Date of Birth : Apr 29, 1759
Date of Death : Mar 14, 1836
John Adlum was a pioneering American viticulturalist who was the first to cultivate the Catawba grape. He is known as "the father of American viticulture". He also served in the American Revolutionary War; was a well-known surveyor; was one of the first associate judges in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania; and served in the United States Army in the War of 1812.