Lizetta Adams

  • Birth 15 Jan 1830 Adams County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 25 Sep 1841 Adams County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Plainville, Adams County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 37056069

Lizetta was the fourth child and third daughter of Almira (Elmira) Cadwell and Elias Sr. Adams. She was born at the prairie home her father built the year before Quincy Township was settled.

The Adams' farm was located on Section 28, about eleven miles southeast of the future county seat of Quincy.

This land deed was claimed by Elias Adams on his soldier's warrant, Land Warrant No. 17,651, by virtue of his service in the War of 1812. The land patent was issued 1 October, 1818, for his one hundred sixty acres in "the Territory of Illinois".

They had settled here in 1824 and when Lizetta died at eleven years old, her's was among the first burials made at the cemetery west of the Adams' farm. It was then named COOK CEMETERY.

According to The Great River Genealogical Society, Cemeteries of Adams County, (Quincy, Illinois, 1987. Vol. 1, Page 111), the earliest stone still standing at that time was from the year 1835.

No stone marks Lizetta's grave at this date.


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  • Created by: history4sure
  • Added: 13 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 37056069
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lizetta Adams (15 Jan 1830–25 Sep 1841), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37056069, citing Cook Cemetery, Plainville, Adams County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by history4sure (contributor 46997739) .