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Rev Nonimus Quincy “Non” Adams

Rev Nonimus Quincy “Non” Adams

Birth
Rutherford County, North Carolina, USA
Death 7 May 1922 (aged 83)
Chester, Choctaw County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Sturgis, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 35605502 · View Source
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Non Quincy Adams, of Sturgis, was born January 22, 1839, in Rutherford County, N.C., the son of Azariah Adams and wife, Mary (Runyons) Adams. He was brought by his parents to Mississippi when an infant. He attended the rural schools in Choctaw and Oktibbeha Counties, but in that time educational opportunities in his locality were very limited. He entered the army as First Lieutenant in Company A, Twenty-seventh Mississippi Regiment, in 1863, and served till the close of the war. He lost his left arm July 28, 1864, at Atlanta. Mr. Adams' occupation has been that of a farmer and a minister, his church work having been done almost wholly in rural districts. In 1896 he served the State Senate. He is a Democrat; has been a pastor in the Missionary Baptist Church since 1870, and has acted as Moderator at Association gatherings ten times; is also a member of the Masonic Order. He was elected to the House of Representatives November 5, 1907. Mr. Adams has been married three times: 1) December 22, 1857, to Catharine Griffith; 2) December 11, 1870, to Lois Avaline Hannah, and 3) to Mary Delila Atkins, daughter of Messer Dobbs and wife, Marthy (Hughes) Dobbs. Of Mr. Adams' fifteen children twelve are living, as follows: Mrs. S. E. (Adams) Hunt and Mrs. Virgie (Adams) Berry, both of Sturgis; Mrs. Emma (Adams) Walker, of Ranger, Tex.; Mrs. Tennie (Adams) Wilson, of Longview; Mrs. Mollie (Adams) Butler, of Cleveland, Tex.; Mrs. Anna (Adams) Mathews, of Cedar Bluff; Wm. A. Adams, of Van Alstyne, Tex.; Sam B. Adams, of Millport, Ala.; Non A. Adams, of Sturgis; Fancher, Walthall and Lillie Ann.

Source: Official and Statistical Register of the State of Mississippi, 1908 by Dunbar Rowland, pp. 1071-72.


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  • Added: 6 Apr 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 35605502
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Nonimus Quincy “Non” Adams (22 Jan 1839–7 May 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 35605502, citing Wake Forest Cemetery, Sturgis, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by DeeDee (contributor 46899697) .