RESEARCHERS NOTES

 

This section is devoted to aid the more serious researcher in determining which records I have and my interpretations of the records. 

 

            I have researched the DAR Library and the National Archives in Washington, DC, the LDS  Library in Salt Lake City, and numerous other Libraries.  I have extracted all data on the Adamson name from the Soundex records or Census records of most states for the years 1790 to 1920. I have extracted information from the Internet and several publications of which the following I have in my personal library.  My collection of publications and research aides are:

 

General:

 

 

 

                 *      Portion of SMITH, GRANT, and IRONS Families, by James W. Hook

 

                 *      ADAMSON Family History,  “Adamson-Duvall Families” by Ree Adamson Fraelich

 

                  *     ADAMSON Family History,  by Alma Netta Barnes

 

                  *     Copies of Available Census Index’s showing Adamsons, for Most all States, 1790-1880

                  *     Selected pages of Early Friends of Upper Bucks, by Clarence V. Roberts

 

             *  ADAMSON Ancestry, Volumes 1 through 14, by KARD Files, Judy Dye

 

             *  ADAMSON Family History, “The Adamson’s as we see them” by John Stambaugh and John E. Robinson, 1992.  AND Update Adamson and related Framily, 2001.

 

             *  The Adamson Saga (1536 -1936) by P. E. Adamson  (and CD version)

 

 

             *  Head of Families for first census of United States taken in year 1790. published by AGLL, 12 volumes.

 

*                       Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy – Volume II, (Pennsylvania, New Jersey) by Hinshaw, reprint 1994.

 

*                       Quakers and the American Family, (British Settlement in the Delaware Valley), by Barry Levy, 1988

 

*                       U S Cemetery Address Book, by Elizabeth and James Kot, 1995

 

*                       Pennsylvania Genealogies and Family Histories, by Donald O. Virdin, 1992

 

*                       Bucks County Tax Records, 1693-1778, by McNealy and Waite

 

*                       Early Friends Families of Upper Bucks, Clarence V. Roberts, reprint 1995

 

*                       A Genealogical and Personal History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, by William W. H. Davis, 1994  [Volumes I and II]   [Two books]

 

*                       Bucks County, Pennsylvania Church Records of the 17th & 18th Centuries,  Volume 3, by Anna Miller Watring.

 

*                       Abstracts of Bucks County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1685-1785,  published 1995

 

 

*                       Documents relating to to the Colonial History of State of New Jersey, Volume XXIII,

 

*                       Calendar of New Jersey Wills, Vol. I 1670-1730   [Part I and Part II] [Two books]

 

*                       Back Creek Friends Cemetery Burial Records, Ralph D. Kirkpatrick, 1995.

 

*                       Kentucky Families, A Bibliographic Listing , by Donald M. Hehir, 1993.

 

*                       Kentucky Ancestry, A guide to Genealogical and  Historical Research, by Roseann Hogan, 1992.

 

*                     Early Ohio Settlers, Purchasers of Land in Southwestern Ohio, 1800-1840, Compiled by Ellen T. Berry and David A. Berry, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1986

 

*                     Hopewell Friends History , 1734 – 1934, Frederick County, Virginia

 

**

 

                                                   Family Publications:

 

     Genealogy Charts for Adamson Cousin Reunion held in Lincoln Nebraska, August 1993. June 1993, Brent T. Lockwood.

 

     The Adamsons of The Credit River Valley- 1820-1991 From Paul Adamson, June 2001

 

     The Adamson Family Records, by Loren Barton, from Larry Beach, April 1999

 

     Prospectus Genealogy of the Adamson Family, by A. P. Adamson, Reprint by KARD Files, Special Edition #1.

 

     The Adamson Source Book, by Ben F. and Alice Louise Dixon, Reprint by KARD Files, Special Edition #2.

 

     Lost Creek Memories, For Adamson and William Cousin of Lawrence Co., Indiana, by Ben and Alice Dixon.

 

     Rachel Williams Adamon and her Hoosier Clan, by Ben F. and Alice Dixon.

 

          

 

          

 

*               CD-ROM’s from Broderbund, Includes Marriage Records, Census Records, Land Records, Social Security, and World Family Tree family group worksheets in database format.  Current WFT Disk is Volume 174.  Totals about 500 CD’s. 

 

*               CD-ROM’s from Family History Center (LDS), includes Pedigree resource files, Index to Vital Records of North America and British Isles and 1880 Census for USA.  Totals about 100 CD’s.

 

*               CD-ROM’s from Hertiage Quest.  Numerous CD’s. Total’s about 40.

