Niagara County

1897 Biography - Samuel Adams

Adams, Samuel, was born in Gorham, Ontario county, N. Y., in the year 1795. He was connected with a prominent family of that place. The first member that settled at Warren's Corners was Mrs. David Carlton, who came with her husband in 1813. Subsequently nine of the family were residents at, or near, the Corners. Mr. Adams while young enlisted in the United States Regular Army as fifer. Soon after the war of 1812 he came to Warren's Corners and lived with his brother-in-law, Timothy Freeman. In 1823 he married Miss Eliza Freeman, daughter of Alexander Freeman of the town of Lockport. They settled on the farm now owned and occupied by Henry Pickels, east of the Painted Post Hotel, soon after their marriage. His wife died early in life, leaving him with six children: Alexander F., Sheboygan, Wis.; Polly Staats, South Wilson, N. Y.; John, Portland, Mich.; Alpheus, Spencer, Iowa; Samuel, Cambria, N. Y.; Clark, Portland, Mich. Samuel is an honored citizen and successful farmer of East Wilson, N. Y. Clark spent his youthful days in Niagara county. Soon after his marriage to Pamelia Robins he moved to Michigan, and there made it his home until his death, which occurred May 26, 1896. Their father survived his wife many years. He died about the year 1852.

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