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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


S. H. ADAMSON, retired farmer, Rogersville, Penn.—The subject of this sketch is one of the pioneers of Greene County, Penn.  He was born in Morgan Township, May 2, 1822, and is a son of Charles and Sarah (Hatfield) Adamson, natives of Pennsylvania.  They were the parents of nine children, of whom only four are living.  Charles and Sarah Adamson departed this life in Greene County.  S. H. Adamson was twice married; first, September 17, 1843, with Lucy Knight, who was born in this county March 7, 1825.  Mrs. Adamson was a daughter of James and Cassandra Knight, who were natives of Greene County, where they remained through life. By this marriage Mr. Adamson is the father of six children, of whom only two are living—James K. and Charles.  Mrs. Adamson departed this life November 17, 1868.  Mr. Adamson was united in marriage the second time, with Mary (Hipert) Crouse, February 7, 1869.  She is a daughter of Peter Hipert, and was born in Richland County, Ohio, June 26, 1837.  Mr. Adamson was reared on a farm and has been engaged in farming almost all his life.  He was in the mercantile business at Rogersville for a period of two years, and in 1849 was elected auditor of the county and served three years.  In 1859 he was elected county treasurer and served in that position two years.  He was elected county commissioner in 1881 and filled that office three years.  Mr. Adamson owns about 450 acres of land.  He is one of the enthusiastic Democrats of the county.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 7 June 2007

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