Dec. 31, 1842 Fall Creek Adams County Illinois, USA
Born shortly after the divorce of his parents, Almira (Elmira) Cadwell and Elias Sr. Adams.
Eighth child of Almira. Born at his Grandfather Cadwell's farm; family tradition speculates his father did not know of his expected birth prior to the divorce. He was the only child who remained with his mother and died at about five years old.