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Illinois


This McAdams house was located three miles west of Hillsboro, Montgomery County,
Illinois and was known as the Joseph McAdams Farm. Prior to 1823, all County’s public
business was performed in this house, home of Joseph McAdams.
Montgomery County, was named for General Montgomery who fell before Quebec, was organized
12 Feb. 1821. John Beck, John Steward and John McAdams were appointed Commissioners who met
in the Joseph McAdams house. James Wright and Daniel Meredith were county constables. Joseph
McAdams offered to donate 20 acres of land for the new courthouse that was to be built on his land.
After a bitter fight over the site the Commissioners selected the present court house site at Hillsboro.
Newton Coffey was the only person who could spare the money to pay for the entry fee and he donated
the necessary 20 acres.

Joseph McAdams b. 1757 in York Co., Penn. married Jemina Justice (2) Sarah Bradford in Orange
County, North Carolina. Sometime before 1794, the family moved to near Nashville in Sumner County,
Tenn. By 1800, he was living in Logan County, Kentucky before moving on to Montgomery County,
Ill. He died in Bond County where his brother, William McAdams had migrated to in about 1817.

Bond Co., Illinois. Marriage Records


McAdams, Andrew J......McAdams, Jane A................... 03/25/1880
McAdams, Andrew J......Boothe, Mary E........................09/02/1854
McAdams, Feliz C............Clark, Mary............................12/25/1838
McAdams, Henry.............White, Martha R......................02/20/1867
McAdams, Hiram R.......Goodson, Mary E......................06/09/1865
McAdams, James............Young, Margaret......................06/26/1838
McAdams, Jesse............Long, Louisa..............................06/20/1868
McAdams, Jesse.........Williamson, Elizabeth...................05/01/1831
McAdams, John T...........Morgan, Harriett E....................04/06/1870
McAdams, Peter............Hubbard, Lydia E ......................06/29/1850
McAdams, Robert..........White, Mary M..........................01/04/1828
McAdams, Samuel G.........Booth, Sally...........................11/25/1844
McAdams, Samuel G......Smith, Priscilla J......................09/13/1837
McAdams, Samuel R.....Chappell, caselia.......................08/03/1846
McAdams, Thomas.........Hunt, Polly...............................12/22/1825
McAdams,Thomas..........Swann, Lucy ...........................03/29/1873
McAdams, William.....Keyes, Mary Amanda..................02/24/1849
Blizzard, John J.............McAdams, Catherine.................05/28/1850
Satterley, William H......McAdams, Eliza E.....................01/15/1862
Teal, Charles A............McAdams, Lucy P........................10/03/1839
Vawter, Presley C...........McAdams,Margaret..................04/12/1849
Mills, George S...........McAdams, Mary Elizabeth..........10/20/1856
Smith, Thomas S..........McAdams, May...................... ...02/20/1860
Graff, Daniel.................McAdams, Nancy.......................09/26/1849
Mills, Andrew P............McAdams, Polly........................06/11/1835
Fox, Albert C................McAdams, Priscilla J.................10/13/1877
Metcalf, James W.........McAdams, Sarah A....................06/05/1851
Grubbs, E N..................McAdams, Sarah I.....................04/08/1847
Elam, Marten V...........McAdams, Sarah L................ ....10/29/1868
Kelsoe, John B.............McAdams,Susan M....................01/31/1835
White, Wesley.............McAdams, Tabitha.......................00/00/0000