.               John C. Adams, 1780s - 1846, of Chester Co, Pa
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.                                                  author: Michael D. Nestor, email: mdn3557@yahoo.com

.    John C. Adams,1                                                                                                                                        (ancestry unknown)
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.       b 1780's Chester Co, Pa; d 4 May 1846 Philadelphia, "age 50, of concussion of the brain, Francisville".  Francisville is in North
.           Philadelphia, bordering the north edge of the Spring Garden area.  See below for the newspaper item on his death, stating that
.           John fell from a stage coach on the Ridge road.  See the coroner's note
image below.
.           His and his wife's names and birth places given in son
John C. Adam's (#1) death record.
.           His age given by the coroner's note was an estimate, and he was born in the 1780's acc to the 1830 and 1840 census'.
.       m 1 Sep 1825 Montgomery Co, Pa to Catharine Reser (Kate), b ca 1803-06 Montgomery Co, Pa (acc to son John's death record),
.           d 27 Aug 1889 Philadelphia, "age 84, b Easton, Pa, widowed", of Ward 29, 1948 N 24th St, bur Odd Fellows Cem, d/o
John Re-
.           ser and Anna Maria Levering (Mary).
.           This was the same address as her grandson
Frank Chapman Adams (#22), at the time of his death in 1895.)  See her death cert
.           
image below.  Easton is in Northampton Co, Pa.  This John Rezer, is probably the one who was listed in the 1820 Chester Co,
.           Pa census with dau age 10-16.
.           Their marriage entry in the newspaper (see Ref below): September 21, 1825: Married on the 1st inst. by Frederick Conrad, Esq.,
.           John Adams of Chester city to Catharine Rezzer of Delaware city.

.       John was a tobacconist and "segar" maker, who lived in Philadelphia from 1807-19, and moved to Chester Co, Pa ca 1819-20, where
.       he probably worked for the Gamble family on their farm in Chester Co.  His widow moved to Philadelphia with the children after
.       he died.  Gamble & Reazer Tobacconists was a business listed in the Philadelphia City Directories and may be connected to John's
.       employer and father-in-law's family.  John's place of birth given as Chester Co by his son John's death record, but this is not other-
.       wise proven.  He could have come from Philadelphia originally, as he is first found there in 1807.

.       1807 Philadelphia, Pa City Directory: John Adams, segar maker, 11 Butler's Court.
.       1808 Philadelphia, Pa City Directory: John Adams, segar maker, 11 Butler's Court.
.       1809 Philadelphia, Pa City Directory: John Adams, tobacconist, 196 St Johns.
.       1810 Philadelphia, Pa City Directory: John Adams, tobacconist, 196 St Johns.
.       1810 Philadelphia census, E Northern Liberties Dist, p 219 (894, 164), John Adams, 00010-10100.
.       1816 Philadelphia, Pa City Directory: John Adams, segar maker, 168 N. Front.
.       1818 Philadelphia, Pa City Directory: John Adams, segar maker, no address given
.       1819 Philadelphia, Pa City Directory: John Adams, segar maker, Maria.
.       1820 Chester Co census, Tredyffrin Twp, p 425, John Adams, 000010-00010-0001.
.       1820 Chester Co tax list, Tredyffrin Twp: John Adams (inmate), tobaconist, $200, tax due $0.25.
.                ("inmate" means married, not owning property)
.       1830 Chester Co census, Tredyffrin Twp, p 114, John Adams, 0000001-200011001.
.                (the one in the female age 30-40 column may be an erasure)
.       1832 Chester Co tax list, Tredyffrin Twp: John Adams, tobacconist, total value $100, adjusted value $100, tax due $0.35.
.       1832 Chester Co, Tredyffrin Twp: list of poor children to be schooled by county: Frances Adams, age 5, d/o John Adams.
.       1839 Chester Co, Tredyffrin Twp: poor children: John Adams: Ann Eliza Adams,10, John Adams,8, James Adams,6.
.       1840 Chester Co census, Tredyffrin Twp, p 189, John Adams, 12000001-112001.
.       1846, 6 May: "Public
Ledger":  "Accident and Death. - On Monday, John Adams, aged about 50 years, fell from a stage coach on
.                 the Ridge Road, near the first turnpike gate, in consequence of which concussion of the brain was produced, and death ensued
.                 in half an hour afterwards.  The Coroner held an inquest on the body.  Verdict accordingly".
.       1850 Philadelphia Co census, Spring Garden Ward 6, p 293, #430/570, Catharine Adams,45 Pa, Ann E.,21 Pa, John C.,19 Pa, segar-
.                maker, Jas L.,17 Pa, segarmaker, Mary E.,15 Pa, William H.,12 Pa, Hannah H.,10 Pa, Charles W.,6 Pa, Ellen Burnson,69 Del.
.       1860 Philadelphia census, 15th Ward, p 729, #1809/2183, Kate Adams,54 Pa (wid), living with Thos Branchfield,52 Ire, laborer,
.                Hannah,21 Pa.
.       1870 Philadelphia census, Ward 21, Dist 69, p 371, #1107/1183, Catharine Adams,67 Pa, keep home, "George" Adams,25 Pa, labo-
.                rer, George,14 Pa, work cotton mill.  (George,25, not identified, but may be a duplicate and incorrect lisiting for son Charles)
.       1870 Philadelphia census, Ward 28, Dist 92, p 299, #393/394, Cathrine Adams,65 Pa, living with son Chas W. Adams' family.
.       1880 Philadelphia census, Ward 29, Dist 12, ED 621, p 142D, 1832 Sharswood St, #61/62, Catherine Adams,75 Pa (wid, mother, f
.                and m b Pa), living with son John C. Adams' family.
.       1880 Philadelphia census, Ward 15, Dist 28, ED 274, p 340D, 2019 (?Sceoc's) St Rd, #69/72, Catheran Adams,75 Pa (wid,"mouth-
.                er", f and m b Pa), living with son Charles' family.
.       1889, 30 Aug: "
The Philadelphia Inquirer": ADAMS - on the 27th inst., Catharina, widow of the late John Adams, aged 84 years.
.                 The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, on Friday, at 2 o'clock, from the residence
.                 of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Sarah M. Adams, 1948 North Twenty-fourth street.  To proceed to Odd Fellows' Cemetery.

