My brick wall is the parents and siblings of Elijah Adams. If you have any information please email me.
Generation No. 1
1. ELIJAH ADAMS was born May 25, 1805 in South Carolina, and died October 23, 1857 and is buried New Hope Methodist Church Lawrenceville GA. He married AMANDA MARIAH LEWIS August 06, 1835 in Walton County Georgia, daughter of JOHN LEWIS and SARAH. She was born October 15, 1815 in South Carolina, and died May 30, 1878 and is buried at Fairview Presby.Church Lawrenceville, GA.
Children of ELIJAH ADAMS and AMANDA LEWIS are:
i. ARMINTA ADAMS, b. May 11, 1836, Gwinnett Co. Ga; d. November 22, 1911, and is buried at Turkeytown Methodist Etowah Co Al. Married WILLIAM THOMAS MCCONNELL December 30, 1852 in Gwinnett Co, By James Patterson, son of TILFORD MCCONNELL and NANCY BILLUE. He was born October 10, 1830 in Near Maryville Tn, and died February 22, 1911 and is buried at Turkeytown Methodist Etowah Co Al.
Thomas and Araminta moved to Blount Co Al in 1859, and to Etowah Co Al in 1890. Thomas served in Co B 28th Al Reg 1862-1865. Source for military information is from copies of his orginal service record from the GA. Archives
ii. SARAH L ADAMS, b. August 25, 1838, GA; m. (1) ELISHA HUNTER, January 31, 1856, Gwinnett Co. Ga; b. Abt. 1832, Ga; d. September 1862, Knoxville Fairgrounds; m. (2) COWAN, Aft. 1862.
iii. JOHN AUGUSTIN ADAMS, b. November 06, 1840; d. July 01, 1862, Malvern Hill VA.
John was a private with Company F, 24th Georgia Infantry. He enlisted August of 1861 and was killed at the Battle of Malvern Hill in Virginia July 1, 1862. Upon his death he was due unpaid wages of $44.36 for 4 months and 1 days service. He was also due $25.00 for his clothing. As his father was no longer living these monies were paid to his mother Amanda. Source for military information is from copies of his orginal service record from the GA. Archives.
v. HANNAH E ADAMS, b. May 24, 1845; d. February 04, 1871; m. WILLIAM PRUETT, October 25, 1865, GWINNETT CO, GA.
3. vi. ELIJA D D ADAMS, b. February 14, 1849; d. September 01, 1885,and is presumed buried, becasue of family rememberance although no tombstone marks his place of rest, at Rock Springs UMC Lawrenceville GA. He married (1) LAURA M M WEBSTER March 14, 1872 in LAWRENCEVILLE,GA MIN-IRA A CORBAN. (2) MARY CAROLINE PRUITT, daughter of JOHN PRUITT and MARY TEAGLE. She was born February 22, 1848, and died July 11, 1937 and is buried in Norcross City Cemetery (with J.A.Adams, son).
On February 8, 1873 Elija's mother Amanda deeded one half of the 125 acre Adams homestead to him with love and affection as noted in Gwinnett County Court Records. This land was purchased in 1837 and is land lot 112 in the 7th district of Gwinnett Co. This land stayed at the full 125 acres until 1911 when Elija's son Tandy died and 75 acres had to be sold so that his wife and children would have support. This is also from Gwinnett County Court records. Although Gwinnett County histories have little recorded information on the Adams family they did have the distinction of being one of the few families in the Counties history to have owned the same land for over 160 years. This land was originally obtained by Isham Williams in the Land Lottery when he drew for 250 acres. The Adams bought 125 acres in 1837. Arthur Adams and Ruby Jewell Adams obtained what was left from Robert E Lee Adams and each of their families lived on this land. Somewhere along the way this land lot changed numbers to Land Lot 115. Documents at the Gwinnett County Courthouse seem to say that all the remaining land has been sold off over the years piece by piece for projects such as the Rockwell Plant, and the Duluth Bypass, and other yet to be developed projects such as an agreement for a hotel and it appears that the last of it was sold to The Sugarloaf Group in April 1997. I cannot locate any of that land in the Adams name. The Gwinnett County Civic Center stands on a portion of the land that was owned by the Adams until the death of Tandy in 1911. Interstate 85 was put down on a portion of the land also. It is the writers opinion that the legacy left by Elijah and Amanda Adams has disappeared in the name of progress and that the family is no longer in the elite group as before mentioned. But, as information is not forthcoming I could be wrong. Land deed records are copied from the orignal document in the deed books at the Gwinnett Co Courthouse
Generation No. 2
Children of, ARMINTA ADAMS and WILLIAM MCCONNELL are:
i. ROBERT F MCCONNELL M.D., b. 1852; d. 1920 and is buried at Oak Hill Cem. Etowah Co AL. He married MARTHA C. She was born 1860, and died 1917 and is buried at Oak Hill Cem. Etowah Co AL.
