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Stella E. Barneclo (Adams) 17 JUN 1846 - 29 AUG 1904

Stella was born on 17 JUN 1846 in Georgetown, Dc and died on 29 AUG 1904 (age: 58) in Indianapolis, Ind. and was buried in Crown Hill - sec 16 lot 59 .
She was the daughter of John M. Barneclo (1810 - 8 JAN 1861) and Rachel Rebecca Wall (Barneclo) (1821 - 4 FEB 1888).

Stella was married to Henry Clay Adams, Sr. on 15 APR 1868 in Marion Co. Ind.

Henry Sr. was born on 8 APR 1844 in Indianapolis, Ind and died on 14 NOV 1910 (age: 66) in Indianapolis, Ind and was buried in Crown Hill - sec 16 lot 59 .
He was the son of Reuben S. Adams, Jr. (28 APR 1817 - 6 MAR 1866) and Mary Matilda Glazier (Adams) (1825 - 1901).
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Husband - Henry Sr. was born on 8 APR 1844 in Indianapolis, Ind and died on 14 NOV 1910 (age: 66) in Indianapolis, Ind


Husband - H C Adams Sr and grandson Henry Johnston

- Bertrand was born on 1868/1869 in Indiana and died on ABT 1910


- Harry was born on 21 JUN 1871 in Indianapolis, Ind. and died on 12 AUG 1871 (age: 0) in Indianapolis, Ind.


- Henry Jr was born on 1875 in Indianapolis, Ind and died on 1948 in Indianapolis, Ind


- Walter was born on 26 MAY 1877 in Indianapolis, Ind. and died on 29 APR 1879 (age: 1) in Indianapolis, Ind


Daughter - Stella was born on 31 JUL 1879 in Indianapolis, Ind. and died on 17 JAN 1952 (age: 72) in Indianapolis, Ind.


- Bertha was born on 1880 in Indianapolis, Ind. and died on 1892 in Indianapolis, Ind


- Edith was born on 2 SEP 1882 and died on 20 MAR 1947 (age: 64) in Los Angeles, Ca


- John was born on 1810 in Maryland and died on 8 JAN 1861 in Indianapolis, Ind.


- Rachel was born on 1821 in Maryland and died on 4 FEB 1888 in Indianapolis, Ind




Notes for Stella E. Barneclo (Adams)
Stella was a 'Belle of the Southside' (of Indianapolis)


Her name was listed as 'Saltillo' in the 1860 Census.




Notes for Henry Clay Adams, Sr.
Attended Indianapolis Public Schools until 14. Joined Indiana Volunteer
Infantry 7/25/1861. Declared ineligible because of age and stature and
rejoined as Bugle Boy. Served in Civil War with General Fremont 1861,
Gen. Shofield 1862, Gen. Herron at Vicksburg and Yazoo. Discharged
1/25/1866.Rank of 1st Lt. Delegate to Rep. Nat. Convention in 1884.


Owned Flatrock Quarries - St. Paul, Ind
Helped build Central Avenue Bridge over Fall Creek in Indianapolis.


Sheriff of Marion Co, Ind. 1880-1882, Deputy Sheriff from 1866 to 1875.
In 1876 he was engaged as assignee in bankrupt cases and did most of the
business in that line in Indianapolis.




Stella: Obituary


Obituary




Henry Sr.: Henry Clay Adams Sr


Henry Clay Adams Sr




Stella:




Henry Sr.: (Sketches of prominent citizens of 1876 )
Henry C. Adams, more generally known as Harry Adams, was born in Indianapolis on the 8th of April, 1844; he is the eldest son of the late Reuben Adams.

Mr. Adams is married to Miss Stella Barneclo, who was a belle of the southside.

During the war he was a lieutenant in the 26th regiment Indiana volunteers; He enlisted as a prvate.

In 1866 he was appointed deputy sheriff, a position which he held until 1875.

