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Isaac Adams
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Birth: Jul. 23, 1813
Gilead
Oxford County
Maine, USA
Death: Apr. 15, 1883
Rockton
Winnebago County
Illinois, USA

Isaac Adams was the eighth of ten children born to Isaac Adams by his second wife Olive Wight. He came to Ottawa, Illnois in June 1835 to join his brother Darius, and in the following September they removed to Rockton. He voted in Winnebago county's first election on the first Monday of August 1836, which the only polling place was in Rockford. In 1845 he married Lucia Kimball Beardsley, and they were the parents of an only daughter who died in her mid-teens. He was the original patent holder to the north-west coner of section 12 east of the Rock River which he received his deed 17 October 1843. Also on the same day he and Charles J. Fox bought jointly the south-west quarter of the same section east of the river. They divided the south end of that claim into lots, and it became known as the Adams and Fox subdivision, bound to the north by Warren Street and to the south by Union street. He was a store owner located on the stone block, and later owned by the concern of Thompson and Baker. Edson Carr writes of him: "he possesssed a very sympathetic nature, and his heart went out in kindness to those who needed a helping hand. Many could rise up and call him blessed, for the service he rendered them in by-gone days, while passing through the dark hours of financial trouble. In their half-discouraged condition, he cheered them by kind words and timely aid from his purse or provisions from his store." His residence formerly stood on the south-east corner of Main and Bridge streets and was later purchased by George Ellis. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Lucia Kimball Beardsley Adams (1821 - 1868)*
 
 Children:
  Ella C. Adams (1848 - 1864)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rockton Township Cemetery
Rockton
Winnebago County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Dean McMakin
Record added: Jun 14, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27545488
Isaac Adams
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Isaac Adams
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Isaac Adams
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