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Elizabeth AdamsAge: 52 years18621915

Name
Elizabeth Adams
Given names
Elizabeth
Surname
Adams
Birth November 28, 1862 34 26
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War - http://goo.gl/ETtxkC
Birth of a sisterJane Anne Adams
about 1867 (Age 4 years)

Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 4 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) - http://goo.gl/Gz2kHh
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 4 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://goo.gl/iiduRH
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 6 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network - http://goo.gl/Xafdg5
Death of a paternal grandmotherMargaret
before 1871 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a brotherJohn Adams
about 1871 (Age 8 years)

MarriageCharles Horace SchermerhornView this family
July 3, 1876 (Age 13 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1
Mary Jane Vanpelt Schermerhorn
September 23, 1877 (Age 14 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1878 (Age 15 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://goo.gl/9lEiEH
Birth of a daughter
#2
Alice May Schermerhorn
June 24, 1879 (Age 16 years)
Birth of a son
#3
Samuel Van Pelt Schermerhorn
December 2, 1880 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a son
#4
Charles Frederick Schermerhorn
December 24, 1882 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5
Elizabeth Schermerhorn
November 27, 1884 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a son
#6
John Schermerhorn
November 2, 1886 (Age 23 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 35 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence - http://goo.gl/AZzZyH
Birth of a son
#7
Louis Thomas Norwood
December 19, 1899 (Age 37 years)
Marriage of a childJohn SchermerhornOnyx AuchampaughView this family
June 1907 (Age 44 years)
Death of a husbandCharles Horace Schermerhorn
December 13, 1907 (Age 45 years)
Marriage of a childSamuel Van Pelt SchermerhornLouisa View this family
July 9, 1910 (Age 47 years)
Death June 20, 1915 (Age 52 years)
Burial
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: about 1853Ontario, CANADA
brother
herself
-8 years
elder brother
5 years
elder sister
10 years
younger sister
5 years
younger brother
Family with Louis Theodore Norwood - View this family
husband
herself
son
Family with Charles Horace Schermerhorn - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: July 3, 1876Sunbury, Storrington, Ontario, CANADA
8 years
daughter
-7 years
daughter
21 months
daughter
17 months
son
2 years
son
4 years
son

Note

SEARCH FOR THE ANCESTORS OF ELIZABETH ADAMS

Over the years I have attempted to locate any records on the parents of Elizabeth Adams, wife of Charles Horace Schermerhorn. The ancestor sheet completed by Elsie Brown indicates that her parents are John Adams and Lydia Spooner. The source of this information is unknown. We know that a genealogy paper completed at the request of Samuel Schermerhorn by a "professional" researcher is in error by indicating that our Schermerhorn ancestors in Canada go back to the loyalist, William Schermerhorn.

Although I have found several persons by the name of John Adams during my search there was nothing found to link them to Elizabeth Adams, Lydia Spooner, this area, or is of the correct age. I have searched many records of the entire area of Kingston and Storrington Township with negative results.

I have searched all census records in the areas that our ancestors were known to have lived. I could not locate any family that had John Adams with wife Lydia and child Elizabeth. Recently I began a to look at the census records of the area again. Census were taken in 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881?. Early Canadian census records were considered with caution as to their accuracy as many people were apparently unwilling to give complete information.

Starting with the 1861 census I searched Storrington Township as this is where the Schermerhorn family now lived and where Charles Schermerhorn married Elizabeth Adams. This time I searched for only entries listing Elizabeth Adams. I did find the following entry. The only one with Elizabeth Adams. Charles Adams??.Laborer??.27 Linda Adams????????.26 Margaret Adams???????60??.born Scotland..widowed (mother) James Adams????????..7 Margaret Adams???????.3 Elizabeth Adams???????.1 They were living in a one story log house.

I checked the same family in the 1871 census and found: Charles Adams??Farm laborer?45?Irish Sophia Adams????????..39 James Adams?????????11 Margaret Adams????????.9 Elizabeth Adams????????.7 Jane Anne Adams???????..4 John Adams??????????9mo This is the same family despite the age discrepancies as listed in the 1861 census. However, did Linda die and Charles remarry or is "Sophia" Linda?s middle name? I believe this is Linda or Lydia.

