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Below is a family biography included in The History of Switzerland County, Indiana published by Weakley, Harraman & Co. in 1885.  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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CHARLES G. ADAMS, county treasurer, Vevay, was born in Pleasant Township, January 26, 1848, and received a common school education. August 1, 1870, he engaged in business at Aaron, where he operated successfully till July 1, 1885, at which time he sold out, to move to Vevay, to prepare for and assume the duties of county treasurer, being elected to that office in November, 1884. Mr. Adams was married October 1, 1871, to Miss Mary J. Morrison, a native of Cotton Township, born July 26, 1853. By this happy union two children were born: George Chester, February 1, 1873; Charles Herbert, September 16, 1880. Mr. Adams was elected township trustee in Cotton Township, April 1, 1877, and served in that capacity up to 1881. He is a member of Bennington Lodge No. 257, F. & A. M. and with his wife a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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This family biography is one of 215 biographies included in The History of Switzerland County, Indiana published in 1885 by Weakley, Harraman & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Switzerland County, Indiana History and Genealogy

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