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Seaborn Henry ADAMSON[1]

Male 1833 - 1903  (70 years)


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  • Name Seaborn Henry ADAMSON 
    Born 15 Jan 1833  Heard County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 1840  Heard County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • James J. Adamson head of household:
      3 males age 5-9: [Joseph, Seaborn, George]
      1 male age 30-39:[James]
      2 females under age 5:[Nancy, Martha]
      1 female age 20-29: [Elizabeth]
      2 male slaves age 10-23
      1 female slave age 10-23
    Census 6 Nov 1850  Heard County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • James J. Adamson, age 45, Farmer, value of real estate - $1000, born in Georgia
      Elizabeth D. Adamson, age 39, born in Virginia
      Joseph G. Adamson, age 19, Farmer, born in Georgia, attended school
      Seaborn H. Adamson, age 17, Farmer, born in Georgia, attended school
      George M. Adamson, age 15, born in Georgia
      Nancy Adamson, age 13, born in Georgia
      Martha L. Adamson, age 11, born in Georgia
      James G. Adamson, age 9, born in Georgia
      John Adamson, age 7, born in Georgia
      Thomas L. Adamson, age 2, born in Georgia
    1850 Census - James J. Adamson (Heard Co GA)
    1850 Census - James J. Adamson (Heard Co GA)
    Census 4 Jul 1860  Heard County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Seaborn H. Adamson, age 26, a farmer with real property valued at $500 and personal property valued at $300, born in GA
      Nancy E. Adamson, age 21, born in GA, cannot read and write
      Henry L. Adamson, age 5, born in GA
      Ann E. Adamson, age 3, born in GA
      Willie Adamson, age 1, born in GA
      Martha J. Hester, age 13, born in GA
    1860 U.S. Census - Seaborn Adamson - Heard Co GA
    1860 U.S. Census - Seaborn Adamson - Heard Co GA
    Military 1862–1865  [7
    • Seaborn served in Company I, 41st Georgia Regiment of the Confederate Army from the spring of 1862 through April 26, 1865. He was captured at Bakers Creek, Mississippi and was held at Rock Island until December of 1864.
    Census 9 Aug 1870  Heard County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Seaborn H. Adamson, age 37, Male, White, Farmer, owing real property valued at $500, and personal property valued at $648, born in Georgia
      Nancy E. Adamson, age 32, Female, keeping house, born in Georgia, canot read or write
      Henry L. Adamson, age 14, Farm Laborer, born in Georgia, in school, cannot read or write
      Anna E. Adamson, age 13, At home, born in Georgia, in school, cannot write
      Benjamin W. Adamson, age 11, Farm Laborer, born in Georgia, in school, cannot read or write
      Samuel J. Adamson, age 9, born in Georgia
      Cornelia B. Adamson, age 4, born in Georgia
      Nancy E. Adamson, age 1, born in Georgia
    1870 U.S. Census - Seaborn H. Adamson - Heard Co GA
    1870 U.S. Census - Seaborn H. Adamson - Heard Co GA
    Census 17 Jun 1880  Heard County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Sebron Adamson, age 47, married, farming, born in GA, father born in GA, mother born in GA
      Nancy Adamson, age 41, married, keeping house, born in Georgia, father and mother both born in Georgia, cannot read or write
      Benjamin Adamson, age 21, single, son, laborer, attended school, born in Georgia, father and mother both born in Georgia
      Samuel Adamson, age 19, single, son, laborer, attended school, born in Georgia, father and mother both born in Georgia
      Cornelia Adamson, age 14, single, daughter, at home, attended school, cannot write, born in Georgia, father and mother both born in Georgia
      Nancy Adamson, age 12, single, daughter, at home, attended school, cannot write, born in Georgia, father and mother both born in Georgia
      Ida Adamson, age 10, single, daughter, at school, attended school, born in Georgia, father and mother both born in Georgia
      Rufus Adamson, age 7, single, son, born in Georgia, father and mother both born in Georgia
      Leana Adamson, age 5, single, daughter, born in Georgia, father and mother both born in Georgia
      Charley G. Adamson, age 2, single, son, born in Georgia, father and mother both born in Georgia
    Census 12 Jun 1900  Heard County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Seaborn Adamson, born June, 1833, age 67, M 46 years, born GA, father born in GA, mother born in Virginia, Laborer, can read and write
      Nancy E. Adamson, born February, 1839, age 62, married 46 years, born Georgia, father born in Virginia, mother born in Georgia, can read and write, mother of 12 children, 10 of whom are living
      Chas. G. Adamson, son, age 22, born Feb 1878 in Georgia, married 2 years, both parents born in Georgia
      Oppie Adamson, daughter-in-law, age 22, born 1878 in Georgia, married 2 years, mother of 1 child who is living, both parents born in Georgia
      Viney Adamson, grandson, age 1, born 1899 in Georgia, both parents born in Georgia
    Died 3 Jul 1903  Heard County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Heard County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Address:
    Adamson Cemetery 
    Headstone - Seaborn Henry Adamson
    Headstone - Seaborn Henry Adamson
    Person ID I32  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 26 Dec 2014 

