Benjamin Franklin Adams

by admin on July 12th, 2003

Born: c 1808
Married: Nancy Frances Reynolds, b. 4 Oct. 1814, d. 25, Dec. 1896
Notes o­n Benjamin:

  • oldest child of John and Peggy Turner Adams
  • preceeded his wife Nancy in death by a number of years
  • buried in the family graveyard across from Jewell Cave
Notes o­n Nancy:
  • known as “Nancy Ben” Adams
  • lived to the age of 82
  • In 1983 there were people living who remembered her faintly as a very elderly lady living alone in a log house o­n East Fork Branch above the present Billy White place near Ruskin Cave. *
  • Father : John Reynolds, b. 1742, d. 1830
  • It is said that in 1896, when Nancy died, the graveyard was o­n land then owned by the Ruskin Socialistic Colony” and they refused to permit her to be buried there. They stated that in the future, o­nly Ruskinites would be allowed to be buried there.
  • Nancy is buried in the Edgewood Cemetery o­n Yellow Creek.

Children of Benjamin and “Nancy Ben” Adams

  • Ophelia T. Adams, b. 9/10/1833 d. 9/1920
  • Sally Margaret Adams, b. 1837, d. 1928
  • Paralee Adams
  • William Thomas (Pig) Adams
  • Mary Jane Adams
  • Susan Adams
  • Cave Johson Adams (also spelled Cabe)
  • Samuel Hickman Adams
  • Benjamin F. Jr.
  • Lonn
  • George
  • Sis ( Mr. Nesbitt states there was a person named Sis, but also that Paralee was nicknamed Sis. He also states that Benjamin and “Nancy Ben” had 12 children).

* All quotes thus marked are taken directly from The Primal Families of Yellow Creek Valley” by William J. Nesbitt.

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