Earle Adams. Parents: Herbert
Adams and Bertha Winstead.|
Elizabeth Adams was born on 23 Feb 1681 in Dedham MA. She died in 1760 in New Haven CT. Parents: William Adams and Alice Bradford.
Spouse: Samuel Niles. Samuel Niles and Elizabeth Adams were married in 1737.
Emily Elliott Adams. Parents: Murray Cecil Adams Jr. and Elizabeth Page Douglas.
Emma Adams. Parents: Richard (Dick) Adams and Mary Eliza (Emma) Jordan.
Eris Lyn Adams. Parents: Jordan Eldred Adams and Lula Belle Braswell.
Gretta Jean Adams. Parents: Herbert Adams and Bertha Winstead.
Hannah Adams. Parents: William Adams.
Herbert Adams was born on 14 Nov 1887.120 He died on 30 Oct 1945.120 Parents: Richard (Dick) Adams and Mary Eliza (Emma) Jordan.
Spouse: Bertha Winstead. Herbert Adams and Bertha Winstead were married on 28 Dec 1913.120 Children were: Bessie Estelle Adams, Willie Belle Adams, Lessie Gray Adams, Leslie Willard Adams, Edna Earle Adams, Catherine Adams, Cecil Edwin Adams, Gretta Jean Adams.
James Alton Adams. Parents: Thurman J. Adams and Eula Blanche Wells.
Jane Adams. Parents: Richard (Dick) Adams and Mary Eliza (Emma) Jordan.
Janet Ann Adams. Parents: William Bowen (Bill) Adams and Ann Baker.
Jeffrey Stewart Adams. Parents: Jordan Eldred III (J.E.) Adams and Faye Blakely.
Joe Everett Adams.
John Adams II. Parents: William Adams.
John Adams I. Parents: William Adams and Elizabeth Stacey.
John Franklin Adams25 was born on 10 Jun 1799 in Rowan Co., NC.123,124 He died in Oct 1876 in Turner, Marion Co., OR.125 WHERE DID YOU COME FROM
By Norman Pierce
Let's start with the Boston Tea Party and Samuel Adams, 1722 to 1805. He was a cousin of president John Adams. He also was the head of the Boston Tea Party and believed to have given the signal to dump the tea in Boston Harbor.
Source: Research by Jean Kelly
On Tuesday 10 May l932 in the Oregon Statesman, Salem, Oregon paper there is an article titled "Bits for Breakfast" by P. J. Hendricks. His subject is the Adams Family in Oregon. Our own John Franklin Adams was born on 10 June 1799 in Rowan County, North Carolina. He married Rebecca Mary Hinkle on 20 April 1820 in Wayne County, Indiana. They had a large family, ten children in all.
Source: Research by Jean Kelly
In the spring of 1852 John Adams, being just about fifty three years of age, gathered up his family and friends, and left Grandview Township, Louisa County, Iowa as wagon master, and headed for Oregon. John Adams family settled on a donation land claim at Turner, Marion County, Oregon.
Source: Research by Jean Kelly
John and Rebecca lived at Turner for twenty four years before going to their maker. Rebecca died in July 1876 and John died in Oct. 1876.
Source: Research by Jean Kelly.
John Howard Adams was born on 22 Jun 1914.127 He died in Feb 1987 in Southport, CN.128 Parents: Jordan Eldred Adams and Lula Belle Braswell.
John Howard (Bucky) Adams Jr.. Parents: John Howard Adams and Cornelia Smith.
John Thomas Adams was born on 8 Apr 1866.130 He died on 10 Jan 1951.130 Parents: Lott Adams and Charity Moody.
Spouse: Ella Dora Pridgen. John Thomas Adams and Ella Dora Pridgen were married on 15 Mar 1885 in Nash Co., NC.130 Children were: Lou Adams, Colonel Adams, Roy Adams, Tina Adams, Ossa Adams, Davey Adams, Burda Adams.
Jordan Eldred Adams was born on 25 Aug 1873.131 He died on 15 Jan 1944.131 Parents: Richard (Dick) Adams and Mary Eliza (Emma) Jordan.
Spouse: Lula Belle Braswell. Jordan Eldred Adams and Lula Belle Braswell were married on 16 Oct 1901.131 Children were: Clifford Rose Adams, Mary Agnes Adams, Jordan Eldred Adams Jr., Mattie Braswell Adams, Dainie Elizabeth (Dot) Adams, Thomas Richard (Tom) Adams, Murray Cecil Adams, John Howard Adams, Eris Lyn Adams.
