George Adams

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George Adams

  • Birth 29 Mar 1790 Marlboro, Windham County, Vermont, USA
  • Death 29 Aug 1849 Theresa, Jefferson County, New York, USA
  • Burial Antwerp, Jefferson County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 54257502

A son of Saborah "Sabra" Whitmore and Job Adams Sr., George was the second of three sons.

He was great friends with his older brother, Job Jr. and younger, Elias.
When Job Jr. sold the land inherited from his grandfather in Marboro, Vermont he relocated to Shipton, Three Rivers District, Quebec, Canada to establish the first Tannery in the region. George went with him to help with the heavy work of digging pits, peeling and pulverizing tanning bark and lifting wet, heavy hides from the tanning vats. He was barely nineteen.

As Canada mobilized for the conflict leading to the War of 1812, British Platoons of "Recruiting Parties" roamed the borders. One such group raided the home of Job & George, taking George captive as he tried to flee through a window. Job, being older and stronger was able to fight them off, cracking the heads of several with a heavy chair, forcing them to withdraw. He was later taken prisoner and both pressed into involuntary service until their younger brother, Elias, in the company of the Army of the North was dispatched as one of Captain Forsyth's Riflemen to discourage further British raids. A hit and run raid across the border secured the escape of Job and George, who joined Elias in the fight against the British troops.

Job eventually returned to Canada, George migrated to their boyhood home in Jefferson County, New York. He married Polly Woodward. They settled at Rutland and had a daughter, Jane, in 1821. Later, he moved twenty miles north to Antwerp and later to a farm in Teresa Township, near the village of Ox Bow.

After the death of his first wife, he married Polly Edgerton. They had two sons, Elias and Job and a daughter, Eliza.

His brother, Elias had taken up his military land grant in Adams County, Illinois. They would correspond for years, even as Elias headed west to the Great Salt Lake Valley.

George named his sons Job and Elias in honor of his beloved brothers. Copies of letters from these brothers are cherished possessions of this contributor.
George died at 60 years of age, on his farm in Theresa.


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  • Maintained by: history4sure
  • Originally Created by: RWicks
  • Added: 28 Jun 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 54257502
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Adams (29 Mar 1790–29 Aug 1849), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54257502, citing Bemis Cemetery, Antwerp, Jefferson County, New York, USA ; Maintained by history4sure (contributor 46997739) .