Rebecca Mary “Polly” Houk Adams

North Carolina, USA
Death 1850 (aged 75–76)
Spring Creek, Phelps County, Missouri, USA
Burial Unknown, Specifically: Unknown location in Phelps County, Missouri
Memorial ID 115325590 · View Source
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Maiden name may also have been spelled "Hawk"; wife of Coonrod "Cooney" Adams. Some references give her name to have been Mary "Polly", others list her as Rebecca Houk.

Actual dates of birth and death are presently uncertain, one source states she died in 1848, but she appears to still be living on the 1850 Census - living with Elizabeth & Chris Reynerson - Pulaski Co. MO.

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.
Taken from Phelps County Missouri Heritage - Volume I - page 16.

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"]

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  • Created by: E. Robert Malone
  • Added: 12 Aug 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 115325590
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rebecca Mary “Polly” Houk Adams (1774–1850), Find A Grave Memorial no. 115325590, ; Maintained by E. Robert Malone (contributor 46974534) Unknown, who reports a Unknown location in Phelps County, Missouri.