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David Harrison Adams
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Birth: Feb. 3, 1839
Indiana, USA
Death: May 30, 1916
Taylor County
Iowa, USA

Husband of Cynthia J Foreman Adams. Father of Harry, Marcus and Myrta V.
Adams, Sergt David H., Co B 33 Ia Inf: #4 on veteran's list, Bedford cem

1850 Parke Co. Ind. Washington Twp #490/490
David Adams, 52, farmer, Ky
Eliza, 57, Ky
Margaret, 14, In.
Silas, 16, In
Harrison, 11, In
William H., 10, In
Nancy E., 08, In

1860 Iowa - Keokuk, Jackson #1091/1091
David Adams, 62, farmer, Ky
Eliza, 48, Ky'
David H., 21, In, farmer
William H., 20, In, farmer

(obituary generously shared by findagrave contributor Julia Johnson)

Bedford Times-Republican (Bedford, Iowa)
Thursday June 1, 1916 [p. 1]



Came Here over 50 Years Ago and Has Been Almost a Continuous Resident Since

Tuesday, May 30, at 11:45 P. M., Harrison Adams, who has been in failing health for the past year, died at his home in west Bedford. Funeral services were held at the home at 2. P. M. today, conducted by Rev. Leslie Cobb. Interment in the Bedford cemetery. Sedgewick Post, G. A. R., of which deceased was a member, had charge of the services at the grave.

Deceased has been a resident of this vicinity for fifty years. Reared his family here and contributed his share to the development of the county, with which he has been identified through almost its entire history. A good neighbor, a faithful friend, these are the words we hear. Among the first to enlist in the service of his country in the dark days of the rebellion, his command was one of the last to be mustered out. It is a remarkable coincidence that his passing should occur on the anniversary of the birth of the order formed to perpetuate the memory of the preservers of the Union.

David Harrison Adams was born in Park [e] County, Ind., February 3, 1839, and he died on May 30, 1916, aged 77 years, 3 months and 28 days. Early in life he came to Aledo, Ill., where he lived for a time, later coming to this county, living with relatives a short time, when he returned to Aledo, where he was married Aug. 29, 1861, to Cynthia J. Foreman to which union five children were born, two of whom Mayola and Cunnah, died in infancy. The others, Marcus L. [ogan] Adams, of Polk township, Harry Irving Adams of La Kemp, Okla., and Myrtle V. [aleria] Adams, of Bedford survive him and were all with him at the time of his death. He is also survived by a brother, W. [illiam] H. [enry] Adams, of Gravity.

Mr. Adams enlisted in Company B., 33 Iowa volunteer infantry, Aug. 29, 1862, and was with his command until mustered out at Rock Island, August 18, 1865.

After the close of the war he came to Taylor County, where he has resided since, with the exception of about a year spent in Kansas and Colorado. He lived in Ross Township until after the death of his wife, when he moved to Bedford in 1893, where he has since resided. He was an early member of the Church of Christ in Bedford, later transferring his membership to the Berea church, where he held fellowship at the time of his death. 
Family links: 
  Cynthia J Foreman Adams (1843 - 1891)
  Marcus Logan Adams (1868 - 1941)*
  Harry Irving Adams (1870 - 1954)*
  Myrta Valeria Adams (1871 - 1941)*
*Calculated relationship
Bedford Cemetery
Taylor County
Iowa, USA
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Record added: Mar 28, 2008
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David Harrison Adams
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