While Mr. Adams was in the sherriff's office he did the most important part of the business.

He was nominated by the Republican party for Sheriff in 1874 but was defeated by Mr. Albert Reissner. Mr Reissner magnanimously offered to retain him, but he preferred other business.

He is now engaged as asignee in bankrupt cases, and does most of the business in that line for this city.

Mr. Adams' father was one of the earliest settlers of Marion county, and himself a deputy sherrif for a considerable time, and for a length of time engaged in the dry goods business.

There was a large family of Adams, uncles of Harry, living near Bethel, in the southeast part of the county.

Harry Adams is perhaps as well known in this county as any man in it.



Stella: Death Certificate


Death Certificate




Henry Sr.: INDIANA AT VICKSBURG - Compiled by HENRY C. ADAMS, Jr. - 1911
Death Closes Life of Henry C. Adams - 2 CONT Indianapolis Star 14 Nov. 1910 pg. 1 Prominent Business Man, Clubman and Former Political Leader Answers Last Call Broonchial Trouble Cause Held Distinction of Being An Acting Thirty-Third Degree Member of the Scottish Rite.

Henry C. Adams Sr., familarlly known to his firends as 'Harry' Adams, one of the most prominent buisness men of Indianapolis, a leader in clud lie and the masonic fraternity, died last evening at 7 o'clock at his hom, 1412 North New Jersey Street.

He had been forced to give up attention to his business affairs several weeks aho, but had been able to take short walks until about two weeks ago. Death was due to bronchial trouble.

The death of Mr. Adams closed a long and active career, during which he did much for the city, whose bret interest he always held close to his heart.

In industry his name was linked to national enterprises, many of which testify in his ability as a stone contractor, which vocation he followed actively until a short time ago. In fraternal circles he had held high postitions, having enjoyed distinction in most of the highest offices in the Masonic order.

As a man of the home he held the admiration of his neighbors, who recall his talent as a charming raconteur of his experineces both in the civil war and in political life in Indianapolis.

Mr. Adams was born in Indianapolis April 8, 1844. When President Lincoln gave his call for volunteers at the outbreak of the civil war, her tried to enlist, but was found to be too young to carry a musket.

He obtained a bugle and in a short time was able to sound the calls. Then he presented himself before the recruiting officers again and was enrolled as a bugler.

He always was in the thickest of the fray and served throughout the campaign, four and a half years, after which he was dismissed from the service with the rank of captain, having reached the official postition of first lieutenant while in active service ONCE ACTIVE IN POLITICS As soon as he returned to Indianapolis he allied himself with the Republican party and became conspicuous in all campaigns, serving on all campaign committies of note.

When he returned from the war he was made deputy sheriff under George Parker and held the same position the following term under Col N. R. Ruckel. In 1874 Mr. Adams was nominated for the office of sheriff on the Republican ticket, but was defeated. In 1880 he ran again, however, and was elected.

In 1884 Mr. Adams was a delegate to the national Republican convention in Chiicago, when James G. Blante was nominated for the presidency Mr. Adams was on of the few veteran Republican politicians now living who during the eighties, when politics was at white heat in Indianapolis, formed what was known as the 'big six', a group of men considered the Republican leaders at that time.

With the exception of two years Mr. Adams spent all his time in Indianapolis after the war. A few years ago he undertook the building of the gigantic reservoirs at Nashville, Tenn., which kept him away from Indianapolis two years.

He furneished the stone for this project from the Flatrock quarries st. St. Paul , Ind., which he owned. A monoumet to his memor may be found in Indianapolis in the new Centeral Avenue Bridhe; which he assisted in building.

HIGH IN MASONIC ORDER Mr. Adams held many high positions in Masonic circles. He was a past eminent commander of the Indiana Commandery, Knights Templars. He also was an acrive thirty-thrid degree member of the Scottish Rite. Another thirty-third degree man, Samuel B. Sweet, died recently. Mr. Adams held high, offices in all Scottish and York Rites bodies. He became a Mason about 1868.

