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Lizetta Adams
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Birth: Jan. 15, 1830
Adams County
Illinois, USA
Death: Sep. 25, 1841
Adams County
Illinois, USA

Lizetta was the fourth child and third daughter of Almira (Elmira) Cadwell and Elias Sr. Adams. She was born at the prairie home her father built the year before Quincy Township was settled.

The Adams' farm was located on Section 28, about eleven miles southeast of the future county seat of Quincy.

This land deed was claimed by Elias Adams on his soldier's warrant, Land Warrant No. 17,651, by virtue of his service in the War of 1812. The land patent was issued 1 October, 1818, for his one hundred sixty acres in "the Territory of Illinois".

They had settled here in 1824 and when Lizetta died at eleven years old, her's was among the first burials made at the cemetery west of the Adams' farm. It was then named COOK CEMETERY.

According to The Great River Genealogical Society, Cemeteries of Adams County, (Quincy, Illinois, 1987. Vol. 1, Page 111), the earliest stone still standing at that time was from the year 1835.

No stone marks Lizetta's grave at this date.
Family links: 
  Elias Adams (1792 - 1886)
  Almira Cadwell Adams (1801 - 1850)
  Mary Ann Adams (1824 - 1852)*
  Selecta Adams (1826 - 1826)*
  Rufus Adams (1828 - 1876)*
  Lizetta Adams (1830 - 1841)
  John Quincy Adams (1832 - 1910)*
  Anna Maria Adams Shepard (1834 - 1929)*
  George Washington Adams (1836 - 1903)*
  Sylvester Cadwell Adams (1837 - 1842)*
  Catherine Adams Pilling (1838 - 1935)**
  Joseph Samuel Adams (1841 - 1901)**
  Elias Adams (1843 - 1912)**
  Caroline Adams Stoddard (1845 - 1928)**
  Joshua Adams (1848 - 1935)**
  Malinda Jane Adams Burton (1852 - 1944)**
  Hyrum Railey Adams (1855 - 1943)**
*Calculated relationship
Richland-Cook Cemetery
Adams County
Illinois, USA
Created by: history4sure
Record added: May 13, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37056069
Lizetta Adams
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Tiny "great aunt", you had gone to heaven one hundred years before I was born, but your family still remembers you. How wonderful history is, when we keep it close to our hearts!
- history4sure
 Added: May. 13, 2009

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