 

 

 

 

Greene County, Pennsylvania:

 

*               Microfilm as listed below. On permanent loan and storage at Cherokee County Genealogical Society at Columbus, Kansas.

 

*               Local History of Greene County and Southwestern Pennsylvania,  by Andrew J. Waycoff. A reprint of a compliation of newspaper articles published ca 1900-1925 in Greene Co. PA. Pub. 1975.

 

*               History of Greene County Pennsylvania, by Samuel Bates, 1976 Reprint

 

*               The Tenmile Country and its Pioneer Families, by Howard Leckey, 1977 Reprint

 

*               Hennens Choice,  2 Volumes, by Dorothy T. Hennen,  1972

 

*               McConnells Map of Greene County, Compiled by Cornerstone Genealogical ‘Society, 1977

 

*               Index of names for Pioneer History, by L.K. Evans,  1972 revision

 

*               All volumes of Cornerstone Clues, Quarterly Publication of Cornerstone Genealogical Society, Volume I published in 1976.

 

*               Volumes 1 - 8 Census Records of Greene County, as compiled by Cornerstone Genealogical Society

 

*               Volumes 1 - 9 Cemetery Records of Greene County, as compiled by Dorothy T. Hennen

 

*               Caldwells Atlas of Greene Co. PA, 1876, reprint 1985.

 

*               History of Greene County Pennsylvania, by G. Wayne Smith, 2 Volumes, 1996.

 

*               Bell-Hays Families in Green Co. PA and Knox Co., OH, by John J. Evans 1987.

 

*                Graham – Grimes Genealogy  1756 – 1926,  Frances Grimes Sitherwood, Reprint.

 

*               1776- A time to remember 1976-, a compilation of articles of Greene Co. PA, compiled by Dorothy T. Hennen.

 

*               The Accompt of the hand, settling the line between Maryland and Pennsylvania, Mason - Dixon Survey, by Alvah J.W. Headlee 1976.

 

*               Micro-Film for Greene Co. Pa Census. For years 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, and 1920. Microfilm , On permanent loan and storage at Cherokee County Kansas Genealogical – Historical Society at Columbus, Kansas

 

 

Mason County, Kentucky:

 

*               Microfilm as listed below, On permanent loan and storage at Cherokee County Kansas Genealogical – Historical Society at Columbus, Kansas.

 

*               Mason County, Kentucky Taxpayers, 1790-1799, TLC Genealogy, Miami Beach Fl.

 

*               Mason County, Kentucky, County Clerk Court Orders, 1789-1800, An every name Index, TLC Genealogy, Miami Beach Fl.

 

*               Mason County, Kentucky, County Clerk Court Orders, 1800-1803,  Abstracted orders, TLC Genealogy, Miami Beach Fl.

 

*               Mason County, Kentucky, County Court Orders, 1803-1816,  An every name Index, TLC Genealogy, Miami Beach Fl.

 

*               Mason County, Kentucky, Marriage Bonds and permissive Notes: Fourteen Volumes, (1789-1805), (1806-1817), (1818-1826), (1827-1837), (1838-1845), (1846-1851), (1852-1856), (1857-1862), (1862-18670, (1868-1872), 1873-1877), (1878-1882), (1883-1887), and (1888-1892); Published by Sherry Sawyers and/or Gail Childress,  Hamilton, OH.

 

 

Fleming County, Kentucky:

 

*               Microfilm as listed below, On permanent loan and storage at Cherokee County Kansas Genealogical – Historical Society at Columbus, Kansas.

 

*               Fleming County, Kentucky, Taxpayers, 1798-1799, TLC Genealogy, Miami Beach Fl.

 

 

Bracken County, Kentucky:

 

*               Microfilm as listed below, On permanent loan and storage at Cherokee County Kansas Genealogical – Historical Society at Columbus, Kansas.

 

 

 

Robertson County, Kentucky:

 

*               Microfilm as listed below, On permanent loan and storage at Cherokee County Kansas Genealogical – Historical Society at Columbus, Kansas.

 

 

Adams County, Ohio:

 

*               Microfilm as listed below. On permanent loan and storage at Cherokee County Genealogical Society at Columbus, Kansas.

 

*               Adams County, Ohio, Early Births to 1909, Abstracted from birth records of the Assessor and Board of Health. Published by Adams County Ohio Genealogical Society.

 

*               1850 Green Township and Sprigg Township, Adams Co., Ohio Census Abstract.

 

*               1870 Green Township and Sprigg Township, Adams Co., Ohio Census Abstract.

