Family A135

John Adams (b. 1802 VA – d. between 1870-1880 IN)

This family is represented by Judy Bruder and Judy’s oldest ancestors are John Adams and his (first son) James H. Adams. John was born in VA and migrated to Monroe County IN. John had 7 children. One migrated to MO and one to GA but most stayed in IN.

Contact: Judy Bruder > to contact lease leave comment below.

Data taken from personal family file.

Generation 1 – John Adams (b. 1802 VA – d. between 1870-1880 IN)

Married: Nancy Bell (b. 1826 – d. between 1897-1900) Married: 03 Mar 1826, Monroe Co. IN

  1. James H. Adams (abt. 1828 IN) Married: Eliza Jane Whisman
  2. Hugh Calvin Adams (b. abt.1829 IN – d. 27 Apr 1865, Dalton, GA) Married: 1. Sarah Ann Baugh 2. Margaret Smith
  3. William Riley Adams (b.1831 Monroe Co. Bean Blossom Twp., IN –  d. 08 Jan 1898, Wheeling, Missouri) Married: Sally E. Bastin
  4. John M. Quency Adams (b. 03 Apr1835 Monroe Co. IN – d. 22 May1893 Near Hindustan, Washington Twp. IN) Married: 1. Mary Elizabeth Bastin 2. Margaret Clendenen
  5. Francis Marion Adams (b. abt.1837) Married: Melvina Sims 1854
  6. Ancil Monroe Adams (b.07 Jun 1838, Wayport, Monroe, IN – d. 10 Feb 1900 IN) Married: 1. Amanda Languell 2. Mary J. Gaskins 3. Mary Elizabeth Smith
  7. Sarah Jane Adams (b. 07 Jun 1838 IN) Married: Joshua Vint

Generation 2a – James H. Adams(b. 1828 IN)

Married: Elizabeth Jane Whisman (b.? – d.?) Married: 23 Dec. 1849

  1. James M. Adams (1851)
  2. Noah F. Adams (1853)
  3. John D. Adams (1859)
  4. Nancy C. Adams (1855)

Generation 2b – Hugh Calvin Adams (b. abt. 1829 – d. 27 Apr 1865 Dalton, GA)

Marriage #1: Sarah Ann Baugh (b. abt. 1830 – d. 1850) Married: 15 Nov 1850, Monroe Co. IN

Marriage #2: Margaret Smith (b. 23 May 1825 – d. 1 Nov 1905) Married: 20 Nov 1852

  1. Sarah Catherine Adams (b. 09 Nov 1853 – d. Mar 1926, Monroe Co. IN)
  2. William Melvin Adams (b. 07 Jun 1855 – d. 30 Oct 1930, Monroe Co. IN)
  3. Mary Adaline Adams (b. 08 Nov 1856 – d. 13 May 1957, Monroe Co In)
  4. Amanda A. Adams (b.28 Mar 1858 – d. Gosport, IN)
  5. America Jane Adams (b. 07 Oct 1860 – d. 1923)
  6. Cyrus Monroe Adams (b.07 Oct 1860 – d. 10 May 1874, Monroe Co., Bean Blossom Twp.IN)
  7. Louisa E. Adams (b. 30 Apr. 1863 – d.1881)


David Scifres (7 Jun-2014) – I found this post from 2003 from Judy speculating on who might be her conneciton:


Re: Hugh Adams (1812-1881)KY>IND>IA
Posted by: JUDITH BRUDER (ID *****9566) Date: August 09, 2003 at 19:04:45
In Reply to: Re: Hugh Adams (1812-1881)KY>IND>IA by Fred Sales  of 24804 

Fred, thanks for the info, but the Sales family isn’t what I am researching. I was just passing on information that I had. I am looking for the parents and siblings of John Adams b 1802 VA, married in 1826 Nancy Bell b 1802 in KY. My Adams family is very closely tied to Hugh Adams b 1775, married Eleanor Ellett, lived in KY, Monroe Co. IN and Putnam Co. IN. I believe that my John Adams 1802 is the son of Hugh 1775 and Eleanor Ellett. They had a son John born 1802. We have the same names, we both have Ansel Monroe Adams that in pictures look like twins, same migration etc.

Only problem is my John 1802 was married to Nancy Bell from 1826 through 1870. Hugh’s John b 1802(Per Flowers genealogy) married Jane Hooton in 1843 Putnam Co IN. There is a John Adams/Jane Hooton marriage, but I believe that Flowers attached the wrong wife to Hugh’s John 1802. So far my research is pointing that way. I made contact with Robert Jeffrey Flowers brother Randy who has taken over their Adams family research. He stated he thought that it was pure speculation on his brothers part regarding the John Adams/ Hooton marriage. He is supposed to be checking with his brother to see what his source is for that marriage.

If you have any proof one way or the other on how Hugh’s son John was attached to Jane Hooten I would be very interested in hearing from you. I do have the copy of the marriage record, but of course it doesn’t shed any light. I will be glad to expand on my findings so far and exchange info with you. I have exchanged info with several descendants of Hugh 1775 & Eleanor Ellett, but they don’t have much info on Hugh’s son John b 1802.



Subject: Re: James b. 1799 Rockbridge, VA; Robert b. 1760 Rockbridge, VA
Date: 18 May 2005 10:49:57 -0600

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Ann do you have the names of the siblings of JAMES ADAMS born 1799 of Rockbridge VA or any other info on parents, ROBERT ADAMS and MARTHA FLETCHER?
I am looking for the parents and siblings of JOHN ADAMS born 1802 VA, evidently that part of VA that became WVA between 1860 and 1870. I really believe his parents to be HUGH ADAMS born abt 1775 in VA and ELEANOR ELLETT, but haven’t been able to prove it. The names are the same as well as the migration. They went to Pulaski Co. KY and on to Monroe Co. IN and some of them to Putnam Co. IN.

JOHN 1802 married NANCY BELL 1826 in Monroe Co. IN, and their children were JAMES H. b. abt 1828, HUGH CALVIN b abt. 1829, WILLIAM RILEY b 1831, JOHN M./QUINCY b 1835, FRANCIS MARION b abt 1837,ANCIL MONROE b 1838 and his twin sister SARAH JANE.

JOHN b 1802 was illiterate as well as HUGH born abt 1775.

HUGH born abt 1775 and ELEANOR ELLETT’S children were ANCEL, JAMES m. MALINDA JENKINS, NEIRIGH, REBECCA, JOHN b 1802, MARIAH b 1809, WILLIAM b 1811, RACHELb 1812 m WILLIAM SALES and HUGH b 1815.

Another geneolgist and I have pictures of two ANCIL ADAMS, birth dates a few years apart, but they look like twins as well as their wives.
I believe that HUGH ADAMS b 1775 (just supposition) might not have been married to ELEALNOR ELLETT, but was married to another women in VA. There was an application for marriage in Putnam Co. IN to ELEANOR ELLETT at a much later date but no return.

If you recognize any of these families I would like to hear from you. Judy

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