The above entries were the only ones listing Elizabeth Adams in Storrington Township and Linda was as close as I could get to Lydia. I then decided to check the 1851 census to see if I could find a Linda Spooner of the correct age, noting that Lydia?s recorded maiden name is Spooner. In the 1851 census I found the following entry of the same residence: James Adams??Laborer??.25 Charles Adams?..Laborer??.23 Margaret Adams??????.57?..Scotland?Widow.(mother) Lindy Spooner???????15?..(Living in the household but checked as not member of family)

This entry, coupled with the other census records, has convinced me that this Charles Adams and Lindy (Linda) Spooner Adams are in fact the parents of the Elizabeth Adams who married Charles Schermerhorn. That in fact her father?s name is Charles Adams not John Adams and mother?s name is Lindy, Linda, Lydia, or possibly Sophia. The mother of Charles Adams is Margaret Adams, born in Scotland in 1794.

  1. Generation 1
    1. Elizabeth Adams, daughter of Charles Adams and Lydia Spooner, was born on November 28, 1862 in Ontario, CANADA and died on June 20, 1915 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California at the age of 52.. She had a relationship with Louis Theodore Norwood She married Charles Horace Schermerhorn, son of John Deaton Schermerhorn and Susannah Kinneborough, on July 3, 1876 in Sunbury, Storrington, Ontario. He was born on August 24, 1854 in Odessa, Ontario, CANADA and died on December 13, 1907 in Portsmouth, Ontario, CANADA at the age of 53.

      Children of Elizabeth Adams and Louis Theodore Norwood:

      1. Louis Thomas Norwood (1899)

      Children of Elizabeth Adams and Charles Horace Schermerhorn:

      1. Elizabeth Schermerhorn (18841954)
      2. Mary Jane Vanpelt Schermerhorn (18771948)
      3. Alice May Schermerhorn (1879)
      4. Samuel Van Pelt Schermerhorn (18801957)
      5. Charles Frederick Schermerhorn (18821956)
      6. John Schermerhorn (18861945)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Louis Thomas Norwood, son of Louis Theodore Norwood and Elizabeth Adams, was born on December 19, 1899 in Watertown, Jefferson Co., New York.

    2. Elizabeth Schermerhorn, daughter of Charles Horace Schermerhorn and Elizabeth Adams, was born on November 27, 1884 in Kingston, Ontario, CANADA and died on August 20, 1954 in San Gabriel, California, USA at the age of 69. She married Michael Sailer, son of John Sailer and Regina Schilling.

      Children of Elizabeth Schermerhorn and Michael Sailer:

      1. Private
      2. Elsie Vivien Sailer (19031976)
      3. Katherine Elizabeth Sailer (19111985)
    3. Mary Jane Vanpelt Schermerhorn, daughter of Charles Horace Schermerhorn and Elizabeth Adams, was born on September 23, 1877 in Ontario, CANADA and died about 1948.

    4. Alice May Schermerhorn, daughter of Charles Horace Schermerhorn and Elizabeth Adams, was born on June 24, 1879 in Ontario, CANADA.. She had a relationship with Ernest Hugo Wagner She married George Simpson about 1923.

    5. Samuel Van Pelt Schermerhorn, son of Charles Horace Schermerhorn and Elizabeth Adams, was born on December 2, 1880 in Odessa, Ontario, CANADA and died on July 26, 1957 at the age of 76. He married Louisa on July 9, 1910 in New York, City, New York.

    6. Charles Frederick Schermerhorn, son of Charles Horace Schermerhorn and Elizabeth Adams, was born on December 24, 1882 in Kingston, Ontario, CANADA and died on February 12, 1956 at the age of 73. He married Pearl Gower on September 3, 1917 in Medina, Ohio, USA.

    7. John Schermerhorn, electrician, son of Charles Horace Schermerhorn and Elizabeth Adams, was born on November 2, 1886 in Kingston, Ontario, CANADA and died on November 23, 1945 in New York, USA at the age of 59. He married Onyx Auchampaugh in June 1907 in New York, USA.

  3. Generation 3back to top
    1. The details of this family are private.
    2. Elsie Vivien Sailer, daughter of Michael Sailer and Elizabeth Schermerhorn, was born on September 16, 1903 in Watertown, New York, USA and died on August 26, 1976 in Long Beach, California, USA at the age of 72. She married Alexander Bennett Brown on November 20, 1922 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California.

    3. Katherine Elizabeth Sailer, daughter of Michael Sailer and Elizabeth Schermerhorn, was born on June 19, 1911 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California and died on August 22, 1985 in Pinon Hills?, California, USA at the age of 74.