Biography of Edwin Adams
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Adams, Edwin, born August 27, 1831, is a son of Hector Adams, who was born at Burlington, Vt., in 1800, and married Laura Mariam, by whom he had eight children. Edwin Adams married Maria B. Tobias, November 4, 1853, who was born July 7, 1833. Her parents were Solon and Mary Tobias, life long residents of Grand Isle. Solon was born June 11, 1793, and died September 17, 1874. His wife, Mary, Was born November 28, 1795, and died March 6, 1873. The children of Edwin Adams are: Edna, born October 11, 1854; Ellen, born June 1, 1862, died December 15, 1863; Mattie G., born June 22, 1868; and Harry E., born December 11, 1869, died January 26, 1891. Edna married Homer E. Griswold January 12, 1880, and their children are Fannie E., born July 28, 1882, and Ellen A.; born February 11, 1886. Mr. Adams came from the town of Milton to Grand Isle in 1849, and engaged with D. E. Griswold as a clerk, but soon became a partner, and remained about a year. He then spent some time in Wisconsin with a company of railroad engineers and returned to Grand Isle in 1853, engaging in mercantile pursuits and in farming. He represented the town in the General Assembly in 1859-60 and was sheriff of Grand Isle county in 1860-61. He went to Michigan in 1863, where he was employed for four years in farming and speculation. In 1869 he located permanently at Grand Isle, and has since been engaged in a general store and in farming. He has also been town treasurer, lister, justice of the peace, and assistant United States assessor.

From:
History of Franklin and Grand Isle Counties Vermont
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y.
1891


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