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Joseph R. Adams
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Birth: Jan. 17, 1833
Mount Sterling
Montgomery County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Feb. 10, 1903
Decatur
Macon County
Illinois, USA

Joseph Adams was the second son of Ellington Adams and Elizabeth Adams. He was born in Montomery County, Kentucky shorthly before the family moved to Prairieton Township, just west of Moweaqua, Illinois. He was a brother to Isom Adams, George W. Adams, Randall R. Adams, James Robert Adams, Martin V. Adams, John C. Adams and Lucy Adams as well as Rachel (Rice) and Martha (Bramblett). He married Nancy M. Widick on June 9, 1856. He and his wife Nancy had several children; Millie (Myers), George W. Adams (who married Essie Ayars), John Wheeler Adams (who married Jessie Ponting), Florence (Harpold), Iva (Cazalet), Eva (Johnson), Bette (Corzine), Anna (Denby), Jesse C. Adams (who married Amy Austin) and Emily, Norman and Idia all who died in infancy. Joseph died in Decatur, Illinois. Joseph Adams was a successful farmer, served in the Illinois State Legislature and was a Supervisor for Prairieton Township in Christian County. 
 
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 Parents:
  Ellington Adams (1804 - 1875)
  Elizabeth Gorden Adams (1810 - 1885)
 
 Spouse:
  Nancy M. Widick Adams (1833 - 1911)*
 
 Children:
  Millie Adams Myers (1857 - 1879)*
  George W. Adams (1858 - 1919)*
  John Wheeler Adams (1860 - 1947)*
  Florence Adams Harpold (1861 - 1944)*
  Emily Adams (1863 - 1863)*
  Idia Adams (1865 - 1866)*
  Norman Adams (1866 - 1866)*
  Iva Adams Cazalet (1867 - 1917)*
  Jessie C. Adams (1870 - 1933)*
  Eva Adams Johnson (1872 - 1947)*
  Elizabeth A Adams Corzine (1875 - 1943)*
  Anna May Adams Denby (1877 - 1954)*
 
 Siblings:
  Rachael Adams Rice (1829 - 1857)*
  Isom Adams (1831 - 1907)*
  Joseph R. Adams (1833 - 1903)
  Randall R. Adams (1835 - 1897)*
  George William Adams (1838 - 1893)*
  James Robert Adams (1840 - 1853)*
  Martin V. Adams (1841 - 1865)*
  John C. Adams (1844 - 1918)*
  Martha E. Adams Bramblett (1847 - 1899)*
  Lucy J. Adams (1849 - 1864)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Adams Gorden Cemetery
Christian County
Illinois, USA
 
Maintained by: Dale B. Smith
Originally Created by: Phil Tomlinson
Record added: Oct 04, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42695086
Joseph R. Adams
Added by: Dale B. Smith
 
Joseph R. Adams
Added by: Dale B. Smith
 
Joseph R. Adams
Added by: Phil Tomlinson
 
 
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- Shari
 Added: Jun. 15, 2011
 
 
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