|Birth: ||Sep. 13, 1842|
|Death: ||Aug. 6, 1896|
Stg. Co. G 6th Cav 71st Ind. Vol
William Greer Adams died at his family residence, near Jessup Aug. 6, 1896, dying as he had lived, a quiet, consistent christian. He was born near where he spent his life Sept. 13, 1842, hence was 53 years, 10 months and 23 days old when he died. William Greer Adams was the sixth son of Elliott and Merab Hawkins Adams. He was married to Mrs. America Barnes Jessup in 1867. To them were born 5 children, three of which survive him. They are Mrs. Hattie Nevada Baxter, Allen and Jennie Adams.
He was converted in 1861 and united with the Friendly Grove Baptist church in 1871 since which time he has been a faithful and devoted worker in the vineyard of his blessed Master, "Always abounding in the work of the Lord." He was ordained deacon in 1881 and was a faithful Sunday school teacher for many years. It is truly said "The path of the just shines brighter and brighter until the perfect day." We must say "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from hence forth: Yea saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors and their works do follow them." His life has ever been an exemplary one of which none can speak but, in praise.
He leaves an affectionate wife, two daughters, one son and a host of relatives and friends to mourn for him with that blessed assurance that he is safe in the arms of Jesus. He loved his five stepdaughters with as great a love as he loved his own children, always greeting them with the same fatherly love and ever as thoughtful of them as of his own dear children. He met death calmly and with an unfaltering trust in God.
In his death the church loses one of her brighest lights and his bereaved wife a devoted husband, his children an affectionate father, and the community a true and kind neighbor and friend. He enjoyed a large acquaintance and was universally loved and respected by all.
Appropriate resolutions were passed by the Friendly Grove Sabbath school.
Burial was in Adams Cemetery near Jessup.
Added by jim gillis on Oct 04, 2009 7:01 PM
America Helen Barnes Adams (1835 - 1914)*
Hattie Nevada Adams Baxter (1871 - 1961)*
Allen L Adams (1872 - 1910)*
Jennie Adams Feuquay (1877 - 1965)*
Maintained by: jim gillis
Originally Created by: Jon Rice
Record added: Oct 05, 2008
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