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Charles Adams
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Birth: Aug. 29, 1823
Boothbay
Lincoln County
Maine, USA
Death: Oct., 1851

Source: Francis Byron Greene, History of Boothbay, Southport and Boothbay Harbor, Maine, 1623-1905 (Portland Me.: Loring, Short & Harmon, 1906).

CASUALTIES, 1851:
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In October, at Prince Edward's Island, the C. G. Matthews with all on board, numbering thirteen, all Boothbay residents: James, son of John Love, aged 26; John Ellenwood, son of John Lewis, 2d, aged 29; Charles A., son of Alfred Hodgdon, aged 20; Marshall, son of Allen Lewis, aged 19; Albion L., son of Andrew Farmer, aged 16; Charles E., son of Luther Weld, aged 22; James R., son of John Weymouth, aged 21; Henry, son of Arber Marson, aged 21; Andrew Farmer; Edward, son of Alfred Matthews, aged 21; James, son of Jason Fuller, aged 18; Charles, son of Richard Adams, aged 28; Capt. Joseph P. Harris, master, aged 33. The Matthews was owned and fitted by Paul and Joseph P. Harris. Captain Harris left a widow and three children. This crew, for the most part, had engaged to go that year in the C. G. Reed, but she capsized at the "rolling" when launched, which frightened them from shipping in her and they went in the Matthews instead. The Reed was afterward fitted and was

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in the vicinity of the Matthews through the same storm, but rode it out safely. A monument to this captain and crew was erected, properly inscribed, in the Wylie cemetery, by Samuel Donnell. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Richard Adams (1797 - 1842)
  Elizabeth Ann Grover Adams (1800 - 1868)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Jane Lewis Adams (1826 - 1901)*
 
 Children:
  Lewis Alden Adams (1851 - 1852)*
 
 Siblings:
  Charles Adams (1823 - 1851)
  Alexander Adams (1832 - 1917)*
  Daniel Adams (1836 - 1862)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Adams Brewer (1839 - 1902)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Erected by Samuel Donnell to the memory of the lost crew in the C. G. Matthews at Prince Edward's Island, October 1851.
 
Burial:
Wylie Cemetery
Boothbay
Lincoln County
Maine, USA
 
Created by: Val Lovelace
Record added: Dec 24, 2012
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Charles Adams
Added by: Val Lovelace
 
Charles Adams
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Charles Adams
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