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Below is a family biography included in The History of Warrick County, Indiana published by Goodspeed, Bros. & 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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THOMAS S. ADAMS, the only living child of Joseph and Nancy (Barton) Adams, was born in Cumberland County, Ky., June 22, 1818. Joseph Adams and wife were natives of the Old Dominion, from whence they removed to Warrick County, Ind., in December, 1817. He was appointed County Treasurer a few years after coming here, serving until his death, in March 1831. His widow died in about 1869. Thomas S. Adams is one of the oldest and most favorably known of the old pioneers of Warrick County now living here. He secured in boyhood only a limited education from the subscription schools of his day, and for a life’s occupation chose farming. After his father’s death he managed the old homestead until the division of the property among the heirs, when he with commendable spirit and fraternal love, transferred his portion of the estate to his younger brothers. Then beginning life by purchasing eighty acres of adjoining land on credit, he cleared the incumbrance by the profit on one year’s tobacco crop, and from that time gradually added to his farm until he now owns over 500 acres of land in this and Skelton Townships. Having retired from active work Mr. Adams maintains control over his lands, which are being worked by a step-son. He helped organize the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Boonville, of which he is a member. Is a staunch Republican in politics, and although by no means an office-seeker, has served Boon Township several terms as Trustee with credit. In October, 1847, he married Elizabeth DeForrest, who bore him two children, and died in 1851. In April, 1861, he wedded Mrs. Martha A. White, by whom he was the father of one child, since deceased. Mrs. Adams is a member of the United Presbyterian Church.

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This family biography is one of 274 biographies included in The History of Warrick County, Indiana portion of the book: History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties Indiana published in 1885 by Goodspeed, Bros. & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Warrick County, Indiana History and Genealogy

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