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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


THOMAS 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.


Page 647-648
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: 04 November 2008
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