Jordan Eldred Adams Jr. was born on 13 Aug 1907.131,132 He died in Jan 1983 in Sanford, NC.128 Parents: Jordan Eldred Adams and Lula Belle Braswell.
Jordan Eldred III (J.E.) Adams. Parents: Jordan Eldred Adams Jr. and Mildred Bowen.
Joyce Adams. Parents: Thurman J. Adams and Eula Blanche Wells.
Kathleen Louise Adams.
L. Bertis Adams was born on 7 Apr 1882.120 He died on 26 Aug 1914.120 Parents: Richard (Dick) Adams and Mary Eliza (Emma) Jordan.
Laura Page Adams. Parents: Murray Cecil Adams Jr. and Elizabeth Page Douglas.
Lena Adams25 was born on 30 Sep 1884 in TX.133 She died on 29 Feb 1976 in TX.134 She was buried in East Sandy Cemetery in 1976 in Walker Co., TX.134
Leslie Wayne Adams. Parents: Leslie Willard Adams and Erma Crews.
Leslie Willard Adams. Parents: Herbert Adams and Bertha Winstead.
Lessie Gray Adams. Parents: Herbert Adams and Bertha Winstead.
Spouse: Paul Parker.
Linda Adams. Parents: Thurman J. Adams and Eula Blanche Wells.
Lisa Fay Adams. Parents: Jordan Eldred III (J.E.) Adams and Faye Blakely.
Lonnie Adams. Parents: Richard (Dick) Adams and Mary Eliza (Emma) Jordan.
Lou Adams was born in Feb 1886 in Wilson Co., NC.121 Parents: John Thomas Adams and Ella Dora Pridgen.
Spouse: Jacob Paul Viverette. Jacob Paul Viverette and Lynda Adams were married on 21 Jan 1935.136 Children were: Hazel Doris Viverette, Audrey Nell Viverette, Earl Gene Viverette, Lynwood Alton Viverette, Paul Donald Viverette, Lynda Faye Viverette, Percy Lee Viverette, Alvin Eugene Viverette.
Maggie Adams was born on 14 Jul 1884.137 She died on 27 Apr 1908.137,138 Parents: Richard (Dick) Adams and Mary Eliza (Emma) Jordan.
Margaret Jane Adams was born WFT Est. 1819-1840 in Surry Co., VA.25 She died WFT Est. 1820-1930.25
Mark William Adams. Parents: William Bowen (Bill) Adams and Ann Baker.
Martha Ann Matthews Adams. Parents: William Randolph (Randy) Adams and Pauline F. Steedly.
Martha Doraine Adams.
Spouse: Phillip Dexter Pridgen.
Mary Adams. Parents: William Adams.
Mary Adams died on 25 Jan 1825. She was born in Derry, NH.
Mary Agnes Adams. Parents: Jordan Eldred Adams and Lula Belle Braswell.
Mary Ann Adams25 was born on 28 Sep 1830 in Wabash, IN.139,140 She appeared in the census in 1850 in Louisa Co., IA.140 [FHL#442962] She appeared in the census in 1860 in Marion Co., OR.25 [FHL#805056] She was christened on 5 Jul 1869 in Marion Co., OR.25 She appeared in the census in 1870 in Siskiyou Co., CA.25 [FHL#545588] She was buried in Lookout Cemetery in Mar 1878 in Modoc Co., CA.139 She died on 23 Mar 1878 in Lookout, Modoc Co., CA.139 WHERE DID YOU COME FROM
By Norman Pierce
Let's start with the Boston Tea Party and Samuel Adams, 1722 to 1805. He was a cousin of President John Adams. He also was the head of the Boston Tea Party and believed to have given the signal to dump the tea in Boston Harbor.
On Tuesday 10 May l932 in the Oregon Statesman, Salem, Oregon paper there is an article titled "Bits for Breakfast" by P. J. Hendricks. His subject is the Adams Family in Oregon. Our own John Franklin Adams was born on 10 June 1799 in Powan County, North Carolina. He married Rebecca Mary Hinkle on 20 April 1820 in Wayne County, Indiana. They had a large family, ten children in all.
In the spring of 1852 John Adams, being just about fifty-three years of age, gathered up his family and friends, and left Grandview Township, Louisa County, Iowa as wagon master, and headed for Oregon. John Adams family settled on a donation land claim at Turner, Marion County, and Oregon.
John and Rebecca lived at Turner for twenty-four years before going to their maker. Rebecca died in July 1876 and John died in Oct. 1876.
John and Rebecca were blessed with a set of twins, Mary Ann, and Abraham on 28 Sept. 1830 at Wabash, Indiana.
