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Dr Robert Adams
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Birth: 1823
Georgia, USA
Death: Dec. 17, 1887
Limestone County
Texas, USA

by Mrs. Eugene M. Gibson, Jr.
Dr. Robert A. Adams was the grandson of James Adams, a soldier in the American Revolution, from Camden, South Carolina, and Mary Montgomery Adams of Baltimore; the son of Robert Adams and Frances Hudson Adams of Georgia.
Rebecca Bass married Robert Adams on January 15, 1845, at the residence of her father Hamblin Bass, when she was nineteen years old. The marriage license can be found in the court house in Eatonton, Georgia.
It was after their first child, a son, Robert Hamblin, was born in 1846 that Robert Adams went to Philadelphia to begin his medical studies by attending lectures at Jefferson College. In 1848 he received a diploma from South Carolina Medical College at Charleston.
After practicing medicine about ten years in Eatonton, Georgia, Dr. Robert Adams and his wife, Rebecca, decided in December 1859, to move to Texas and join Hamblin Bass at his new plantation, Waldeck, near Columbia. Dr. Adams left a home, a plantation, which he and his brother, Jefferson, owned jointly, and a real estate business known as "J. and R.", as well as his established practice.
For a year after moving to Texas, Hamblin Bass's daughter, Rebecca Adams and her family lived at Waldeck, but the Brazoria County area was too low and damp
For the health of Mrs. Adams. Consequently, Dr. Robert A. Adams moved his family to the Huckaby place, about three of four miles from Fairfield in Freestone County. The family itself moved in carriages while the forty or fifty Negroes traveled along in wagons. Each night the slaves set up a tent for the family and laid a carpet before they made the beds. When they saw the log house on their newly purchased plantation, the Adams children burst into tears. They had just left Waldeck, one of the great mansions of Texas. The children had never lived in a log house; and they did not want to. At first they preferred to stay in the tent, but in time they came to enjoy the log home.
On November 14, 1868, Robert Adams and Miss Alice E. Moores were married in Paducah, Kentucky.
Dr. Adams died in Mexia at the home of his daughter, Lizzie Adams Watson, in 1886, and is buried in Fairfield, Texas, beside his wife Rebecca Ann Pattillo Bass Adams.
William (Bill] Charles-Gibson, a great, great great grandson of Dr. Robert A. Adams lives in Fairfield today, 1978.
Dr. Robert A. Adams (born 3-22-1825), died. 12-17-1886) married Rebecca Ann Pattillo Bass Adams (born 12-11-1826, died 10-5-1867). They had eleven children. These children and their families are listed below.
I. Robert Hamblin Adams (1846-1871) married Sarah Dodd on 7-4-1867 at
Fairfield, Texas. Their children were 1. Katie Adams (b. 1868 at Fairfield, d. 1944 at Calvert, Texas) who married James Jeffries Lauderdale in 1885. Their children were a. Harlan Lauderdale, b. Ruby who married Mack Jester, and c. Kathleen who married Eugene Marshall Gibson in 1911. Their children were (1.) Peter Coffee Gibson (1912-1971) who married Elizabeth Jones. Their son Peter Coffee, Jr. married Flossie Glover and they have Susan, Joseph Michael, and
Jan. (2) Eugene Marshall Gibson, Jr. {b. 1915} who married Willie Mae Huebneron 6-3-1940. Eugene's children are Eugene Marshall, III (b. 8-10-1.941) who married Marianne Behr on 4-26-1975 and Kay Gibson (b. 8-3-1949) who married Todd W. Halt on 4-14-1969. They have Gregory Gene Hall (11-13-1970) (3) William (Bill) Charles (b. 11-16-1953) who married Jane Elizabeth Wilson on 11-20-1976 and they live in Fair-field. Katie and James Lauderdale also had d. Louise who married Powland Paul and e. James J. Lauderdale. Another child of Robert H.
Adams and Sarah Dodd were 2. Ruby Adams who married Jim Talbot. Their daughter Katherine married Randef Miller and they have two daughters Marjorie Miller who married Arthur Brashear, Jr.; and Kathryn Miller who married Col. I.H. Young.
II. Frances Elizabeth Adams 1847-1849.
III. Julia Adams 1849-1939, married William Watkins Moores who practiced law.
They had no children.
I V. David Adams who was born 1851.
V. Mary Elizabeth Adams (1854-1909) who married Henry Clay Watson in 1874. Mary and Henry had three children Martha Rebecca (Mattie), Georgia, Robert A. VI.Sarati Louiza Adams (1856-1896) married James Rufus Seely, a lawyer, in 1872. Sarah later married William Elliott Doyle, a lawyer, in 1886. Sarah and William Doyle had Kate Gary Doyle who married Joseph Edgar Woods of league.
