From history of KY:
E. P. McADAMS was born in Hawesville, Hancock County, KY, July 23, 1847. His parents were G. W. and Dorcas (Comstock) McAdams, natives of Harrison Co Ind. and Ohio Co KY respectively. His ancestors on the father's side were of German descent, and early residents of Kentucky, Nelson Co. G. W. McAdams was born in 1817. He came to KY in his early manhood and resided in Jefferson Co a number of years. He subsequently moved to Hancock, where he married, and where he lived until 1882, at which time he went to Louisville, his present home. His wife, the subject's mother, died in 1861 aged about 47 or 48 years. The family of G. W. and Dorcas McAdams consisted of seven children, four of whom are now living: Josephine, Hester, E. P. and S. L. E. P. McAdams was reared in Hawesville. His early education was received in the school of the town. At the age of 16, he entered Notre Dame College, South Bend, Ind. which he attended one year, and subsequently became a student at Washington & Lee College at Lexington which he attended the same length of time. After quitting school, he returned to Hawesville, and engaged in the tobacco business as superintendent for his father, who was one of the most extensive and successful tobacco dealers on the river. He remained in the above capacity until 1874, at which time he was elected circuit clerk of Hancock Co, which office he still holds, having been re-elected in 1880. Mr. McAdams was married December 19, 1869, to Miss Mary L., duaghter of John and Theresa Pope, of Arkansas, and granddaughter of the ex-Governor John Pope of that State. Seven children have been born to this union, viz.: Marie Louise, George W., John P., Lena B., Samuel L., Robert T. and Albert E. Mr. McAdams is a member of the I.O.O.F., K. of H. and Independent in politics.
1880 Census, Hawesville, Hancock Co KY Hh 66 [same page with sister Hester Taylor]
Eugene Perrot MCADAMS and Mary Elizabeth POPE were married on 19 December 1867 in Owensboro, Daviess County, Kentucky. Mary Elizabeth POPE410, daughter of John POPE and Theresa Ann SMITH, was born on 24 June 1851 in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas.410 She died on 13 September 1891 at the age of 40 in Owensboro, Daviess County, Kentucky.410 She was christened "Elizabeth Johnson Cocke" but her last name was changed to Pope along with her father's to comply with a will. She was named Elizabeth Johnson for her grandmother, the second wife of Governor John Pope, but was always called Mary Elizabeth and enrolled in school by that name.
Eugene Perrot MCADAMS and Mary Elizabeth POPE had the following children: