Cherie's Family

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I want this to be as complete and correct as possible. My father's family was mostly in the southwestern corner of Pennsylvania and the panhandle of West Virginia. My mother's family was in western Virginia and southern West Virginia! Thanks for checking out my family.

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  • ID: I4872
  • Name: Johnston Adams
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1791 in PA 1 2 3
  • Death: 22 APR 1869 in Snowden twp, Allegheny County, Pa. 4 5
  • Burial: Bethel Presbyterian Cemetery, Bethel Park, PA 1 5
  • Reference Number: 4872
  • Note:
    From email from Johanna Myatt:

    I would like to identify Johnston's parents and his wife Jane's family.
    I have not been able to place Johnston into the family of Dr. Samuel Adams who
    lived in St. Clair in the late 1700s early 1800s and then migrated to Beaver
    Falls. Through an agreement ("as compensation and not a bequeath") for
    the care of Thomas and Mary (FIFE) PATTERSON (a childless couple) dated 1837
    Johnston acquires the land of Thomas and Mary PATTERSON after their death.
    The transfer of this land was disputed in court in 1866. The records
    indicate that in 1837 Johnston was residing on the land conveyed to him for
    about 7 years and he had done many acts of kindness. He abided by the
    contract and moved into the Patterson's house to give care until the time of
    Thomas's death in 1837 and did maintain the widow Mary until 1838 when she
    left the house and went to live with "another relative." The language of "as
    compensation and not a bequeath" and Mary moving in with "another relative"
    makes me suspect a connection between Johnston and/or his wife to the
    Pattersons or Fifes but I can't find it. There was also a dispute over the
    validity of Thomas Patterson's will in 1853 by heirs at law, William PATTERSON
    and John ----bower and his wife Sarah Jane Patterson.
    I have the 1820-1860 censuses, tax lists, all the real estate transactions
    on the parcel of property, and the orphan court records. Johnston's wi
    stated to sell his property at public auction and divide between the children
    of Mary Fife, the children of Thomas P. Adams, and the children of Sarah
    Hultz. The executors were James W ROFF and John B. STILLEY. Witnesses: A.
    M. MORGAN and W.M. STILLEY

    (See Thomas Patterson in this database)




    Marriage 1 Jane ??? b: ABT 1793 in PA
    • Married: ABT 1815 in Allegheny County?, Pa 1
    Children
    1. Has Children Thomas Patterson Adams b: ABT 1818 in St. Clair Twp, Allegheny County, PA
    2. Has Children Mary P. Adams b: 19 NOV 1819 in St. Clair Twp, Allegheny County, PA
    3. Has No Children Margaret Hannah Adams b: ABT 1822 in St. Clair twp, Allegheny County, Pa.
    4. Has No Children Samuel Morgan Adams b: 17 MAY 1824 in St. Clair Twp, Allegheny County, PA
    5. Has Children Sarah Ann Adams b: 4 SEP 1826 in St. Clair twp, Allegheny County, PA
    6. Has No Children Aseneath Jane Adams b: ABT 1829 in St. Clair twp, Allegheny County, Pa.
    7. Has No Children Lucinda Adams b: 1832 in St. Clair Twp, Allegheny County, PA
    8. Has No Children Elizabeth Morgan Adams b: ABT 1836 in PA

    Sources:
    1. Title: Myatt, Johanna (jmyatt@uneedspeed.net)
    2. Title: 1850 Allegheny County, PA Census (Snowden Twp)
      Text: aged 59, born in PA
    3. Title: 1860 Allegheny County, PA Census (Snowden Twp)
      Text: aged 69
    4. Title: Myatt, Johanna (jmyatt@uneedspeed.net)
      Text: said Dec 1, 1868
    5. Title: Gravestone at Bethel Presbyterian Cemetery, Bethel Park, PA

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