The C. A. McAdams Family

The C. A. McAdams Family

Our American Roots

by Charles G. Petersen
Charles' Paternal Maternal
Great Grandparents

                Ebenezer       Rebecca
                 Haines         Berry
                    |             |
             James ----- Sarah
            McAdams  |   Haines
                  Samuel ----- Margaret
                  Haines   |    Ellen
                  McAdams  |    Staley
Ebenezer Haines and Rebecca Berry
Family Group
Ebenezer Haines was born on July 4, 1770 in Evesham Township in Burlington County, New Jersey, not far from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The family relocated to Frederick County, Virginia when he was about 4 years old. Frederick County is the very northwest county in present day Virginia and it borders with present day West Virginia. West Virginia was not formed until 1863, so when Ebenezer was growing up what we call West Virginia today was actually part of Virginia.

Ebenezer married Rebecca Berry on February 14, 1799 in Virginia, probably in Frderick County. Rebecca was born in Virginia, probably Frederick county, on September 16, 1780.

History books state that Ebenezer haled from Warren County, Virginia, which is not quite accurate since Warren County was not formed until 1836, long after Ebenezer left Virginia. He and Rebecca may indeed have been from the area that is now Warren County, since it was formed out of parts of Frederick and Shenandoah Counties. The Shenandoah Rivers runs north to south through the heart of Warrent County and the famous Skyline Drive has its northern terminus in Warren County.

Ohio was made a territory in 1799 and the government began selling land to pioneers that wanted to move west. Sometimes the land was bought by speculators who then sold that land in smaller parcels. In one case, a group of New Englands bought about a million acres at fo 2/3 dollar per acre. Some of the land in Ohio was given to veterans of the Revolutionary War as payment for their services. In 1803 Ohio became a state and Ebenezer bought land in Salem Township in Coulumbiana county on the very eastern border of Ohio, just south of present day Youngstown, Ohio.

Later land in other parts of the state were opened for sale. Around 1817, Ebenezer moved his family to southwestern Ohio to Green township in the recently formed (1810) Fayette county, just 30 miles southwest of present day Columbus, Ohio.

Ebenezer and Rebecca had a total of 12 children over a 23 year period. The first 3 were born in virginia and the last 3 in Fayette County, Ohio. The middle 6 were born in Columbiana County, Ohio.
Both Ebenezer and Rebecca lived out the rest of their lives in Green Township in Fayette County. She died on February 18, 1846 at the age of 65 and he died 4 years later on September 13, 1850 at the age of 80. They are buried in Cochran Cemetery in neighboring Perry Township, which indicates that their farm, while in Green Township, was probably near the boundary with Perry Township. the 2 townships cover the southern border of Fayette county.
Children of Ebenezer Haines and Rebecca Berry

Mary Haines born March 24, 1800 in Frederick County, Virginia.

Anne Haines born June 6, 1801 in Frederick County, Virginia.

Elizabeth Haines born December 14, 1802 in Frederick County, Virginia.

Susannah Haines born February 24, 1805 in Salem Township, Columbiana County, Ohio.

Rebecca Haines born April 6, 1807 in Salem Township, Columbiana County, Ohio

Sydney Haines born June 17, 1809 in Salem Township, Columbiana County, Ohio

Joseph Haines born August 6, 1811 in Salem Township, Columbiana County, Ohio.

Nathan Haines born October 25, 1813 in Salem Township, Columbiana County, Ohio.

Sarah Haines born June 19, 1816 in Salem Township, Columbiana County, Ohio.

James Haines born April 26, 1818 in Green Township, Fayette County, Ohio.

Beulah Haines born June 24, 1820 in Green Township, Fayette County, Ohio.

Samuel E Haines born November 18, 1822 in Green Township, Fayette County, Ohio.

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