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Adams Notes ─ Generation 4 ─ James B. and Winnie Adams


Summary

James Bion Adams was born in 1856 or 1857 in Wayne County, Michigan. Winnie Riggs was born in 1861 in Van Buren County, Michigan. They married in 1880 in Ingham County, Michigan, and had 6 children. He died in 1920 and she in 1943.


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Records

These are the principal records for James and Winnie Adams:

  1. Bion Adams appeared in the household of James M. Adams in the 1860 Census of Wayne County, Michigan [record]:

    [1860 Census of United States, Wayne County, Michigan, Town of Plymouth, enumeration date 18 Jun 1860, Microfilm series T653, Roll 564, page 530

    Names Age Sex Occupation Value -
    Real Estate
    Value -
    Personal Property
    Birthplace
    James M. Adams 43 M Farmer 4400 1925 NY
    Nancy Adams 40 F H. Keeper NY
    Mary A. Adams 22 F H. Keeper MI
    Donna M. Adams 20 F H. Keeper MI
    Isadora Adams 14 F MI
    Alfred Adams 12 M MI
    Isaac Adams 10 M MI
    Marcus Adams 8 M MI
    Charles Adams 5 M MI
    Bion Adams 3 M MI
    James Albough 26 M H. Man NY
    Wm Adams 4/12 M MI

  2. James B. Adams appeared in the household of James Adams in the 1870 Census of Ingham County, Michigan [record]:

    [1870 Census of United States, Ingham County, Michigan, Wheatfield, Post Office Dansville, enumeration date 29 Jul 1870, Microfilm series T593, Roll 675, page 306]

    Names Age Sex Color Occupation Value -
    Real Estate
    Value -
    Personal Property
    Birthplace
    Adams, James 54 M W Farmer 4000 1149 NY
    Adams, Nancy J. 51 F W Keeping House NY
    Adams, Isaac W. 20 M W At Home MI
    Adams, James B. 13 M W At Home MI

  3. Charles H. Adams (age 22, born Plymouth, Michigan, resident of Williamston) and Matilda Hooker (age 21, born in and resident of Leroy) married 23 Dec 1877 in Williamston, Michigan; witnesses J. B. Adams and Miss S. Walker, both of Williamston [record]
     
  4. Byron (sic) Adams (of Williamston, age 23, mechanic, born in Michigan) and Winnie Riggs (of Mason, age 18, born in Michigan) married 13 Mar 1880 in Ingham County, Michigan [record]
     
  5. Bion and Winnie Adams appeared in the household of Abner N. Riggs in the 1880 Census of Ingham county, Michigan [record]:

    [1880 Census of United States, Ingham County, Michigan, Mason, enumeration date 9 Jun 1880, Microfilm series T9, Roll 583, pages 484-485]

    Name Age Sex Relationship
    to head
    Occupation Birthplace -
    Self
    Birthplace -
    Father
    Birthplace -
    Mother
    Riggs, Abner N. 58 M Laborer NY CT CT
    Riggs, Mary 39 F wife Keeping House MI OH OH
    Riggs, Lillie 15 F daughter At school MI NY MI
    Riggs, Della 11 F daughter At school MI NY MI
    Adams, Bion 23 M Works on Brickyd MI NY NY
    Adams, Winnie 18 F Boarding MI NY MI

    Winnie married during current year; has Ague.

  6. Byron (sic) Adams was head of household in the 1900 Census of Ingham County, Michigan [record]:

    [1900 Census of United States, Ingham County, Michigan, Williamston Township, Williamston Village, enumeration date 7 Jun 1900, Microfilm series T623, Roll 716, page 197]

    Name Age Birth
    Month
    Birth
    Year
    Sex Relationship
    to head
    Occupation Birthplace-
    Self
    Birthplace-
    Father
    Birthplace-
    Mother
    Adams, Byron 43 Apr 1857 M head Painter MI NY NY
    Adams, Winnie R. 38 Dec 1861 F wife MI NY MI
    Adams, May 19 Feb 1881 F daughter MI MI MI
    Adams, Vernie 17 Sep 1882 M son At School MI MI MI
    Adams, Harry 15 Aug 1884 M son At School MI MI MI
    Adams, Bell 10 Aug 1889 F daughter At School MI MI MI
    Adams, Roy 2 Nov 1897 M son MI MI MI

    Number of years married = 20; 5 of 6 children living; house rented.

