|Birth: ||Sep. 25, 1880|
|Death: ||Sep. 16, 1962|
JEANETTE "NETTIE" EUFRASIA MITCHELL ADAMS
Jeanette "Nettie" Eufrasia Mitchell was born on September 25, 1880 in Wilcox County, GA. Her parents were John Baptist Mitchell and Mary Adell "Polly" Dennard Mitchell. Nettie Mitchell's siblings were Steve Mitchell, Martha Mitchell, Stephen Mitchell, Martha Mitchell, May Belle Mitchell, Mary Adell Mitchell, Susan Frances Mitchell, John Joseph Mitchell, and Dora Hazeltine Mitchell.
Joseph Frank Adams and Nettie Mitchell were married on July 20, 1901 in Wilcox County, GA. They had nine children:
( 1) John Benjamin Adams, born January 3, 1903 in Wilcox County, GA; died May 11, 1953 in Wilcox County, GA; married Ola Smith June 6, 1931 in Wilcox County, GA.
( 2) Ruel Everett Adams, Sr., born May 31, 1905 in Wilcox County, GA; died April 20, 1983 in Pascagoula, Jackson County, MS; married Ethelyn L. Adams (maiden name unknown).
( 3) Joseph Frank Adams, born September 24, 1907; died September 1971; married Stella Henderson, December 9, 1928 in Wilcox County, GA.
( 4) Nettie Ethel Adams, born October 31, 1909 in Wilcox County, GA; died June 2, 2002 in Wilcox County, GA; married Alvin M. McDuffie December 9, 1928 in Wilcox County, GA.
( 5) Frances Dora Adams, born April 20, 1912 in Wilcox County, GA; died April 24, 2000 in Thomasville, Thomas County, GA; married Dudley Hugh Lacey, Sr. February 19, 1928 in Wilcox County, GA.
( 6) Felder Watson Adams, born October 10, 1914 in Wilcox County, GA; died November 20, 1983 in Valdosta, Lowndes County, GA; married (1) Luna Francis Highsmith December 23, 1938; married (2) Evelyn Godwin in 1982.
( 7) Emma Pauline "Polly" Adams, born December 9, 1916 in Wilcox County, GA; died October 26, 1999 in Fort Valley, Peach County, GA; married J.L. Mays June 16, 1939 in Wilcox County, GA.
( 8) Daisey Pearl Adams, born December 18, 1918 in Wilcox County, GA; died April 28, 1986 in Hawkinsville, Pulaski county, GA; married Audis McDuffie July 28, 1936 in Wilcox county, GA.
( 9) James Reuben Adams, born July 31, 1924 in Wilcox County, GA; died December 1996, Orlando, Orange County, FL; married Marilyn V. Clements, December 8, 1946 in Wilcox County, GA.
Joseph Frank Adams and Nettie Mitchell Adams made their home in the Pope City Community in Wilcox County, GA. John Frank was a devout Christian, a charter member and clerk of the Pope City Baptist Church. He was a licensed Baptist preacher and filled the pulpit in the absence of his fellow preachers. He was much respected in the community. His father preceded him in death by 15 days and on a visit to his father's grave the following Sunday, he made a mark in the sand with his foot, and said to his wife Nettie, "Here is where I want to be Buried." A few days later he got up early as usual one morning, started a fire in the fireplace then knelt by a chair and said his morning prayers. Shortly afterwards he suffered a seizure, possibly a stroke. He was placed in bed and one of the older boys went for the doctor. He never arose from his bed and died on February 25, 1928. On the night of his death, a friend Olin Lovett while helping to prepare the body for burial said, "Here lies a man well loved in this community, because he stood for what he believed." When his grave was dug at the spot he had chosen, the mark he had made a few days earlier was still visible. At the time of his death all of his children except Ruel and Frances were living at home and attending school except the oldest John Benjamin and four year old James Reuben.
Nettie was left a widow in 1928 upon the untimely death of her husband. All of her children except Ruel and Frances were living at home. She kept the family together and maintained a home until they were all married except her youngest James Reuben, who joined the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1941. She then made her home with her children, living with each a few weeks at a time assisting with the rearing of her grandchildren, cooking, and other chores which she enjoyed. She was a devout Christian and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. She and her husband were charter members of the Pope City Baptist Church. Nettie died September 16, 1962 at the age of 82 and is buried in the family burial plot at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery.
Compiled from several sources by John Frank Adams (grandson of Joseph Frank Adams and Nettie Mitchell Adams) and Rod Lacey (Rodney Mitchell Lacey, Sr. great-grandson of Joseph Frank Adams and Nettie Mitchell Adams)
John Baptist Mitchell (1847 - 1913)
Mary "Polly" Adell Dennard Mitchell (1846 - 1913)
Joseph Frank Adams (1878 - 1928)
Frances Dora Adams Lacey (1912 - 2000)*
May Belle Mitchell Martin (1873 - 1960)*
Jeanette "Nettie" Eufrasia Mitchell Adams (1880 - 1962)
Susan M. Johnson (1883 - 1978)*
Dora H Mitchell Colley (1889 - 1919)*
Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery
Created by: Rod Lacey
Record added: Aug 01, 2009
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