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William Vandegrift Adams
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Birth: Sep. 2, 1856
Bordentown
Burlington County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Oct. 13, 1918
Trenton
Mercer County
New Jersey, USA

William Vandegrift Adams lived with his maternal grandmother and siblings after his mother's second marriage. He moved to Trenton at age 16 and pursued a variety of occupations until 1890, when he became a Trenton police officer. He retired from the police force in 1916.

Sources include census records, the 1899 "A Review of the Department of Police, Trenton, New Jersey," and the Trenton Evening Times 14 Oct 1918 and 17 Oct 1918. 
 
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 Parents:
  John L. Adams (1831 - 1863)
  Deborah Anna Vandegrift Adams Covert (1836 - 1908)
 
 Spouse:
  Helena Schneider Adams (1862 - 1945)
 
 Children:
  Richard 'Nicholas' William Adams (1881 - 1972)*
  Caroline Helena Adams Frounfelker (1888 - 1978)*
  John William Adams (1896 - 1961)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Hamilton
Mercer County
New Jersey, USA
 
Created by: Anne Philbrick
Record added: Jan 14, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64189322
William Vandegrift Adams
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William Vandegrift Adams
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 Added: Sep. 11, 2011
 
 
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