Family Group Sheet data from: Pat O'Dell -
Adam Francis Stutesman [webpage with pictures]
birthdate and birthplace
16 Sep 1830 Clark Co, Ind
death date, place
22 May 1912 Eldorado Springs, Cedar Co, Mo
Sheridan Cem, Worth Co, Mo
1st marriage
23 Dec 1853 Greensburg, Decatur Co, Ind
Adam Stutesman
Nancy Anna Mobley
Martha Jane Anderson
birthdate and place
[Oct 1832 Ind], [1832, Ohio], [1833, Ohio], [Aug 1836 Ind], [1836, Ohio]
deathdate and place
29 Dec 1907 St Clair Co, Mo
Sheridan Cem, Worth Co, Mo
#1 John Adam born 23 Sep 1854 Decatur Co, Ind
married 25 Oct 1874 Worth Co, Mo: Mary Jane Chamberlain
died 27 Nov 1937 Nodaway Co, Mo
buried Sheridan Cem, Worth Co, Mo
#2 Elizabeth Ann "Betty" born 25 May 1856 Bartholomew Co, Ind
married 02 Aug 1873 Benjamin Levi Wilson
died 11 Jan 1943 Carthage, Jasper Co, Mo
buried Parnell Cem, Nodaway Co, Mo
#3 Charles Henry born 19 Apr 1858 Ind
married 15 Oct 1878 Worth Co, Mo: Matilda Griffin
married 03 Aug 1886 Worth Co, Mo: May Kaiser
died 10 Jun 1917, El Dorado Springs, Cedar Co, Mo
buried El Dorado Cem
#4 Emeline born 04 Dec 1860 Bartholomew Co, Ind
married 24 Dec 1879 Nodaway Co, Mo: William Azotus "Zote" Griffin
died 28 Mar 1940 Ottawa, Ks
#5 Francis Taney "Frank" born 27 Jul 1863 Bartholomew Co, Ind
married 30 May 1886 Lancaster Co, Ne: Mary Jane "Mollie" Brown
married 05 Aug 1912 Vernon Co, Mo: Lula Cobb
married 01 Apr 1935 Frances Amack
died 31 Jan 1961 Hardy, Nuckolls Co, Ne
#6 Julia Margaret born 07 Jul 1866 Waynesburg, Decatur Co, Ind
married 05 Jun 1884 Worth Co, Mo: Stephen "Allen" Rickabaugh
married 18 Dec 1894 Hornick
married George Hamner died 01 Aug 1904
married Frank Gates
died 02 May 1938 Ottawa, Ks
#7 Louisa J. born 13 Nov 1868 Waynesburg, Decatur Co, Ind
married 11 Sep 1887 Worth Co, Mo: Benjamin F. McClain
married 19 Mar 1944 Nodaway Co, Mo: Milo Stingley
died 25 Dec 1956 Ravenwood, Nodaway Co, Mo
buried Parnell Cem, Nodaway Co, Mo
#8 David William born 05 Aug 1871 Nodaway Co, Mo
married 16 Oct 1895 Nodaway Co, Mo: Ollie Deshazor
died 03 Oct 1932 Grand Island, Ne
#9 Edward born 18 Feb 1871
died 22 Apr 1876
#10 Mathew born 21 Aug 1877 Nodaway Co, Mo
married abt 1902 Maude Bradfield
died 1950 Ottawa, Ks
#11 Ollie born 27 Jul 1879 Nodaway Co, Mo
died Nodaway Co, Mo
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Adam F. Stutesman served in Co K 44th Regiment Indiana Infantry Volunteers- Pension
In his pension application, he stated that he was born Sep 16, 1830 in Franklin Co, Ind. That he enrolled for service at Greensburg, [Decatur Co] Ind. That he was married to Martha Jane Anderson by Johny Pavey Dec 19, 1853 in Decatur Co, Ind. He stated that after the service in the war, he returned to Waynesburg [Decatur Co Jackson twp] Indiana and lived there until 1869, moved to Missouri and has lived in Worth and Nodaway counties since [Feb 21, 1907]
1860 Bartholomew Co, Haw Creek Twp, Ind.
A.F. Stootsman 26, m, farmer/tenant, Ind
Martha J. Stootsman, 24 f Ohio
John A. Stootsman, 6 m Ind
Elizabeth A. Stootsman, 4 f Ind
Charles H. Stootsman, 2 m Ind
1870 Nodaway Co, Independence Twp, Mo, Jun 17
Adam Stutesman 40 m farmer NY
Martha J. Stutesman 38 f Ohio
no children listed
1880 Nodaway Co, Independence Twp, Mo, Jun 10
Adam Stutesman 50, farmer, Ind Ind Md
Martha J. Stutesman, 47 f Oh NJ --
Julia Stutesman, 16 f dau Ind Ind Oh
Louisa Stutesman, 12 f dau Ind Ind Oh
William Stutesman, 8 m son Mo Ind Oh
Mathew Stutesman, 3 m son Mo Ind Oh
1890 Nodaway Co, Independence Twp, Mo #17.18
Adam Stutesman, private, 68 Ind Inf, enlisted 11 Aug 1862, out Sep 14, 1865, 3y 7m 28d; Post Office Sheridan, Worth Co, Mo; rheumatism
1900 Platte Co, Fair Twp, Mo
Adam Stutesman, Sep 1830 69, m/48, Ind Ind Ind
Martha J. Stutesman, Oct 1832, 67, m/48, 11/9, Ind Ind Ind
Mathew Stutesman, Sep 1879, 20, Ind Ind Ind
1910 Cedar Co, Box War 1, Mo
boarding house
Adam Stutesman 79 wid, Ind NJ Md
Obituary -Stutesman, Adam Francis - Adam Francis Stutesman was born in Clark county, Indiana, Sept 16, 1830, and died at Eldorado Springs, Mo., May 22, 1912.

He was married to Martha Jane Anderson Sept 14, 1853. To this union were born eleven children: four girls and seven boys, two of whom died in infancy. Those living are: J.A. Stutesman, Sheridan, Mo.; Mrs B.L. Wilson, Parnell, Mo.; F.T. and C.H. Stutesman, Eldorado Springs, Mo.; Mrs W.A. Griffin, Ottawa, Kansas, Mrs. Frank Gates, Dedrick, Mo.; Mrs Frank McClain, Maryville, Mo., and Mathew Stutesman, Kansas City, Mo.

Mr Stutesman served his country as a member of Co K 68th Volunteers for 37 months during the Civil War.

He was a pleasant and kind hearted man and leaves many friends to mourn his loss.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. A.P. Thompson, assisted by Rev F.J. Smith, in the Christian church in this city, Friday, May 24th at 2 o'clock. The local G.A.R. Post acted as pall bearers and conducted an impressive service at the Sheridan cemetery where the remains were interred.

The Sheridan Advance, Vol 26 #9 Sheridan, Mo, Thurs. May 30, 1912


Stutesman, Martha Jane Anderson was born in Bartholomew county, Indiana, in 1832. She died in St Clair county, Missouri, December 29, 1907.

She was united in marriage to A.F. Stutesman Dec 18, 1852.

To this union were born eleven children, two of whom died in infancy.

She was united with the Baptist church in Indiana, and after coming to Missouri united with the Dunkard church [Independence twp, Nodaway County, Missouri], to which faith she remained faithful until her death.

The funeral services were conducted at the Sheridan Methodist church last Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Elder J.E. Shamberger, and interment was made in the Sheridan cemetery.