Julia Van Brocklin Adams
Julia Van Brocklin was born 29 Sep 1833 in Lewis co., New York, to Conrad and Harriet (Searle) Van Brocklin.
in 1835, he left his wife and two young daughters behind, and headed westward, getting as far as Kendall co., Illinois in the fall. Upon his arrival at Stephenson co., he erected a cabin north of Yellow Creek near what is now Bolton Road, then wintered at Kendall county. In the spring of 1836, he made the long trip back to New York to get his family, and Harriet, two year old Julia, and baby Phebe left the comforts of their home and family in New York to become pioneers on the open, uninhabited prairie.
On 18 Feb 1858, she married John Quincy Adams in Florence twp. It was there that they lived most of the rest of their lives, removing to Sutherland, Iowa in 1902, where Julia passed away on 24 Feb 1905. John died on 26 Nov 1907 in Hampton, Iowa, while visiting their daughter Hattie. They are buried in Waterman Cemetery, Sutherland, Iowa.
John and Julia Adams were the parents of nine children: Morace, Harriet, Oscar, Eva, Lincoln, Florence, Grant, Clara, and William.