 

*               Cemetery’s and Burials in Sprigg, Monroe, Greene, Liberty, Tiffin and Jefferson Townships, Adams Co., Ohio.

 

*               1996 Ancestor Chart Surname Index by Adams County Genealogical Society, Inc.

 

*               Marriage Records of Adams Co. OH, by Adams County Genealogical Society.   Two Volumes-  (1797-1894) and (1834-1910).

 

*               Place Names (Past and Present) for Adams Co. OH

 

*               Ancestor Chart Surname Index for Adams Co. OH

 

*               Marriage License (1889-1902) Adams Co. OH  

  

 

Brown County, Ohio:

 

*               Microfilm as listed below. On permanent loan and storage at Cherokee County Genealogical Society at Columbus, Kansas.

 

*               Brown County, OH Cemetery records, by Linda Wilson

 

*               Brown County, OH, Death Records, Book I, 1867-1873

 

*               Brown County, OH, Death Records, Book II, 1873-1877

 

*               Brown County, OH, Death Records, Book III, 1877-1881

 

*               1820 H/H Census Index for Brown County, OH

 

*               1830 Census, Name Extract  of Brown County, OH

 

*               1840 Census, Name Extract of Brown County, OH

           

Clermont County, Ohio:

*                    Microfilm as listed below. On permanent loan and storage at Cherokee County Genealogical Society at Columbus, Kansas.

 

Clayton and Henry Counties, Georgia

 *           Microfilm as listed below, On permanent loan and storage at Cherokee County Kansas Genealogical – Historical Society at Columbus, Kansas.

 

*           All known Cemeteries of Clayton County, Georgia

 

DeKalb County, Tennessee

 

*           A Bicentennial History of DeKalb County, Tennessee by Thomas Gray Webb, 1995

 

*           DeKalb County Cemeteries by Doris Garrison Gilbert, 1989

 

*           DeKalb County Cemetery Book #2 and #3 by Patsy U. Walls, 1996 and 2000

 

*                      DeKalb County Will Book "A" (1838-1854) and Book "B" (1854-1900) by Jorene Washer Parsley, 1995


*                   
DeKalb County Will Book "C' (1900- 1934) by Dekalb Co. Genealogy Society, October 2002.

 

*           Excerpts from DeKalb County Deed Books, A-J (1838-1869) and Deed Books K-P (1869-1885)

 

*           Excerpts from DeKalb County Tennessee Administrators Bonds , (1860-1874) and (1874-1892)

 

*           DeKalb County Marriage Book (1848-1900) by Jorene Washer Parsley, 1990

 

*           Marriages in DeKalb County Tennessee (1901-1950) indexed by Doris Gilbert.

 

*           Death Certificates , Tennessee State Archives, 1914-1925 for DeKalb County, Transcribed by Jorene Washer Parlsley

 

*           Census records for Dekalb County Tennessee, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920.

 

Indiana

 

*            Indiana Source Book, Genealogical material from THE HOOSIER GENEALOGIST , 1961-1979, Three volumes plus index, edited by Willard Heiss,  Indiana Historical Society, 1977.

            Abstracts of the Records of the Society of Friends in Indiana, Part Four, edited by Willard Heiss, Indiana Historical Society, 1972

 

 

 


Census Microfilm Roll Numbers

 

County / State

Type

1850

1860

1870

1880

1900

1910

1920

 

Series

M-432

M-653

M-593

T-9

T-623

T-624

T-625

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lawrence Co., IN

Census

 

 

335

 

 

 

 

Randolph Co., IN

Census

 

 

354

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bracken Co., KY

Census

---

---

---

404

---

---

---

Fleming Co., KY

Census

---

---

---

413

520

---

---

Mason Co., KY

Census

---

----

---

432/3

543

---

---

Robertson Co., KY

Census

---

---

---

440

549

---

---

Adams Co., OH

Census

---

928

=1167

989/90

---

---

---

Brown Co., OH

Census

---

938/39

=1175

995/96

---

---

---

Clermont Co., OH

Census

---

---

=1181

1000

---

---

---

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greene Co., Pa

Census

=783

=1114

=1348

=133

=1413/4

=1348

=1573

 

=  - Film has been extracted

 

           

 

 

Official census dates were:

 

                                First Monday in August for 1790-1820 schedules

                                June 1 for 1830-1880

                                First Monday in June for 1890 (most of this schedule was

                                destroyed or badly damaged by a fire in 1921--a card index to

                                the 6,160 names on the surviving schedules is available on two

                                rolls of National Archives film No. M496)

