Southern Indiana
Harrison County

Simon Adamson, born in Tennessee between 1790 and 1800. He  married
Susannah Hopkins on February 22, 1809 in Wison County, Tennessee.  In
finding his way to Harrison County, Indiana, he lived in Adair and Meade
counties in Kentucky. Records indicate that a Simon Adamson purchased
land in Harrison County in 1838.  .   Here many of his children lived and
established their families. The 1840 census records do not include Simon,
so we must assume he died prior to 1840.
The parents of Simon are not known, but the descendants of this Simon are
scattered all over Southern Indiana and the Louisville Kentucky Area.  Some
of the Sons of Simon who raised their families and left many descendants were:

William B. Adamson, born on February 17, 1810 married Catharine Toler.
They raised five sons and three daughters.

John Adamson, born in 1813 married Sarah Nelson. He later married Elizabeth
Thompson in Adair County Kentucky. Later he moved his family to Harrison

James W. Adamson, born about 1819, lived in Floyd, Posey and Vanderbaugh
Counties, Indiana.

Alexander Homer Adamson, born on Sept 26, 1823 in Kentucky married
Alazannah Rebecca Powers and lived in neighboring Floyd County most of his
life. He married at least twice, perhaps more.

Records show other sons and at least three daughters.

Ron Adamson has compiled a wealth of information about this family.  Many
records exist to detail the family members.  Researcher may want to acquire
a copy of this booklet.

Three Cemeteries in Harrison County will be of interest to researchers of this
family.  Laconia Memorial Baptist Cemetery, Luther's Chapel Cemetery,
Woods Chapel Cemetery and  the Adamson Family cemetery, all in Harrison
County. Also of interest would be the Fairview Cemetery in New Albany in
Floyd County.

Their are many mysterys in this family, but the parents of Simon Adamson has
drawn the most interest. Hopefully someone will make this connection soon.


Many of the details of above are from the Booklet of Ronald E. Adamson.
Jerry F. Adamson
March, 2001.