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BILL ADAMS (#47674178)
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Randy Adams
I don't have any record of him having an memorial maintained by me. I do show him as a 1st cousin 5x removed. He is in my family tree on I don't see any memorial for him.
Added by Randy Adams on Mar 07, 2014 10:04 AM
David T Pitt
RE: Jesse Holt
That's very interesting about his service in the war. And about the Paines and Pattons, Wilson Co is covered with them. Having spent a lot of time in cemeteries I can attest that there are a lot of them, especially around the Watertown/Alexandria area.
We went back to Barton's Creek Cemetery again to no avail and also went to Edeneezer. The J R Holt there was sixty one when he died but the dates don't work.
I'm out each week taking pictures from requests and will keep my eyes open for Jesse and Elizabeth.
Added by David T Pitt on Feb 23, 2014 4:43 AM
David T Pitt
RE: Jessie and Elizabeth Holt
I have done a little research into your folks and I am afraid did not bring much up.
As to Mr Holt, you gave me dates of 1783-1844. He must have been born somewhere other than Wilson Co for there were no white men in the area until about 1790 (according to Goodspeed's History of Wilcon Co which is very reliable).
In that account, once a Mr. Jesse Holt is mentioned as having a mill on Barton's Creek in the early 1800's. It was not the first but one of many to come. Barton's Creek is one of five major creeks in our county and has over 32 miles of shoreline. I found references of mills during the early years (1800-1810)all along the creek. The first one was erected by Thomas Conjer in 1796. The first court in Wilson Co was held in the home of Henry Turner on Barton's Creek. All of these references are but to example that Barton's Creek was a big attraction to early settlers.
The Barton's Creek Cemetery is on the property of Barton's Creek Baptist Church, founded in 1849. This would mean that if their graves were there, they were put there 5 and 31 years before the church was there. It has a few older markers but not many. If they buried Elizabeth there in 1818 one would think that there would have been 31 years of other burials there and the evidence does not support that. With Barton's Creek being such a historical place, many older graves should be there and they are not.
Jesse Holt is listed in the 1820 census but not after. There is no reference in any census for James Holt. Unfortunately, that 1820 censes just listed head of household and no other indications. Of course Elizabeth would not show up becasue of her death in 1818. We have no records of a census in 1810 that I could access.
Wilson Co has over 500 cemeteries. This lady that wrote about visiting the grave would have helped had she said more than "it was in Lebanon".We have two cemeteries across the street from one another with over 6000 markers each plus many other smaller ones.
I know your frustration and I want to help. I ran into similar obstacles when searching my tree. I luckily(but with much effort) finally found the markers of my ggg grandfather 300 yards from the road in an area so grown up it could not be recognized and a cemetery. Only three markers, my ggg grandparents and one other. I was able to find it in a list of cemeteries in Sumner Co TN that had been compiled over 33 years ago.
I'll work on this a little more for you and let you now if I find anything.
Added by David T Pitt on Feb 22, 2014 5:19 AM
David T Pitt
RE: Jessie and Elizabeth Holt
Sorry about missing the 1812 reference! DAR is different I know!
There are only two Holt's in Cedar Grove and the one in Ebeneezer is J R who died at the age of 61. That cemetery is on the other side of town from where the Barton's Creek Cemetery is next to the Barton's Creek Baptist Church. However, Barton's creek runs all the way through our county so it's not out of the question that he is buried somewhere else. The problem is the Ebeneezer site is just not one that one would park your car beside and walk through it. It is off the road and up in some woods and it is quite overgrown.
I was also incorrect about Cedar Grove. Somewhere I saw where they had 1200-1300 graves. They have over 6000! Their records are very accurate and I'll know after checking with them.
Added by David T Pitt on Feb 21, 2014 4:35 PM
David T Pitt
RE: Jessie and Elizabeth Holt
Chances are better if the DAR was involved his grave would most likely be in Cedar Grove. It is a large one of around 3500 graves (regardless of what Find A Grave says!) and I know it well. It will be my final resting place. I know the superintendant very well and he will help me find it. Ebeneezer is much smaller but if I can't locate it in Cedar Grove I'll go over there.
I hate that it wasn't where you thought it would be but is an easy cememtery to get around in and with two trips and four eyes I'm sure it's not there or the stone has sunken or moved.
I'll do what I can and hope to bring it to you. When I find it I will let you know and you can place it in the proper cememtery and manage it. I can add the picture when you have it up.
Added by David T Pitt on Feb 21, 2014 4:21 PM
David T Pitt
Jessie and Elizabeth Holt
My wife and I have searched Barton's Creek cemetery on two different occasions and we cannot find any markers that you have requested photographed. This is a very nice, well cared for cemetery and easy to search through. I believe if these markers were there we could have found them.
If you have any other information that might help locating them I will do my best to find and photograph for you.
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Added by David T Pitt on Feb 16, 2014 2:49 PM
Randy Adams
Hi Bill,

Yes, I am researching the Adams' family in Tennessee. Your great grandfather, Henry Jackson Adams, is the son of David Adams. David's brother, Daniel was my great great great great grandfather.

I would be happy to share information with you on our common ancestors.

You may visit my website @
Be sure to change the default family to Adams.

or bookmark the following URL:

I look forward to hearing from you.

Randy Adams
Memphis, TN
Added by Randy Adams on Dec 13, 2011 1:30 PM

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