Alpheus Adams +

Male 1845 - 1910  (64 years)


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  • Name Alpheus Adams +  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Born 15 Dec 1845  Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Possibly. Day and Month according to North Dakota Public Death Index. Year according to 12 Dec 1867 Marriage as this is the 1st known source. Age: 22. If born 15 Dec, Year is, possibly, 1844 or 1845. Place according to 1900 US Census and Obituary.
    Gender Male 
    Relationship … 15 Dec 1845  Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alpheus James Adams is a descendant of the Rev. Ezra Adams line. He is NOT the son of William McIntosh Adams and Hannah King. There is compelling record, family migration history, and DNA evidence to support both of these statements. 
    Relationship … 15 Dec 1845 
    Henry Proctor Adams is, likely, Alpheus' father based on Alpheus' obituary saying that two of Henry's sons are Alpheus' half-brothers. 
    Relationship … 15 Dec 1845  Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Many DNA matches of Alpheus descendants to the Strain family with 4th-6th and 5th-8th Cousin relationships, and the lack of any other missing MRCA in this branch consistent with these relationships points to Alpheus' mother being a Strain descendant. 
    Residence Bet. 1846-1850  Owen Sound, Grey, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship … 12 Dec 1867  Owen Sound, Grey, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    His marriage record lists his parents as William & Maria Adams, likely, the children of Ezra Adams, Maria being Jane Maria Adams. They are, possibly, the relatives that raised him. One of them could, perhaps, also be Alpheus' biological parent. 
    Residence 12 Dec 1867  Georgian Bluffs, Grey, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Residence 10 Aug 1871  Manitoulin, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 9
    Residence 4 Jun 1877  Manitoulin, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 29 Apr 1881  Tehkummah, Manitoulin, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Family Story … Abt. 1882  Cartwright, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    "It seems that the first winter the family went to Cartwright, Manitoba, when Ida Jane was 7 yrs old where her father ran a saw-mill, and he toured the surrounding territory to find where he was to locate. He decided to settle across the intl. border." 
    Residence Abt. Apr 1882  Cartwright, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Abt. 1883  Linden, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence Abt. Oct 1883  Hannah, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family Story … Abt. 1884  Hannah, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    "The family came in the spring of 1884 to their new home. Alpheus had a sod house ready for his family." 
    History … Abt. 1884  Langdon, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alpheus would have visited Langdon several times to handle filings on land, declaration of intention to become a citizen of the US, and final proof of settlement on land as described in "The Early History of Langdon and Vicinitiy" told by E.J. Fox. 
    Residence 24 Nov 1884  Hannah, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Family Story … Abt. 1886  Hannah, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    "After a few years he built the first frame house in the community. This house burned down and they moved back into the sod house until a new house could be built." Perhaps built in 1902. 
    History … 2 Nov 1889  North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    North Dakota and South Dakota were admitted to the Union on 2 Nov 1889. 
    Family Story … Abt. 22 Dec 1898  Hannah, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    "Grand Forks Herald 1899-02-02 p. 3 Mr. Alpheus Adams, whose farm adjoins the town site, & who had his arm badly broken and lacerated in a threshing machine a few days before Christmas, is still suffering & it is feared his arm will have to be amputated." 
    Interesting …
    Residence 1900  Linden, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1906  California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 3 Apr 1910  Hannah, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 13
    • "Early Sunday morning, April 3rd, at Hillside Farm, north of town, Alpheus Adams drew his last mortal breath in his 64th year." (The Moon, 8 Apr 1910, page 1) (North Dakota Department of Health, Public Death Index)
    Buried 4 Apr 1910  Hannah, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • Hannah Cemetery. "The funeral took place Monday afternoon. The service was conducted by Rev. Thomas Dyer, pastor of M. E. church, who spoke words of comfort to those bereaved. Rev. E.B. Robeson assisted in the service." (The Moon, 8 Apr 1910, page 1)
    Residence Bef. 1912  Hannah, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Legal … 20 Dec 1913  Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    See "Hannah-Adams Genealogy, 1848-Present", page 48-50, for case of C.B. McMIllan vs 11 children of Alpheus. Mentions a will admitted into probate in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada. 
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    Person ID I7027724780  Our Family Tree
    Last Modified 19 Jul 2021 

