|Birth: ||Jun. 22, 1843|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Sep. 19, 1922|
Son of William Adams and Nancy Birchfield Adams.
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Sharon Gail Toney 21 Apr 2008
He was a music teacher and belonged to the Baptist Church. He is buried at the Hanging Dog Missionary Baptist Church, Cherokee Co., NC (per Ernest S. Mulkey, grandson). J. K. Adams met the group in the Methodist Church in the fall of 1900 to organize the McCays Baptist Church. Himself an ordained Minister, referred to as "Jonce" was a prominent leader in the first and second decades of the church. He was a Bible teacher and song leader.
One son, J. E. Adams, became an attorney who was twice elected representative and became senator in the state of Tennessee. Another son, Thomas Reid Adams, lives in Atlanta. He directed the music after the "Little White Church" was built in 1912. He was instrumental in seeking membership in the Morganton Association for the McCays Church, and in 1910-1911 he served for two years as associational moderator.
The Adams Bible Class for men named to honor this outstanding charter member and early leader of the church. When the Beluh Chapter No. 21 of the Eastern Star was organized in 1903, he became Worthy Patron, serving altogether ten years in that office.
J. K. Adams fought in the Union Army at Chickamauga Creek near Chattanooga during the Civil War. J. K. Adams wife's father was a circuit riding preacher. The preacher and his daughter were riding to a church. When they rode into the churchyard some soldiers were there. One came over, helped the young girl from her horse and said, "My, you're a pretty little thing! When this war's over, I'm coming back to marry you!" Eventually, when the war ended, the girl, now a young lady, saw a stranger riding up to the house. It was J.K. Adams, coming to claim the "pretty little thing" he had seen at the Church.
The 1870 census taken in Murphy, Cherokee Co., NC, p. 15 on 31 Aug has Johnson-26, farming with wife Jane-22 and son Bunyan-2.
The 1880 census taken in Murphy, Cherokee Co., (ED-76, p. 72 on 28 June has Johnson -37 and wife Jane and children: Bunyan-12, Ella-10, Adda-8, Nettie-5, Arthur-1, Oscar-1.
The 1900 census taken in CD 10, Polk Co., Tn. (ED-129, sht 12A) on 19 June has Johnson K,-54, a carpenter with wife Jane-52 and children: Oscar-21, working in copper mine, Edgar-19, working in copper mine, Julian-17, salesman, Robert-14, day laborer, Ivan-11, a day laborer.
The 1910 census taken in CD 10 Polk Co., Tn. (ED-165, sht 16A) on 4 May has Johnson-61, a clerk at the general store with wife Jane-61, married 40 yrs. and son: Ivan-19, a soda jerk.
The 1920 census taken in Copperhill, Polk Co., Tn. (ED-111;sht. 7A) on Jan.10 has Johnson K.-76, a carpenter with wife Sarah L.-72 and son Horace-27 living on Church St.
- Jack Brannon
Added: Mar. 22, 2013
Sarah Jane Deweese Adams (1847 - 1943)*
Noah Bunyan Adams (1868 - 1938)*
Ellen A. Adams Mulkey (1871 - 1953)*
William Arthur Adams (1878 - 1954)*
James Edgar Adams (1880 - 1969)*
Horace Ivan Adams (1891 - 1934)*
Hanging Dog Baptist Church Cemetery
North Carolina, USA
Maintained by: Our Whitaker Families
Originally Created by: Chuck Garland
Record added: Jul 25, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5637202