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William Monroe Adams
Birth: May 4, 1844
Marion County
Illinois, USA
Death: Sep. 25, 1934
Austin
Travis County
Texas, USA

William Monroe Adams***, Confederate Veteran, was born in Marion County, Illinois, on May 4, 1844, to William and Susanna England Adams. At age 8, Adams and his family came to Texas and settled in Guadalupe County.

At the outbreak of the War, both Adams and his father enlisted in the Confederate Army. They were initially assigned to the 8th Texas Infantry; but, they eventually fought with the 29th Brigade and were part of the forces that defended Corpus Christi in 1862.

During the war, Adams met Laura Baylor Woodward, daughter of Green Flowers and Adaline Collier Woodward, in Sutherland Springs. Adams married Miss Woodward on June 13, 1866. They continued to live in Sutherland Springs and had 12 children. Laura died in 1892, during childbirth. Adams later married Susan Baker in about 1902, and lived in Wilson and Kames Counties. In 1906, after returning to Guadalupe County, Adams received a Confederate pension from the State of Texas.

On March 4, 1922, Adams moved into the Confederate Men's Home in Austin, where he died. He was buried in the Texas State Cemetery the next day.

*** All information taken from research by Ms. Freda Jones Stephenson, great-great grandaughter, Confederate Pension Applicatiion #11930, Confederate House Roster, and Death Certificate # 42751.



 
 
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 Spouses:
  Laura Baylor Woodward Adams (1851 - 1892)
  Susan Arrena Haynes Baker Adams (1854 - 1942)
 
 Children:
  Adaline Green Adams Jones (1869 - 1949)*
  Jessie Summers Adams (1871 - 1956)*
  Thomas Jack Adams (1873 - 1952)*
  John Morgan Adams (1878 - 1954)*
  Gabriel Woodward Adams (1880 - 1954)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Texas State Cemetery
Austin
Travis County
Texas, USA
 
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