Saturday, November 5, 2016

#30DayFHWChallenge-Day 4: Allen Adamson

Day 4 challenge is to write an obituary about an ancestor.  I chose to write one for my great great grandfather Aaron W. Adamson, of whom, sadly, I know little specifics about:

Aaron W. Adamson was born around 1807 in Tennessee, the oldest of 11 children born to William and Polly Wilson Adamson. He married Martha Jennings Thompson on the 7th of June in 1835 in Albion, Edwards County, Illinois. The family lived there until the late 1840's when they moved to Crittenden County, Kentucky where Mr. Adamson's family lived.

Mr. Adamson died in late 1850 at the age of 43, having been married to his wife for 15 years.  He had not been well through-out the past year.

Surviving him are his parents; 6 brothers: Allen of Crawford County, Missouri, William, Michael and James all of Crittenden County, Kentucky, and John, whereabouts unknown; 2 sisters: Polly (Niles) Price, and Nancy (Henry) Shelby both of Crittenden County. 

Mr. Adamson also leaves behind his wife and 7 young children: Polly, Moses, Rachel, Lucina, Martha, Lavina, and an infant daughter.

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