Through Richard Warren, Adamson is a Mayflower Descendant; also Elder William Brewster his wife "Mary" and son "Love;" and William Mullins wife Alice and their sonin-law John Alden and daughter Priscella. Adamson is decended from seven pasengers out of 102 that made the voyage.. So was Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President of the United States, since he was the 5th-great grandson of said Richard Warren. Although a Mayflower descendant on my mother's side, my father Douglas Adamson sailed around the world with Captain Allan Villiers on the Joseph Conrad. Doug took this photograph of the Joseph Conrad in 1935.
Happy Thanksgiving Adamson is directly descended from 7 passengers of the Mayflower - Richard Warren Assistant Governor--William Brewster the Spiritual Leader and John and Priscella Alden -- whose home still stands today. There are 40,000 living descendants of the Alden's living today..
"The Alden Home website please click of Age Shrimp and Peas." Click here.
Two of my second cousins were Charles and John Carroll of Maryland. John was the 1st Archbishop in the U.S.A. When my 5th great grandmother was born her mother died and she was raised in the same home as the sister of the future archbishop. Their cousin was the longest surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence, and he financed in the 1830s, the first freight and passenger railroad: The Baltimore & Ohio.
Twelve great grandfathers of mine fought in the American Revolutionary War. Three spilled their blood for the U.S.A. for three were killed. One was killed at the worst battle of the American Revolution: The Wyoming Massacre. Story already set out on opening page.
An 11th-great grandfather was the first Lord Baltimore, George Calvert who placed in the Maryland Charter that his colony in America would have "the freedom of religion and taxes". The latter was overruled by the King of England, and eventually triggered the Boston Tea Party, and subsequently the American Revolution.
His son Leonard Calvert, a 10th-great grandfather, was the first governor of Maryland. His photograph is on the left. It is important to note that Maryland's territory included the land, in part where Washington D.C. lies today. Suggested reading: The Ark and the Dove. Colonel Henry Darnell, the First Lord Baltimore's representative is a great grandfather.
You have heard of Noah and his Ark, an ancestor in modern times one of my great-grandfathers Abner Bartlett built the largest hotel in the world; and his grandson-by-marriage Henry B. Ely built the other half; Which in a sense was like building the Ark, a feat in itself. Today the Empire State Building sits on the same property. A 50 page book will be included in this package.
My grandfather James Adamson in the 1920 and 1930s was responsible for the first stretchable marketable clothing. His brother, Percy Adamson invented stretchable clothing; after a bitter lawsuit died by his own invention. Photo of Percy is on the right. A 50 page book will be included in this package. Just think everytime a person puts on their socks in the morning they can thank this person. The Court case was the first ever where a partnership was formed on a verbal agreement. A product which has literally touched almost every human being on earth.
Another great grandfather Captain George W. Ely was the greatest secretary that ever lived. See the George W. Ely button. He was known in all circles on Wall Street for more than 45 years. A book has been written on this individual and this too will be included in the package. His son was responsible for forming the first Battery by a private citizen for the U.S. Army.
Rufus Easton was talked out of a duel with Aaron Burr. He was judge of the largest territory ever in Northern America appointed by President Thomas Jefferson. This ancestor trained Abraham Lincoln's Attorney General Edward Bates in law. It was Lincoln's Attorney General, who was calling all of the legal shots during the Civil War. This ancestors' sons were in charge of more than 150,000 soldiers during the Civil War.
Rufus Easton set free some of the first slaves in the Louisiana Territory more than fifty years before the Civil War. This ancestor was the first person to propose statehood for the state of Missouri. No one will ever be judge of a larger territory in the United States than this ancestor
There are letters from Lincoln, Jefferson, U.S. Grant, W. T. Sherman, J. Q. Adams, Henry Clay and many other famous note worthy Americans to this ancestor. A 300 page book has been written.
I am also related to the Kellogg's of Battle Creek, MI. They are the Kellogg's of cereal fame. Legend has it that the name originated in the 11th century in Wales, when two welshmen were walking along the shore and found a boat on the rocks. No-one was alive, and they went on board to investigate. They found a little boy who was still alive in the keel of the ship. He did not speak their language, and they named him Keellogg, and all Kellogg's are descended from this little boy.
\Alfred Ely Beach, who built the first subway in New York City in 1870 is a distant cousin. Adamson is a third to fifth cousin to John Carroll who buildt the first freight and passenger railroad in the U.S. circa 1832. Carroll was the last living signer of the U.S. Declaration. The Vanderbilts who are cousins were heavy investors into the railroad industry. Abner Bartlett dealt with William Whitney who wanted to bring the railroad into New York City in the 1890s. Rufus Easton, I have heard wrote in the deed of Alton, Illinoios, that railroads would be prohibited, so I have heard. Yet, during the 1800s a railroad passed through Alton,