Looking for Samuel Adams Jr. descendents
Grandma Ems account march 18 1985
Dearest Mag and Leo:
To answer some of your questions:
Gma Adams was a cousin to Mark Hopkins. Gma Adams fathers first wife was Lucy Jane Kingsley, whose bloodline goes back to Stephen Hopkins, May flower passenger. So gma Adams was only a cousin-in-law. Gma Adams was Sarah Hopkins hired girl for a year at age 18. Sarahs maiden name was Keeney. Mary Anne Keeney, I believe was Sarahs mother. Have a picture somewhere that may confirm this.
George Colburn Adams married Mary Maria Comings on October 31, 1906 at the Comings Farm in Galesburg, Mich.
The spoon dated October 30 1905 was her gift from him on their engagement. Now a well kept secret comes out, your dad and were married by a judge in Chicago on October 30 1931 but we knew Gma Adams wanted it October 31 like hers sooo- we appeared together the night after our marriage all dressed up and said to her We were just married I guess I broke her heart because it wasnt done in a church. Neither your dad nor I wanted any fanfare.
The spoon from Nellie may have been a wedding gift heirloom from Nellie Fox Adams, known as Aunt Nellie. She was the mother of Russell Adams. His father was Will Adams, believed lost when the Eastland Disaster occurred. Will Adams was brother of your gpa George C. and your Great aunt Elizabeth Moentz Van Ness. Therefore Nellie was your great aunt also.
Your gg grandmother was Emma Mills Comings; her mother was Emily Root Mills. The Mills family has 12 children and lived next farm to the Comings farm.
Mary Comings Adams:
B. 6-13-1884 at Comstock, MI
D. 2-6-1964 in Dozier Nursing Home Palatine IL
George Colburn Adams: B. 2-25-1885 at Comstock, MI
D. 7-9-1929 in Washington Bldv. Hosp., Chicago, IL
Both are buried in Adams lot in Galesburg, MI, Oak Grove Cemetery.
The Comings Farm was 2 miles from center of Galesburg in Comstock Township. Gma Adams was born at this farm and at time heir to (1) acre of the property. This was sold for $1,000 when Gma was 23 years old, to pay for her teaching certificate and supplies. She taught 3rd grade for 2 or 3 years.
Gpa Adams father (George Rodney Crittenden Adams) owned a farm in Comstock. He was born in their farm home. At that time Geo.R.C. Adams was Postmaster for Comstock, Michigan. Gpa Adams mother was Ida Adams (Holden).
I have a work copy on the family chart but must type it and run off copies for those who want one. May be Xmas before done!
Your Comings line goes back to Edward I, king of England, he died in 1307 A.D.
Your Adams line goes back to Charlemagne and Gpa Adams great great grandfather was Samuel Adams. We do not descend from John Adams line. Your Uncle Bill Adams has an original desk handed down from Samuel who got it from Stephen Hopkins.
Material from phone call with your dad and I do not have his army serial number. It can be checked with Veterans Administration Personnel Records dept, Wash.D.C. Or ask him. H e was attached to the 34th Medical Administration Corps during the WWII.
Emily Ruth Adams Isaac Malen Bradley
B.2-15-1910 Comings Farm B.1-24-1902 Seaside, West Virginia
Galesburg, MI M. 10-30-31 Unknown
Carl Gunner Henry Bergland M(2) - Ruth
B. 12-21-1910 Bjerf, Sweden
M. 5-29-43 Lutheran Church,Belleplain and Irving PK, Chicago, IL
d. 7-14-76 St.Francis Hosp, Evanston, IL, buried Oak Grove cem. Galesburg, MI
Peter Paul Scerutes
B. 9-21-1911 Chicago, IL
M. 6-4-1978 Community church Rolling Meadows, IL
Home from 1985 3450 E. Grandview
Phoenix, AZ 85032