John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams

Kentucky, USA
Death 20 Apr 1914 (aged 73–74)
Burial Decatur, Macon County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 55428340 · View Source
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DAILY REVIEW 4/20/1914

John Quincy Adams, aged seventy four,one of the best known members of the Decatur, died at the family residence, 759 E. Lawence street, at 2 oclock Monday morning. Death was due to the infirmities of age.
For three and a half years, Mr.Adams served as flag bearer in the Civil war. He was a member of an Indiana Volunteer regiment and took part in a number of battles. At the battle of Antietam,he was shot through both knees.
Mr. Adams was born on April 13, 1810 at Terre Haute, Ind. On Sept 30, 186. When Thirty five years old he moved to Nebraska and then returned to Lake City, Ill in 1891. In 1900 he moved his family to Decatur. He was a carpenter by trade and was considered one of the best workmen in the city.
He is survived by his wife,Mrs.Lina Adams, three children,Mrs.I.Eller, Mrs.Timothy McDermott and Frank R Adams of Decatur. There are twelve grandchildren.
Mr.Adams was a member of the First Congregational church and at Dunham Post,D.A.F.
The Funeral will be held at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon at the First Congreational church. The interment will be in Greenwood.

Civl war record

Adams, JOHN Q
Rank PVT Company I Unit 7 IL US CAV

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Service Record
Joined When SEP 3, 1861 Joined Where DECATUR, IL
Joined By Whom CPT GALLAGHER Period 3 YRS
Muster In SEP 20, 1861 Muster In Where CAMP BUTLER, IL
Muster In By Whom N/A Muster Out N/A
Muster Out Where N/A Muster Out By Whom N/A

Database of 1929 Illinois Roll of Honor Vol 2 page 168
Civil war company E 11 Ind In

Last Rites Over John Quincy Adams--

The funeral of John Quincy Adams was held at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon at the First Congregational church. The services were conducted by Rev. S. H. Roblee and were under the auspices of Dunham post, 141, G.A.R. There was a large attendance. The music was furnished by Miss Chloe Patterson and. Miss Leta Seeforth. The pallbearers were James Thompson, Samuel Welfey, Robert Pate, James Odor, L. A. Moore and Henry Barnhart. The ritualistic exercises of the G. A. R. were conducted at the church. The interment was in Greenwood.

The Daily Review (Decatur, Illinois), Tuesday, April 22, 1914, pg7


On the 20th of September 1861,Mr.Adams was united in marriage to Miss Angeline McCarty and to them were born six children, Ella,the eldest is the wife of Tim McDermott and has six children,Sarah and Samuel have both passed away.Frank married Pearl Dodson and has four children,Mattie is the wife of Isaac Eiller(Eller?) and has one child.

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