My great-great-great grandfather was William Adamson born in about 1790. William married Mary “Polly” Wilson in Wilson County, Tennessee in about 1806. Their oldest child was Aaron Adamson, born about 1808 in Tennessee. This was my first clue that William’s father may have been named Aaron.
Over the years, researching the family, no evidence was ever found to link William to any of the other Adamson families. A few years ago, my father did a DNA test and the results showed that he was indeed related to the John and Ann Skuce Adamson family. Of course, that brought up more questions…so who was William’s father? It was generally agreed among myself and other researchers that William must have been the son of Enos and Mary Love Adamson, although no evidence or proof of that has been found.
I have found an “Aron Adamson” listed in the 1782 Surry County, North Carolina Tax List. Then in 1812, there is an Aaron Adamson listed in the Warren County, Tennessee Tax List.
Could this Aaron be another son of Simon Adamson, Sr.?
Could this Aaron be the father of William A. Adamson, Nancy Adamson Tippitt, and Simon Adamson? Simon was born about 1785, William and Nancy around 1790. (Nancy Adamson married Luke Tippitt, who was also listed in the 1812 Warren County, Tennessee Tax List. Aaron Adamson is listed next to William Tippitt) William Adamson married Mary Polly Wilson in 1806 in Wilson County, Tennessee.
Simon Adamson married Susanna Hopkins in 1808 in Wilson County, Tennessee.
Nancy Adamson married Luke Tippitt around 1810 in Tennessee. In 1808, Luke had married Jenny Cooksey in Wilson County, Tennessee. He and Nancy's first child, Malinda, was born in 1812 in Wilson County, Tennessee.
All of the other known children of Enos' were married in Randolph County, North Carolina around the same times as the above listed married in Tennessee.
Luke and Nancy Adamson Tippitt were listed in Edwards County, Illinois in both the 1820 and 1825 censuses. William Adamson and his family were listed there in the1835 census.
As stated earlier, William Adamson's first son was named Aaron W. Adamson (b.1808). He was listed in the household Susannah Hopkins Adamson in the 1850 Harrison County, Indiana Census. This adds credence that William and Simon Adamson were probably brothers.
More proof of Aaron Adamson’s existence needs to still be discovered. Just the two records cited above are not enough proof for me, but they certainly are tantalizing! As usual, my research is a waiting game…hoping for new records to emerge!