John William “Billy” Adams Sr.

John William “Billy” Adams Sr.

Anderson County, Texas, USA
Death 21 Apr 1912 (aged 67)
Valley Mills, Bosque County, Texas, USA
Burial Mosheim, Bosque County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 28466069 View Source
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Obiturary for John William Adams (The Meridian Tribune, Meridian, Texas)

"Capt. J. W. ADAMS was born in Anderson County, Texas, August 25th, 1844 and died at his home in Valley Mills, Texas, on Wednesday, April 24th, 1912 at 8:35 o'clock p.m., age 67 years, 7 months and 29 days.
Mr. ADAMS came with his parents, BRITTON H. ADAMS. and EMILY C ADAMS, to Bosque County in 1860 and with the exception of about four years spent in Western Texas, has remained in this county since, residing at Meridian and Valley Mills.
He was married to MATILDA ELIZABETH ODLE on Nov. 22, 1866, and was the father of fifteen children, three of whom died in infancy.
He served in Green's Brigade under Capt. Horn in the Confederate Army, was a Mason of about 45 years standing, and served as Tax Collector of this County for six years, 1880-1885.
Funeral services were held at the grave Thursday, April 25th, at 2 o'clock p.m. conducted by Rev. A. J. Mann, pastor of the C. P. Church, of McGregor. Interment under the auspices of John Armstrong Lodge No. 291, A. F. & A. M., in the Odle Family Cemetery near Valley Mills.
He is the last surviving member of his immediate family, his parents and five brothers having preceded him. He is survived by his wife and children as follows: Mrs. FANNIE GOLDEN, Floydada; GEORGE IRA ADAMS Ft. Worth; JNO. B. ADAMS, Meridian; TOM P. ADAMS, Wichita Falls; Mrs. LEVI A. DUNLAP, Meridian; Mrs. EDD JOHNSON, Crosbyton; Mrs. GLAD SNODGRASS, Floydada; Misses MATTIE, JULIA and ONA ADAMS, JAY and HUGH ADAMS, Valley Mills."

John and Matilda had the following children:
Francis Lucinda ADAMS (1865-1919)
GEORGE IRA ADAMS (1869-1939)
John Britton ADAMS (1870-1933)
Thomas Pool ADAMS (1872-1932)
Martha Emily ADAMS (1874-1935)
Mary Jane ADAMS (1875-1945)
Julia Elizabeth ADAMS (1879-1960)
Nannie C ADAMS (1879-1880)
Willie A ADAMS (1880-1882)
Jay W ADAMS (1884-1916)
Sallie Lula ADAMS (1885-1963)
Ona Lelia ADAMS (1887-1961)
Laura Lavinia ADAMS (1890-1974)
Hugh Carl ADAMS (1892-1938)
Infant ADAMS (1894-1894)

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John William “Billy” Adams Sr. (25 Aug 1844–21 Apr 1912), Find a Grave Memorial ID 28466069, citing Poston-Odle Cemetery, Mosheim, Bosque County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by George (contributor 47041248) .