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Coonrod "Cooney" Adams
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Birth: 1770
North Carolina, USA
Death: 1846
Crawford County
Missouri, USA

Date of death has variously been given as 1835 and 1846 -- per histories as given below.

Phelps County Missouri Heritage - Volume I - page 16 ---
Coonrod "Coony" Adams was born in NC between 1770 and 1775 and died in then Crawford Co. MO in 1835. Some records show his name as Coonard, and descendants have been named Coonard and Conrad. The exact spelling may never be known. Coonard Kitchen, son of George Patterson Kitchen and Elizabeth (Adams) Kitchen, was named after him.

Coonrod Adams was the patriarch of the earliest Adams family to settle in what in now Phelps Co. While Coonrod did not settle here until about
1834, some of his children had settled in the area in the 1820's.
Coonrod's wife, Mary "Polly", was born about 1772 and died between 1850 and 1860 in Spring Creek Township, where she had resided with her daughter, Elizabeth (Adams) Kitchen Reynerson.

Prior to settling in Phelps Co, Coonrod and Mary lived in the eastern part of Marion Co. KY, where their ten known children were born. Coonrod's father is unknown, but it is known that his mother's given name was Catherine. She died in KY. Coonrod may have had at least one brother or sister who had one child, who's name was Polly Bryant, in 1819. Her age is not known, nor is it known if Bryant was her maiden or married name.

Children (the following list is somewhat uncertain and may contain errors; all children are believed to have been born Bradfordsville, now in Marion Co., Kentucky):

John Adams [1790-1795, Bradfordsville, now in Marion Co., KY]

Henry Adams [born 27 Jan. 1795, Bradfordsville, KY - died 18 Oct. 1852, Phelps Co., Missouri; buried Old Hale Cemetery, Phelps Co.; married Sarah Arthur.]

Abraham Adams [1792 - unk.; married Catherine Arthur 1 Nov. 1814 in Kentucky]

Sarah Adams [born 13 Jan. 1800, Bradfordsville, KY -died 17 Jan. 1863, Corn Creek, Phelps Co., Missouri; married William David Arthur 28 May 1818, Washington Co., KY]

Riley Andrew Adams [1801-1888]

George Adams [1802, Bradfordsville, now in Marion Co., KY - died unknown]

Catherine Adams [born 24 April 1803, Bradfordsville, KY - died 19 Nov. 1890, Redding, Calif.; buried Redding Memorial Park, Shasta Co., Calif.; married John Benedict Lamb 1 April 1822, Washington Co., KY; moved Union Twp., Crawford Co., MO, later in Norman Twp., Dent Co., MO.]

Elizabeth Adams [born 1806, Bradfordsville, KY - died 1878, Yancy Mills, Phelps Co., Missouri; married 1) George Patterson Kitchen, 30 Oct. 1828,Casey Co, KY (he lived 1806-1844); married 2) Christopher Reynerson before 1849.]

William Adams [1808- 8 Aug. 1885, near Sligo, Short Bend Twp., Missouri; married Charlotte Malone] ---Source: GOODSPEED'S BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL MEMOIRS OF NORTHEASTERN ARKANSAS Sharp County Arkansas - A through F, biography of grandson, William Jasper Adams "...William and Charlotte (Malone) Adams, who were born and raised in Washington County, Ky., he having been born in 1808 and she in 1811. Mr. Adams was a farmer, and came to Pulaski County, in 1833, his nearest neighbor being twenty miles away. He returned to Kentucky in 1840, remaining till 1843, when he returned to Pulaski County, his father coming with him, and settling on the Merrimac, in Dent County. He died August 18, 1885. He was a son of Coonrod and Rebecca (Hawk) Adams, who died in 1846 and 1848, respectively. They were about the first settlers of Dent County, and were of Dutch descent."

Phillip Adams [1817 - after 1860, listed as an "invalid"] 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Rebecca Mary Houk Adams (1774 - 1850)
 
 Children:
  Henry Adams (1792 - 1852)*
  Sarah Adams Arthur (1799 - 1863)*
  Riley Andrew Adams (1801 - 1888)*
  Catherine Adams Lamb (1803 - 1890)*
  Elizabeth Adams Reynerson (1806 - 1878)*
  William Adams (1808 - 1885)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Unknown
Specifically: Buried somewhere in Phelps Co., Missouri; location presently unknown.
 
Created by: E. Robert Malone
Record added: Aug 12, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 115324689
 

R.I.P, 5th-great grandfather!
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 Added: Feb. 19, 2017
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