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Below is a family biography included in The History of McLean County, Illinois published by Wm. LeBaron, Jr. Co. in 1879.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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JACOB C. ADAMS, M. D., physician and surgeon, Hudson; born in Mechanicstown, Carroll Co., Ohio, May 20, 1848, but removed in early childhood with his father’s family to Van Wert, Ohio, thence to Deer Creek Township, Tazewell Co., Ill., in 1855; after a residence here of some ten years, he removed to El Paso, and, in 1868, commenced the study of medicine with his father, John Quincy Adams; also, followed teaching for some years; in 1871, he entered the Ohio Medical College at Cincinnati, Ohio, and graduated at that institution March 1, 1873, and commenced the practice of his profession the same year at Gridley, this county; removed to his present home in July, 1873. Married in September, 1874, to Miss Rose L. Chadbourne, who was born in Oxford Co., Me.; they have one child — Edwin M. The Doctor is a member of the following Masonic bodies: Woodford Lodge, No. 654, and Macky Chapter, No. 30.

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This family biography is one of 1257 biographies included in The History of McLean County, Illinois published by Wm. LeBaron, Jr. Co. in 1879.  View the complete description here: The History of McLean County, Illinois

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