|Death: ||Jul. 8, 1854|
From "The History of Chester Illinois: 1829-1979", p133.
David Adams [no s] was born in 1818 in Roxburghshire [sic-actually near Glasgow], Scotland and accompanied his parents to America as a young man. His paternal grandfather [father?], James Adams, was a shoe maker by trade in Scotland. David was a farmer by occupation and was thus engaged until his death in 1854. He died from a broken neck incurred when a tree limb struck him and threw him from his horse during a violent storm. Margaret, his wife, was the daughter of Lot Douglas who also came from Scotland to America. Of the belongings brought to America, one small kitchen chair (also called a quilting chair, as it was level across the top to hold quilting frames) is still cherished. An ironing board had been made from lumber in a couch, but was discarded years ago. - Dorothy Melzer.
David Adam was born in Renfrewshire, Scotland, ca 1818. He immigrated probably in the 1830's. He married Margaret Douglas 8 Dec 1842 in Kaskaskia, Randolph Co, IL. David and Margaret had five children.
This family followed the Scottish naming pattern of first daughter after the mother's mother (Johanna Hay), second daughter after the father's mother (Catherine Carlew), first son after the father's father (James), second son after the mother's father (Lot).
Family tradition and his tombstone say that the name was Adam with no ‘s'. His widow was buried as Adams, however.
He was supposedly buried on the family farm with perhaps a tombstone. Thanks to Megan Heyl for finding the farm location and creating the Adams Cemetery. Thanks to Lori Cleland Hill for the great photographs and GPS coordinates. Thanks to whomever put up the no trespassing sign to mark the site.
James Adam (____ - 1851)
Margaret Douglas Adams (1816 - 1885)
Joan Adam Steinberg (1845 - 1917)*
Catherine Carlew Adams (1847 - 1928)*
James Pope Adams (1848 - 1904)*
Launcelot L. Adams (1850 - 1923)*
Isabell Janette Adams Douglas (1853 - 1940)*
Agnes Adam Smith (____ - 1851)*
James B. Adams (1809 - 1883)*
Margaret Adams Howie Scully (1811 - 1906)*
David Adam (1818 - 1854)
GPS (lat/lon): 37.96048, -89.78419
Created by: Kingfisher
Record added: May 12, 2013
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Added: May. 12, 2013