    Father Henry Proctor Adams +,   b. 12 Mar 1822, Niagara Falls, Niagara, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1882, Bruce, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother NN Strain +,   b. Bef. 1829,   d. Bet. 1845-1849, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 20 years) 
    Family ID F4991  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ellen Jane Hannah + |,   b. 31 May 1845, Kilgole, Drumhome, Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1919, Hannah, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 12 Dec 1867  Owen Sound, Grey, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 6
    • Married by J.C. Tyler, Owen Sound, Methodist Minister in the presence of John Brown and Catherine Walker.
    Children 
     1. Catherine Barbara Adams,   b. Nov 1869, Owen Sound, Grey, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef. 1939, Hanley, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)
     2. Francis Edmund Adams,   b. 13 Feb 1871, Manitowaning, Manitoulin, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1939, Everett, Snohomish, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     3. Robert Ephraim Adams,   b. 11 Jun 1873, Owen Sound, Grey, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1915, Hingham, Hill, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     4. Ida Jane Adams +,   b. 7 Jul 1875, Manitoulin, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1955, Devils Lake, Ramsey, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     5. Emma Ann Virtue Adams,   b. 4 Jun 1877, Manitoulin, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1957, Everett, Snohomish, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     6. James Herman Adams #,   b. 9 Jul 1879, Manitoulin, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1949, Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     7. Eliza Harriet Robinson Adams,   b. 11 Feb 1882, Algoma, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1950, Canora, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     8. Margaret Rebecca Adams,   b. 4 Nov 1885, Hannah, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1946, Everett, Snohomish, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     9. William John Hudson Adams,   b. 10 Mar 1887, Hannah, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1961, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     10. Raymond David Adams,   b. 31 Jul 1890, Hannah, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1948, Stutsman, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     11. NN Adams,   d. Bef. 1900
    Last Modified 19 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F5351  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Dec 1845 - Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRelationship … - Alpheus James Adams is a descendant of the Rev. Ezra Adams line. He is NOT the son of William McIntosh Adams and Hannah King. There is compelling record, family migration history, and DNA evidence to support both of these statements. - 15 Dec 1845 - Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRelationship … - Many DNA matches of Alpheus descendants to the Strain family with 4th-6th and 5th-8th Cousin relationships, and the lack of any other missing MRCA in this branch consistent with these relationships points to Alpheus' mother being a Strain descendant. - 15 Dec 1845 - Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - "His mother died when he was but a year old. He was taken to the home of an uncle at Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada. Here he grew up to young manhood …" See his mother NN Strain's Death for explanation of year range. - Bet. 1846-1850 - Owen Sound, Grey, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRelationship … - His marriage record lists his parents as William & Maria Adams, likely, the children of Ezra Adams, Maria being Jane Maria Adams. They are, possibly, the relatives that raised him. One of them could, perhaps, also be Alpheus' biological parent. - 12 Dec 1867 - Owen Sound, Grey, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Record is Derby Township, now Georgian Bluffs municipality. - 12 Dec 1867 - Georgian Bluffs, Grey, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Dec 1867 - Owen Sound, Grey, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Record is Algoma District, prior to 1888. Marital Status: Married. - 10 Aug 1871 - Manitoulin, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Record is Algoma. - 4 Jun 1877 - Manitoulin, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Record is Tehkummah, Algoma, Ontario, Canada. Marital Status: Married. - 29 Apr 1881 - Tehkummah, Manitoulin, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFamily Story … - "It seems that the first winter the family went to Cartwright, Manitoba, when Ida Jane was 7 yrs old where her father ran a saw-mill, and he toured the surrounding territory to find where he was to locate. He decided to settle across the intl. border." - Abt. 1882 - Cartwright, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - "Mr. Adams was among the first to catch the western spirit and in the spring of 1882 located at Cartwright, Manitoba. From this point he made several prospecting tours …" - Abt. Apr 1882 - Cartwright, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Record is Dakota Territory. - Abt. 1883 - Linden, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Record is Dakota Territory. "… in the fall of 1883 squatted upon the then unsurveyed tract just south of the international boundary. Here he and his faithful wife have dwelt practically ever since." - Abt. Oct 1883 - Hannah, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFamily Story … - "The family came in the spring of 1884 to their new home. Alpheus had a sod house ready for his family." - Abt. 1884 - Hannah, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory … - Alpheus would have visited Langdon several times to handle filings on land, declaration of intention to become a citizen of the US, and final proof of settlement on land as described in "The Early History of Langdon and Vicinitiy" told by E.J. Fox. - Abt. 1884 - Langdon, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - U.S., Appointments of U. S. Postmaster. - 24 Nov 1884 - Hannah, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFamily Story … - "After a few years he built the first frame house in the community. This house burned down and they moved back into the sod house until a new house could be built." Perhaps built in 1902. - Abt. 1886 - Hannah, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory … - North Dakota and South Dakota were admitted to the Union on 2 Nov 1889. - 2 Nov 1889 - North Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFamily Story … - "Grand Forks Herald 1899-02-02 p. 3 Mr. Alpheus Adams, whose farm adjoins the town site, & who had his arm badly broken and lacerated in a threshing machine a few days before Christmas, is still suffering & it is feared his arm will have to be amputated." - Abt. 22 Dec 1898 - Hannah, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Marital Status: Married. Relation to Head of House: Head. - 1900 - Linden, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - During San Francisco earthquake in 1906. - 1906 - California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Apr 1910 - Hannah, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 4 Apr 1910 - Hannah, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Bef. 1912 - Hannah, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLegal … - See "Hannah-Adams Genealogy, 1848-Present", page 48-50, for case of C.B. McMIllan vs 11 children of Alpheus. Mentions a will admitted into probate in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada. - 20 Dec 1913 - Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
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