Biography of Edmund Adams
Madison County, NY Biographies





Adams, Edmund, a well known resident of the town of Sullivan, of which he is a native, was born July 24, 1840, a son of Vespesian and Calista (Dewey) Adams. His paternal grandfather. John Adams, was a public surveyor appointed by Governor DeWitt Clinton. He came to Sullivan in 1802 on a hunting expedition, and being pleased with the country became a permanent settler in 1806. His father, Elisha Adams, bad been deeded lot 55 for his services in the revolutionary war, and this, no doubt, influenced his decision. Edmund Adams was educated in the common schools of his native town; at Cazenovia Seminary, where he was graduated in 1862; and at the University of Michigan, which he attended one year. In politics he is a staunch Republican. He has been principally engaged in farming, but served an apprenticeship with both his grandfather, and his uncle, James, as a surveyor, and in this business has gained an enviable reputation. Almost a century covers the professional experience of these three men in Madison and Onondaga counties. Mr. Adams has recently been engaged in surveying for ditches in the great swamp. He married, in 1865, Helen A. Wild, daughter of Allen Wild, who owned farms in Otsego and Delaware counties, and was a man of prominence in his day. Three children have been born of this union: Kate, wife of Rev. Charles Bassett; Robert B., and Caryl.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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