                                June 1 for 1900

                                April 15 for 1910

                                January 1 for 1920

                                April 1, for 1930

 

 

 

  Before the internet, I researched census on microfilm.  Today, Ancestry.com has every census available on the internet. Even  Canada and the UK, so I suggest that you subscribe to one of these sites and get your census data for your research. They have great search features so you should enjoy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Soundex Microfilm Roll Numbers for A- 352 (includes Adamson)

State

Type

1880

1900

1910

1920

1930

Alabama

Soundex

=*T-734-1…
=T-1030-2

T-1259-2+119

=M-1548-2
M-2049-2/128

Alaska

Soundex

NA

=T-1031-1
NA
=M-1597-1

NA

Arizona

Soundex

=$T-735-1

=T-1032-1

NA

=M-1549-1

NA

Arkansas

Soundex

=*T-736-1

=T-1033-2

T-1260-2

=M-1550-2
M-2050-1/2

California

Soundex

=*T-737-1
=T-1034-3/4
T-1261-3/4
=M-1551-4
NA

Colorado

Soundex

=*T-738-1

=T-1035-1

NA

=M-1552-1

NA

Connecticut

Soundex

=*T-739-1
=T-1036-1

NA

=M-1553-1/2

NA

Dakotas

Soundex

=$T-740-1

NA

NA

NA

NA

Delaware

Soundex

=*T-741-1

=T-1037-1

NA

=M-1554-1

NA

DC

Soundex

=$T-742-1

=T-1038-1

NA

=M-1555-1

NA

Florida

Soundex

=$T-743-1

=T-1039-1
T-1262-1

=M-1556-1

M-2051-1

Georgia

Soundex

=*T-744-1/2

=T-1040-2/3

=T1263-2+149

=M-1557-2/3
M-2052-3

Hawaii

Soundex

NA
$T-1041-3
NA
=M-1598-1

NA

Idaho

Soundex

=*T-745-1
=T-1042-1

NA

=M-1558-1

NA

Illinois

Soundex

=*T-746-2

=T1043-4/5%

T-1264-4/5

=M-1559-4/5

NA

Indiana

Soundex

=*T-747-1

=T1044-2/3%

NA

=M-1560-2/3

NA

Iowa

Soundex

=*T-748-1

=T-1045-2

NA

=M-1561-2-D

NA

Kansas

Soundex

=*T-749-1

=*T-1046-2

=*T-1265-2

=*M-1562-2%

NA

Kentucky

Soundex

=*T-750-1

=T-1047-3

=T-1266-2/3

=M-1563-2/3

M-2053-1

Louisiana

Soundex

=$T-751-1
=T-1048-2
T-1267-1
=M-1564-2

M-2054-1/2

Maine

Soundex

=*T-752-1

=T-1049-1

NA

=M-1565-1

NA

Maryland

Soundex

=*T-753-1

=T-1050-1

NA

=M-1566-1/2

NA

Massachusetts

Soundex

=*T-754-1

=T-1051-3

NA

=M-1567-3/4

NA

Michigan

Soundex

=*T-755-1

=T-1052-3
T-1268-2/3

=M-1568-3

NA

Minnesota

Soundex

=*T-756-1

=T-1053-2%
NA

=M-1569-2

NA

Mississippi

Soundex

=$T-757-1

=$T-1054-2
T-1269-1/2
=M-1570-1/2
M-2055-2

Missouri

Soundex

=*T-758-1/2

=T-1055-3/4

=T-1270-3

=M-1571-3

NA

Montana

Soundex

=$T-759-1

=T-1056-1

NA

=M-1572-1

NA

Nebraska

Soundex

=*T-760-1

=T-1057-1

NA

=M-1573-1

NA

Nevada

Soundex

=$T-761-1
=$T-1058-1

NA

=M-1574-1
NA

New Hampshire

Soundex

=$T-762-1

=T-1059-1

NA

=M-1575-1

NA

New Jersey

Soundex

=*T-763-1

=T-1060-3

NA

=M-1576-3

NA

New Mexico

Soundex

=$T-764-1

=T-1061-1

NA

=M-1577-1
NA

New York

Soundex

=*T-765-2  %

T-1062-7/8

NA

=M-1578-8/9

NA

North Carolina

Soundex

=$T-766-1

=T-1063-2
T-1271-2
=M-1579-2

M-2056-2

North Dakota

Soundex

NA
=T-1064-1
NA

=M-1580-1

NA

Ohio

Soundex

=*T-767-2

=T-1065-3/4

T-1272-3/4

=M-1581-4/5

NA

Oklahoma

Soundex

NA

=T-1066-1
T-1273-2
=M-1582-2
NA

Oregon

Soundex

=*T-768-1

=T-1067-1
NA
=M-1583-1
NA

Pennsylvania

Soundex

=*T-769-2

T-1068-4/5

T-1274/5/530

=M-1584-5-7

NA

Rhode Island

Soundex

=*T-770-1
=T-1069-1
NA
=M-1585-1

NA

South Carolina

Soundex

=*T-771-1

=T-1070-2
T-1275-1/2
=M-1586-2
M-2057-2

South Dakota

Soundex

NA
=T-1071-1
NA

=M-1587-1

NA

Tennessee

Soundex

=*T-772-1

=T-1072-2/3

=T-1276-1/2

=M-1588-2

M-2058-2

Texas

Soundex

=*T-773-1

=T-1073-3/4
=T-1277-3
=M-1589-4/5
NA

Utah

Soundex

=*T-774-1
=T-1074-1
NA
=M-1590-1
NA

Vermont

Soundex

=$T-775-1

=T-1075-1

NA

=M-1591-1

NA

