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CHARLES F. ADAMS, deceased, was born in Susquehanna County, Penn., April 2, 1816, son of Asa and Sibyl Adams. While teaching school in Hayfield Township, this county, our subject became acquainted with Miss Eveline Lefevre, whom he married June 6, 1844. She was born May 20, 1820, daughter of the pioneers, Adam and Mary Lefevre. To this union were born the following children: Adella L., deceased; Emma M., deceased at eighteen years of age; Charles J., deceased, and Edwin P., an express agent at Halstead, Kan. After living on a farm for a few years after their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Adams moved to Meadville, Penn., in 1848, where our subject was elected Sheriff of Crawford County, creditably discharging the duties of same. At the expiration of his term of office Mr. Adams carried on a general merchandising store for about sixteen years at Conneautville. In 1871 Mr. Adams was elected Jury Commissioner, and was then re-elected, which term expired in fall of 1872. They then lived for some years on a farm near Meadville, and in 1877 went to Sterling, Rice Co., Ran. There Mr. Adams, who was a useful and influential citizen, died July 8, 1881. His remains are buried at Conneautville, this county. His widow now resides in her native township, enjoying the comforts of a serene and peaceful old age.