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Elisha Gillett Adams
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Birth: Jan. 9, 1806
Orange County
Vermont, USA
Death: Feb. 17, 1892
Brown County
Illinois, USA

AGE: 86 years

SON: of
Elisha Bennett Adams &
Asenath Camp Adams

Sally, Filander, Larinna, Amanda, Asenath, Joel M., Orson B., and Hannah J. Adams.

Matilda Henry
m 2 October 1828
in Morgan County Ill.

They left for their homestead in section 1 of Brown County Ill. shortly after their marrage. They settled among the Indians and were very early settlers of this place. Accompaning them were Matilda's Parents Robert and Roxanna Henry and their family. Elisha's Mother Asenath Brown and Sister Sally & Brother's Joel M.,& Orson B, Adams & his wife Sarah's, Mother & Step Father Dr. Purdy Meeks. All took out land adjacent each other.

Elisha and Matilda lived here their entire lives and had 13 children. Elisha hunted with the Indians, split rail for money raised hogs for the packing house in La Grange, farmed, and provided well for his family. Matilda raised her flax for spinning and made the clothes for her large family, was a wonderful cook and homemaker and a Loving Mother. All Five sons served in the Civil War only Perry survived, although he fought in more major battles and skirmishes.

They were the parents of:
Malinda Jane Adams York 1832-1864
Cynthia A. Adams 1833-1834
Amanda Maria Adams Thomas 1834-1910
Capt. George C. Adams 1835-1865
Private. Joel Henry Adams 1837-1877
Private Oliver Perry Adams 1838-1896
Anna Matilda Adams 1840-1843
Private Orson A Adams 1841-1869
Mary Ann Adams Evans 1843-1907
Private Albert Francis Adams 1845-1865
Emily Sarah Adams Stuller 1847-1927
Asenath Roxanna Adams Farrell Jones 1849-1897
Ellen Hannah Adams Pruden 1854-1932

Died at his residence 6 miles North East of Versailles on Wednesday, Feb. 17th 1892 at 1 PM. Mr. Elisha Adams the deceased was born in 1806 and came to this country in 1827 and settled on the same farm on which he died. He was a hard working man and raised a large family. He leaves a wife and several children and many grandchildren and a host of friends. The burial took place at the Vina Henry grave yard Friday at 10 oclock.
Family links: 
  Matilda Henry Adams (1812 - 1892)
  Joel Adams*
  Cynthia Ann Adams (1833 - 1834)*
  Amanda Maria Adams Thomas (1834 - 1910)*
  George Camp Adams (1835 - 1865)*
  Joel Henry Adams (1837 - 1887)*
  Oliver Perry Adams (1838 - 1896)*
  Anna M. Adams (1840 - 1843)*
  Orson Austin Adams (1841 - 1869)*
  Mary Ann Adams Evans (1843 - 1907)*
  Albert Francis Adams (1846 - 1865)*
  Emily Sarah Adams Stuller (1847 - 1927)*
  Ellen Hannah Adams Pruden (1854 - 1932)*
*Calculated relationship
Lavina Henry Cemetery
Brown County
Illinois, USA
Maintained by: ida daniels
Originally Created by: Beverly Davis Valcovic
Record added: May 28, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19588410
Elisha Gillett Adams
Added by: Sandi
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Rest in peace Elisha.
- The Closet Skeleton Genealogical Society
 Added: Oct. 4, 2012
My GG Grandfather you are not forgotten
- ida daniels
 Added: Sep. 17, 2010

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