Maiden name Vowell (possibly Vowle or Voyles), parents unknown. Born in Tennessee in 1816. Married to Charles Adams on 13 Sept 1838 in Greencastle, Indiana, at age 21. Mother of John Henry, Millie, Margaret Jane, Mary Elizabeth, Pauline, and Charles. Came to Oregon in 1852 and died at the end of the Trail. Life fictionalized in the novel "Mary Vowell Adams: Reluctant Pioneer" by Beatrice L. Bliss.
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Added: Nov. 13, 2015
I just finished reading "Mary Vowell Adams: Reluctant Pioneer." Your fictionalized life story probably does not begin to do justice to your actual life. I doubt whether you would agree with the author's conclusion that yours was a necessary sacrifice-- ...(Read more) -
Carrie and Allen Added: May. 17, 2010