State: IA.