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James Hopkins Adams
Birth: Mar. 15, 1812
Congaree
Richland County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jul. 13, 1861
Columbia
Richland County
South Carolina, USA

South Carolina Governor. He served as a Democrat in the South Carolina House of Representatives for six terms between 1834 and 1849, and in the State Senate from 1850 to 1853. In 1854, he was elected Governor of South Carolina, serving until 1856. In 1860, he signed the Ordinance of Secession, the first official act of the Civil War. He also was one of three delegates sent to Washington, DC to avert war with the Union and arrange for the transfer of federal property in South Carolina to the control of the state government, in 1861. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Janes Margaret Adams (1812 - 1885)*
 
 Children:
  Henry Walker Adams (1833 - 1887)*
  Jane Margaret Adams Gist Brooks (1841 - 1911)*
  James Hopkins Adams (1848 - 1894)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Johns Episcopal Church Congaree Cemetery
Congaree
Richland County
South Carolina, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Jan 18, 2008
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