Kate and Joseph Woods had one daughter Martha who married Frank M. Covert, III.
VII. Anna Rebecca Adams (1858) married Will Day. They had two children.
VIII. Georgia (1859-1874) died in Fairfield.
IX. Jane Adams (1861-1904.) married James Martin Fyburn, M.D. Of Coolidge. The had 7 children.
X. Frances Hudson Adams (1863-1899) married George Driver and they had one son.
XI. Jefferson Adams (1864-1918) married Margie Eleanor Williamson. They .had ten children.
The three youngest children were born in Freestone County. They were Jane in 1861, Frances Hudson in 1863, and Jefferson in 1864.
Before and during the Civil War, a Mrs. Garrett lived in the Adams home in Fairfield and taught the younger children; the older children went to Fairfield College, and it could be the boys attended the Male Academy. The oldest son, Robert Hamblin, went to Tyler to school; he also attended the Bastrop Military Institute in 1860.
Dr. Adams served as a surgeon and he and his son, Robert Hamblin, were in Galveston and that vicinity during the War Between the States.
Meanwhile, to her husband, now in service {Civil War) Mrs. Adams wrote that they had killed hogs in the coldest weather. She commended the slaves upon the way in which they had managed the chore. She now had 9,219 pounds of pork and 100 gallons of lard on hand, and inquired how much of this meat and other produce of the plantation should go to the Confederate government. George, one of the slaves, was to haul the corn, potatoes and cotton. Each went to a different government representative.
October 24, 1863, Rebecca Adams wrote her husband that she was busy as she could be trying to "get the Negroes some clothes made before the cold weather."
She expected to get 40 yards out of the loom on that day, making a total of 80 yards since he left home. By late January 1864, she had turned out 250 yards.
The mistress of trie plantation apparently bore a large share of the burden of caring for the sick, if the actions of Mrs. Be-verly La Fayette Holcomb, Mrs. Rebecca Adams and Mrs. James F. Perry were typical.
After the war the family moved to Houston, as Hamblin Bass wrote Dr. Adams that
He did not think farming could be done without slaves. Due to Rebecca's failing Health, the family came back to Freestone County in early summer and it was in October 1867, that death came to Rebecca when she was forty-one years old.

Freestone Co, TX - Robert A. Adams, MD.
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Freestone Co, TX - Obit of Robert A. Adams, MD. Fairfield Recorder - Dec 24,
1886 edition
"Death of Robert A. Adams
Died at the residence of his daughter, Miss Lizzie Watson, in Mexia, Texas, Friday night, Dec. 17, Dr. Robert A. Adams of Freestone County, aged about 60.
The deceased was a old and well known citizen of this county having lived a Number of years on his farm four miles south of Fairfield. He was we believe a Georgian by birth and came to this county from that state some years before the War. He practiced medicine a few years after coming to Texas and gave it up to engage in commercial pursuits and farming. Before the war and for some time afterwards he was in good circumstances and was one of the county's most substantial men. Later in life he met with reverses and then ill health came upon him. And for several years past he led a quiet retired life on his farm.
Dr. Adams was an educated and well informed man and had a courteous affable manner that showed the well bred gentleman. His health began to fail a year or two ago and he moved since then to Mexia to sojourn a while to see if the change would not be beneficial. His last illness commenced about a month ago and he gradually grew weaker and worse until death ended the last scene in the drama of life. At his request his remains were brought here and interred Saturday evening in Fairfield Cemetery. Rev. J. S. Groves of Cotton Gin officiating.
On account of the failure to get the telephone to operate and convey
instructions as to digging the grave, it was not ready until an hour or two after night, consequently the sad burial service was had by the light of lanterns and only a few friends were present beside the sorrowing members of the family who accompanied the remains from Mexia. Thus circumstances made it an unusual hour for interment; but the sable shade of night and the sighing winds through the dead falling leaves were peculiarly in keeping with the gloom of sorrow of the bereaved ones who stood a sad little group around the coffin of husband and father who had gone from them forever."
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  Rebecca Ann Bass Adams (1826 - 1867)
  Martha Elizabeth Adams Watson (1854 - 1909)*
  Georgia Adams (1859 - 1873)*
  Jane Adams Pyburn (1861 - 1904)*
  Frances Hudson Adams Driver (1863 - 1899)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: h/o Rebecca
Fairfield Cemetery
Freestone County
Texas, USA
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Record added: May 02, 2006
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