ii. ANDREW M MCCONNELL, d. Chicago IL; m. ? DANIEL.
Children of ELIJA ADAMS and MARY PRUETT are:
i. LILY ADAMS.
ii. TANDY KEY FLOYD ADAMS, b. March 16, 1878; d. June 19, 1911 and is buried at Rock Springs UMC Lawrenceville GA. He married IDA ABI CLACK, daughter of JOSEPH CLACK and MARY GRAHAM. She was born March 28, 1883, and died June 19, 1953 and is buried in Sugar Hill GA.
Tandy died after a "severe illness of the head". He was a member of the Odd Fellows and the preacher that conducted the funeral service admonished the group saying that they weren't to be around church people. It is interesting to note that the Adams lost 75 of their original 125 acres of land to the county after his death for the support of Ida and their 5 children. They also lost their mule, some household and kitchen furniture, a buggy and wagon and harness, 4 cows, 1 hog, gun and a watch. Source of the land loss if from the copy of the application for twelve months support made by Ida Abi Adams which is located at the Gwinnett Co Courthouse.
Family sources say that after John moved to Norcross he rented a place for fifty cents (I am not sure how often this was paid) and operated a blacksmith shop. The house John was raised in is still occupied by an Adams. He was 5 years old when his stepfather George Whitley was shot and killed by his mother.
iv. MARY FRANCES ADAMS, b. 1883.
Children of JASPER ADAMS and TALLY WYNN are:
i. LOUISA E J ADAMS, b. 1877.
ii. MESA E ADAMS, b. 1879.
Generation No. 3
Children of ROBERT MCONNELL and MARTHA C are:
i. OTTIS MCCONNELL.
ii. LYDIA MCCONNELL.
iii. EARL MCCONNELL.
iv. ERNEST MCCONNELL.
v. MARY MCCONNELL.
Children of TANDY ADAMS and IDA CLACK are:
i. FLOYD LEROY ADAMS. He married CORA
ii. CLIFFORD OLAN ADAMS, b. June 23, 1900, Gwinnett Co GA; d. October 16, 1971 and is buried at Trinity Meth Church Duluth Ga. He married MARY JEANETTE KEMP December 25, 1921 in Duluth GA, daughter of ROBERT KEMP and MARGARET WELLMAKER. She was born September 22, 1893 in Gwinnett Co GA, and died June 21, 1990 and is buried at Trinity Meth Church Duluth Ga.
iii. ESSIE MAE ADAMS, b. March 30, 1903; d. December 26, 1967. She married JAMES MACK BENJAMIN SINGLEY, son of BEN SINGLEY and LAUNIA JOHNSON. He was born August 26, 1901, and died July 01, 1987.
iv. ROBERT E LEE ADAMS, b. May 11, 1907; d. May 09, 1982 and is buried at Lebanon Baptist Church Lawrenceville Ga. He married (1) MAUDE LEE ATKINSON, daughter of PETER ATKINSON and MARY WARBINGTON. She was born December 29, 1908, and died September 1992 and is buried at Crestlawn Cemetery Atlanta Ga. He married (2) OLLIE HILL after moving to Texas. He later reamrried Maude after moving back to GA.
v. RUBY JEWELL ADAMS, b. February 11, 1910; d. March 21, 1988. She married (1) ROBERT DUNAHOO. She married (2) ELZO GAZAWAY. He was born January 13, 1914, and died February 1972.
