of Greene County, Pennsylvania
ADAMSON, retired farmer and stock-grower, was born in Morgan
Township, Greene County, Penn.,
November 9, 1819. His parents were
Charles and Sarah (Hatfield) Adamson, natives of this county, and of Irish and English
extraction. The Adamson family came to America many years ago, and four brothers
settled in Bucks County, Penn., where they engaged in farming. They were all members of the Society of
Friends. One of these brothers was the
grandfather of Thomas Adamson, also named Thomas, who came to Greene county
among the early settlers. He died on the
farm where Charles Adamson, who died in 1868, was born and raised. Thomas is one of a family of eight children,
only four of whom are now living. Early
in life he learned to carpenter’s trade, which he followed for six years, then
engaged in farming. In 1845 Mr. Adamson
had saved enough money, through industry and economy, to enable him to buy the
farm of 120 acres where he and family reside.
He has at different times added to that purchase until he now owns 220
acres of well-improved land. He was
united in marriage , in 1843, with Sarah, daughter of John Hoge, and they are
the parents of four children—Caroline, wife of Freeman Smith; Mary, wife of B.
F. Bell; Stephen C. and John H. Mrs.
Adamson died in 1874. The following year
Mr. Adamson married Elizabeth Hoge, a cousin of his first wife. In politics Mr. Adamson is a Democrat.
History of Greene County, Pennsylvania
Samuel P. Bates
Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago.
Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles
The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –
Date of Transcription: 04 November 2008
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