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THE ADAMS FAMILY TREE


THE ALL CAPITALIZED NAMES ARE MY DIRECT ANCESTORS


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1st Generation:
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EBENEZER ADAMS-d:Oct.18,1873
Ebenezer married TIRZAH BLANCHARD who was born April 08, 1802 and died
July 04, 1867.Ebenezer and Tirzah Blanchard started out in Vermont, later
went to Mass., then to Canada, to Green Springs, Colorado. In March of
1840 they moved to California Township, Branch Co., Michigan,
(Halls Corners) and made a home in the wilderness where they
spent the rest of their lives.

They cleared a fine farm and built good buildings. The house having such sturdy
hand-hewn beams, joists, studding and diagonal supports to walls as to make a
real problem for the electrician to run his wires almost 100 years later in 1937.
A grandson, Edwin R. ADAMS lived there for many years.
Ebenezer's forge (or smithy) was also famous for its excellent work, serving many
miles of wild country as it became settled. To them were born 6 sons and
6 daughters, (6 died when very young). They never had but 5 for very long
at a time, for when one was born, soon one would be taken. Only 3 outlived
their parents, IRA ADAMS, Charles ADAMS, and Caroline ADAMS.Tirzah's brother,
Aaron, and sister, Lucinda, lived with them.
This record is taken from Lucinda's diary and from gravestones in
Buckhorn Cemetery at West Reading, MI.

2nd Generation:
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IRA ADAMS-July 26,1834 to Jan. 22, 1910
Ira married Diana WOODWARD and they lived on a new farm adjoining his fathers
(Ebenezer) farm in Branch Co., MI. They continued successful farming,
looking well to the needs of his family of 8 children.
The 6 living children were:
1-Chester Eugene ADAMS
2-Clyde Noel ADAMS
3-Nettie Adell ADAMS
4-Edwin Roy ADAMS
5-Stella Elvina ADAMS
6-CLARENCE FAY ADAMS

3rd Generation:
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CLARENCE FAY ADAMS & JULIA ANN DUNTON
C. FAY ADAMS, born Sept. 21, 1870 in Branch Co., MI., died in 1948 in
Reading, MI. He married Julia Ann DUNTON on March 10, 1892 in Reading, MI.
Julia was born in 1870 and died in 1947 in Reading, MI.
There were 2 children:
---LYLLA MAY ADAMS, born May 16, 1899, died June 1, 1992,married
........ARLIN MERLE VANCE on May 20, 1918.

---Roland Ernest ADAMS, b. May 1 1896, d. July,18, 1981 in Coldwater,MI. He married
.........Fannie Ethel MOOG, born 1902, died 1972 in Coldwater,MI.
....,....Roland and Fannie's children are: (all born in Coldwater,MI.)

.......1.Robert Norman ADAMS, b.Mar.15,1924, m.Doris PRUSSIAN and had 2
...........children: George Roland ADAMS..b.Jan.19,1948 and Mark Edward
...........ADAMS, b.?.Robert died in a boating accident with his brother
...........Ernest Eugene at Hemlock Lake in Hillsdale Co., MI on May 28,1955.

.......2.Ernest Eugene ADAMS, b.Oct.12,1926, m.Patricia BLISS and had 1 child,
...........Lu Ann ADAMS, b.Aug.16,1954. Ernest died in the above boating accident
...........on May 28,1955.

.......3.Howard Duane ADAMS, b.Dec.25,1927, m.REIKO (June) in Japan. There is 1
...........child, James Fay ADAMS,b.Dec.8,1957.

.......4.Donald Wilber ADAMS, b.Oct.7,1925, m.Florence (?), no children.

.......5.Barbara Jeanette ADAMS, b.Nov.24, 1928, d.Oct. 28, 1989.
...........m.W. Wayne RICHARD on Sept. 8,1954, -- died Nov. 23, 1984 -- 4 children:
...............1.Ann Michelle RICHARD, b.May21,1955, m. Steve YOAKUM Sept. 28, 1979
........................One child, Christopher Wayne YOAKUM, b. June 12, 1983.
...............2.Jean Leigh RICHARD, b.June25,1956,
...............3.Bruce Eric RICHARD, b.Jan.19,1961,
...............4.Elizabeth Kay(Beth) RICHARD, b.Oct.23,1958
....................m. James SNELL in 1983--now divorced--1 child:
........................James Loren SNELL., b.Aug. 17, 1983.

.......6.Lois Elaine ADAMS, b.Jan.13,1930, m.Robert RAINEY on Oct.25,1947 and
...........now divorced. There are 2 children, Kenneth Wayne RAINEY, b.July 09,1948
.......... and Robin Lynne RAINEY,b.Dec.31,1949.

.......7.Esther Lamoine ADAMS, b.Feb.27,1931, m.Clare RICHARD on Apr.04,1953
...........and there are 3 children. Martha Anne RICHARD,b.July09,1954, Janet Lynne
...........RICHARD,b.July02,1955, and William Andrew RICHARD, b.June29,1960.
...........2nd married Lawrence Theodore Ferland '69 until his death in'75.
...........Engaged in 1997 to Walter (Wally) Stensland, b.Apr. 4, 1930.

4th Generation:
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LYLLA MAY ADAMS & ARLIN MERLE VANCE

For the rest of this lineage, go to "THE VANCE FAMILY TREE" hotlink below.


NOTE: Also see the ADAMS lineage in "The FERRIS & BLANCHARD Family Trees".
To get to them, use the Back to the Main Family Ancestry Page hotlink below.

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