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America Helen "Aunt Meck" Barnes Adams
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Birth: May 12, 1835
Parke County
Indiana, USA
Death: Aug. 17, 1914
Parke County
Indiana, USA


Mrs. America Adams, of Rosedale, died early yesterday morning, aged 80 years. She was one of the best known women in the southern part of Parke county, and was a prominent worker in the Missionary Baptist church, holding her membership at Friendly Grove. In girlhood she was Miss America Barnes, and was the daughter of Thomas Barnes, one of the pioneers of this county. She was married to John Jessup, and lived in Jessup most of her life. Many years after the death of Mr. Jessup, she married William G. Adams, of Rosedale, who died several years ago. Mrs. Adams is survived by four daughters by her first marriage, Mrs. Mary Clark, of Montrose, Colo., Mrs. Lora Elson and Mrs. Anna Baxter of near Jessup, and Mrs. Cynthia Lewis, who resided with her mother at Rosedale; and two daughters by her second marriage, Mrs. Raleigh Baxter and Mrs. Oscar Feuquay, of near Jessup. Mrs. Adams was a woman of fine Christian character, and was loved by all who knew her. An obituary will be published next week.

Adams America Republican 19 Aug 1914 6


A number of relatives and friends attended the funeral of Mrs. America Adams at Friendly Grove church, Tuesday afternoon. It was one of the largest funerals ever held in southern Parke county. Aunt Meck", as she was universally known, was everybody's friend; she was one of the best women who ever lived and the influence of her life will live on and on while her memory will always be cherished by those who loved her. She had a genial nature, saw the good in all and had a bright, quaint way all her own in expressing herself. She was the soul of hospitality and her doors were always open. For many years she lived on a farm below Jessup and her home was the refuge of the school teachers, all of whom hold pleasant recollections of their sojourn with "Aunt Meck" and "Uncle Bill", whom they learned to love dearly. The ministers, too, and other church people always found a ready welcome at their door and the hand of charity was ever out-stretched to the needy and distressed. It was with profound regret that the many friends of this dear, good woman learned of her passing on.
Family links: 
  William Thomas Barnes (1798 - 1856)
  Amy Shaddiah Gil Barnes (1802 - 1855)
  John Jessup (1833 - 1866)
  William Greer Adams (1842 - 1896)
  Cynthia J Lewis (1854 - 1917)*
  Laura Belle Jessup Elson (1858 - 1933)*
  Anna Victoria Jessup Baxter (1860 - 1926)*
  Mary Rachel Jessup Clark (1863 - 1936)*
  Hattie Nevada Adams Baxter (1871 - 1961)*
  Allen L Adams (1872 - 1910)*
  Jennie Adams Feuquay (1877 - 1965)*
  Edward Barnes (1822 - 1891)*
  Emily Harriet Barnes Connerley (1833 - 1916)*
  America Helen Barnes Adams (1835 - 1914)
  Lafayette Barnes (1837 - 1919)*
  Willey Isabelle Barnes Frazier (1857 - 1881)**
*Calculated relationship
Adams Cemetery
Parke County
Indiana, USA
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Record added: May 16, 2011
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America Helen Aunt Meck <i>Barnes</i> Adams
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America Helen Aunt Meck <i>Barnes</i> Adams
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