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 Franklin B. Adams

Franklin B. Adams

Birth
Ohio, USA
Death 4 Jun 1910 (aged 82)
Van Buren County, Michigan, USA
Burial Van Buren County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 61960252 · View Source
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His first wife was Lucinda Fletcher (married 1850), daughter of Thomas and Barbara Ann Fletcher (and sister of Dorsey Fletcher). His second wife was Sarah Anna Fletcher, daughter of Elijah and Eliza Fletcher. (Elijah's father, also named Elijah, was Thomas Fletcher's brother.) (Biography notes courtesy of Robert D. Brown)

Obituary:
PIONEER, WHO PLAYED WITH REDS DIES AT AGE OF 82

Franklin B. Adams, Oldest Resident of Porter, Van Buren County, Last One of the Early Settlers Lawton, Mich., June 6.- Franklin B. Adams, aged 85 years, the oldest pioneer of Porter, Van Buren county, died at his home in Porter at five o'clock in the morning, June 4. Mr. Adams is the last of the early settlers of this part of the country. He came here with his parents in the early winter of 1837 before the state was admitted. When he was a boy of nine years of age the old Ohio farm home was sold. The payment being made in the heavy coins of the time, and of low value, the money was weighed insted of counted and was put in two grain sacks and loaded in a covered wagon and the family started for Michigan. About seven miles west of the present village of Schoolcraft in the heart of the forest the family found an old abandoned log hut in which they wintered, in the spring they bought land, built a cabin and began clearing. The early playmates of the deceased were Indian boys of an Indian village about one mile south of his home. The old Potawatomie chief (ShoveHead) was well known by Mr. Adams as well as other Indians of this tribe, who were well-known in the early history of this state. Three sisters, Mrs. Lora Fletcher of Marcellus, Mich., Mrs. I. L. Bates of Groton, S. D., and Mrs. D. F. Smith of Washington, D. C., a devoted wife, one daughter, Clara Thornton, and two sons, Frank K. and Horace H. Adams all of Lawton, survive. The burial will take place from the home Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock.


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  • Created by: Jim
  • Added: 21 Nov 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 61960252
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Franklin B. Adams (11 Jan 1828–4 Jun 1910), Find A Grave Memorial no. 61960252, citing Kern Cemetery, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Jim (contributor 47221269) .