|Adamsville (Sumter County)|
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
Adamsville is the oldest cemetery in Sumter County and is written that the first burial was a Stagecoach Driver that was accidentally knock off by a tree limb and died. His name has long been forgotten due to the element of time.
The first Methodist Preacher was Rev. Sam McCook. The Adamsville Church located between what is known as old Adamsville Cemetery and New Adamsville Cemetery at that time belonged to what was known as Sumter Circuit. Mr. McCook served this work before he was married and then again before his death in 1875. Many were the local Preachers who ably assisted in the building up the Church in those early days. Among them was Wilson Williams, Parson Brown, W J Kilgore, and Rev. Lesley.
Adamsville was noted for its religious life and in those eary days camp meetings were held annually. The present Church Building was largely the gift of S A Curry, a wealthy merchant who lived about four miles north of town, who in addition to his Mercantile Business, operated a cotten gin and saw mill near where Wildwood now stands.
The Old White Church at Adamsville flourished and numbers of young men were licensed to Preach at her altars. Among thes were S L Lawler, A M Mann, a Superannuate of the Florida Conference, J W Hinson of the Alabama Conference and Sam A McCook and Evangelist of the Florida Conference.
In the early 1880's the town had almost disappea red because of the removal of the county seat to Sumterville, but the community took on a new life with the coming of the Hamptons, Taylors, Colemans, Peacocks, Lawlers, Callaways, Ludlums, Hatfields, Stevens, Wilhelms and Bunns. Also the Meltons, Barcos, Harveys, Harts and Whitfields. Many many of these pioneers are buried in the Old Adamsville Cemetery.
The old cemetery is laid out in four sections and each section is separated by a dirt road. Section One starts at the Northeast Corner with the first grave being that of Edna M Bronson b 4/27/1902-11/9/1972. Many many of the names in the Old Adamsville Cemetery will have the Section Number, Row Number and Grave Number. There are numerous unknown as above to the element of time are gone. There are still some old wooden markers still standing but no longer can be read as to who they were. There are many with just a small marble marker with "At Rest".