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

.    John C. Adams,1                                                                                                                                        (ancestry unknown)
.       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.

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

5.   Mary E. Adams, b ca 1835 Pa.

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

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.

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:
Images01 of misc Philadelphia Adams city directory listings, 1785-1819.
Images02 of misc tax lists, etc, from Chester Co
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.]