Abial Abbott AdamsIrene Irena Gray/

John Quincy AdamsJulia Van Brocklin

Lincoln Adams

f a m i l y
Children with:
Bettie A. Pickering

Morace Adams
Harriet "Hattie" Irene Adams
Florence June Adams
Clara Estel Adams
William Alexander Adams
Oscar Conrad A. Adams
Grant Adams
Eva Augusta Adams

Bernice Marie Adams
Harold Quincy Adams
Lincoln Adams
  • Born: 4 Jul 1865, Stephenson co., Illinois
  • Married 15 Feb 1898 to Bettie A. Pickering
  • Died: 5 Oct 1939, Sutherland, O'Brien co., Iowa


                        Lincoln and Bettie (Pickering) Adams


    Lincoln Adams was born 4 Jul 1854 in Stephenson co., Illinois. In 1896, he relocated to Waterman twp., O'Brien co., Iowa, where his father had purchased a 160 acre farm for him. While in O'Brien co., he married Bettie Pickering, daughter of William and Hulda (Stanley) Pickering. Bettie was born 2 Aug 1874 in O'Brien co. Two years after their marriage, he rented out his farm in Waterman twp. to return to his father's farm, working there until 1901, when he returned to his own farm. The following year, his parents removed to O'Brien county as well.

    About 1921, Lincoln and Bettie moved to town, where Lincoln was employed in some vocation other than farming. He was active in the Ancient and Free and Accepted Masons, the Brotherhood of American Yeomen and the Modern Woodmen of America. On 5 Oct 1939, Lincoln died at the age of 74, in Sutherland, and was buried at Waterman cemetery. Bettie Pickering Adams died on 7 Sep 1963 in Primghar, Iowa, at the age of 89. She was buried at Waterman cemetery with her husband.