.       issue:  (plus possibly a dau b 1805-10)

.       
1.   Frances Adams, b ca 1827.
.             Listed in poor children's list in 1832, but not 1839.

.       
2.   Ann Eliza Adams, b ca 1829 Pa.    

1      3.   John C. Adams, b 20 Oct 1830 Chester Co, Pa (b Oct 1829 acc to 1900 census), m Anna M. Clark.

2      
4.   James Livingston Adams, b ca 1832-33 Reiseville, Chester Co, Pa, m Sarah Maria Robinson.

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5.   Mary E. Adams, b ca 1835 Pa.

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6.   William H. Adams, b Sep 1839 Chester Co, Pa, m(1) Josephine Garrison, m(2) Elizabeth Garvin.

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7.   Hannah H. Adams, b ca 1839-40 Pa, m Thomas Branchfield, b ca 1808 Ire.
.             1860 Philadelphia census, 15th Ward, p 729, #1809/2183, Thos Branchfield,52 Ire, laborer, Hannah,21 Pa, Kate Adams,54 Pa
.                      (wid).
.             1870 and 1880 census', family not located.

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8.   Charles W. Adams, b Jun 1844 Pa, m(1) Anna M. ____, m(2) Mary Jane Ross.
.             1860 Philadelphia census, 15th Ward, p 755, #1989/2403, Chas Adams,16 Pa, living with his brother "Jno" Adams' family.




.        Note:  1.  Unknown John Adams family:  (possibly related to the above family, but not same John):
.                        1830 Philadelphia Co, Pa census, Spring Garden, p 315, John Adams, 100001-10001.
.                        1840 Philadelphia census, Spring Garden Ward 4, p 340, John Adams, 110001-201001.  This listing was near Ellen Burn-
.                                 ason, 0001-0000001, with 3 intervening families.  Ellen was living with the Catharine Adams family in 1850.
.                   2.  There was an older John Adams in Charlestown, Chester Co, p 860, in 1800: 01101-11201.
.                        Charlestown is just to the north of Tredyffrin Twp.  This John's son John was b 1781, d 1840, m Eliza Letticia Davis.
.                        This is apparently not the same John.
.                        1810 Chester Co, Pa census, Charlestown, p 222, John Adams, 00020-01101.


.        Ref:  Nancy Jean Christopher Salvi, email:
frankrsalvi@aol.com, which included:
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Images01 of misc Philadelphia Adams city directory listings, 1785-1819.
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Images02 of misc tax lists, etc, from Chester Co
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Images03 of lists of Adams census records for Philadelphia and Chester Co
.               "
The Norristown Herald and Weekly Advertiser", 21 Sep 1825, marriage of John Adams and Catharine Rezzer.
.                [Nancy is working on the possibility that John C. Adams was the John Adams, b 1789, s/o Francis Adams, b 3 Jun 1766 Phila-
.                delphia, and Grace Adams and this Francis was s/o Francis Adams and Elizabeth Plankinhorn.  This family was of Wilmington,
.                 New Castle Co, Del.  Francis and Grace m 8 Jun 1786 Philadelphia.]
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