The Nelson Adams Family

by admin on August 2nd, 2003

The Nelson Adams family that settled in the Yellow Creek area of Dickson Co., TN does not appear to be related to the John Adams family of the same area.

NELSON ADAMS b. 13 Sept 1813, Hamilton Co, TN , d 7 May 1887
m. 1)Martha Angeline Mathis, b. 13 August 1815, d. 13 Aug 1874
m. 2)Mathilda
children:
  1. Jennie
  2. William,
  3. James
  4. Bud (possibly Kinchen?)
  5. Mary, ? Edwards
  6. Levinia, m. ?Hudson

Will probated circa 1889: “to beloved wife, Matilda Adams, all real estate situated o­n a tract containing 400 acres o­n Yellow Creek…to daughter Jenny Adams, 100 acres running with Franklin Road..to sons, William Adams, Jr, James Adams, and children of my son Bud Adams [deceased]…to daughters Mary and Levinia…”

WILLIAM ADAMS
m. Tennessee Dickson Daniel
children:
  1. Jesse R
  2. Bettie G
  3. Wm W
  4. Joseph A
  5. Enola Ann
  6. Emma A
  7. Mattie L
  8. Cora Hattie
  9. Charley C
  10. Lewis Wade
  11. Lula M
  12. James D

From Goodspeed's History of Dickson County, we know that William M. Adams was born in Roane County, TN, August 8, 1843, and was the sixth of fourteen children born to Nelson and Martha Mathis Adams. He enlisted Co. G, 12th Tenn. Reg, CSA as Lt., age 19; 1865, Captain; m. 15 Jan 1866 to Tennessee Dickson Daniel, b. 15 Sept 1847. Capt. Adams was known to be a Republican.

KINCHEN ADAMS
b.ca. 1836, according to 1860 Dickson Co. Census, Maple Grove, Dickson CO, TN;
d. ca 1866, buried at Walnut Grove Cemetary, Dickson Co, TN;
m. Louise Littleton, b. ca 1840; d. 1902, buried in Maple Grove Cemetary, Dickson Co., TN
children:
  1. Nelson
  2. White
  3. Ronnie
  4. Alice, m. ? Winfrey; children: Earl
  5. Emma

J. NELSON ADAMS b. 21 Aug 1856, d. 17 Aug 1925, b. Maple Grove Cemetary, Dickson Co., TN
m Mary Catherine Bone, b. 1859, d. 1948
children:
  1. Lula Ann, b. 25 Augu 1877, d. 29 Apr 1958,
    • married:
      1. John Whitney
      2. Sterling Luther
    • children:
      1. Cuba
      2. Elizabeth
      3. Luther
      4. Hagen
  2. Lallie Catherine, b. 3 Nov 1888, d. 18 Mar 1970
  3. Issac Nelson, b. 11 Dec 1880, d. 9 jan 1942
  4. Lillie Vern, b. 18 may 1883, d 5 Aug 1948, m. Charlie Keel
  5. Robert Anderson, b. 16 Feb 1885, d 19 July 1885
  6. Sam Spencer, b. 10 May 1886, d. 12 Mar 1956, m Elaude Ellis
  7. Lewis Russell, b. 12 Jan 1890, d. 21 may 1946
  8. Emma Elizabeth, b. 25 Apr 1892, m. Claude Gilpin
  9. Oscar Moody, b. 6 mar 1894, d. 21 June 1959, m. Mabel ?
  10. Herbert McKinley, b. 28 Oct 1896, d. 13 May 1952, m. Nora Hardester
  11. James Clayton, b. 15 Sept 1899, d. 6 Apr 1972, m. Mabel
  12. Etta Leola, b. 14 may 1902,
      married:
      1. Joe Pierce
      2. Peter Phy
      3. Adolph Reichert

ISSAC NELSON ADAMS b. 11 Dec 1880, d. 11 Feb 1942
married:
  1. Alice Mai Whitney, b. 3 Mar 1889, d 11 Feb 1935, dau of John R and Julia Frances Gobler Whitney
  2. Louise Doddy
children from first marriage:
  1. Robert Alton
  2. Allamay
  3. Arnold Acey
  4. Auburn Bell
  5. Allman Nolan
  6. Averitt Lee
Children by Second marriage
  1. Azala May
  2. Adelia Lou
  3. Adelph Flynn

ALLMAN NOLAN ADAMS b. 25 Feb 1921
m. Maudie Dee Holland, b. 19 Nov 1923, d. 22 Jan 1985
children:
  1. John Nelson
  2. Donald Wayne

DONALD WAYNE ADAMS b. 13 July 1952
m. Deborah Kay Smith Douglas
children:
  1. Nolan Lloyd
  2. Amy Dean


7/12/97

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