  7. Belle Adams (age 18, born Williamston), daughter of J. B. Adams, married George Beirnes (age 22, born Ontario) in Ingham County, Michigan, on 6 Jan 1908 [record]
     
  8. J. B. Adams appeared as head of household in the 1910 Census of Ingham County, Michigan [record]:

    [1910 Census of United States, Ingham County, Michigan, Lansing City, enumeration date 16 Apr 1910, Microfilm series T624, Roll 651, page 91]

    Name Age Sex Relationship
    to head
    Occupation Birthplace -
    Self
    Birthplace -
    Father
    Birthplace -
    Mother
    Adams, J. B. 52 M head Machinist, Shop MI NY NY
    Adams, W. A. 48 F wife None MI NY MI
    Riggs, Harry D. 26 M son Machinist, Shop MI MI MI
    Riggs, Roy W. 12 M son None MI MI MI
    Riggs, Mary 69 F Mother-in-law None MI England Canada (Eng.)
    Gardner, M. H. 40 M Son-in-law ?, Shop NY NY NY
    Gardner, Lola May 29 F daughter None MI MI MI

    Winnie: number of years present marriage = 30; 4 of 6 children living
    Mary: widow; 3 of 3 children living
    Lola May: number of years present marriage = 8; 0 of 1 children living

  9. Harry Adams (age 28, machinist), son of James Byron Adams and Winnie Riggs, died in Howell, Livingston County, Michigan, on 1 May 1913 [record]
     
  10. James B. Adams appeared in the 1920 Census of Ingham County, City of Lansing, Michigan [record]

    [1920 Census of United States, Ingham County, Michigan, Lansing City, Ward 4, enumeration date 8 & 9 Jan 1920, Microfilm series T625, Roll 772, page 8]

    Name Age Sex Relationship
    to head
    Occupation Birthplace-
    Self
    Birthplace-
    Father
    Birthplace-
    Mother
    Adams, James B. 62 M head Repair man, garage MI Ireland NY
    Adams, Winnie A. 58 F wife None MI England Scotland
    Adams, Roy W. 22 M son Clerk, truck factory MI MI MI

  11. Winnie Adams appeared in the household of her son Birney J. Adams in the 1930 Census of Ingham County, Michigan [record]:

    [1930 Census of United States, Ingham County, Michigan, Lansing City, Ward 3, enumeration date 19 Apr 1930, Microfilm series T626, Roll 991, page 78]

    Name Age Sex Relationship
    to head
    Occupation Birthplace-
    Self
    Birthplace-
    Father
    Birthplace-
    Mother
    Adams, Birney J. 47 M head Secretary, auto wheel factory MI MI MI
    Adams, Hazel P. 42 F wife None MI England OH
    Adams, Robert J. 16 M son None MI MI MI
    Adams, Elizabeth 14 F daughter None MI MI MI
    Adams, Marion B. 12 F daughter None MI MI MI
    Adams, Paul D. 10 M son None MI MI MI
    Adams, Marjorie J. 7 F daughter None MI MI MI
    Adams, Winnie A. 68 F mother None MI NY MI

  12. James B. Adams died 28 Apr 1920 in Lansing, Michigan; machinist; resided at 220 W. Willow, Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan; wife Winnie Adams; father James M. Adams; mother unknown; born 26 Apr 1856 at Plymouth, Michigan; informant B. J. Adams [Certificate of Death, Michigan Department of Health] [record]
     
  13. The obituary of James V. (sic) Adams appeared in The State Journal of Lansing, Thursday, April 19, 1920, page 2 [record]
     
  14. Winnie A. Adams died 14 Nov 1943; resided at 1809 W. Hillsdale, Lansing, Michigan; widow of James B. Adams; father Abner Nelson Riggs, mother Mary Lilly; born 2 Dec 1859 in Van Buren County, Michigan; buried at Summit Cemetery in Williamston, Michigan; informant Birney J. Adams [Certificate of Death, Michigan Department of Health] [record]
     
  15. The obituary of Mrs. Winnie A. Adams appeared in The State Journal of Lansing, Monday, November 15, 1943, page 13 [record]
     
  16. A stone near that of James Adams in Summit Cemetery shows the following: Harry D. Adams, 1884-1913; Grace A. Adams, 1886-1887; Belle Beirnes, 1889-1909 [record, page 2 photo]

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Discussion of Records

What can one learn from these records?

Birth

James Bion Adams probably was born 26 Apr 1857 in Plymouth, Wayne County, Michigan. His death record (record 12) says 1856, but Censuses are consistent with 1857, starting with the 1860 Census that says he was three then.

Family

James B. Adams' parents were James M. and Nancy J. Adams (record 1, record 2). There's more information on them here.

Marriage

James B. Adams and Winnie Riggs married in 1880 in Mason, Ingham County, Michigan (record 4).

Wife's Family

Winnie Riggs was born on 2 Dec, probably 1861, in Van Buren County, Michigan. Her parents were Abner and Mary Lilley Riggs (record 4, record 14).

Children

James B. and Winnie Adams had six children (record 5, record 15):

Lola May Adams
Birney J Adams
Harry Delmer Adams
Grace A. Adams
Belle Adams
Roy W. Adams

Residences

James B. Adams lived in Wayne and Ingham counties in Michigan. Winnie Riggs Adams lived in Van Buren, Washtenaw and Ingham counties in Michigan.

Death

James B. Adams died 28 Apr 19 in Lansing, Michigan (record 12).

Wife's death

Winnie Adams died 14 Nov 1943 in Lansing, Michigan (record 14). Her death certificate says she was buried at Summit Cemetery in Williamston, but I didn't find a stone.

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