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Ellis Nathan Adamson
Birth: Jul. 20, 1858
Hardin County
Iowa, USA
Death: Nov. 11, 1940
Franklin County
Kansas, USA

Ellis Nathan Adamson

Ellis Nathan Adamson, a.k.a. Ellis M. Adamson, 82, of 623 S. Hickory Street, Ottawa (Franklin Co.), Kansas died at 11:30 A.M. on November 11, 1940.

He was born in 1858 in Hardin County, Iowa, the fifth of seven children of Amy Jane (Stanley) and Nathan Adamson.


Melvina J. Adamson
Elizabeth Rebecca Adamson
Hannah Ann Adamson
Benjamin Thomas Adamson
Leonard Stanley Adamson
Franklin Arista Adamson

He was a grandson of Elizabeth (Woods) and Thomas Adamson of Columbiana Co., Ohio. He was a great grandson of Hannah (Heald) and James Adamson also of Columbiana Co., Ohio.

He married Levina Ellen Bennett in Pleasantville (Marion Co.), Iowa in 1882. They had six children.


Martin Ernest Adamson, Sr. (July 20, 1883 August 13, 1953)
Leona (Adamson) Burgess (October 1884 1958)
Everett Hiram Adamson (August 1886 March 11, 1946)
Mary Myrtle (Adamson) Hopkins (September 1891 1978)
Fred Dail Adamson (January 25, 1896 October 17, 1955)
Chester Claude Adamson (August 1898 March 21, 1966)

Ellis Nathan Adamson was born in Hardin Co., Iowa as a result of previous generations of his family migrating westward from New Jersey to Pennsylvania to Ohio and finally to Iowa.

After his marriage to Levina, all of their children were born in Iowa with one exception: their third child, Everett Hiram, who was born in Colby, Kansas. Considering birth dates, this indicates that sometime between October of 1884 and September of 1891 Ellis and Levina left Iowa, relocated to Colby, Kansas, and then returned to Iowa a span of approximately seven years. However, this was only the first of two times when they would relocate to Kansas from Iowa. According to the federal census of June 27, 1900, Ellis and Levina and all six of their children were still living in Fulton Township, Webster Co., Iowa, but on Ellis' death certificate it states that he had been a resident of Franklin Co., Kansas for thirty-nine years, strongly suggesting that sometime soon after the 1900 census Ellis and Levina and family relocated for the second time to Kansas. This second time they farmed 160 acres five miles northwest of Ottawa (Franklin Co.), Kansas until they retired sometime before Levina died on September 26, 1931, for at the time of her death they had moved from their farm to 623 S. Hickory St., Ottawa, Kansas just a few blocks from their son Everett Hiram Adamson. One might assume they had retired as well.

There is human interest with the life of Ellis Adamson in a variety of ways. In a letter written by one of his grandsons Dean Allen Adamson to Dean's maternal lst cousin Amy (Hanks) Turner, Dean mentions that when he was six or seven years old, his "Grandfather Adamson" told him that he and Levina had come to Kansas in a covered wagon and that the only job he could get was "riding shotgun" as a guard on a stage coach. When the stage coach was frequently robbed, Ellis would drop his pocket watch down his boot because this was the only thing he owned of any value and also because the robbers never got the watch. (One has to wonder if he came in a covered wagon the first time he came to Kansas or the second time he came to Kansas. Both times are likely, considering the period of time.) Continued westward migration as well as the idea that the grass is always greener just across the road or just across the border in another state are very much a part of his life.

He is buried beside his wife in Highland Cemetery, Ottawa, Kansas.

Robert Neal "Bob" Adamson
great grandson
 (bio by: Aimee Katherine Adamson) 
Family links: 
  Nathan Adamson (1825 - 1896)
  Amy Jane Stanley Adamson (1825 - 1902)
  Levina Ellen Bennett Adamson (1862 - 1931)
  Levina E. Adamson (1862 - 1931)*
  Martin Ernest Adamson (1883 - 1953)*
  Leona Ellen Adamson Burgess (1884 - 1958)*
  Everett Hiram Adamson (1886 - 1946)*
  Everett H. Adamson (1886 - 1946)*
  Mary Myrtle Adamson Hopkins (1891 - 1978)*
  Fred Dail Adamson (1896 - 1955)*
  Chester Claude Adamson (1898 - 1966)*
  Malvina Jane Adamson Hagan (1848 - 1878)*
  Hannah Ann Adamson Adamson (1854 - 1921)*
  Benjamin Thomas Adamson (1856 - 1907)*
  Ellis Nathan Adamson (1858 - 1940)
  Leonard Stanley Adamson (1861 - 1917)*
  Franklin Arista Adamson (1864 - 1927)*
  Pearl L Adamson Brent (1880 - 1906)**
  Zura Adamson Rodda (1883 - 1952)**
  Flora Elvira Adamson Dailey (1885 - 1945)**
  Earl Adamson (1890 - 1945)**
*Calculated relationship
Highland Cemetery
Franklin County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Block 35, Lot 16
Maintained by: Aimee Katherine Adamson
Originally Created by: Thomas & Darlene
Record added: Mar 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35309730
Ellis Nathan Adamson
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Ellis Nathan Adamson
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Ellis Nathan Adamson
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