Adelia Bessie Cole Wickes

August 10, 1828–August 2, 1863

Born at Painted Post, Steuben County, New York; daughter of Betsy Gorton and Joseph Mortimer Cole. Died at De Witt, Clinton County, Iowa. 1 (See Document 1.2)


  1. [1] Adelos Gorton, The Life and Times of Samuel Gorton (Philadelphia: George F. Ferguson, 1907), 345. Susan Easton Black and Harvey Bischoff Black, eds., Annotated Record of Baptisms for the Dead, 1840–1845: Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois (Provo, UT: Center for Family History and Genealogy, Brigham Young University, 2002), 2:852–853. 1850 U.S. census, Hancock Co., Illinois, p. 435B, Adelia Cole; NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 109. 1860 U.S. census, De Witt, Clinton Co., Iowa, p. 164, Adelia B. Wicks; NARA microfilm publication M653, roll 316. U.S. census digital images from (, accessed Sept. 2015). Find a Grave, database and images (, accessed Sept. 2015), memorial no. 71660825, Adelia B. Wickes; Elmwood Cemetery, De Witt, IA.