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George Adams
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Birth: Mar. 29, 1790
Marlboro
Windham County
Vermont, USA
Death: Aug. 29, 1849
Theresa
Jefferson County
New York, USA

A son of Saborah "Sabra" Whitmore and Job Adams Sr., George was the second of three sons.

He was great friends with his older brother, Job Jr. and younger, Elias.
When Job Jr. sold the land inherited from his grandfather in Marboro, Vermont he relocated to Shipton, Three Rivers District, Quebec, Canada to establish the first Tannery in the region. George went with him to help with the heavy work of digging pits, peeling and pulverizing tanning bark and lifting wet, heavy hides from the tanning vats. He was barely nineteen.

As Canada mobilized for the conflict leading to the War of 1812, British Platoons of "Recruiting Parties" roamed the borders. One such group raided the home of Job & George, taking George captive as he tried to flee through a window. Job, being older and stronger was able to fight them off, cracking the heads of several with a heavy chair, forcing them to withdraw. He was later taken prisoner and both pressed into involuntary service until their younger brother, Elias, in the company of the Army of the North was dispatched as one of Captain Forsyth's Riflemen to discourage further British raids. A hit and run raid across the border secured the escape of Job and George, who joined Elias in the fight against the British troops.

Job eventually returned to Canada, George migrated to their boyhood home in Jefferson County, New York. He married Polly Woodward. They settled at Rutland and had a daughter, Jane, in 1821. Later, he moved twenty miles north to Antwerp and later to a farm in Teresa Township, near the village of Ox Bow.

After the death of his first wife, he married Polly Edgerton. They had two sons, Elias and Job and a daughter, Eliza.

His brother, Elias had taken up his military land grant in Adams County, Illinois. They would correspond for years, even as Elias headed west to the Great Salt Lake Valley.

George named his sons Job and Elias in honor of his beloved brothers. Copies of letters from these brothers are cherished possessions of this contributor.
George died at 60 years of age, on his farm in Theresa.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Job Sr. (twin) Adams (1765 - 1804)
  Sabrah Whitmore (Adams) Dunklee (1769 - 1821)
 
 Spouses:
  Polly Woodward Adams (1792 - 1826)*
  Polly Edgerton Adams (1789 - 1874)*
 
 Children:
  Elias Adams (1828 - 1891)*
  Job Adams (1829 - 1829)*
 
 Siblings:
  Job Jr. Adams (1787 - 1861)*
  George Adams (1790 - 1849)
  Elias Adams (1792 - 1886)*
  Lucy Adams Peck (1798 - 1882)**
  Candace Adams Palmer (1800 - 1880)**
  Sally Adams Bushnell (1801 - 1832)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Bemis Cemetery
Antwerp
Jefferson County
New York, USA
 
Maintained by: history4sure
Originally Created by: Ruth (Hickman) Wicks
Record added: Jun 28, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54257502
George Adams
Added by: C. Rose
 
 
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Thank you for your service.
- Bruce Coyne
 Added: Sep. 23, 2011
Rest in God's Blessed Peace
- Ruth (Hickman) Wicks
 Added: Mar. 29, 2011
Great Uncle George - what a pioneer... I feel like I know you through Grandfather's letters to you! Blessings.
- history4sure
 Added: Mar. 27, 2011
 
 
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