|Birth: ||Jan. 4, 1818|
|Death: ||Dec. 14, 1893|
Mrs. Comfort Adams, wife of Benjamin N. Adams, died Thursday of pneumonia at the family home, No. 259 West Wood street, aged 76 years. She was the mother of Mrs. Jesse E. Bendure, of Decatur, and Mrs. W.L. Bankdson, of Blue Mound. She was born in Indiana, and had lived in Decatur twenty-five years. She leaves two sisters; one is Mrs. J.A. Henry, of Mt. Zion. Funeral will be held on Sunday.
Decatur Daily Republican, 16 Dec 1893
Mrs. Comfort Adams, died at 11:15 o'clock at her home 249 West Wood street, after a long illness. Had she lived until Jan 14, 1894, she would have been 76 years of age. She was born in Ripley county, Ind., and came to Illinois over fifty years ago. For the part twenty-five years she has resided on West Wood street, in this city. She leaves a husband, B.N. Adams, and two children, Mrs. J.E. Bendure of Decatur and Mrs. W.L. Bankson of Blue Mound. She has a sister Mrs. J.A. Henry in Mt. Zion and also one in Carterville, Mo.
The arrangements for the funeral have not been completed.
The Daily Review, 15 Dec 1893
ADAMS, Comfort (Nichols)
The funeral of Mrs. B.N. Adams was held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the family residence. The services wer conducted by Rev. Rogers, of the U.B. church, who took his text, Psalms cxvi., 15, "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints." Rev. Rogers spoke of the death of saints as compared to the death of sinners. In the first instance it was precious to the victims because it released them from the sorrows and sufferings of this life. To those in the second class it was all darkness and woe without a single ray of hope to cheer their path. The subject of this discourse was born in Clark Co., Ohio, January 4, 1818, and moved with her family to Ripley county, Indiana. At the age of 18 year she professed religion and united with the Baptist church. Her maiden name was Comfort Nichols and she was married to Benjamin Adams on June 14, 1840. They moved to Illinois in 1850, settling near Mt. Zion. Mrs. Adams placed her letters with the Baptist church at Salem and was still identified with that church at the time of her death. She had bee in feeble health for twenty years, but during this time she bore her affliction with true christian fortitude and frequently spoke of her faith in a future life. Her last audible words were "Blessed Jesus." A husband and two daughters mourn her loss. The daughters are Mrs. Jesse Bendure of Decatur, and Mrs. W.L. Bankson of Blue Mound. The funeral services were largely attended and there were many beautiful floral offerings. The pall bearers were Messrs. W.H. Grindol, J.F. Roach, Robt. Leforgee, H.F. May, J.R. Miller, and Wm. Cox.
The Weekly Herald Despatch (Decatur, IL), 23 Dec 1893
Benjamin N Adams (1818 - 1911)*
Martha Ann Adams Bankson (1841 - 1916)*
Melissa J. Adams Bendure (1845 - 1907)*
Sarah Adams Moffett (1850 - 1882)*
Aged 75yr 11mo 10das ~ Wife of BA Adams
Created by: Leslie Robbins Martin
Record added: Oct 23, 2008
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