|Birth: ||Jan. 17, 1817|
|Death: ||Sep. 27, 1892|
The Winchester Herald, 30 Sept. 1892, page 4, Col. 5
Johnson Adams, father of Mrs. A.V. Barns, dropped dead at his home in Meriden, Tuesday evening last. He was quite aged and had been visiting his daughter here having gone home Tuesday morning.
The Meriden Tribune, 22 Oct. 1892, page 4 OBITUARY
Johnson Adams was born in Rockcastle county Kentucky, Jan'y 17, 1817, and died Sept. 27, 1892 at 10:45 a.m., aged 75 years, 8 months and 10 days. He was married to Miss Melinda Lazwell Apr. 19, 1837. To them were born 6
children, 2 died in infancy, 3 daughters and one son still remain together with the aged companion. At the age of forty he obeyed the Savior and from that time to the day of his demise he struggled bravely to imitate his divine exemplar. With advancing years, gray hairs, tottering footsteps and augmenting infirmities came the knowledge of physical unfitness. Though the intellect became clouded and incompetent to life's demands, yet the spiritual mind was bright. The vision dimming to scenes of earth was keen to the piercing of the mist that hides away the things most beautiful and grand. He had been absent from his home visiting with his two daughters at Winchester Kas. He arrived here by the Santa Fe on Tuesday and succeeded in getting within 100 feet of his house when he was called to the laws of another life. How forcibly are we reminded by these evidences of the uncertainty of life. So near the place of those he loved and yet not permitted to say good bye. And yet how sublime the thought that he was looking toward that God built city, his hopes were bright. He lived in expectation, he walked by faith and if we imbibe the enunciated principles of the divine plan we will be in possession of the same hopes. Participants of the same blessings, enjoying the same
privileges and exalted to the same grand position, that of Kings and Priests unto God and sons and daughters of the Lord Almighty. He left a dear companion who has passes the mark of the fourth score. Her life's work will soon close, though she must finish the journey alone, the mile stones are few and the path of life instead of ascending and toward the sun of vigorous womanhood is descending and toward the grave. But oh! what a bright eternity, no bent forms, no tottering steps, no dim eyes, no wrinkled faces, but perfect beautiful, immortal man and womanhood forever. The family have extended to them the warm hand of sympathy in their bereavement and may God bless and comfort them and may it serve to draw all nearer my God to Thee. Funeral took place from the M. E. church on Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m., after which his body was laid to rest in the beautifully kept cemetery on
Eld. R. E. Hill, Officiating.
Malinda Lasswell Adams (1811 - 1899)*
John Daniel Adams (1850 - 1910)*
Plot: Block 3, E 1/2 of Lot 22
Created by: Stephen Ranum
Record added: Jun 01, 2008
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