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George James Adams papers

Biographical note

George James Adams was the son of Capt. James Harvey Adams (b.1775) and Sarah Martindale (widow of James Martindale of Bristol, RI who died 1834).

Adams had a long career as a textile manufacturer and agent. He was the treasurer of the Greenwich Print Works (1856-1882); a business associate at the Arkwright Cotton Mills (Fiskeville, R.I., circa 1836); an employee at Adams Print Works (Fiskeville, R.I.), Kent Print Works (East Greenwich, R.I.), Orion Cotton Mills (Providence, R.I., circa 1860s-1870s), Bristol Print Works (R.I.), and Clyde Bleaching and Print Works; a part owner of the Rhode Island Bleach and Dye Works, Adams and Butterworth (Providence, R.I., 1862-1882); and the chief agent at Narragansett Print Works (East Greenwich, R.I., 1848-1854).

George James Adams married Mary Hodges Brown (1814-1873) and they had at least 3 children: Sarah married Mortimer Van Cleve and they lived in Minnesota; George H. Adams became a mechanical and electrical engineer in Rhode Island; and John B. Adams. His second wife was Cornelia Dean (1827-1900).