Albert C. Adams
Albert C. Adams,
farmer Pleasant Township, was born in Limerick, Me., March 28, 1816.
Thomas and Betsey (Doliff) Adams, were natives of Maine and New
and lived on a farm where our subject was reared to the age of sixteen.
of farm life was not congenial to his naturally buoyant and romantic
spirit and he abandoned
it for the sea, shipping on a merchant vessel on which he remained
three years. In 1835
he shipped aboard a man-of-war and served three years and five months.
While in the navy yard
at Charlestown he received a wound in the right shoulder which disabled
him for further service
as a sailor, though he afterward made one trip as a landsman. He came
home off a cruise and
received his discharge at Norfolk and after remaining at home about one
year with his mother,
engaged as second pilot on a steam boat. In 1845 Mr. Adams came to
Switzerland County and engaged in farming and this
occupation he has since successfully pursued. He married Rebecca Jane Tibbletts (? could be
Tibbetts), a native of Whitefield, Me., and ther children born to them were
named as follows: James, Indiana, Elizabeth, Carrie, Madors, Celestia, Emma, Charles G.,
George, Albert C., Jr., Eugene, Oliver P. and Leora. A few years ago Mr. Adams concluded that on
account of the wound he had received while in the service of the government, he was entitled
to a pension. He went directly to Washington, applied at the department, and proved his
identity, exhibited the scar of the wound and had his claim granted on the spot, without the aid of
any witness or attorney. This clearly illustrates Mr. Adams' peculiar force of character, and his
matter-of-fact business-like turn of mind.