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Minos Adams
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Birth: May 16, 1826
Dorchester County
Maryland, USA
Death: Aug. 14, 1898
Lafayette County
Missouri, USA

MINOS ADAMS. Prominent among
the physicians and capitalists of Lexington is the subject of this brief notice, who by his honorable life is adding luster to the name he bears. He is descended from patriotic ancestors. His grandfather, Edward Adams,
who was born in 1734, became one of the patriots
of the Revolutionary War. The son of Edward
was Minos Adams, born May 1,1776, in the State
of Maryland, where he became a merchant and
farmer who was born in 1734, became one of the patriots
of the Revolutionary War. The son of Edward was Minos Adams, born May 1, 1776, in the State
of Maryland, where he became a merchant and
farmer, and was a Captain during the War of
1812 and like his father, was a man of undaunted
valor and patriotism. The mother of our subject
was Margaret, daughter of James Wilson, whose
birth occurred in England. Mrs. Adams was born
in Maryland, where she married, and died at the
age of eighty years. The father of Dr. Adams attained his ninety-third year before death.

In Dorchester County, Md. July 16, 1826, our
subject was introduced upon the stage of life.
His happy boyhood and youth were passed in his
native place, where he attended school and grew
to manhood under the care of a wise and prudent
mother. He was the seventh in a family of ten
children, all of whom grew to maturity, married
and established homes of their own. The name is
known in almost every State, everywhere in connection with the higher walks of life. At the age of twenty-two year our subject became a student of medicine under the able tuition of Dr. J B Eavens, of Clarksburg, Ross County,Ohio, and in
1849 entered the Stalling Medical College, at Columbus,Ohio, from which he was graduated in

Previous to his graduation, our subject practiced medicine for two years in Arkansas, but after taking his degree he removed to Missouri and located at Pleasant Hill, Cass County, where he built up a good practice. At the opening of the
Civil War, he returned to Ohio, where he continued in the practice of his profession until 1866, at which time he removed to Lexington, Mo., and here he has since resided. Although not at the present time engaged in active medical work, he has been too well known as a skillful physician to
permit him to entirely lay aside professional duties, but he is more particularly interested in the
management of his excellent farm of five hundred
and fifty-five acres of land in Clay Township,
and his farm is in a line state of cultivation, and
at present he has it rented.

The marriage of Dr. Adams in December, 1847.
united him with Miss Miranda Clark, of Clarksburg, Ohio, a sister of Judge Milton L.Clark, of Chillicothe, Ohio. The two children resulting from this union both passed away in infancy. In politics, the Doctor was an old-line Whig, casting his vote for Bell and Everett while first residing
in Missouri, but later he affiliated with the Democratic party. The pleasant residence of Dr. and Mrs. Adams is located upon Third Street, and is a modern brick dwelling, elegantly furnished and supplied with all the comforts of life.

****This biography is taken from the "Portrait and Biographical Record of Lafayette and Saline Counties, Missouri" published in 1893
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  Miranda Clark Adams (1827 - 1898)
Machpelah Cemetery
Lafayette County
Missouri, USA
Created by: Elise
Record added: Jul 18, 2008
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 Added: Jul. 18, 2008

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