P. H. ADAMS, farmer; P. O. Crete; is one of the old settlers of Will Co.; was born in Rutland, Mass., Dec. 17, 1804, and is the son of Rubin ADAMS, of Massachusetts, a blacksmith by trade; when he was very young, with his parents, moved to Massachusetts, thence to New Hampshire, from there to Vermont. Mr. ADAMS, when he was about 23 years of age, learned the carriage-making trade. While he was in Vermont, he married Mary CLARK, of Massachusetts; in 1845, with family, came to Illinois and settled on the present homestead; here he has lived ever since; he first settled on forty acres of Government land; his wife died soon after he settled here; he was married to Mary CANFIELD, of Massachusetts; sixteen children, ten by first wife and six by his second; son Harrison was in the late war; enlisted in the 8th IL Cav.; participated in some of the prominent battles; was honorably discharged at the close of the war.
Source: History of Will County, Illinois; Chicago: Wm LeBaron Jr & Co, 186 Dearborn Street, 1878.