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 Rebeccah Emiline <I>Awbrey</I> Adams

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Rebeccah Emiline Awbrey Adams

Birth
Monroe County, Georgia, USA
Death 1 Feb 1910 (aged 79)
Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama, USA
Burial Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama, USA
Plot Section 2, Block 2
Memorial ID 146611070 View Source

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Wednesday, 2 February 1910---GADSDEN EVENING JOURNAL
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After an illness of several months, Ms. Emiline Adams, aged 78 years, died at her home on South Fifth Street at 11:20 o'clock last night. Death was due to old age and a complication of ailments, chief among which was asthma.

Ms. Adams was born at Monroe, Ga. and came to Alabama many years ago settling at Murrycross. She came to Gadsden about ten years ago. He husband died some forty years ago.

She is survived by four children: Mrs. Cochran of Fort Payne, Mrs. A.D. Walker of Murrycross and Miss Lou (Adams) with whom she made her home at this city.

Arrangements have not been completed for the funeral, but it will be held sometime tomorrow with the service being conducted at the house and interment at Forrest cemetery.
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Wednesday, 2 February 1910---GADSDEN DAILY TIMES NEWS
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Mrs. Emeline Adams died early last night at the home of her daughter, Miss Lou Adams, on South Fifth Street.

Mrs. Adams' death was principally due to old age, she being 78 years and 21 days old. She was a good Christian woman and has friends and relatives all over the state who will mourn her death.

The funeral will be held tomorrow at 9 o'clock and the interment will be made at Forrest cemetery.

The surviving children are Miss Lou Adams, Gadsden, Mrs. M.N. Cochran, Fort Payne and Mrs. Albert Walker and Forrest Adams, Ball Play.
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Research indicates Rebeccah E. Awbrey Adams was married to George Earle Adams and Tandy Ward. Her children's surname was Adams. Her parents are listed as Benjamin Awbrey and Margaret 'Peggy' Houston Awbrey. According to interview with her grandson, Forrest Baskin Adams (abt. 1995), Tandy Ward was abusive to Emiline and they divorced. I have yet to find evidence of the divorce. She went by the last name Adams up until the day she died.

Note that she was an Adams when she married Ward. Etowah Co., AL marriage book "A", page 075-A, January 9, 1873 Emiline Adams married Tandy F. Ward

Rebeccah's flat grave marker is alongside her daughters, Lula and Gedie, and other Adams family members.

1860 Cherokee Co., AL census:
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Geo W E Adams, male 32,
Emeline R Adams, female 28,
Margaret Adams, female 6,
Mismch Adams, male 3,
Tulula Adams, female 1/12,
Francis Adams, male 37,
Alexander S Adams 45, male,
Jas H Cox, male 26 - copied was printed.

1870 Etowah Co., AL census:
Emeline Adams 39 female,
Margaret Adams 16 female,
Willie Adams 12 female,
Lula Adams female 10,
Forest Adams male 7 and
Geo Adams female 5
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(It is believed that A. Willie Adams is the one who married John Pinkerton Young Etowah Co., AL marriages on Dec. 24, 1879 and in 1880 they lived in Ball Play.)

1880 Etowah Co., AL census:
Emiline Adams 48,
Lula Adams 19,
Forest Adams 17,
Jada Adams 14,
Belle Adams 5

1900 Etowah Co., AL census:
Emeline R Adams 69,
Lula M Adams 40 daughter,
Gussie E Adams 20 daughter,
George Williams 19 boarder.
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