Mary Ann Adams, at the age of sixteen, married James Willis Whitley, who was twenty-seven years old. They were married 1 June 1847 in Louisa County, Iowa. They came west with Mary's brothers and sisters and her parents in 1852. The Whitley's lived just over the hill from the Adams at Turner. (Oregon)
James Whitley was born in Greene County, Ohio on 11 July 1820. I think he must have had some gypsy blood in him for he certainly did move around a great deal. He and Mary Ann lived at Turner for eighteen years. Then in 1870 they sold out and moved to Adin, Lookout and Big Valley, California. They were in Lookout in 1873 during the Modoc Indian War. Mary Ann died 23 March 1878. She is buried in the Lookout Cemetery, Lookout, Modoc County, and California.
After her death James moved to Big Bear Ridge near Kendrick, Idaho. On 22 Oct. 1884 at the age of sixty-four he married his second wife, Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Trefry at Moscow, Idaho. This marriage did not last for any length of time.
The third marriage of James Willis Whitley was to Mary Ann Olney at her house in the Little Potlatch County, Nez Perce, Idaho Terri-tory on 29 April 1888. She died on 23 March 1895.
During his last years he spent his time in Whitman, Stevens and Douglass Counties, Washington. He died on 17 July 1905 and was laid to rest in Packwood Cemetery, Brewster, Washington. His
Ancestors came from Virginia, and Warickshire, England. The Adams also came from England, Somersetshire.
James Willis Whitley and Mary Ann Adams Whitley had eleven children, three being born in Louisa County, Iowa and eight being born in Marion County, Turner, Oregon.
Nancy Jane Whitley is the subject of our interest. She was born 16 March 1855 at Turner, Oregon. She must have had a happy childhood. Her family had been settled in Oregon for about two years. She had a two-year-old and a six-year-old sister to grow up with, and her Grandpa and Grandma Adams living just over the hill. Her favorite sister, Elizabeth, married Jesse Macy 30 April 1865, when Nancy was ten years old.
Her family started moving in 1869. To California they must go. Her father was being tired of the Oregon rain. In 1870 census they are in Yreka, Calif.
On 15 Oct. 1871 Nancy Jane was in Big Valley, Lassen County, California, where she married her husband, Oliver Thomas Smith. She was sixteen years, seven months old and her husband was twenty-seven years, three months old when they were married.
How they first met, I really don't know. They grew up about twenty miles apart, she in Turner and he in Tangent. Lie was educated in the public schools and at the Lebanon Academy, and perhaps she was also.
Their parents both came from Iowa, hers from Louisa County and his from Van Buren County. Their families did not start out in the same wagon train but perhaps they ended up on the same wagon train.
In Louisa County, Iowa her parents and grandparents neighbor was a Mr. Zachariah Werts. He was 67 years old in 1850. Oliver Thomas Smith's mother married Martin Werts, age 38 years, on 23 Aug. 1855, six months after Nancy Jane was born. Oliver Thomas had a half sister fifteen months younger than Nancy Jane. Perhaps they went to school together.
Oliver Thomas had also covered a few miles by the time he married. He was born 19 July 1843 in Iowa, Louisa County, where Nancy's family came from. Oliver Thomas had four brothers and two sisters born in Iowa, and one brother and three half sisters born in Oregon. After Oliver Thomas was born in Louisa County, his family moved to Van Buren County. Then in the spring of 1852 he joined a wagon train and came to Oregon. I don't believe that it was the same wagon train that his parents were on. I believe Oliver Thomas and his brother Matthew Clay went with Delazon Smith and his son, Volney, on their wagon train, which left Iowa before their parents started for Oregon.
The wagon trains left Iowa at different times for different reasons and all reached Oregon at about the same time. Delazon and Volney Smith settled in Albany and Mary Ellen Smith and her family settled in Tangent, less than five miles apart.
By 1870 Oliver Thomas had grown to manhood and. with his brothers moved to California.
Oliver Thomas and Nancy Jane's first daughter, Mary Elvina (Viney) was born in Lookout, California in 1873. Most all of their families were in the Adin, Lookout, Big Valley area at this time. Oliver Thomas' youngest brother, Adam Alanson Asbury (named after the Bridgefarmers) Smith, also had a daughter born in Adin on 10 Dec. 1873. Her name was Mary E. (Mollie) Smith Luper.
By .1876 they had come back to Oregon to stay. I don't think so. Nancy Jane's grandma died in July and her grandpa died in October, and her second child and a daughter, Hattie Estella was born on the fourteenth of December, all in 1876 in Oregon.
