(Washington Co., OHIO)

Harvey Holland [HARVEY H-4 (1844), SETH-3 (1823), GEORGE-2 (1798), JOHN ADAMS-1 (1765)] HARVEY HOLLAND ADAMS, b 31 Oct 1844 (Liberty Twp., Monroe Co., OH), son of Seth & Mary (MILLS) Adams of OH & WV, Military (Civil War: 14 Aug/Sep 1861 enrolled "at age 18" & mustered out 27 Jul 1865 (Wheeling, WV) as Pvt., 14 Feb 1864 re-enlisted; Corp., Co. G 36th Reg't Ohio Inf Vol; granted pension on claim #992.435) [see Civil War Records below], L (Bethel Twp., Monroe Co. OH, 1870 Valcaus, Ritchie Co., WV, 1879 Volcano, Wood Co., WV, June 1880-90 Grant Dist., Ritchie Co., WV, 1891-1890 Aurelius Twp., Washington Co., OH, 1891-1926 Macksburg, Washington Co., OH, 1920 Noble Co., OH?), O (Farmer, 1870-90 Oil Well Pumper), d 2 Oct 1926 (Macksburg, Washington Co., OH) 81y-11m-2d, bur Shafers Church Cem [Noble Co., OH]; m MARGARET JANE MULINEX 25 Feb 1869 (Saltpetre, Washington Co., OH), by John Congleton, Justice of the Peace [b 13 Nov 1846 (OH), dau of David S. & Mary Ann (MORGAN) Mulinex, d 5 Jun 1915 (Macksburgh, OH) 68y-8m-22d, bur Shafers M.E. Church Cem [in Noble Co., OH]], Children: (from: 1880 census, military pension & family records)

1F   LOUISA JOSEPHINE, b 1 Jan 1867 (OH) , d 16 Nov 1955 (Riverside, CA)

2F   ROBIRDIE CAMCEDELL, b 10 Oct 1869, d 11 May 1895 (Ritchie Co., WV) "of pneumonia"1

3F   LENORA CAPTOLA ("Nola"), b 29 Apr 1871/2 (Grant Dist., Ritchie Co., WV), d 1947 (Canton, OH)

4M   WILLIAM ELSWORTH, b 26 Sep 1872 (Grant Dist., Ritchie Co., WV), d 25 Oct 1937 (E. Sparta, OH)

5M   HARRY BLUE, b 21 Oct 1874 (Noble Co., OH), d bef June 1880 (WV) "of measles"

6M   "baby boy," d bef 1900 census "in infancy" [birth order needs validation]

7F   EFFIE MYRTLE, b 2 Jan 1877 (Grant Dist., Ritchie Co., WV), d 1953 (Macksburg, OH)

8M   CHARLES FOSTER, b 20 Jun 1879 (Volcano, Grant Dist., Ritchie Co., WV), d Oct 1935 (Jenks, OK)

1. Trogdon, Jaquita. Email 16 June 1999. Reference grandfather's, Charles F. Adams, old insurance policy, of 5 Mar 1921. It shows his birth year of 1879 and information about his brothers & sisters.

[Note-1: Lenora, William, Effie & Charles' dates of birth written on military pension application 29 Mar 1899. Harvey also reported "the [his] marriage certificate became mutilated and lost."

Note-2: Harvey was listed in the 1900 WV Index of Military Pensioners.]

NOTE: Even though Harvey Adams lived in Macksburg, Washington County, OH they attended and were buried at Shaffer's Church Cemetery nearby and over the county line (East Salem, Noble Co., OH).

Note: Adams cousins Coleman, Doris & Claude, U.S. Mail, 24 July 2009: "It seems that my parents owned the same farm that Harvey Holland Adams owned. They bought the farm in 1945 and lived there 15 or so years. All four of their children graduated from school living there. We children attended the Shafer's Church Sunday School back then. There were different relatives living in that area at that time - - Schenkels, Gessels, etc. . . ."

(Photo courtesy of Doris Coleman)


“Macksburg, Ohio (Aurelius Twp.) is a little burg sitting in the northwestern part of Washington Co., Ohio It sits along (old Rt. 21) or now Rt. 821. It is located between two high hills in the foothills of Appalachia. It used to be a booming oil well town with a railroad running through E. to W. It had necessary shops and businesses at that time -- 1800’s & possibly into 1900’s.

In mid-1940’s we moved to Macksburg area and lived in some home or property once belonged to Harvey Holland Adams. It was located off the gravel road about 1/4 mile which was fine in summer, as we didn’t suffer dust from the gravel road, but in the winter it was a hard life. We had to walk to the main road if we wanted to go somewhere. We children had to catch a school bus to the E. of the house - some distance - down a meadow across a run, up a hill and through 2 fences. . . . This area is rather laid-back but was really laid-back when they lived in the area. . . . Electricity & running water weren't put in the house until after I left home. . . . It was always lnown as "the old Adams place."

We attended sunday school at Shafer’s Church about 2 miles S.E. in mid-1940’s. The church closed and reopened different times over the years. They had like a once-a-month preacher come to preach.


