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Archibald Lafayette "Archie" Adams
Birth: May 15, 1842
Newberry County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Oct. 8, 1914
Houston County
Texas, USA

ARCHIBALD LAFAYETTE "ARCHIE" ADAMS, 72, was born 15 May 1842 in Newberry, South Carolina to parents Richard Fields & Zora Elizabeth (Spearman) Adams. He wed after the Civil War to Selia Ann Harrison on 3 December 1865 in Decatur County, Georgia. He had served honorably for the Confederate cause in the Civil War enlisting in Mitchell County, Georgia as a private. He served in several units. The first being Cobb's Legion, then Siege Battery of St. Marks from Georgia, Company H, 27th Georgia Infantry. He and his wife came to Houston County in 1873. After the war he also served as an election judge and county commissioner in Houston, Texas where they lived. He was buried 8 October 1914 Houston County, Texas Adams-Little Cemetery, Houston County where he lies next to his wife of 49 years.

This great research was conducted by: Marty Cash who forwarded it to me for the memorials of Archie and his wife. His sources are as follows:


1.)Confederate Pension Application #19594; Houston County.
2.)In The Civil War by T. N. Mainer, p. 99
3.)Houston County Census: 1900, p. 225
5.)Houston County Cemeteries, p. 837
6.)Broadfoot CD. Original settler.

Children are:
Zoro Spearman Adams (1866-1953)
James Fields Adams (1867-1935)
John Q. Adams (1870-1961)
Thomas Graves Adams (1872-1957)
William Frances Adams (1874-1961)
Lillian E. Adams (1877-1964)
Silas W. Adams (1879-1906)
Samuel Knox Adams (1881-Unk)
Joseph Archie Adams (1883-1887)
Infant Adams (1884-1884)
Mary A. Adams (1886-1977)

(following added by Stephanie Adams Sanchez 2014)

Archie kept a journal from 1873-1897, a copy can be attained at the Houston County Historical Commission in Crockett, Texas. Archie Adams Diary.

Female descendants of Archie are eligable for membership in DAR. 1)George Adams DAR Ancestor #A000495,{Sarah Proctor}
2) William Adams, {Susannah Rudd}
3) Richard Fields Adams, {Zora Elizabeth "Betsy" Spearman}
4) Archibald Lafayette "Archie" Adams, {Selia Ann Harrison} 5)Archie & Selia's children, & so on. If interested please contact me (Stephanie), I have the docs needed.

Also through
1) James Spearman DAR Ancestor # A108008; {Luca Graves}
2) Graves Spearman,{Rhoda Worthington}
3) Zora Elizabeth "Betsy" Spearman, (Richard Fields Adams}
4) Archibald Lafayette "Archie" Adams, (Selia Ann Harrison); 5) Archie & Selia's children and so on.
Family links: 
  Richard Fields Adams (1815 - 1893)
  Zora Elizabeth Spearman Adams (1820 - 1854)
  Selia Anna Harrison Adams (1843 - 1918)
  Zoro Spearman Adams (1866 - 1953)*
  James Fields Adams (1867 - 1935)*
  Thomas Graves Adams (1872 - 1957)*
  William Francis Adams (1874 - 1961)*
  Silas Walter Adams (1879 - 1973)*
  Samuel Knox Adams (1881 - 1977)*
  Joseph Archie Adams (1883 - 1887)*
  Infant Adams (1884 - 1884)*
  Mary Anna Adams Peacock (1886 - 1977)*
  Rhoda Francis Adams Palmer (1840 - 1930)*
  Archibald Lafayette Adams (1842 - 1914)
  Lucy Behethland Adams Davis (1846 - 1913)*
  George Washington Lafayette Adams (1849 - 1890)*
  William Fields Adams (1851 - 1852)**
  Silas Graves Sinkfield Adams (1853 - 1932)*
*Calculated relationship
Adams-Little Memorial Cemetery
Houston County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Stephanie Adams
Originally Created by: Scott Braddy
Record added: Apr 23, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36255903
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Archibald Lafayette Archie Adams
Added by: Stephanie Adams
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