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William Ward Adams
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Birth: Dec. 22, 1828
Lincoln
Penobscot County
Maine, USA
Death: Jul. 4, 1883
Vermillion
Clay County
South Dakota, USA

From the obituary of William Ward Adams as it appeared July 12, 1883 in The Dakota Republican.

W.W. Adams who died July 4th, at his residence 4 miles east of town after a lingering illness of about three years. Mr. Adams was one of the first settlers in Dakota, locating in 1860, with three of four others, where Elk Point now stands. He was widely known by the old settlers and thoroughly respected. He leaves a wife and five children.

Genealogy comments:

William was the son of Erastus Adams Jr. and Lucinda Jameson Adams. He was born in Maine. Part of the Adams family had moved from Massachusetts to Maine. They are part of the famous Adams's that produced 2 US presidents, but where direct decedents of Edward one of the 8 sons of Henry Adams. Henry Adams was the first Adams immigrant of that line, to come to this country from England in the 1630s.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Erastus Adams (1806 - 1884)
  Lucinda Jameson Adams (1810 - 1832)
 
 Spouse:
  Theresa A Linck Adams (1839 - 1898)
 
 Children:
  Elvira T Adams Martus (1865 - 1894)*
  James Andrew Adams (1876 - 1948)*
  Mary Josephine Adams Russell (1876 - 1964)*
  Bertha Anna Adams Atwood (1879 - 1954)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Ward Adams (1828 - 1883)
  Elvira Adams Davis (1830 - 1919)*
  Lucinda Adams (1837 - 1843)**
  Mary Adams (1839 - 1843)**
  Nancie Adams Monroe (1843 - 1877)**
  Franklin Adams (1848 - 1859)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Saint Agnes Cemetery
Vermillion
Clay County
South Dakota, USA
 
Created by: Larry Wassmann
Record added: Mar 08, 2010
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William Ward Adams
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William Ward Adams
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William Ward Adams
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