Finding aid for the Asael Adams Family Papers

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Adams, Asael Family
Title: Asael Adams Family Papers
Dates: 1819-1858
Extent: 0.20 linear feet (1 container)
Abstract: Asael Adams (1786-1852), born in Canterbury, Connecticut, migrated to Liberty, Ohio, near Warren, in 1802. Was succesively hunter and trapper, Cleveland's first full-time school teacher, mail carrier from Cleveland to Pittsburgh, and owner of general store. Married Lucy Mygatt of Canfield, Ohio. Became involved in the Western Reserve real estate market prior to his death in 1852. Adams' second son, Comfort Avery Adams, born in 1816 in Warren, Ohio, succeeded Asael as proprietor of the general store until after 1852. He then was successively a postmaster, tax collector, newspaper editor, and then started a clothing manufacturing business in Cleveland. He died in 1901, and is buried in Lakeview Cemetary. The collection consists of a memorandum and account book, receipts, promissory notes, agreements, and stock certificates.
MS Number MS 4146
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English