Alfred Milton Adamson was born on Leap Day on the 29th of February in 1860 in Jasper County, Illinois. He was the youngest of ten children born to Zedekiah and Lucinda King Adamson. He also had four older step-siblings. Alfred’s mother died the same year that he was born. By December of that year, his father Zedekiah remarried to Sarah Cummins. Either she died or they divorced by 1862, when Zedekiah married for the fourth time to widowed Susan Carner.
Alfred was fourteen when his father died. He has not been located in the 1880 Census. Some sources report that he married Rebecca Ward in 1883, but I have not been able to confirm that. He did marry Emily Nancy Huddlestun in 1885 and they had four children.
Alfred died in 1932 at the age of seventy-two, or according to Leap years he was eighteen years old!