Adolphus was born mid ocean while crossing the Atlantic coming to America. Some of the census records give his birth as NY. since that was the port where they landed; other census records say Atlantic Ocean as birthplace. Adophus was a tinner by trade. He ran a store in Glasgow and sold nothing but stoves. He was in the Civil War; listed on Barren Co., KY. roster: Shader, A - Civil War Militia.