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David Quincy "Uncle Davy" Adams
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Birth: Jan. 10, 1838
Virginia, USA
Death: Dec. 8, 1901
Edwards County
Texas, USA


David Adams, county tax assessor of Sutton County, died near Rock Springs, Edwards County, on Sunday, December 8, 1901, in his 64th year. Mr. and Mrs. Adams and Mrs. Warren had been on a visit to Quince Adams who ranches 30 miles below Rock Springs on East Prong of the Nueces, in "Bull Head" country. Mr. Adams accompanied his wife and Mrs. Warren, his sister, to Rock Springs Friday and the ladies continued their journeys to their homes on the North Llano River. Mr. Adams hired a team and wagon to take himself and some supplies to his son's ranch. They left Rock Springs Saturday morning with W. R. Bobbitt and a Mexican driver, with Mr. Adams reclining in the bed of the wagon as has been his custom for the past few years. Arriving at the first water about 15 miles from Rock Springs they stopped for dinner. The bridles were taken from the horses but they were left hitched to the wagon. The horses taking fright ran away. The pole was broken, and the country being exceedingly rough, Mr. Adams was thrown out of the wagon, his head striking a rock, fracturing his skull and being otherwise seriously injured. His right side was partially paralyzed. The team ran about 300 yards beyond where Adams was thrown out. Mr. Adams was carried to the Shipman ranch nearby and lived from Saturday afternoon until Sunday morning. His sons and family were notified and preparations were at once made for the burial at the grave yard on the North Llano, where interment was had Tuesday evening. Rev. Frank Collier conducting the services. The tragic end of "Uncle Davy" is greaty deplored by the entire country. He was a man of quiet and unassuming habits with a generous heart and kindly nature. Deceased was born January 10, 1838, in Virginia and married in the Lincoln County, Kentucky to Miss Serena Estes on February 8, 1859 by J S Reynolds. They moved to Christian County, Mo. in 1868 and lived there six years when they came to Texas. They have lived in various parts of Texas Including Williamson and San Saba CO's but for the past 17 years have resided in Sutton County. His wife survives him and on the union there were six boys and seven girls, eleven of whom are still living and all of whom were present at the burial. He was the grandfather of 56 children, fifty of whom are still living and 23 of whom attended the funeral, together with two great grandchildren. He was one of the pioneers of Sonora as well as of the county and was elected to the office of County Tax Assessor at the last general election.
The News sympathizes with the widow and family in their affliction. 
Family links: 
  Thomas B. Adams (1812 - 1879)
  Serena Estes Adams (1842 - 1926)*
  Francis Marion Adams (1859 - 1924)*
  Wiley Bailey Adams (1861 - 1931)*
  Alzada Adams Pearl (1864 - 1955)*
  Sarah Alice Adams Joy (1866 - 1956)*
  Linnie Rebecca Adams Pettigrew (1868 - 1912)*
  Thomas Boone Adams (1870 - 1948)*
  Columbus William Adams (1872 - 1952)*
  Louisa Edith Adams Beach (1874 - 1901)*
  Francis Malinda Adams Trainer (1876 - 1944)*
  David Quincy Adams (1878 - 1954)*
  Mattison Estes Adams (1881 - 1968)*
  Serena Adams Trainer (1883 - 1968)*
  Mary Jane Adams Estes (1834 - 1926)*
  Sarah Jane Adams Warren (1836 - 1916)*
  David Quincy Adams (1838 - 1901)
  Green Adams (1840 - 1918)*
*Calculated relationship
Cedar Hill Cemetery
Kimble County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Rena Jean
Originally Created by: S Remmark-Fuhrman
Record added: Jan 19, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83719603
David Quincy Uncle Davy Adams
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David Quincy Uncle Davy Adams
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David Quincy Uncle Davy Adams
Added by: S Remmark-Fuhrman
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