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Rufus Adams (abt. 1828 - abt. 1876)

Rufus Adams
Born about in Adams County, Illinois, United Statesmap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died about at about age 48 in Genoa, Douglas County, Nevada, United Statesmap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 8 Dec 2009
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This profile is part of the Adams Name Study.


Research Notes

  • The 1850 Census shows Rufus (age 25) living in Davis County, Davis, Utah Territory with his siblings: Mary Ann (25), Joseph (10), Elias (9), Caroline (9) and Joshua (2). All of the siblings were born in Illinois except for Joshua, who was born in Iowa.[1] Mary Ann's Find-a-Grave memorial says that she died about 2 years later, which was the only clue I've found that she is Rufus's sibling and not his wife.[2]


  1. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 9 November 2014), Rufus Adams in household of Joseph Adams, Davis county, Davis, Utah Territory, United States; citing family 24, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. Mary Ann Adams, Find-a-Grave memorial #77074513; entered by history4sure on 25 Sep 2011 : accessed by J. Ricketts on 1 Oct 2016
  • Rufus Adams, Find-a-Grave memorial #22796578; entered by Ancestry Seeker on 9 Nov 2007 : accessed by J. Ricketts on 1 Oct 2016.
  • WikiTree profile Adams-4196 created through the import of The Sammons Family Tree.ged on Jun 9, 2011 by Steve Sammons.

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