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From: "JCTripp" <>
Subject: Re: [PACAMBRI] Cemetery - Thomas Adams - St Michael,Loretto - St Augustine
Date: Sun, 9 May 2010 21:46:17 -0500
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Many thanks for sorting out these fellas. I have just a bit more to add.
You may already have this info as you are posting a simplified, user
friendly version. See [[my comments]].
Jane Tripp

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From: Donna Noel Julian
Sent: Friday, May 07, 2010 4:31 PM
Subject: Re: [PACAMBRI] Cemetery - Thomas Adams - St Michael, Loretto - St

Thomas Adams Families Updated - Simplified version, user friendly :)


Thomas I. Adams (1735-1776) m. Magdalena (Unknown) (1722-1826) (My 6th
great-grandparents -dnj) [[My 5th great-grandparents - JCT]] Thomas buried
at Conawego, PA; Magdelene buried at Taneytown, MD, both headstones extant
and legible
v v v v

Joseph Adams Sr. (1756-1832) m. Elizabeth Haines (1754-1854) Joseph was
oldest child of Thomas and Magdalene, birthdate varies slightly in
different sources but 1756 is as good as any; believed to have died at St
Augustine, but gravesite unknown (the first burial at St Augustine was
about 1849). Elizabeth is buried at St Augustine and her headstone is
extant and legible.
[[Joseph & family were enumerated in Clearfield Twp, Cambria Co for the
1830 census. Bobbie O'Keeke's CTW has Joseph's date of death as cir 1832.
St. Michael's, Loretto would be a good place to look for Joseph Adams,
however ...
>From Lisa Baker, regarding reading St. Michael's cemetery -- "During my
last reading over Labor Day weekend, September 2000, I ran into a
long-time member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, who informed me in the
late 1940's or early 1950's, members of the church volunteered to clean up
the cemetery, as the old original section had fallen into disrepair.
Headstones were placed in straight lines, and fallen headstones were stood
upright and bases reinforced. However, a number of broken headstones were
thrown over a nearby ravine. So, in addition to the headstones indicated as
unreadable, there are many which simply no longer exist."

Lisa has listed at one tombstone at St. Michael's, Loretto with the only
readable name of Joseph located in the main section, 3rd to last row, old
section with a worn headstone. Just mentioning this although there is
probably a worn headstone with just the readable name "Joseph" at every
v v v v

Thomas Adams Sr. b. 10 Nov 1792 d. 20 Aug 1871 buried St. Augustine
Cemetery -
Cambria Freeman, August 24, 1871, Cambria Co., Pa., Thomas Adams, died in
Clearfield Twp., 20th. inst. he was 80 yrs. old and came
from Huntington Co., Pa. 60 yrs. ago. Thomas buried at St Augustine, single
headstone for him and his wife, extant and legible.
Rachel Bridget McGuire (1803-1885) d/o Richard McGuire and Eleanor Byrne.
Note: headstone gives date of death as 9 Oct 1886. I have no other source
to confirm or contradict this.
[[Obit from Terry Kruise's St. Augustine book --
Cambria Freeman, Ebensburg, Cambria Co., PA; 15 October 1886

ADAMS - Died at her home in Clearfield Twp., on Saturday October 9th, 1886,
Mrs. Rachel Adams, relict of Thomas Adams, deceased, aged 86 years and 10
days. The deceased was a daughter of Capt. Richard McGuire, one of the
earliest settlers of Cambria County, who during the War of 1812 raised a
company of volunteers from the neighborhood of Loretto. Her remains were
interred in the cemetery at St. Augustine on Tuesday [October 12, 1886]
last beside those of her husband who preceded her to the tomb about 15
years ago.]]

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Thomas Adams Jr. b. 14 Jan 1823 d. 6 Nov 1873, buried in St Augustine
Cemetery (note: headstone gives date of birth as 13 Jan 1822)
Ann [Catherine] Smith, b. 28 Jan 1833, d. 16 Mar 1916, buried in St
Augustine Cemetery (next to Thomas) Second m. Henry Scanlan

***This is Thomas Adams Jr.'s obituary below. He is the s/o Thomas Adams
and Rachel McGuire. He is the 1st husband of Ann Smith Adams-Scanlan. He
was born 14 Jan 1823 and died on 6 Nov 1873. He is not buried at St.
Michael's. He is buried at St. Augustine with an incorrect date on his
headstone of 1822. He can be found on the 1850 Census with his parents -
Thomas and Rachel (McGuire) Adams.

Cambria Freeman, Ebensburg, PA, 14 NOV 1873
St. Augustine, Nov. 10, 1873
Dear FreemanĀ­
On Thursday morning last, 6th instant, Mr. Thomas Adams, a highly esteemed
citizen of this vicinity, was fatally injured by an accident, the
circumstances of which were as follows: Mr. Adams and others in his employ
were engaged in taking down an old log house near his residence, three men
having entered the old house to throw off the logs. Mr. Adams was at the
time near his new home, but had, unnoticed by the men, approached the house
that was being demolished, when they rolled off one log and two others
followed in quick succession. Just then one of the men, hearing a strange
noise, looked down and saw Mr. Adams lying under the first log that had
been thrown down. They all went immediately to his assistance, and carried
him into his house, where he received the rites of the Catholic Church, and
died within two hours from the time he received the injury. He was 51 years
of age, and leaves a wife and eight children to mourn his untimely end.
Thus in the midst of life we are in death.


