Looking for information on Joseph Crosby Adams (born circa 1770, most likely died prior to 1840). His wife, Priscilla Whipple and children [Priscilla, Increase, John (Dr), William Whipple (Esq), George(?) and Andrew Wayne(?)] moved to Missouri around 1840. Children Priscilla and Increase were born in Bangor, ME. I believe that I have found the family of this Joseph C Adams in an 1820 US census for Bloomfield, Somerset, Maine. Joseph Crosby Adams is my ggg-grandfather. I would love to know who his parents were, his birth, marriage and death dates and locations, burial information, and military service. It's a tall order, I know. Thanks for any help you can offer.
The Taconnett genealogical Library at 10 Lithgow Street in Winslow has a fairly new set of books - Whipple genealogy - they might have this family via the "back door". I believe they accept written queries for a donation.
Some of Bloomfield is now Skowehgan. In 2010 Sally Furber Nelson published "Vital Records of Skowhegan, Maine (formerly Milburn and a part of Bloomfield)". Checking that for the names you listed, I see a Joseph p. 61 "Joesph Adams died Oct. 18, 1857 age 76"
Via the Internet you can likely get the address of the Skowhegan History House - that is the home of their historical society - and over this past year they have become more active. Perhaps they will be of some assistance as they have recently been organizing/reorganizing their records.
Post by mebulldogs on Dec 24, 2011 14:35:45 GMT -5
Capt JC Adams is the ggggrandfather of my cousin. His wife, Priscilla Whipple, died Apr 8, 1855, in Missouri. The family generally settled in Pike and Audrain counties. Their son was Wayne, reportedly born Jun 17, 1811 in Kennebec County ME. He died May 31, 1885, Audrain Co.
Thank you! This is most helpful. I'll pass on the Skowhegan History House info to a third cousin. There were multiple Joseph Adams in the area, and it appears that there were multiple Joseph Crosby Adams in Maine. So, there is still a good deal of work ahead. But, I remain hopeful.
My 3rd cousin in this line, Mark Lasnick, and I have made many discoveries over the last couple of years. Our 3rd great grandfather, Capt. Joseph Crosby Adams, was buried in an unmarked grave in the Southside Cemetery. Mark researched his War of 1812 military service, and applied for a marker from the Veterans Administration. Additional information may be found on Find A Grave, memorial #93717086; including links to memorials for other family members. ---adamsjmj (originally debjmj)