Adams, Lucien B.

Born: 1816-12-10 Oswego, New York

Died: 1882-02-17 Springfield, Illinois

Born in New York, Adams moved to Springfield, Illinois in 1821. There he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1840. He was appointed justice of the peace and retained that office for twenty years. Adams also engaged in milling, mercantile, auction, and commission businesses with various partners. He married Margery A. Reed in Springfield in 1847, with whom he had four children. In 1850, Adams owned $17,000 in real estate. His father was James Adams.

John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 76; Illinois Daily Journal, 16 July 1850, 3:2; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Sangamon County, IL, 89.