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Charles W. Adams (1817 - 1878)

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Charles W. Adams
Born in Newburyport, Essex, MAmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Memphis, Shelby, Tennesseemap
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Profile last modified | Created 6 Mar 2016
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Charles was born in 1817. He was the son of Benjamin Adams and Susanna Goodhue. He passed away in 1878.[1]

In 1860, an Adams family of an appropriate make-up appears in Richland, Phillis, Arkansas:[2] Is this the right family? (Note: The first five are also enumerated together in the 1850 census; same location.[3])

  • Charles Adams, 47, lawyer, born Massachusetts
  • Hellen. Adams, 32, b NY (doesn't match her profile here)
  • Gertrude Adams, 20, b Arkansas (too old to be daughter of Hellen)
  • Horace Adams, 12, b Arkansas
  • Frederick Adams, 10, b Arkansas
  • Kate Adams, 3, b Arkansas
  • Thomas Adams, 6 mo., b Arkansas

Also enumerated with them are:

  • Thomas Adams, 45, merchant, b Massachusetts [brother of Charles?]
  • Catherine Adams, 42, b Kentucky
  • Joseph Winn[?], 40, manager, b Tennessee

In 1870, most of this family is still in Richland, Arkansas:[4]

  • Chas. Adams, 53, lawyer, b Mass
  • Hellen, 42, b Vt (matches this profile)
  • Edward F[rederick?], 21, farmer, b Ark
  • Catherine, 12, b Ark
  • Thomas C., 9, b Ark
  • M.C., m., 1, b Ark


  1. A source for this information is needed.
  2. 1860 US Census: Richland, Phillips, Arkansas; Roll: M653_47; Page: 349; Image: 353; Family History Library Film: 803047
  3. 1850 US Census: Richland, Phillips, Arkansas; Roll: M432_29; Page: 154A; Image: 76
  4. US 1870 Census: Richland, Phillips, Arkansas

See also:

  • Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974, Death record for daughter Kate Adams Keller
  • Adams, Andrew N., A Genealogical History of Robert Adams, of Newbury, Mass., and his Descendants 1635-1900, Rutland, Vermont: The Tuttle Company (1900),
  • Browning, Charles H., ed., Americans Of Royal Descent, Philadelphia: Porter and Coates (1883), 249

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