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Sarah Elizabeth "Bettie" Gillikin Adams
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Birth: Sep. 15, 1881
North River
Carteret County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jul. 31, 1972
Morehead City
Carteret County
North Carolina, USA

Daughter of Caldonia Golden and Chew Pigott Gillikin.

She married at Otway, NC, May 26, 1910, Macajah Adams, son of Mary Ann Willis and Elijah Cooper Adams.

She received her education at Atlantic High School and at the Graham Academy, Marshallburg, NC.
She received her teaching certificate May 16, 1902, at age 21. She taught school at Diamond City on Shackleford Banks, Otway, and Salter Path, NC.

Prior to teaching, she had worked as assistant postmaster at Otway, where her father was postmaster. She also assisted her father in setting up a post office in 1903 at a community on North River which was named Bettie in appreciation for her assistance. The name of the town Salter Path was changed to Gillikin in honor of Miss Bettie Gillikin when the post office opened September 13, 1915. In 1918 when Miss Bettie and Macajah moved to Morehead City, the name was changed back to Salter Path.

They lived first at Bogue Banks and moved in 1918 or 1919 to Morehead City.

They had six children:
(a) Caldonia Adams
b. 1911, d. 1911
(b) Agatha Frances Adams
b. 1912, d. 1975
(c) Edna Clare Adams
b. 1913, d. 1996
(d) Charles Clarence Adams
b. 1915, d. 1939
(e) Mary Catherine Adams
b. 1917, d. 1941
(f) William Ford Adams
b. 1923, d. 1984
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Chewe Pigott Gillikin (1852 - 1926)
  Caldonia Goulding Gillikin (1852 - 1907)
 
 Spouse:
  Macajah Adams (1877 - 1952)*
 
 Children:
  Caldonia Adams (1911 - 1911)*
  Agatha Frances Adams O'Boyle (1912 - 1975)*
  Edna Clare Adams Noe (1913 - 1996)*
  Charles Clarence Adams (1915 - 1939)*
  Mary Catherine Adams Peterson (1917 - 1941)*
  William F Adams (1923 - 1984)*
 
 Siblings:
  Molly Lavinia Gillikin (1874 - 1918)*
  Martha Etta Gillikin Gillikin (1875 - 1962)*
  Lemuel Hardy Gillikin (1877 - 1948)*
  Abie Frances Gillikin Gillikin (1879 - 1941)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Gillikin Adams (1881 - 1972)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bayview Cemetery
Morehead City
Carteret County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: North Add, Sq. 42, Lot 4
 
Created by: Jim Dugan
Record added: Oct 16, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30619689
Sarah Elizabeth Bettie <i>Gillikin</i> Adams
Added by: Jim Dugan
 
Sarah Elizabeth Bettie <i>Gillikin</i> Adams
Added by: Jim Dugan
 
 
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