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James Thomas Adams
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Birth: Jun. 30, 1839
Jackson County
Missouri, USA
Death: Feb. 14, 1902
Yarrelton
Milam County
Texas, USA

James Thomas Adams was born in Jackson County, MO on June 30, 1839. He was the second of 5 children born to Winston Adams and Jane Temple. His mother died when he was 12 years old and his father married second about 1853 to Julia Ann Unk. They moved to Grayson County, Texas soon after they married and had two children born there.

On December 16, 1861 James enlisted as a private in Capt J. B. Davenport's Company "B", Merick's Battalion of the Texas Dismounted Cavalry. He was mustered out at Miligan, Texas on May 24, 1865.

His CSA discharge certificate describes him as five feet, ten inches tall, fair complexion, blue eyes and blond hair. Family oral history says that he had blazing red hair and was much a Scottsman in looks.

After the Civil War, he began farming in Yarellton, Milam County, Texas. He married Mary Ann Hannon in January 1874 and they had the following five children, including a set of boy tripplets.

Descendants of James Thomas ADAMS

1. Emma Theodosa ADAMS (b: August 01, 1875)
2. Edgar ADAMS (b: May 1880)
3. Edman ADAMS (b: May 1880)
4. Edwin ADAMS (b: May 1880)
5. Plesant Rivers ADAMS (b: June 1886)

James died in Yarellton on February 14, 1902, just 5 months shy of his 62nd birthday.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary A Hannon Adams (1847 - 1913)*
 
 Children:
  Emma Theodosa Adams McCall (1875 - 1952)*
  Pleasant Rivers Adams (1886 - 1958)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
North Elm Cemetery
North Elm
Milam County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: William Gorman
Originally Created by: Karen Neal Morey
Record added: May 26, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14416795
James Thomas Adams
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In memory of James Thomas Adams and his service to the Confederacy.
- Gary Biggs
 Added: Jan. 15, 2016

-Anonymous
 Added: Apr. 9, 2013
Thank you for your Confederate service. Rest in Peace.
- Louann Rubel, UDC 2429, Euless, Texas
 Added: Oct. 30, 2012
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