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Dr Edgar Sheppard Adams, Sr
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Birth: Nov. 26, 1847
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jun. 24, 1918
Shreveport
Caddo Parish
Louisiana, USA

Son of William Wright Adams and Savannah Lucretia Sheppard. Married Rhoda Ann Carter on March 22, 1874.

Children:
Lillie Carter Adams
Sidney Moss Adams
Kate Adams
Wallace Bland Adams
Pierce Butler Adams
Edgar Sheppard Adams, Jr
Farrie Furmond Adams
Annie Mandeville Adams
Clara Hubbard Adams
James F Adams
Patrick Henry Adams

Death of Dr. E. S. Adams.-++-The news of the death of Dr. E. S. Adams came over the wire Monday afternoon from Shreveport as a shock barbed with pain and sorrow.....Dr. Adams was born at Edgefield, S. C., November 25, 1847 and came to Texas in 1872.....He is survived by his widow and five grown sons, Moss, Pierce, Edgar, Wallace and Pat Adams, and two daughters, Misses Fairy and Clara.....Early in life Dr. Adams joined the Baptist church.....Funeral services were conducted at the residence Tuesday at eleven o'clock by Rev. W. S. Easterling, pastor of the Methodist church, after which the remains were buried in Greenwood cemetery. He was a charter member of the W.O.W. of this place.....He was a man of generous impulses and never forgot the hospitable ways of the pioneer. The stranger, even though a beggar, never failed to find food and shelter if he sought it at his hand, and he was at home by the bedside of the sick and delighted in all kinds and neighborly offices. He had borne adversity bravely and enjoyed prosperity quietly. He had filled the various relations of life, as son, husband, father, brother, friend, and filled them well. Who can do more.....But he is gone! Another name is stricken from the ever-lessening roll of our old settlers, and a solitary woman in the sunset of life, and a lonely home are left to attest how sadly they will miss him. It must be so; these tender human ties cannot be severed without a pang. Yet such a death there is no cause for grief. His life work was done, and well done. He had passed his golden wedding day and weared with life's duties and cares, weary of suffering and waiting, he lay down to rest....."Tired! ah, yes! so tired dear, I shall soundly sleep tonight, With never a dream and never a fear, To wake in the morning light.".....He was a man who united sound sense with strong convictions, and a candid, outspoken temper, eminently fitted to mould the rude elements of pioneer society into form and consistency, and aid in raising a high standard of citizenship in our young and growing state. How much this community owes him and such as he, it is impossible to estimate, though it would be a grateful task to trace his influence through some of the more direct channels, to hold him up in these desperate days, in his various characters of husband and father, of neighbor and friend, to speak of the sons and daughters he has reared to perpetuate his name and emulate his virtues. But it comes not within the scope of this brief article to do so. Suffice it is to say, he lived nobly and died peacefully at the advanced age of 70 years. The stern Reaper found him, "as a shock of corn, fully ripe for the harvest.".....Not for him be our tears! rather let us crown his grave with garlands; few of us will live as long or as well, and fewer yet will the Angel of Death greet with such a loving touch.-Garrison, Texas, Weekly News.-------Source: Edgefield Advertiser, Edgefield, South Carolina, Wednesday, July 3, 1918; pg. 5, Columns 3&4..........NOTE: Transcribed as published.
- Anonymous 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Wright Adams (1820 - 1876)
  Savannah Lucretia Sheppard Adams (1830 - 1856)
 
 Spouse:
  Rhoda Ann Carter Adams (1853 - 1927)*
 
 Children:
  Sidney Moss Adams (1877 - 1949)*
  Wallace Bland Adams (1880 - 1930)*
  Kate Adams Garrison (1880 - 1908)*
  Pierce Butler Adams (1883 - 1938)*
  Edgar Sheppard Adams (1885 - 1958)*
  Farrie Furman Adams (1886 - 1956)*
  Clara Hubbard Adams Merrick (1890 - 1944)*
  Patrick Henry Adams (1894 - 1953)*
 
 Siblings:
  Edgar Sheppard Adams (1847 - 1918)
  Walter Sidney Adams (1849 - 1931)*
  Lillie Adams Fuller (1851 - 1919)*
  Annie Adams Hilton (1860 - 1888)**
  William Wright Adams (1862 - 1913)**
  Rebecca N. Adams (1866 - 1870)**
  Abram Adams (1868 - 1911)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
At Rest
Woodmen of the World Memorial
We loved him
 
Note: Spouse: Rhoda Ann
 
Burial:
Greenwood Cemetery
Garrison
Nacogdoches County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Cyndi Wiseman
Record added: Apr 28, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51747148
Dr Edgar Sheppard Adams, Sr
Added by: Danny Grizzle
 
Dr Edgar Sheppard Adams, Sr
Added by: Danny Grizzle
 
 
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His life's work was done, and well done.
- Anonymous
 Added: Jan. 19, 2017

- Little Lady
 Added: Feb. 13, 2016
 
 
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