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Lensford Ellis Adams
Birth: Oct. 13, 1865
New York, USA
Death: unknown
La Crosse
La Crosse County
Wisconsin, USA

**PAGE 369
Says that he was a Foster Child but I do believe he was adopted by the Adams family.

John D. Adams
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1880
Event Place: Volga, Clayton, Iowa, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 13
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: At School
Race (Original): W
Ethnicity: American
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Birthplace: Pennsylvania, United States
Birth Date: 1867
Spouse's Name:
Spouse's Birthplace:
Father's Name: John Q. Adams
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania, United States
Mother's Name: Rosa Adams
Mother's Birthplace: New York, United States
Page: 547
Page Letter: A
Entry Number: 2376
Affiliate Film Number: T9-0333
GS Film number: 1254333
Digital Folder Number: 004240678
Image Number: 00740
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Self John Q. Adams M 45 Pennsylvania, United States
Wife Rosa Adams F 37 New York, United States
Son **Lensfore Adams M 15 New York, United States
Son John D. Adams M 13 Pennsylvania, United States
Son Truman H. Adams M 11 Pennsylvania, United States
Son Christopher H. Adams M 8 Iowa, United States
Daughter Mary Adams F 7 Iowa, United States

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"United States Census, 1880," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 15 Feb 2014), John D. Adams in household of John Q. Adams, Volga, Clayton, Iowa, United States; citing sheet 547A, family 3, NARA microfilm publication T9-0333

**Lenn Adams
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1895
Event Place: Clayton, Iowa, United States
Gender: Male
Birth Year (Estimated): 1865
Family Number: 20
Line Number: 18
Page: 189
GS Film number: 1020190
Digital Folder Number: 004234889
Image Number: 00682
Household Gender Age Birthplace
John Q Adams M 61
Rosette Adams F 50
Christopher Adams M 23
**Lenn Adams M 30
My G. Grandfather who was taken in as a infant when his mother died shortly after his birth by John Quincy Adams & his wife Rose when he was but 6 weeks old.

1910 Census Clayton CO IA; Mandan Twp May 16th 1910
Lansford Adams age 25 married twice (I believe divorced both times)
Born NY
F. born PA
M. born NY
Fisherman along the Mississippi(Was a steamboat operator on the Mississippi for a big fur company from Clayton CO IA)
Owns his own business

1920 Census (This must be my g.g. grandfather; father of Lensford Ellis Adams who abandoned his son and gave him to John Quincy Adams to raise.
Len Adams
Age: 59
Birth Year: abt 1861
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1920: Mendon, Clayton, Iowa
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Home Owned: Rent
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Len Adams 59
Chas Adams 15 (must be my g. uncle; brother of my grandpa Malen Ellis Adams Sellwood)
Chas E Coons 33

First wife was Lillie A. Church Dec. 6, 1888 at Prairie De Chein Wis; dau of Orange and Julie M. Church. Lillie divorced him Nov. 3, 1892 in Iowa. They had one daughter Effie M. Adams who was two years and a few days old at this time. Second wife was Sarah Bonner. 
Family links: 
  John Quincy Adams (1833 - 1916)
  Rosette Louisa Hill Adams (1845 - 1912)
  Sarah Agnes Bonner Adams Edwards (1874 - 1937)*
  Elsie Mabel Adams Hanford Munyon (1899 - 1960)*
  Malen Lensford (Louis) Ellis Adams Sellwood (1902 - 1938)*
  Lensford Ellis Adams (1865 - ____)
  George Doran Adams (1866 - 1934)*
*Calculated relationship
Hillcrest Cemetery
Clayton County
Iowa, USA
Record added: Jun 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70902709
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