|Birth: ||May 5, 1780|
|Death: ||Apr. 23, 1863|
Capt. Joshua Adams was the son of Richard Saxton and Lucy (Matson) Adams. He was the husband of Elizabeth (Chipman) Adams. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He served during the War of 1812.
December 22, 1916
Centennial of the Perth Settlement
--from a copy of the original 1877 article--
"In 1816 Captain Joshua Adams, a veteran who served in the American War of 1812-13, in the Canadian Militia, was about the first to draw a town lot of an acre, and he erected a tavern thereon."
The Perth Museum
January 5, 1934
No. 19--"At Glen Tay, Capt. Joshua Adams, a veteran who had served through the recent American War, had the first saw and grist mill in the vicinity of Perth and also erected a tavern in the village which may possibly have been the building shown on the Foster Street side of what was then or afterwards the aforementioned Bell Property, for Capt. Joshua Adams' name appears thereon."
Brown, Howard Morton
Lanark Legacy: Nineteenth Century Glimpses of an Ontario County, c2OO7
May 1, 1863
ADAMS.--We have to record the death of Captain J. Adams, who expired on Tuesday the 13th last, at the house of his son-in-law, Lt. Morehouse, Esq., Perth, from the effects of an accident. The funeral started from his residence in Adamsville, where his remains had been removed, and was joined at the late residence of Captain Leslie (?), by the volunteer companies of Perth, and a large number of citizens, ranking one of the largest funeral processions of Perth. The volunteers took the lead in the procession, Captain Fraser's Company reversing arms, and the whole proceeded to the Wesleyan Burying Grounds, where after the funeral service was read by the Rev. Mr. Ross, three volleys were fired in his memory by the firing party. The deceased Captain was a gentleman very much respected and esteemed by all who knew him and especially by the poorer classes whom he materially assisted as far as he was able, in the hard times some years ago. He died at the advanced age of 84 years.
The Family of the Late Joshua Adams, J.P.,
late of Glen Tay, near Perth.
Drawn up by his son, Rev. Alvah Adams, now in my 75th year
January 1, 188O, Page 4
Elizabeth Chipman Adams (1786 - 1856)*
Arza Matson Adams (1804 - 1889)*
Alvah Adams (1805 - 1884)*
Barnabas Lothrope Adams (1812 - 1869)*
Franklin Metcalf Adams (1823 - 1913)*
"Aged 88 Yrs"
Saint Paul's United Church Cemetery
Created by: Mary Jane Haight-Eckert
Record added: Jan 25, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33243032