He was a member of the Raper Commandery Drill Corps many years ago, which is noted for its national prizes.

All trade and commercial circles of Indianapolis found a ready supporter in Mr. Adams. He was a member of the Indianapolis Board of Trade and a charter member of the Commercial Club. He also had been connected with the Columbia Club since its organization.

As a story teller he was noted in the state, and his narratives always were pointer and applicable as illustrations in his conversations. This made him a favorite in all clubs.

Mr. Adams also was active in church affairs, having been a member of the First Baptist Church many years. He was kindly disposed to all worthy charities and contributed freely.

He is survived by two sons and two daughters. They are Bertrand N. Adams, 129 West Twenty-first street; Henry Clay Adams Jr., 103 Pratt Street; Mrs. S. A. Johnston, 132 Central avenus, and Mrs. W. D. Hacker, 1418 Central avenue. Mrs. Adams died in 1904.

The funeral probably will be held Thursday. Final Arrangement have not been made.



Henry Sr.: more from INDIANA AT VICKSBURG - Compiled by HENRY C. ADAMS, Jr. - 1911
Henry C. Adams died at his home at Indianapolis, November 14, 1910.

He was born in Marion County, near Indianapolis, April 8, 1844. His boyhood was passed in Indianapolis, and when the Civil War broke out he endeavored to enlist. He finally gained admis- sion to the Twenty-sixth Indiana Volunteers, being at the time a few months past seventeen years, and on August 20. 1861, was mus- tered in as a musician in Company I, of that regiment.

He soon gained a position in the ranks as a private soldier, and was appointed corporal, sergeant and first sergeant. He was com- missioned second lieutenant and mustered as such January 9, 1865.

During the summer of 1865 he served as aide-de-camp on the staff of General M. F. Force, at Jackson, Mississippi. He was appointed first lieutenant on January 3, 1866, but was never mustered on this conmiission.

His military service was almost wholly in the South and South- west: in 1861, in the Fremont campaign against Price; in 1862. in Missouri and Arkansas, under General Schofield; and under General Herron in the battles of Prairie Grove and Van Buren, Arkansas.

He was in Herron 's Division of the Army of the Frontier at the siege of Vicksburg, and in 1864 participated in the campaign and siege of Spanish Fort, Fort Blakely and i/Iobile, Alabama.

He was mustered out of the service January 25, 1866.

He was a member of George H. Thomas Post, G. A. R., the Military Order of the Loyal Legion, serving as Commander of the Indiana Commandery in 1909; the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, and President of the Indiana-Vicksbure ^Military Park Commissions of 1903 and 1907.



Henry Sr.: Obituary - Indianapolis Star No


Obituary - Indianapolis Star No 2 CONC v 16, 1910




Henry Sr.: Census: 7 1880 Census Marion Co. Indiana

Name relation age born in Occ. father born mother born
Henry C. Adams : self 36 IN D. U.S. Marshall MD KY
Stella B. Adams : wife 33 DC MD MD
Bertram Adams : son 11 IN
Henry C. Adams : son 5 IN
Stella M. Adams : dau 11 mos IN
Matilda M. Adams : mother 54 MD MD MD
John Fulford : other 22 NC works on Farm NC NC


Henry Sr.: Census: 1900 Indianapolis 3rd Ward, Marion Co., Indiana, 1208 North Alabama St

#cg name : relation born age mar status born in mother born father born occupation
Henry C. Adams : head Apr 1844 56 md 32 Indiana Penn Penn Gen Contractor
Stella P. Adams : wife jun 1848 51 md 32 Md Md Md
Bert B. Adams : son nov 1868 31 md 8 Indiana Indiana MD
Nellie H. Adams : d-law Jun 1870 30 md 8 Indiana Germany Germany Merchant
H. C. Adams Jr : son Jun 1876 23 md 2 Indiana Indiana Md Contractor
Mary P. Adams : d-law Mar 1877 23 md 2 Indiana Indiana Indiana
Stella M Adams : dau Jul 1880 29 S Indiana Indiana Md
Edith Adams : dau Jul 1882 17 S Indiana Indiana Md
3 servants :
Mary M. Adams : mother Nov 1825 74 Wd Md Md Md Lawyer