    Father James Jefferson ADAMSON,   b. 16 May 1805, Wilkes County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1889  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth D. HARRIS,   b. 1 Aug 1812, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1892  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 4 Feb 1830  Henry County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F18  Group Sheet

    Family Nancy Elizabeth JACKSON,   b. 28 Feb 1839, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1926, Heard County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 23 Jul 1854  Heard County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 10
    Children 
    +1. Henry L. ADAMSON,   b. 12 Oct 1855, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1920, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    +2. Annie E. ADAMSON,   b. 22 Jan 1857, Glenn, Heard County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1939, Madill, Marshall County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +3. Benjamin Willis ADAMSON,   b. 19 Nov 1858, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1939, Fitzgerald, Ben Hill County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +4. Samuel Jefferson ADAMSON,   b. 13 Nov 1860, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1926, Randolph County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     5. James ADAMSON,   b. 1863,   d. 1867  (Age 4 years)
     6. Cornelia ADAMSON,   b. 25 May 1866, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1886  (Age 19 years)
    +7. Nancy Ella ADAMSON,   b. 22 Oct 1868,   d. 1936  (Age 67 years)
    +8. Ida Missouri ADAMSON,   b. 24 Mar 1871, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1954, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +9. Rufus D. ADAMSON,   b. 24 Jun 1873, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1933, Randolph County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     10. Lee Anna ADAMSON,   b. 26 Aug 1876, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1958  (Age 81 years)
    +11. Charlie Green ADAMSON,   b. 8 Feb 1878, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1950, Roanoke, Randolph County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     12. Ludie Vester ADAMSON,   b. 15 Aug 1880,   d. 2 Apr 1947  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Jan 1833 - Heard County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1840 - Heard County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 6 Nov 1850 - Heard County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Jul 1854 - Heard County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 4 Jul 1860 - Heard County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 9 Aug 1870 - Heard County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 17 Jun 1880 - Heard County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 12 Jun 1900 - Heard County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Jul 1903 - Heard County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Adamson Cemetery - - Heard County, Georgia
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    Seaborn Henry Adamson
    Seaborn Henry Adamson

  • Notes 
    • Many of the dates of death, and the spouses for this family are gathered from various sources, including an article from the Heard Co. History Book for Ella Adamson Adams, page 163

      From "The Youngs and Holloways of Randolph county, Alabama: A Family History" by Cindy H. Young:

      "Seaborn Henry Adamson was the second child of James J[efferson] and Elizabeth Adamson Sr. He was born on 15 January 1833 in Georgia. Seaborn grew up on the family farm just west of Glenn, Georgia. He married Nancy E. Jackson about 1853 in Heard County, Georgia. Nancy was the daughter of Samuel and Lavinia Malone Jackson and she was born on the 28th or 29th of February 1829. Her date of birth is uncertain since her descendants usually celebrated it on the 28th, but she used to laugh and tell how she only had a birthday every four years. In 1860, Seaborn and Nancy Adamson lived in the Northern Division of Heard County GA with their post office at State Line GA. Seaborn worked as a farmer and owned $500 in real estate and $300 in personal estate. Nancy was unable to read and write, and she had two young children at home. A 13 year old girl named Martha J. Hester lived with the family, but her relationship to the Adamsons remains unknown.

