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Jophanus Crosby "Joseph" Adams
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Birth: Aug. 14, 1814
New Vineyard
Franklin County
Maine, USA
Death: Oct. 29, 1896
Madison
Somerset County
Maine, USA

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Joseph was most likely a son of William Adams & Eleanor Crosby.

He was married on 27 Sep 1833 at Caratunk, Somerset County, Maine by Joseph Spaulding, Esq. to Sarah Bell.

They had 6 children:
. Flora Adams (1840 - 1899)
+ sp: Sylvester S. Jennings
. Jophanus H. Adams (1842 - 1864)
. Samuel M. Adams (1844 - 1921)
+ sp: Clarentine P. Spofford
. Nancy M. Adams (1846 - 1879)
+ sp: Gardner S. Benson
. Paulena Bell Adams (1852 - 1934)
+ sp: John Milton Salley
. Albra L. Adams (1853 - 1931)
+ sp: Anguila H. Johnson

He had a farm of 100 acres in Bingham, Somerset County, Maine on the west side of what is now Route 201, opposite the intersection with Mahoney Hill Road.

On 31 Dec 1866 he bought 100 acres of land in Madison, Somerset County, Maine on the west side of what is now Route 201, opposite the intersection with Route 43 on what is now Adams Road. The old homestead was about a mile west of Jewett Cemetery where they are buried.

The death record of Joseph states that he was a son of John Adams & Nellie Crosby. This information was probably obtained from his son Albra, who took over the family farm. Albra probably never knew his grandparents, so I think their names may not be correct on this record. I can find no John Adams with a wife named Nellie Crosby. However, from what he did remember, it is most likely that his grandmother "Nellie" was Eleanor Crosby, wife of William Adams. William Adams died before 1850, but Eleanor died after the 1860 census of Caratunk. Joseph's middle name was probably Crosby, after his mother's maiden name. William Adams was a son of Amos Adams, a Revolutionary War soldier from Pepperell, Massachusetts, and wife Sarah Kemp.


I am going out on a limb on this family tree by stating that Joseph C. Adams was a son of William Adams & Eleanor Crosby. It appears that they already had a son named Joseph Adams who was still living for many years after the birth of Joseph C. Adams. It is unlikely that they would have two sons at the same time named Joseph. HOWEVER... Joseph C. Adams had a middle name... most likely Crosby. That may have been a way to set them apart. Another possibility is that his first name may have been Jophanus instead of Joseph. He had a son Jophanus H. Adams who served in the Civil War. He also had a grandson, Jophanus Warren Adams who was often times known as Joseph.

Any further insights about his parentage would be appreciated.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Adams (1772 - ____)
  Eleanor Crosby Adams (1776 - ____)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Bell Adams (1811 - 1884)
 
 Children:
  Flora Adams Jennings (1840 - 1899)*
  Jophanus H. Adams (1842 - 1864)*
  Samuel M. Adams (1844 - 1921)*
  Nancy M. Adams Benson (1846 - 1879)*
  Paulena Bell Adams Salley (1852 - 1934)*
  Albra L. Adams (1853 - 1931)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Adams (1797 - 1887)**
  Joseph Adams (1798 - 1864)*
  John Crosby Adams (1799 - 1863)*
  Nancy Adams Kennedy (1801 - 1861)*
  Seth Adams (1810 - 1886)*
  Jophanus Crosby Adams (1814 - 1896)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:

JOSEPH C. ADAMS
DIED
Oct. 29, 1896.
AE. 82ys. 8ms. 26ds.

 
Burial:
Jewett Cemetery
Madison
Somerset County
Maine, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 44.8905, -69.7922
 
Created by: Tim & Grace
Record added: Mar 28, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50340466
Jophanus Crosby Joseph Adams
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Jophanus Crosby Joseph Adams
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 Added: Mar. 20, 2012
 
 
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