Henry Sr.: from a meeting of the 'Grand Arm' in Indianapolis May 1900
Indinapokis Henry Clay Adams, (more easily recognized under the name of 'Harry' Adams) dropped Into Room 23 during the afternoon to look at the registration t?xks, get bis barisre and have a chat with such of the old comrades as he might chance to know.

Mr. Adams caused a shout of incredulity to go up among the assembled G. A. It. men by remarking that he is fifty-six years old. As a matter of fact, with his hat on he doesn't look more than fortyfive. 'AVhen I take off my hat' said he. I'll paralyze you all.' Some of Mr. Adams's friends happened to be present to corroberate his statement as to his age.

The conversation drifted to Old Whig times in tho year 1844, when Mr. Adams said he was born. 'I tell you,' said Adams, 'people were loyal in those days. My name, Henry Clay, shows that. Nearly everybody named one of their children after the great Whig leader. One of my father' neighbors had but one child and that was a girl, so he named her Henrietta.' After yesterday's experience, the hotel proprietors of Indianapolis believe in the presence of prosperity. More than one of them was surprised to see a veteran who did not bear about with him the earmarks oi opulence, walk up to the clerk's desk, and, displaying a roll of bills, order 'the best in the house.' It was thought that only the leaders of the G. A- It. would take rooms and board at the higher-priced hotels, but the event has proven the error of this prophecy. The members of the G. A. It. are representatives of the solid business portions of the communities from which they come.

Indianapolis Journal, Volume 50, Number 136,Indianapolis, Marion County, 16 May 1900


Henry Sr.: Henry C. Adams Will


Henry C. Adams Will




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- Henry was born on 1906/1907 in Indiana


Grandson - Samuel P. Adams
(1906-) -
taken at wedding of Paul Kimball and Dorothy Johnston in 1943.
- Samuel was born on 21 JUN 1913 in Indianapolis. Indiana and died on 22 JUN 2004 (age: 91) in Leland, Leelanau, Michigan


Grandson - Henry Adams Johnston
(1906-1979) - Henry was born on 26 MAY 1906 in Indianapolis, Ind. and died on 21 NOV 1979 (age: 73) in Zionsville, Ind.


- Estelle was born on 18 JAN 1910 in Indianapolis, Ind and died on 8 OCT 1911 (age: 1) in Indianapolis, Ind


Granddaughter - Dorothy was born on 5 JUN 1911 in Indianapolis, Ind and died on 21 AUG 1955 (age: 44) in Indianapolis, Ind.


William Hacker and Barbara Lang - William Jr was born on 8 JUL 1908 and died on 19 FEB 2000 (age: 91)




- Eliza was born on 1842 and died on 1900 in Indianapolis, Ind


- Elizabeth was born on 1844 in Georgetown, Dc and died on 18 NOV 1873 in Indianapolis, Ind


- Orlando was born on ABT 1845 in Georgetown, Dc and died on 25 AUG 1864 in Indianapolis, Ind


- Taylor was born on ABT 1847 in Georgetown, Dc and died on 17 OCT 1867 in Indianapolis, Ind


- Henry was born on 1849 and died on 1908


- Clarence was born on 15 APR 1857 and died on 12 SEP 1880 (age: 23) in Indianapolis, Ind


- Eugene was born on ABT 1858


- Ida was born on 1859


- William was born on 1 FEB 1832 in indiqna and died on 20 DEC 1911 (age: 79) in Indianapolis, Ind


- Wilbur was born on 1853 in Maryland




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