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Amos Adams
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Birth: Feb. 25, 1843, USA
Death: Apr. 26, 1904, USA

Nephew of Joseph H. Adams. Moved to Kansas October 1866. He served in the Civil War in Company D, 151st Illinois Infantry.


From Mooney's History of Butler County, Under Date of 1916
Amos Adams married Nancy M. Cain. He was a member of old and honored American families. The Adams family was founded in America by Joshua Adams, who immigrated to Massachusetts colony from England, in 1660, and settled in Braintree. The family has been representative of the best citizenship and its sons fought in the French and Indian, the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, and have been active factors in the growth and development, from a pioneer's standpoint, of Massachusetts, Maryland, Vermont, Illinois and Kansas. William Adams, his father, was a native of Hagerstown, Maryland, who came as a pioneer to Fulton County, Ill., in 1835, and there became a successful farmer and a citizen of influence. His uncle Joseph Adams, came to Kansas in 1859 and settled three miles north of Potwin, Butler County, where he was a pioneer and achieved success in his pursuits.

Amos Adams, son of William Adams, was born in Vermont, Fulton County, Ill., February 25, 1843. He served as a soldier in the Civil War being a member of Company D., 151st Illinois Infantry. This regiment was organized at Quincy, Ill., and was mustered into the United States service February 23, 1865, for one year. It was mustered out at Springfield, February 8, 1866. Shortly after his discharge Mr. Adams came to Butler County, Kans., where his uncle, Joseph Adams, had resided since 1859. He took up a homestead near Potwin and engaged in farming. During a residence of 40 years in Butler County, Mr. Adams was a potent farmer in many phases of her growth and development. He acquired extensive holdings in choice farm lands, banking interests of value, improved business and residence property, both in Potwin and El Dorado, was an influential Republican but would never accept public office. He was actively identified with the Christian Church and extended to it generous support. With the late N. F. Frazier, he was one of the organizers of the State Bank of El Dorado and was for several years its vice-president. Mr. Adams married, on April 18, 1866, Nancy M., daughter of Jesse Cain, M. D., of Fulton County, Ill., one of the prominent physicians of that section of Illinois. They were the parents of seven children. John Bunyan is the eldest; Myrtle E. is the wife of Milo E. Ball, of Potwin, Kans.; Fern and Olive are deceased, and Rectina L. Johnston, of Potwin, Kans. Two girls died in early childhood. Olive died on November 30, 1911; Fern on February 11, 1915. The father died April 26, 1904, and the mother on September 9, 1914. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Adams (1803 - 1881)
  Nancy Jones Adams (1813 - 1886)
 
 Spouse:
  Nancy Merilla Cain Adams (1845 - 1914)*
 
 Children:
  Lela Adams (1871 - 1871)*
  John Bunyan Adams (1873 - 1921)*
  Myrtle Adams Ball (1875 - 1945)*
  Fern Adams Snavely (1878 - 1915)*
  Olive Adams King (1880 - 1911)*
  Rectina Lethe Adams Johnson (1884 - 1967)*
  Myrtle M. Adams Ball (1907 - 1994)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sarah Adams (____ - 1848)*
  William Adams (____ - 1842)*
  Newport Adams (____ - 1848)*
  Mary Jane Adams Snowden (1832 - 1890)*
  Amanda Adams Snowden (1834 - 1911)*
  Eliza Adams Edie (1836 - 1866)*
  Green Adams (1842 - 1892)*
  Amos Adams (1843 - 1904)
  Job Adams (1852 - 1918)*
  Emeline Adams Greer (1857 - 1910)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
McGill Cemetery
Potwin
Butler County
Kansas, USA
 
Created by: Ruth
Record added: Jul 19, 2006
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