An American Family History

Elijah Adams

On February 7, 1813, the American army raided Elizabethtown (present day Brockville, Leeds County, Ontario). The Americans crossed the frozen St. Lawrence River and seized equipment, freed American prisoners, and captured Canadian men.

Elijah Adams was born about 1785 in Quebec. He was the son of William and Catherine Adams.

He married Sarah Howard.

Elijah and Sarah's children included:

Catherine Adams (1808, married Henry Mott),
Esther Adams (1812),
Dyer Adams (1812),
Ann Adams,
Joel Adams (1814),
George C. Adams (1816),
Edwin C. Adams (1822), and
Norton Adams (1827).

Elijah served in the 1st Leeds Militia during the War of 1812.

The Treasurer's Return, District of Johnstown in 1839 lists collector Elijah Adams, 5 wolf scalp certificates....7£ 10s.

Elijah died in 1856 in Yonge Township, Ontario, Canada.



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