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Eliza Grey McMahan Adger
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Birth: Sep. 17, 1825, Ireland
Death: Apr. 5, 1897
Louisiana, USA

The Bossier Banner, April 8, 1897, Page 3

Death of Mrs. E. G. Adger.

This community was greatly grieved to learn of the sad death of Mrs. Eliza Grey Adger, nee McMahon, which occurred at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. A. R. Thompson, of Benton, at 6:20 a. m., April 5, 1897.

Mrs. Adger was born in Ireland, September 17, 1825, and was in the 72d year of her age. She emigrated to South Carolina with her parents when a child, and was raised in Columbia, S. C. She was married to Mr. Joseph Ellison Adger (who died February 1, 1881) in 1845, and came with her husband to Bossier parish in 1858, where she lived until her death. She leaves three children living - Messrs. Joseph E. Adger, William L. Adger and Robert E. Adger - twenty-two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. One sister, Mrs. M E. R. Ripley, who lives at Hendersonville, N. C., survives her.

Eliza can be found in the 1850 Farfield Co, South Carolina, US census, Dwelling # 738, Family # 739. See attached photo.
Joseph E. Adger, age 25, b. Fairfield (SC)
Eliza Adger, age 23, b. Ireland
Joseph E. Adger, age 3, b. Columbia (SC)
James Adger, age 1, b. Richland (SC)
Louis Cunningham, age 24, b. Fairfield (SC)

In the Rocky Mount Cemetery book, a tree diagram on page 120 also shows Eliza & Joseph Ellison Adger to be the parents of Joseph Ellison Adger (II), and William Law Adger, both of whom also have plots listed and markers at Rocky Mount Cemetery.

Additional info provided 5/1/2014 by contributor, Linda Lynn (#48412830)

Information found in Shreve Memorial Library, Shreveport, LA:

Christian Observer, Louisville, KY, vol. 85, No. 16, April 27, 1897

"Died at Benton, Bossier parish, La., April 5, 1897, at the age of seventy-one years, six months and eighteen days, Mr.s E. G. Adger, daughter of james and mary McMahon. She was born in Ireland, September 17, 1825, not long before the removal of her parents to the United States. She was married to Mr. J. E. Adger at Columbia, S. C. in 1845 and removed with her husband to Bossier parish, La. in 1858....assisted in the organization of the Rocky Mount Church of which she continued a member until her death."
Family links: 
  Joseph Ellison Adger (1823 - 1881)
  Joseph Ellison Adger (1847 - 1908)*
  James M. Adger (1849 - 1864)*
  William Law Adger (1851 - 1925)*
  John A Adger (1853 - 1877)*
  Maggie Adger Thompson (1854 - 1887)*
  Robert E. Adger (1856 - 1903)*
  Agnes Law Adger (1864 - 1879)*
  Mary Louisa Adger (1864 - 1864)*
  James Adger (1865 - 1865)*
*Calculated relationship
Rocky Mount Cemetery
Rocky Mount
Bossier Parish
Louisiana, USA
Plot: #1169
Created by: KBounds
Record added: Jul 23, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55324052
Eliza Grey <i>McMahan</i> Adger
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Eliza Grey <i>McMahan</i> Adger
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Eliza Grey <i>McMahan</i> Adger
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