John Adams

by admin on September 14th, 1996

John Adams settled near Ruskin Cave in Yellow Creek about 1804. He was born in in 1786 in Halifax County, VA where he met and married Margaret “Peggy” Turner, “a sister of George Turner, who married his sister Susan Adams.”* They purchased several hundred acres on Yellow Creek, including what is now known as Ruskin Cave, although it did not recieve that name until the late 1890’s when the Ruskin Colony moved there.

At the time of his death, in 1865, it is said that John Adams had become the wealthiest man in Dickson County. Goodspeed mentions John Adams of Yellow Creek as having owned one of the first cornmills in the county, and one of the first distilleries.

Children of John and Peggy Adams

Benjamin Franklin Adams
Elizabeth V. (Jennie) Adams
child 3
child 4
child 5

* Used by permission, The Primal Families of Yellow Creek Valley” by William J. Nesbitt.

Overview of Adams

The Adams of VA
Andrew Brown Adams
John Adams
John Isaac Johnson Adams
Benjamin Franklin Adams
Elizabeth Adams
Elizabeth V. Adams
Fredonia Adams
Sophronia Adams
William Adams
William J.K. Adams
William Adams Will

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