Some of our relatives (related to Adams family) settled in that area early on. At least this occured in late 1800’s and early 1900’s. These Adams, Schenkels, Gessels, etc., still travelled in horse buggies way-of-travel. The Adams family had reunions until WW II of 1942 era [Marietta Times, 10 Aug 1942] I never have found any since in newspapers, except the Charles Adams family had a few [Wingett Run, OH]. But as time went on after Charles Adams death (1951) they drifted apart except seeing each other out somewhere of perhaps a visit here or there. . . . We are finding more relatives in Ritchie & Pleasant Co., W. VA. . . .”

by Doris M. Coleman
Marietta, Ohio


Harvey Adams Bible Page - 1937


Harvey Holland Adams Family



   "MARGARET J. MULINEX was born November 13, 1846, and departed this life June 5, 1915, thus making her aged sixty-eight years, eight months and twenty-two days. She was married to HARVEY H. ADAMS February 25, 1869. To this union were born seven children. The husband and five of the children survive. They are: Mrs. JOSEPHINE ADDLEMAN of the home, Mrs. JAMES BURT, Mrs. LENORA ADKISON, and WILLIAM all of Noble county, and CHARLES of Jenks, Okla. She also leaves two brothers, twenty-three grand-children and six great-grand-children to mourn her departure.

   The deceased was for a number of years a member of the M. E. church of Shafers and a member of the Home Department of the Macksburg Sabbath school. For the past two years she has been in failing health yet through all her suffering she was ever patient and loving, always hoping soon to be among her friends, whose companionship she enjoyed so much during the years which she was able to mingle with them.

   The funeral services were held Tuesday at 1 o'clock p.m. from the Shafer's church, Rev. C. W. Cooper officiating. Interment in Shafer cemetery [over the line in Noble Co., OH].

   Those attending from a distance were the brothers of the deceased WILLIAM MULINEX, of Hebron, Ind.; CHARLES MULINEX of East Sparta, O.; SETH ADAMS, of Beverly, O.; CHARLES ADAMS, of Goose Creek, W. Va.; ALONZO MULINEX, Goose Creek, W. Va.; DELBERT MULINEX, East Sparta, O.; [and sisters/daughters of the deceased] Mrs. CHARLES ADAMS, Goose Creek, W. Va.; Mrs. CHARLES MULINEX, East Sparta, O.; Mrs. LLOYD SNYDER, Jacksonburg, W. Va.; WINNIFRED Harvey H. & Margaret Adams ADKISON, Marietta, O.; GEORGE McKEE, and wife, Mrs. JOSEPH McKEE, and CLAYTON McKEE and two children, DORIS and JOSEPH, and Mrs. MELISSA RETZER, all of Caldwell, O.

   Mrs. ADAMS had been a resident of this locality for the past twenty-four years and had made many true friends who in this sad hour, extend their sincere sympathy to the bereaved family, and pray that their burdens may be lightened by Him "Who doeth all things well."

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   "HARVEY HOLLAND ADAMS, son of SETH and MARY MILLS ADAMS, was born October 31, 1844 in Liberty township Monroe County, Ohio, and departed this life October 2nd 1926 at the age of eighty-one years eleven months and two days. He was married to Miss MARGARET J. MULINEX, February 25, 1869. To this union were born seven children, five of whom survive, they are: Mrs. JOSEPHINE ADDLEMAN of the home, Mrs. JAMES BURT of Macksburg, R.D.1., Mrs. LENORA ADKINSON, of Canton, W. E., of E. Sparta, and CHAS, F. of Jenks, Okla.

   Three brothers and one sister, JOHN and SETH of Gooses Creek, W. Va., CHAS. W., of Eureka, W. Va., and Mrs. WM. SINNETT of Elizabeth, W. Va. There are twenty seven grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren, with a host of friends to mourn his departure.

   In early life he became a member of the M. E. Church at Volcano, W. Va, and has lived a Christian life ever since. In his more active days he maintained his membership in I. O. O. F. He enlisted in the Civil War in 1861 at Camp Union at Parkersburg, W. Va., in Co. G. 36th Ohio Regiment and was mustered out of service on July 29, 1865 at Wheeling, W. Va. Thus serving in the army for four long years. He was a good soldier, brave, loyal, modest and true. He was a good man a kind neighbor and genial friend, and held in high honor and esteem by all who knew him. There is much comfort in the kindly gracious words spoken in appreciation of his sterling manhood.

   An appropriate and impressive memorial service was held at Shafers M. E. Church [in Noble Co., OH] on Monday afternoon, in charge of the pastor Rev. H. H. Fisher. A male quartet composed of Messrs. Smith, James, Cox and Fisher sang several selections. Military honors were given. Five comrades of the G. A. R. were honorary pallbearers. A squad of American Legion veterans were pallbearers and guard of honor. At the close of the service a soldier's salute was fired and taps sounded."

[Note: Shaffers M.E. Church Cemetery was noted by Mary Jame` Bodenhamer in July, 1999 to be in Noble County, rather than nearby Washington County. Noble County was formed in 1851 from Monroe, Washington, Morgan & Guernsey counties with the county seat in Caldwell.]




