Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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J. S. Adamson

J. S. ADAMSON, an enterprising and progressive farmer of Labette township, Labette county, Kansas, is a pioneer settler in the township and ranks among the foremost citizens of the county. Mr. Adamson was born in St. Joseph, Missouri, in 1843. He is a son of Enos and Sarah (Burgen) Adamson.

Enos Adamson was born in 1821. He came from good old Tennessee stock, and followed farming and stock raising. His wife was born in Virginia, in 1820. They reared a family of eight children, as follows: J. S.; Dennis, of Nebraska, deceased; Thomas, also of Nebraska: Nancy J.; Ella, of Iowa; Enos, Jr., of Parsons, Kansas; Letty, of Iowa; and Lee, of Nebraska.

J. S. Adamson followed farming during his early manhood, and also learned the carpenter's trade. He left Jasper county, Iowa, where the family then lived, in 1869, and located upon the farm which is still his home. This farm is the southwest quarter of section 12, Labette township, where Mr. Adamson carries on general farming. His marriage with Elizabeth Knous, who was born in Pennsylvania in 1868, resulted in the following six children: Cora; Charles; Edward; Ada; Daniel; and Archie. The eldest child is deceased. Charles resides in the state of Colorado, while Daniel is serving at the present time in the United States Army, being a member of the 40th Regiment.

In politics, Mr. Adamson is a Republican. He has served his party as justice of the peace of Labette township, and has also served on the school board. He is a member of Anti-Horsethief Association. He is a sturdy, hardworking man, and is well liked by all who know him.