|. John C. Adams, 1780s - 1846, of Chester Co, Pa
. author: Michael D. Nestor, email: email@example.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.
2 4. James Livingston Adams, b ca 1832-33 Reiseville, Chester Co, Pa, m Sarah Maria Robinson.
. 5. Mary E. Adams, b ca 1835 Pa.
3 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
. 1870 and 1880 census', family not located.
4 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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.]