George McAdams was born about 1800 in Ireland. According to Joe McAdams of the McAdams Historical Society, George may have been from County Monoghan. George married Elizabeth Faith, born about 1795. Elizabeth may have been the daughter of Abraham Faith, a soldier in the Revolution (pension #9982). In 1850, George McAdams and his family were living in Somerset Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Their children were:
Who Today Celebrate Their Sixtieth Wedding Anniversary. This Is Their Most Recent Photograph.
Surrounded By Relatives and Children Mr. and Mrs. William McAdams Observe Culmination of More Than Half Century of Married Life.
GREAT CAKE BEARING 60 CANDLES, TO BE CUT
Are Among Oldest Residents of Braddock, Having Lived Here Fifty Years
The culmination of sixty years of wedded life is today being celebrated by Mr. and Mrs. William McAdams, Sr., of 813 Washington avenue, two of the oldest local residents. Mr. and Mrs. McAdams were the recipients of a shower of post cards today; this evening, surrounded by children and relatives, they will greet their friends in their home. A great wedding cake, bearing 60 candles will be cut as the crowning feature of the day.
Mrs. Margaret Porter McAdams, aged 80, wife of William McAdams, Sr. died yesterday [August 17, 1916] at her home, 813 Washington avenue, Braddock, after a short illness. She was born at Old Green Springs Station, in Mifflin township, and was the daughter of James Porter, a pioneer coal operator of the lower Monongahela valley. She was married to William McAdams, a native of Somerset, Pa., in 1856, and the couple celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary last February. She was the oldest surviving charter member of the First Christian or Disciples Church of Braddock and was one of the organizers of the Women's Christian Church Board of Missions of the church. She leaves her husband; three sons, William, and Mark B. McAdams, Jr. [sic] of Braddock, and Dorsey McAdams of North Braddock; three daughters, Mrs. Emma Louis of Knoxville, Mrs. Laura O'Donovan of North Braddock, and Mrs. Blanche O'Donnell of Munhall; 33 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Source: The Pittsburgh Gazette Times Friday, August 18, 1916 page 3