JOHN WILLIAM ADAMS

Male 1841 - 1893


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  • Name  JOHN WILLIAM ADAMS  [1, 2, 3
    Born  Dec 1841  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender  Male 
    Immigration  Abt 1848  According to death cert. Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Occupation  1870, Carman  [9
    Residence  1875-1876  126 N. 5th Ave, Brooklyn, Kings, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Residence  1880  148 N. 8th Ave, Brooklyn, Kings, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Residence  1882  148 N. 8th Ave, Brooklyn, Kings, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Residence  1887  108 8th Ave, Brooklyn, Kings, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Residence  Between 1888 and 1895  105 Marcy Ave., Brooklyn, Kings, N.Y. Find all individuals with events at this location  [14, 15
    Died  6 Nov 1893  108 Marcy Ave., Brooklyn, Kings, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [16, 17
    Buried  11 Nov 1893  Evergreen Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Person ID  I862  Welcomer and Poor Relatives
    Last Modified  8 Aug 2017 

    Family  HELENA G. DUNLOP,   b. Jul 1842, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1906, 1449 49th St. Brooklyn, Kings, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William D. Adams,   b. 13 Feb 1865, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1925
     2. George W. Adams,   b. Abt 1866, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Emma E. Adams,   b. Feb 1870, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. ANNIE ALMA ADAMS,   b. 5 Jan 1872, Brooklyn, Kings, N.Y. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1938, Mt. Vernon, Westchester, N.Y. Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F53  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Adams William&HelenaGrave
    Adams William&HelenaGrave
    Adams William&HelenaGrave2
    Adams William&HelenaGrave2

    Headstones
    Headstone of John William Adams and his wife Helena G. Dunlop Adams.
    Headstone of John William Adams and his wife Helena G. Dunlop Adams.
    In Evergreen Cemetery in Brooklyn.
    Small headstones for William and Helene Adams
    Small headstones for William and Helene Adams

  • Notes 
    • 14th ward in brooklyn in 1870 - Wm and Cornelia(!) with kids William, George and Emma, dates right, births right - it’s them
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      William J. Adams - carman - in 1875 Brooklyn directory
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      both parents born in Ireland according to his death certificate

      Both Dunlop and Adams surnames are very heavily concentrated in the north of Ireland - explains that no one was Catholic

      HE IS LISTED AS A CITIZEN IN 1892 CENSUS, BUT WIFE IS ALIEN - NATURALIZATION PAPERS!!
      may have found those
      Also, he is poss. a witness, living at 98 Hester St. Brooklyn in 1864
      ORRRR... 81 Schermerhorn St. Brooklyn as another witness in 1882
      DEFINITELY witnessed Patrick Boyle’s as he is listed at 105 Marcy Ave in 1887
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      in 1920 NJ census his son reports his birth as NJ, but this seems unlikely

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      living also with John W. Adams and George Adams in 1888-1890 BrooklynCity directories

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      MARCY AVENUE


      Marcy Ave. was named for William Learned MARCY,
      Captain in the War of 1812, Secretary of War, 1845-49 ,
      Secretary of State, 1853-57., and Governor of NY 1833-39.

      Includes since 1885 Eighth St., Williamsburgh.
      Eighth St.opened,1852 from Division Ave. to Metropolitan Ave.
      Marcy Ave.opened,1856 from B'dway to Scholes & Remsen estates &
      In 1861 from Lorimer to DeKalb & from Lexington Ave.to Halsey.

      YOUNG & Co, pianos & organs, #33.

      The Central Baptist Church of Williamsburgh, cor. of South 5th St.,
      the building is now a synagogue.

      A Carnegie Branch Library b/w Division & Rodney, opened Jan.27,1905.

      The cornerstone for the Eastern District High School at Keap St.
      was laid June 26, 1906. It was opened on Feb.3,1908.

      John McQUADE & Co., paints,# 416.
      Nat'L Smelting & Refining Works, # 419.

      MOLLER & SCHUMANN,
      varnish manuf., Flushing Ave.

      The RAPPELYEA stone house stood on
      Cripplebush Rd. near the Wallabout Rd. When Floyd St. was
      cut through, the house had to be taken down. Jeremiah J. RAPPELYEA
      was born in the house in 1813.
      Henry BOERUM purchased in 1828 a part of the
      RAPPELYEA farm and built in 1868 the house at #153 Nostrand Ave,
      at the corner of Vernon Ave. for his daughter,
      Mrs. Susan VANDERVEER.
      This house was taken down in recent years to make room for an
      apartment house. Jeremiah J. RAPPELYEA helped form the
      Washington Horse Company of which he was made First Lieutenant.

      WILDE'S Tavern at Marcy & Gates, 1860's,
      kept by James T. WILDE.

      Bernard SHARKEY, matting, #48.
      Samuel PARKS, #148.
      Pauline A. Van CAUTEREN, teacher of languages, #329.
      Charles L. SCHMIDT, oil manuf., #464.
      Herman VONGELS', worsted & merino goods, #476.
      HORN & LEHMAN, printers, #507.
      D.H. CHASE, musical instruments, # 669.
      TERRY & CLARK, livery stables, #675.
      William S. SEARING, livery stables, #689.
      Edward C. HERVEY, livery stables, near Gates Ave.
      The SEWARD Republican Club, was in 1905 at #625 Marcy.
      PARKER'S Cafe was at DeKalb Ave.

      Albert T.PALL, estab. his undertaker business
      in 1869, at #731-735., he was sexton of the Marcy Ave. Baptist Church.

      Horse cars were operated on Marcy Ave. from Flushing to Myrtle and
      down to Fulton Ferry.
      George SWAN was foreman for this line.

    Residence:
    • Listed as John W. in 75 and William in 76!
    • says “8th Ave. now Marcy Ave.” !!

  • Sources 
    1. [S231] Winifred Sutton Poor-reply to Barbara Rehorn.

    2. [S103] Marriage Certificate - Joshua Sutton & Annie Adams, gives mother and father's names.

    3. [S354] Death Certificate - John W. Adams, Brooklyn #18448.

    4. [S496] Census - 1880 - New York - Kings - Brooklyn, 385A, age 37-Ireland birth.

    5. [S242] Census - 1870 - New York - Brooklyn, 14th ward - Roll 955 p. 198, first name William - age 29.

    6. [S336] Gravestone - J. William Adams, Evergreen Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings, N.Y., in 52nd year (51 years old).

    7. [S354] Death Certificate - John W. Adams, Ireland birth and 51 years 11 months at death.

    8. [S354] Death Certificate - John W. Adams.

    9. [S355] Census - 1870 - New York - Kings - Brooklyn - Ward 14.

    10. [S520] Brooklyn City Directory - 1875.

    11. [S496] Census - 1880 - New York - Kings - Brooklyn.

    12. [S522] Brooklyn City Directory 1882.

    13. [S523] Brooklyn City Directory 1887.

    14. [S474] City Directory - Brooklyn - 1888-1890.

    15. [S64] Dorothy Sutton Randall request for birth certificate, gives 1895.

    16. [S354] Death Certificate - John W. Adams, Evergreen Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings, N.Y., no birth date.

    17. [S336] Gravestone - J. William Adams.

    18. [S352] Evergreen Cemetery Index, Prospect Hill section - lot 166.


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