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William J Adams
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Birth: Apr. 4, 1837
Graves County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jun. 8, 1912
California, USA

From The History of Tulare and Kings Counties, California with Biographical Sketches - Los Angeles, Calif., Historic Record Company, 1913 Pp 423, 424

The life of the late William J. Adams of Visalia, Tulare county, spanned the period from April 4, 1837, to June 8, 1909. He was born in Graves county, Ky., and died at his California home. Reared and educated in his native state he
left there with a herd of cattle which he drove to Texas and from there across the plains to California, arriving in 1859. Settling near Tulare Lake in Tulare county, he ranged cattle for many years and later removed them to the mountains on Adams Flat, where he expanded his enterprise by raising both cattle and

In 1871 Mr. Adams disposed of his cattle and horse interests and gave his attention to sheep herding. For two years he operated in Oregon, then came back to California and settled near Madera on the Fresno river, in Madera county, but after two years spent there, he returned to Tulare county and for twelve years farmed the old Murray ranch, near Visalia.

In January, 1865, Mr. Adams married Miss Mary Fannie Murray, a native of Missouri, a daughter of Abram H. Murray, who crossed the plains in 1852 and settled his family in the Visalia neighborhood, There their children have since become known and respected. They are Sarah, Mrs. E. Hilton, of Porterville; Abram P.; Frank C., a biographical sketch of whom is elsewhere in these pages,
and Russell, who has passed away.

A man of strong character, upright in his dealing with all, ready at all times to do all in his power for the uplift or development of the community, Mr. Adams was a helpful citizen and the county and its people are benefited by his
influence among them. 
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  Mary A Adams (1850 - 1921)
  John W Adams (1886 - 1919)*
*Calculated relationship
Odd Fellows Cemetery
Fresno County
California, USA
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