|Death: ||Aug. 17, 1865|
James' parents were David Marcus Adams (1825-1862) and Martha Elizabeth Gordon Adams (1826-?). He married Eliza Jane Nichols (1841-1918) in Johnson County, Arkansas on September 8, 1864.
In 1863 or 64, before he was 17 years old he joined the Union Army. After a few months he deserted. In 1865, when President Lincoln issued an offer of amnesty for deserters, James returned and was confined at a camp on the outskirts of La Grange, Tennessee (near Memphis). His wife, now 9 months pregnant, came with him and stayed in the town of La Grange about a mile from the camp. Their son, James William Alexander Adams, was born in La Grange on August 1, 1865. James developed dysentery while confined and died there two weeks after his son was born. He died August 17, 1865, just three days before he and his unit were to be mustered out of service. He was buried at the camp. Later he and many others interred at the camp were moved to Memphis National Cemetery.
David Marcus Adams (1825 - 1862)
Eliza Jane Nichols Adams (1843 - 1918)
James William Alexander Adams (1865 - 1897)*
James B Adams (1847 - 1865)
Mary L Adams Nichols (1848 - 1917)*
George W. Adams (1854 - 1923)*
Margeret J. Adams Brewer (1856 - 1933)*
Memphis National Cemetery
Plot: , 1297
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Record added: Mar 04, 2000
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