Andover, Vermont: Austin Adams, Windsor-1-1 Vermont Representative District, 2002-2012 Books LLC

ISBN: 9781158331482

Published: June 20th 2010

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Not illustrated. Excerpt: Austin Adams (May 24, 1826 October 17, 1890) was an American lawyer and justice of the Iowa Supreme Court for twelve years. Austin Adams ancestors lived along the hills of the Chums River in Essex, England. Henry Adams, of this family, emigrated to Massachusetts in 1632 with his wife and children. His sons were the ancestors of Samuel Adams, the political philosopher and statesmen- John Adams, second United States president- and Austin Adams. Austins father, Jerry Adams, was a successful farmer and clerk of the school district, and served twice in the legislature.

He married Dorcas Austin in 1816. Austin Adams was born to Jerry and Dorcas Austin on May 24, 1826, in Andover, Vermont, a country village. His grandparents had secured that school and a church on a corner of their farm in 1794.

He retained pleasant memories of the district school, which he attended until he was fourteen. In later years he wrote older pupils, the young men and women not only assisted me in my studies, but their presence and example afforded me inspiration. His family attended the Baptist church on their farm.

Adams heard only dogmatic and terrorizing theology at the church and it succeeded in destroying much of the happiness of his childhood. He showed great interest in law as a boy: The law had a perfect fascination for me before I was ten years old, and I think before I ever saw a lawyer or a court. He often went to the court house in Woodstock, Vermont to listen to cases. At age thirteen, his teacher urged his father to give Austin a better education than he could receive at the country school house. At fourteen he was sent to Black River Academy in Ludlow, Vermont, to prepare for college.

At age sixteen he began teaching students at... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=20783598



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