m. 9 DEC 1836
Facts and Events
1860 census-Thomas; 5; OH
1870 census-Thomas; 15; farm labor
1880 census-OH-Wood-Montgomery-pg 5-ED 92-3 Jun 1880-lines 31-32-dwelling 46-family 47-Thomas J Adams; 25; married during census year-farmer; OH; Scotland; Scotland; Ida M; 22; OH; OH; OH
1900 census-OH-Wood-Montgomery-1 Jun 1900-ED 150-sheet 16B-lines 52-56-dwelling 365-family 369-Thomas J Adams; Oct 1854; 45; m 20 yrs; OH; Scotland; Scotland; farmer; owns farm free; Ida M; May 1858; 42; m 20 yrs; mother of 4/3; OH; NY; OH; Charles R; Sep 1881; 18; OH; farm laborer; Thomas C; Dec 1887; 12; OH; Trese M (sic); Jul 1894; 5; OH
1910 census-OH-Wood-Montgomery-1 May 1910-ED 200-sheet 7A-lines 2-4-dwelling 145-family 148-Thomas Adams [indexed Thomas S Adams]; 55; m 30 yrs; OH; Scotland; Scotland; farmer; Ida M; 52; m 30 yrs; mother of 4/3; OH; NY; OH; Terese M (sic); 15; OH
1920 census-OH-Wood-Montgomery-Freeport-3 Jan 1920-ED 167-sheet 2A-lines 30-31-Bryan Avenue-dwelling/family 37-Thomas Adams; owns free; 65; OH; Scotland; Scotland; Ida M; 61; OH; NY; OH
2014-On googlebooks: Commemorative Historical and Biographical Record of Wood County Ohio: Its Past & Present; Vol 2 pg 976-978; a reproduction by Unigraphic, Inc., 1401 North Fares Avenue, Evansville, IN 47711; 1976; Chicago: JH Beers & Co., 1897:
THOMAS J. ADAMS, who ranks among the most successful agriculturists of Montgomery township, was born in that locality October 16, 1854, the son of Thomas and Mary (McGill) Adams.
Thomas J. Adams, the subject of this sketch, was reared upon his father's farm, his educational advantages being only such as could be obtained in the district schools of his locality. He remained with his parents until his marriage, which took place December 25, 1879, in Jefferson township, Williams Co., OH, where he was united to Miss Ida M. Finch. Mrs. Adams was born Mar 3, 1858, in Wyandot County, OH, the daughter of Randolph and Theresa (Caughey) Finch, the former a native of New York and the latter of OH. Her father died in Williams County, OH April 15, 1889, and her mother on October 22, 1892. When our subject was married he had property of small value, and rented a portion of the home farm until 1884, when he purchased forty acres of land in Section 9, Montgomery township, for which he went in debt. This he has since paid for, and has added forty acres to it, and he has been so successful in his operations that in 1892 he built an elegant home upon his place, where he entertains his large circle of friends with true hospitality. He is to-day one of the most prosperous farmers in the township, and is a man who is shrewd in his business enterprises, systematic and careful in the management of his affairs, and holds a high place in the community.
While not an office seeker, Mr. Adams is an active worker in the Republican party, and his friends and enemies alike have felt the effects of his influence. He is a member and trustee of the Methodist Church, as is also Mrs. Adams, and she is prominent in the work of the Foreign Missionary Society. Their children are as follows: Charles R., born September 7, 1881; Albert L., born December 16, 1884, died May 23, 1885; Thomas Cleon, born December 1, 1887; and Terese M., born July 30, 1894.
The children born to Mr. and Mrs. Finch, parents of Mrs. Adams, were as follows; Ida M., wife of our subject; Fred K., living in Montgomery township; Flora, now Mrs. Alonzo Webb, of Pemberville; Sherman, living in Williams CO; Frank E., residing in California; Vashti M., now Mrs. William Foss, of West Unity, OH, and O. D., a resident of this township.