William Adams

Marion County, Kentucky, USA
Death 18 Aug 1885 (aged 76–77)
Sligo, Dent County, Missouri, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 115332294 · View Source
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GOODSPEED'S BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL MEMOIRS OF NORTHEASTERN ARKANSAS Sharp County Arkansas, from a biography of grandson, William Jasper Adams:
William [Sr.] and Charlotte (Malone) Adams, 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."

Charlotte Malone Adams was last noted in the Phelps Co. Census of 1 June 1860 and William re-married 20 Dec. 1863 in Dent County.

The Census of 1860 for Rolla Twp., Phelps Co., MO lists: W. Adams, age 50 and C. Adams, age 50, J.N. Adams, male, 23; Sarah Adams, 16; Eliza Adams, 13; G.M Adams, 8, male. Son W.J. Adams, age 21 with S.M. Adams age 18 lived beside them.

The Census of 1880 for Short Bend Township, Dent Co., MO lists: William Adams, age 70, b. KY; wife=Myra Adams, b. ca. 1831, NC; children=Margaret b. 1862, Rhoda b. 1865, Amanda b. 1876, Henry b. 1879.

Known children:
(with Charlotte Malone)
William Jasper Adams (born 16 May 1836, Pulaski Co., MO)
J.N. Adams (son, born ~1837)
Sarah Adams (born 1844, MO)
Eliza Adams (born 1847, MO)
G.M. Adams (son, born 1852, MO)
Margaret C. Adams (born 1862, MO)

(with Myra Adams)
Rhoda Adams (born 1865, MO)
Amanda Adams (born 1876, MO)
Henry Adams (born 1879, MO)

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  • Added: 12 Aug 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 115332294
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Adams (1808–18 Aug 1885), Find A Grave Memorial no. 115332294, ; Maintained by E. Robert Malone (contributor 46974534) Unknown.