The following data is extracted from Record of Ancestors and Descendants of Adam Dittemore 1799-1874 and Henry Dittemore 1813-1884.
Adam Dittemore was born Sept. 3, 1799, probably in Greene County, Tenn. He married first, Mary Berger Yeakley, widow of Samuel Yeakley. Adam was a farmer in Owen County, Indiana, and we have several indentures showing the transfer of land he owned in that county. In 1840 Adam, with his nephews, Henry and George, and their families came to Missouri, settling in Buchanan County, south of St. Joseph.
They made the long trip in covered wagons pulled by oxen. Land at that time could be had from the Government very cheaply and Adam became a large landholder, although he also raised many small truck crops. He was especially noted for his sweet potatoes and took first premium on them in the first Buchanan County Fair held in September, 1854. He was a very active and energetic man and is remembered by older members of the family, a restless figure astride a yellow pony. Mary died about 1836 in Owen County, Indiana. Their children
22. Michael, b. May 27, 1822.
23. Amanda, b. Jan. 9, 1824. Died young.
24. Sarah Catherine, b. April 25. 1825.
25. George Washington, b. Dec. 25, 1826.
26. Thomas, b. Feb. 3, 1828, d. July 14, 1852. Unmarried.
27. John, b. August 15, 1829.
28. Johnathon Carson, b. Dec. 19, 1830.
29. James Colvin Taylor, b. Feb. 23, 1833.
30. Hannah Rebecca, b. Sept. 13, 1834.
31. Eliza Ann, b. August 19, 1836.
Adam's second wife, Sarah Carson Cotter, was born August 28, 1801. She died Feb. 5, 1845. Their children were
32. William Harvey, b. April 28. 1838.
33. Joseph E., b. May 7. 1841.
34. Adam, b. Jan. 15, 1845.
Adam's third marriage, Sept. 8, 1845, was to Lucretia Tompkins, who was born August 20, 1819. They had one child:
35. Mary Elizabeth, b. June 6, 1846, who died young.
Adam's next marriage was to Julia Ann (last name not known) who was born Nov. 6, 1825, and died June 25, 1852. Their child was
36. Curtis, b. March 19, 1852, d. July 19, 1858.
Adam's last marriage was to Mahala Cowhic on June 10, 1855. She was born July 25, 1813. Adam died May 1, 1874 and is buried in Bethel cemetery south of St. Joseph. Mahala died March 22, 1900, and is buried at Iowa Point, Kansas.
Source: Record of Ancestors and Descendants of Adam Dittemore 1799-1874 and Henry Dittemore 1813-1884