      "Seaborn Henry Adamson fought in the Civil War in Company I, 41st GA Regiment CSA. This company was also called the 'Heard County Rangers', and Seaborn enlisted as a private on 10 May 1862. He was wounded in the left hip at Perryville KY on 8 October 1862, which resulted in a permanent disability. Ben Caswell served in the same company with Seaborn Adamson and Ben used to tell a war story of how Seaborn was wounded. It seemed the Yankee soldiers were firing hot and heavy during this particular battle. Seaborn was hit and he fell down behind a log and yelled for Ben to come help him because he was 'done for'. Ben said Seaborn was a chubby man and the log did not quite cover everything. A Yankee bullet was fired which grazed Seaborn's backside since it was exposed above the log. Ben stated before he could come to his aid, Seaborn jumped up and moved so fast he beat Ben to more secure cover. Seaborn went on to serve at Resaca GA on 14 May 1864 and he was captured at Columbia SC on 17 Feb 1865. Seaborn became a prisoner of war for almost four months. At the end of the war, Seaborn was released from Hart's Island, New York on 15 June 1865.

      "Seaborn returned to Heard County GA to a quiet life of farming. Tragedy struck the family on 8 July 1867 when Seaborn and Nancy's fifth child, James Adamson, was run over and killed by a frightened horse when he was only four years old. James was originally buried in Crouch Cemetery, but his body was later moved and buried at the Adamson cemetery near Glenn GA on 18 February 1921."

      From that same book:

      "Seaborn Adamson was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church in Heard County. He died on 3 July 1903 in Heard County GA at the age of 70. Nancy Adamson went on to live with her son, Charlie Green Adamson. She died 22 years later on 9 May 1926. Seaborn and Nancy are buried together in the Adamson family cemetery just west of Glenn in Heard County GA. Several of Seaborn and Nancy's children are also buried at this cemetery."

      This is from an unsourced World Tree Project:

      the battle in which Colonel McDaniel, the founder of Bowdon College, was fatally wounded. After recovered from this wound he was serving near Vicksburg, Mississippi when he was captured in the Battle of Champion Hill on May 16, 1863. He was exchanged for a Federal prisoner on July 4 at Fort Delaware, Delaware. After rejoining his company, he fought in the Battle of Missionary Ridge in Chattanooga. He fought in the Georgia campaign at Rocky Face Ridge and was again wounded at the Battle of Resaca in Georgia on May 14, 1864. After rejoining his unit again on February 17, 1865, he was captured at Columbia, South Carolina. He was then held as a prisoner at Camp Hart's Island in New York, arriving there from Newbern, North Carolina on April 10, 1865. He was released from there when he took the oath of allegiance on June 15, 1865, after Lee's surrender. His record shows that he was 6 feet one inch tall, florid complexion, with light hair and blue eyes. He joined the Primitive Baptist Church in Heard County in 1860 and was a member there for forty-three years without a charge. Seaborn and Nancy Jackson Adamson are buried in the Adamson Cemetery west of Glenn, Georgia in Heard County.

  • Sources 
    1. [S154] Georgia, Heard - History Book, page 163 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S331] Georgia, Heard - Cemetery book, page 161.

    3. [S2782] Georgia - Confederate Pension Applications, viewed; 28 April 2009; Affidavit filed 10 January 1898 by S.H. Adamson.

    4. [S687] Georgia, Heard - 1840 - James J. Adamson.

    5. [S689] Georgia, Heard - 1850 - James Adamson.

    6. [S692] Georgia, Heard - 1860 - Seaborn H. Adamson.

    7. [S2782] Georgia - Confederate Pension Applications, viewed; 28 April 2009; Widow's Application for Pension filed by Mrs. N.E. Adamson, widow of S.H. Adamson.

    8. [S695] Georgia, Heard - 1870 - Seaborn Adamson.

    9. [S696] Georgia, Heard - 1880 - Seaborn Adamson.

    10. [S698] Georgia, Heard - 1900 - Seaborn Adamson family.
      {Seaborn Adamson, born June, 1833, age 67, M 46 years, born GA, father born in GA, mother born in Virginia, Laborer, can read and write
      Nancy E. Adamson, born February, 1839, age 62, married 46 years, born Georgia, father born in Virginia, mother born in Georgia, can read and write, mother of 12 children, 10 of whom are living
      Chas. G. Adamson, son, age 22, born Feb 1878 in Georgia, married 2 years, both parents born in Georgia
      Oppie Adamson, daughter-in-law, age 22, born 1878 in Georgia, married 2 years, mother of 1 child who is living, both parents born in Georgia
      Viney Adamson, grandson, age 1, born 1899 in Georgia, both parents born in Georgia}


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