Virginia

Soundex

=T-776-1

=T-1076-2

T-1278-2

=M-1592-2

M-2059-2

Washington

Soundex

=T-777-1

=T-1077-1
NA
=M-1593-1/2

NA

West Virginia

Soundex

=T-778-1
=T-1078-2
T-1279-2
=M-1594-2
M-2060-none

Wisconsin

Soundex

=T-779-1

=T-1079-2
NA
=M-1595-2

NA

Wyoming

Soundex

=$T-780-1

=T-1080-1

NA

=M-1596-1
NA

NA- Not available         //Film roll No.   //T-XXXX-1 Film on hand

$- No Adamson’s on Film   //+   -Film read and copy made  //=  - Film has been extracted

*  -  Extractions have been Proof read   //% - other (wrong) Film on hand       //D-Duplicate

 

********* Microfilm as listed above, On permanent loan and storage at Cherokee County Kansas Genealogical – Historical Society at Columbus, Kansas.


 

Soundex Facts:

 

You should know that the 1920 census is Soundexed for every state. 

 

The 1910 census is Soundexed only for those states that had not complied with a federal law of 1906, mandating the keeping of accurate birth and death records.  Those 21 states are: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. In 1910, if your family was living in a state other than these 21, you will need to know the county in which they resided and do a line-by-line reading to find them.

 

The 1900 census has a Soundex for all states. However, the 1880 census has a Soundex only for households that had children ages 10 and under. If your ancestors were a newly married couple in 1880 with no children, or were an older couple whose children were ages 11 and older, you probably will not find them in the 1880 Soundex and will need to search the actual county's enumeration.

 

The 1930 census has Soundex for only 12 states. Those are: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.  The states of Kentucky and West Virginia are only partial of the state. 

 

 

 

 

Other significant information:

 

 

I started my research in 1982, being very active up to the year 1985. Family illness and then a marriage curtailed much serious work until retirement in 1994. Since then, with the aid of a computerand a divorce,  my intention is to acquire as many references regarding the Adamson Surname as possible in a computer database, spreadsheet, photographs or word documents.

 

 I belong to the following Genealogical Societies: 

Cornerstone Genealogical Society of Greene Co. Pennsylvania, Waynesburg, PA;

The Genealogical Society of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Washington, PA;

Mason County KY Genealogical Society, Maysville, Kentucky;

Robertson County Historical Society, Mt. Olivet, Kentucky;

Adams County OH Genealogical Society of West Union, Ohio;

Brown County OH Genealogical Society, Georgetown, Ohio;

Cherokee County Kansas Genealogical and Historical Society, Columbus, Kansas. 

 

In addition I periodically use the Neosho Public Library, Neosho, Newton Co., Missouri; Miami Public Library, Miami, Ottawa Co. Oklahoma; and the Family History Library in Joplin, Japser Co., Missouri.

 

I am collecting Obituaries of all Adamson descendants and spouses. Another project is to take and assemble photographs of grave markers that will displayed on the internet.  My travels have taken me to several states in acquiring the photographs. Most states and cemeteries I have visited more than once.

 

The URL -AdamsonAncestry.com was acquired in May 1999.  At least two different servers are used to produce the web pages and the mail lists. They are: Ehost for AdamsonAncestry; and Rootsweb.

 

Updated March, 2006

 

In Sept. 2006, I moved to Las Cruces New Mexico.

I came down with asthma, and use oxygen, so my travels have been reduced drasticaly.


New update  6/2011