   Family records indicate that HARVEY HOLLAND ADAMS enlisted in the War of the Rebellion and lived to begin collecting his military pension. The following is a copy of his transcription to his oldest daughter:

Harvey Holland Adams war record

   "HARVEY H. ADAMS, age 16 years. He enlisted in the Civil War service at Camp Union, Parkersburg, West Virginia, Company G, 36th Ohio Regiment, 1861.

   The first battle he was in was fought at Lewisburg, May 23, 1862, under Gen. Crook, who won the battle.

   The second battle was at South Mountain, Maryland, 1862, under Gen. McClelland, who won the battle.

   The third battle was at Antietam on the Potomac River under Gen. McClelland, who won the battle.

   The fourth battle was at Chicamaugua, Tenn., under Gen. Rosecrans. They were defeated (1862).

   The fifth battle was at Missionary Ridge, Tenn. It was under General Crook, who won the battle.

   The sixth battle was at Cloyd Mountain in 1864. It was under General Crook, who won the battle.

   The seventh battle was at Lynchburg, Virginia, 1864. It was under General Sheridan. Defeated.

   The eighth battle was at Winchester, Virginia. It was under General Sherman. They won the battle.

   The ninth battle was at Cedar Creek, Virginia, 1864. It was under General Sheridan. He saw the General (Sherman) come in from his famous ride from Winchester. They won the battle."

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   "He was an orderly for General Crook about a year.

   He was an Aid for General Grant for four years.

   He was struck by a missile from a shell on his cartridge box. It mashed the magazine and whirled him around, but blood was never drawn.

   He mustered out of service July 29, 1865 at Wheeling, West Virginia. Age 20 years."

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   Harvey H. Adams, #992435, was granted a military pension of $12 a month commencing on 18 February 1907.

   He was also listed in the 1908 "Roll of Survivors, Thirty-Sixth O. Infantry" as a corporal in company G.

[Note: The battles and having served as a general's aid have not been validated. Also, the self-reported years of service appears to be greater than that recorded on one discharge certificate.]


The following is from's database:

Company G, 36th Ohio Regiment

[from Washington Co., OH]

Search Terms: 1864 (2), UNION (3595)

Database: American Civil War Regiments

Combined Matches: 1

Name of Regiment   Date of Organization   Muster Date   Regiment Type

Ohio 36th Infantry Regiment   27 August 1861   27 July 1865   Infantry

Officers Killed or Mortally Wounded   Officers Died of Disease or Accident   Enlisted Killed or Mortally Wounded   Enlisted Died of Disease or Accident

4   0   136   163

List of Soldiers

Regimental History:

 Battles Fought

Battle at Cherry Run, Virginia

Battle at Lewisburg, Virginia on 23 May 1862

Battle at Lewisburg, West Virginia on 23 May 1862

Battle at Frederick, Maryland on 12 September 1862

Battle at South Mountain, Maryland on 14 September 1862

Battle at Antietam, Maryland on 17 September 1862

Battle at Murfreesboro, Tennessee on 25 July 1863

Battle at Chickamauga, Georgia on 19 September 1863

Battle at Chickamauga, Georgia on 20 September 1863

Battle at Missionary Ridge, Tennessee on 25 November 1863

Battle at Cloyd's Mountain, Virginia on 09 May 1864

Battle at Lexington, Kentucky on 11 June 1864

Battle at Lynchburg, Virginia on 18 June 1864

Battle at Winchester, Virginia on 24 June 1864

Battle at Sweet Sulphur Springs, Virginia on 25 June 1864

Battle at Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia on 27 June 1864

Battle at Cabletown, Virginia on 15 July 1864

Battle at Near Cabletown, Virginia on 15 July 1864

Battle at Charleston, West Virginia on 19 July 1864

Battle at Kernstown, Virginia on 23 July 1864

Battle at Winchester, Virginia on 24 July 1864

Battle at Martinsburg, West Virginia on 25 July 1864

Battle at Strasburg, Virginia on 15 August 1864

Battle at Winchester, Virginia on 21 August 1864

Battle at Berryville, Virginia on 03 September 1864

Battle at Winchester, Virginia on 07 September 1864

Battle at Opequan, Virginia on 19 September 1864

Battle at Fisher's Hill, Virginia on 22 September 1864

Battle at Cedar Creek, Virginia on 19 October 1864

Battle at Charleston, West Virginia on 05 November 1864

Battle at Near Charleston, West Virginia on 18 November 1864

Battle at Cumberland, Maryland on 04 January 1865

Battle at Beverly, West Virginia on 11 January 1865"1

1., downloaded 6 July 2000. Notice that Pvt. Harvey H. Adams ["Civil War: 14 Aug/Sep 1861 enrolled "at age 18" & mustered out 27 Jul 1865 (Wheeling, WV) as Pvt., 14 Feb 1864 re-enlisted; Corp., Co. G 36th Reg't Ohio Inf Vol; granted pension on claim #992.435"] name is not on this list. A link to the page is: (searched by Jaquita Trogdon).


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