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 William Ward Adams

William Ward Adams

Birth
Lincoln, Penobscot County, Maine, USA
Death 4 Jul 1883 (aged 54)
Vermillion, Clay County, South Dakota, USA
Burial Vermillion, Clay County, South Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 49444726 · View Source
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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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  • Created by: Larry Wassmann
  • Added: 8 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49444726
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Ward Adams (22 Dec 1828–4 Jul 1883), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49444726, citing Saint Agnes Cemetery, Vermillion, Clay County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Larry Wassmann (contributor 47237910) .