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Richard Ledwith Adams
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Birth: Oct. 14, 1843
Death: Jun. 15, 1887

Richard Adams obituary, Waynesburg Republican, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, 23 June 1887, page 1, column 9.

"Richard Adams died suddenly at Littleton, W. Va., Wednesday June 15 1886 [sic 1887], aged about 44 years, of apoplexy. Deceased had been working in a quarry over-seeing a contract which he had for furnishing a large amount of stone to the B. & O. R. R. Company. He and his hands had been resting during the heat of the day and had just returned to work about 3 o'clock in the afternoon. Mr. Adams raised a sledge to strike a stone, and as the sledge came down he fell over upon it, and expired. The deceased up to the time of his death had enjoyed good health. He was the eldest son of Maj. Dawson Adams and brother of Robt. and Dawson Adams, Jr., Mrs. A. I. Cooke, Mrs. Mary Myers, this place, and Mrs. B. J. Pauley, of near Jefferson. The friends here were notified by telegram and all attended the funeral. Word could not be sent Mrs. Pauley [newspaper torn here] Deceased leaves a wife and six children. He was a member of Co. G., 85th Vol. Cav. and served during the war. For nearly a year he endured the horrors of Andersonville. He was a respected and useful citizen and his death will be deeply mourned. The funeral took place on Friday, the interment being made at Littleton."

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Family links: 
 Parents:
  Dawson Blackmore Adams (1811 - 1890)
  Nancy Ledwith Adams (1816 - 1903)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Hartzell Adams (____ - 1920)*
 
 Children:
  Margaret Helen Adams Adamson (1887 - 1983)*
 
 Sibling:
  Richard Ledwith Adams (1843 - 1887)
  Arabella Blackmore Adams Cooke (1856 - 1931)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
"Richard L. Adams / Co A 18th Pa. Cav. / 1843-1887"
 
Burial:
Green Mount Cemetery
Waynesburg
Greene County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section A
 
Created by: Candice Buchanan, Greene...
Record added: Jun 16, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7584655
Richard Ledwith Adams
Added by: Tony Klingensmith
 
Richard Ledwith Adams
Added by: Candice Buchanan, Greene Connections Archivist
 
Richard Ledwith Adams
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Added by: Jim Bradford
 
 
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- Ernest Sharpe Jr
 Added: Jun. 24, 2014
Flag of the 18th pennsylvania Cavalry
- Tony Klingensmith
 Added: Jun. 7, 2014
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 Added: Nov. 28, 2006
 
 
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