A son, George F. was born to Oliver Thomas and Nancy Jane 17 February. 1879 in the town of Helex, Greasewood Precinct, Umatilla, Oregon. By this time Nancy Jane's mother had died on 23 March 1878 in Lookout where she is buried. So most all of the Smiths and Simpsons can be found in the Helex area in 1880.
By 1881 Oliver Thomas and Nancy Jane had moved again. Another daughter, Ella L., was born 30 Nov. 1881 at Pine City, Whitman County, and Washington.
Also in Pine City at this time came another Smith family, Andrew Jackson, Virgil and John Smith. Other families included the Fletchers, the Mckees, Mr. Fiske, and Anderson Edwards, who built the flour mill there. The Smiths later came to own the flour mill. Some of that Smith family still lives in Pine City in 1984.
On 11 Nov. 1889 Washington Territory became the 42nd state of the United States.
Oliver Thomas and Nancy Jane moved north to a new and promising dale, Squire City, on Christmas Day, 25 Dec. 1889. They engaged in a hotel business and also a harness making business.
On 14 April 1891 their fifth child was born Inez A. Smith Bunn. Inez lived the longest of the Oliver Thomas and Nancy Jane Smith family, dying this year 1984 on the 27th of February.
Four years later their sixth and last child was born 1.1 Sept. 1895, Gladys P. Duckett.
On 12 Nov. 1896 Oliver Thomas Smith of Springdale was elected mining recorder of the Springdale Mineral District.
In 1898 Mr. Smith was elected Stevens County Assessor on the Fusion ticket and served two terms. Previous thereto he served as constable for several years as well as a notary public.
In 1899 he erected a building and stocked it with harness and saddlery at Meyers Falls, Washington and did an excellent business.
Oliver Thomas' mother, Mary E. Werts died on 28 Dec. 1903 at Tangent, Oregon. At the time of her death, eight of the eleven children still survived, also forty three grandchildren, fifty three great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren, making a total of one hundred and six living descendants.
In 1904 Squire City name was legally changed to Springdale.
In 1907 Oliver Thomas Smith was police judge. He was a member of the F & A M and the Macabees.
On 2 Jan. 1911 Oliver Thomas Smith died at the age of sixty-eight. He was a residence of Springdale for twenty-two years. He dropped dead on the street at Springdale, a heart disease being the cause. Closing his harness shop at five o'clock as was his custom, Mr. Smith had started to his home on the north side and went on First Street Bridge across Sheet Creek. E. B. Fuller went to his assistance but by the time he reached him, Mr. Smith was dead. Mr. Smith had been a residence of the Pacific Coast for sixty years. He was one of the leading Democrats of Eastern Washington. At the time of his death, he was a police magistrate.
In 1912 Mrs. Oliver Thomas Smith opened a restaurant at age fifty-seven years, and operated it until 1922. She sold the business to Mrs. Brewer.
On 19 Jan. 1942 at age eighty-six years, ten months, Mrs. Nancy Jane Whitley Smith, a pioneer resident, died after a ill-ness of several years. Widow of Oliver Thomas Smith, she had with him been identified with the early history of Springdale and of Stevens County. She left four daughters, ten grandchildren, and twenty-two great grandchildren and one great great grandchild to mourn her passing.
May they rest in peace?
[Source: Research by Jean Kelly.]
Mary Anne ADAMS (AFN: 3PZ6-RB)
Event(s): Born: 28 Sep 1830, Louesa, IA
Christened: 5 Jul 1869, Marion, OR.
Died: 23 Mar 1878 Lookout Mt., Modoc, CA.
Buried: Lookout Mt., Modoc, CA.
Father: John Franklin ADAMS (AFN: 3PZ5-R6)
Mother: Mary Rebecca March HINKLE (AFN: 3PZ5-SC)
[Source: Internet, LDS, and Research by Richard W. Chandler.] Parents: John Franklin Adams and Rebecca Mary Hinkle.
Spouse: James Willis Whitley. James Willis Whitley and Mary Ann Adams were married on 1 Jun 1847 in Louisiana Co., IA.139 Children were: John Willis Whitley, Elizabeth N. Whitley, Abraham Hayes Whitley, Mary Catherine Whitley, Nancy Jane Whitley, William Clark Whitley, James Levi Whitley, Francis Marion Whitley, Charles Henry Whitley, Sarah Justin Whitley, Alice Henrietta Whitley.
Mary Catherine Adams.
Mary Clifford Adams. Parents: Clifford Rose Adams and Ethel May Ivey.