HENRY P. ADAMS, Company "I"

     ADAMS, HENRY P. - Was born in Greene county, Pa., March 7, 1840, and came to Wetzel county, W.Va., in 1892. He was a son of Archibald and Elizabeth (Wilson) Adams, both of whom have passed from earth. He was united in marriage in November, 1866, in Greene county, Pa., to Sarah Adams, who was born in Greene county Aug. 18, 1850. Her father, John Adams, is deceased, but her mother, Elizabeth (Hammons), is still spared. Of this union were born the following children: Jonathan, Elijah, dec., James, dec., Catherine, Andrew J., Charles, Perry, Mary, Frances, Thomas and Iona. Comrade Adams was 24 years of age when he was enrolled during a very trying period of the war. He was enrolled from New Brighton, Pa., January 4, 1864, as a private in Co. I, 1st West Virginia Cavalry. In the fall of 1864 he was confined to Hagerstown, three days, and York Pa., two weeks. He was honorably discharged July 6, 1865, at Wheeling, W.Va., having taken part in the battles of Moorefield and Mt. Jackson. His brothers, William and Jonathan, served in the late war; the former fell at the battle of the Wilderness. His wife's brothers, Elijah and George, also served. Mr. Adams is a member of Lockwood Post No. 121, in which he has been Q. M. He was appointed in January 1898 as post master of Robinson Mills.

Source: Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen, by H. H. Hardesty 1898.

Henry Adams, born 3 Mar 1839, received Pension Certificate #738.313 until his death on 15 Sep 1927 at Smithfield, Wetzel County, West Virginia. He is buried in that county in the Barker Cemetery at Pine Grove.

Submitted by Linda Fluharty.