Thomas I. Adams (1735-1776) m. Magdalena (Unknown) (1722-1826) (My 6th
great-grandparents -dnj)
v v v v

William Adams (1764-1842) m. Eva Sanker (1782-1867) Buried at Loretto;
William's headstone is worn, Eve's is half underground.
v v v v v

Thomas W. Adams b. 6 Jul 1817 d. 19 Nov 1891 bur. St. Augustine Headstone
extant and legible.
m. Catherine Fetters (1819-1869) 9 kids + Cecelia Hagan Buried at St
Augustine, headstone worn but legible; Cecelia is the daughter of Ursula
Matilda Adams (d/o Thomas W) and Francis Hagan
m. Catherine Unknown (and still not known) 40 years old in 1880 census,
listed as wife of Thomas W

Cambria Freeman, Ebensburg, Pa., Friday, November 27, 1891, THOMAS W.
ADAMS, Died in Allegheny township on Thursday morning, November 19th, 1891,
aged 76 years. - A good citizen, farmer and neighbor, by his death the
community sustains an irreparable loss. His family feel his loss
unspeakably, for he was their bond of union. A consistent Catholic, he
always attended to the duties of his church, and his familiar form will be
long missed at the weekly convocation. He patiently suffered through his
last illness, and was resigned to quit earthly scenes for the brighter and
better home beyond. Mr. Adams was taken ill on the 3rd and died on the 19th
inst. His remains were interred in the cemetery at St. Augustine on the
21st. A Requiem High Mass having been celebrated by Rev. Father McAvey. A
numerous train of mourning relatives followed to the grave. May he rest in


Thomas I. Adams (1735-1776) m. Magdalena (Unknown) (1722-1826) (My 6th
great-grandparents -dnj)
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Joseph Adams Sr. (1756-1832) m. Elizabeth Haines (1754-1854)
v v v v

Joseph Adams Jr. (1800-1889) m. Mary Inlow (1804-1857) [I have Mary's date
of death as 1851, but no source for that information and I have not seen a
headstone for either person -gk]


[[ Mary Inlow Adams - - See below for a date of death of 1862. Does he have
any testimony for his pension?

>From previous emails to the PaCambria mailing list: (22 July 2005 Marilyn
Kline Washington)

Cambria Freeman, Ebensburg, May 10, 1889

Joseph Adams, 89, died May 7, 1889, at the home of his son-in-law, J. A.
Dumn of Altoona. He was born in Sinking Valley September 15, 1800. He came
to Cambria County about 60 years ago and resided in St. Augustine. He is
survived by two sons and four daughters: Jesse; John; Mrs. Annie Barnicle
of Altoona; Mrs. Stacy Delozier and Mrs. Mary Delozier, both of Baker's
Mine [near Coupon]; Mrs. Julia Scanlan of Ohio.

Note: Who was the daughter married to J.A. Dumn? I assume she is

Who was his wife? The names of the spouses of his children?

Which Barnicle family did Annie marry into?

23 July 2005 - Jean Sharbaugh; another obit for J Adams:

Altoona Tribune May 9, 1889: Mr. Joseph Adams, of Baker's Mines, died at
half-past 8 o'clock Tuesday morning, at the residence of Mr. Jacob A. Dumm,
No.2122 Fourth avenues. Mr. Adams served during the late war, and came to
this city about two weeks ago, his object being to get a pension. He was
taken suddenly ill after his arrival here, and he sank gradually until
death came.

Deceased was born in Sinking Valley, September 15, 1800, and was
consequently aged 88 years, 7 months and 22 days. He subsequently moved to
St. Augustine, Cambria county, where he lived a number of years, and then
went to Baker's Mines where he made his home. Deceased was married when
young, his wife dying in 1862.

Six children remain as the result of the marriage, and they are: MRS. ANN
BARNACLE and Mrs. Stacy Delozier, of this city; Mrs. Mary Delozier, of
Baker's Mines; Mrs. Julia Scanlan, of Paynesville, Ohio, and Josiah and
John Adams, whose whereabouts are unknown. Deceased was a member of the
Catholic church, and the funeral will be held at St. Augustine on Thursday

Mary is not listed with Joseph in the 1860 census for Clearfield Twp.
Several months ago, I was set straight on John Wilt's date of death. He was
not in the 1860 Clearfield Twp census with wife Mary Magdalena "Polly"
Adams Wilt. I assumed he died before 1860, but he had an obit with date of
death of 30 September 1869 in The Cambria Freeman Newspaper published in
Ebensburg. Perhaps Mary Inlow Adams has an 1862 obit. She is not listed on
George Warholic obit index for Johnstown newspapers.]]
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Thomas Adams b. 24 Aug 1824 d. 15 Sep 1876 in Canton, Stark County, Ohio m.
Mary Huber (1844- ) d/o Jacob Huber and Lucinda Strassler [Mary Ann Huber
[Hoover], b. 7 Jul 1844, bap. 20 Jul 1844; m. 22 Aug 1866; d. 29 Jan 1876,
Canton, Stark, Ohio -gk]

Hope this helps make the information previously updated clearer. Sorry
about the confusion. [[Many Thanks - JCT]]
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