Children of JOHN ADAMS and AMANDA ROBERTS are:
i. NOAH W ADAMS, b. September 10, 1898; d. January 24, 1945. He married KATE D GUTHRIE December 29, 1924 in Gwinnett Co Ga, daughter of JOHN GUTHRIE and HANNAH MAJOR. She was born August 05, 1905, and died December 21, 1969 and is buried at Norcross City Cemetery.
ii. WORLEY L ADAMS, b. September 10, 1901; d. May 19, 1988. He married FLORENCE December 29, 1935.
iii. WINNIE MAE ADAMS, b. March 23, 1904.
iv. CARRIE LOU ADAMS, b. December 01, 1906.
v. GLADYS ADAMS, b. February 22, 1909; d. March 12, 1989.
vi. JOHN A ADAMS JR, b. December 22, 1919.
Generation No. 4
Child of FLOYD ADAMS and CORA is: i. MYRTLE B ADAMS.
Children of CLIFFORD ADAMS and MARY KEMP are:
i. MARY LOU ADAMS, b. December 09, 1923, Gwinnett Co GA; d. July 25, 1990, Lebanon Baptist Church Gwinnett Co; m. HULON WALDRIP, June 21, 1943, Gwinnett Co; b. April 10, 1925.
ii. CLIFFORD OLAN ADAMS JR, b. January 25, 1926, Buford Ga (Gwinnett Co); d. December 11, 1994, White Chapel Gardens (Gwinnett Co); m. EDNA JANE PITTMAN, January 14, 1952, Lawrenceville Ga (Gwinnett Co); b. September 30, 1932, Lula Ga.
iii. WILLIE C ADAMS, b. March 31, 1928; m. JAMES THOMAS GARMON, December 07, 1946, Gwinnett Co; b. March 12, 1923.
ROBERT KEY ADAMS, b. January 31, 1930, Gwinnett Co GA.
v. WINFORD TERRELL ADAMS, b. January 25, 1932, Buford Ga (Gwinnett Co); m. DAISY MAUDE GREEN, June 23, 1957, Gwinnett Co; b. February 17, 1933, Cumming, GA; d. April 16, 1995, Lebanon Baptist Church Gwinnett Co.
vi. GEORGE L ADAMS, b. June 07, 1935, Gwinnet Co GA; d. October 14, 1989, Lebanon Baptist Church Gwinnett Co; m. MARY VIRGINIA MORGAN, December 25, 1954, Gwinnett Co; b. December 16, 1934, Tucker GA.
Children of ESSIE ADAMS and JAMES SINGLEY are:
i. TANDY MACK SINGLEY, b. June 07, 1921; d. September 03, 1997, Lawrenceville GA; m. MADGE MARTIN; b. September 28, 1928.
ii. GENEVA MONTINE SINGLEY, b. May 01, 1923; m. OSCAR E PARKER; b. August 26, 1919; d. December 21, 1994.
iii. LEE ROY SINGLEY, b. April 21, 1927; d. March 1986; m. (1) UNKNOWN; m. (2) ELLENE BAILEY.
iv. JEWELL ESSIE SINGLEY, b. October 13, 1929; m. JAMES HORACE PARR; b. November 27, 1928.
v. DOROTHY SUE SINGLEY, b. May 07, 1933; m. ROY JOSEPH STEPHENS; b. August 11, 1925; d. August 1976.
vi. IDA BEATRICE SINGLEY, b. April 22, 1938; m. RAY CLINTON WOOD; b. July 07, 1941.
vii. KENNETH NEIL SINGLEY, b. September 06, 1943; m. BONNIE LOIS DUTTON; b. 1942.
viii. SHIRLEY ANN SINGLEY, b. December 05, 1948; m. ROY GRAVES.
Children of ROBERT ADAMS and MAUDE ATKINSON are:
i. MARSHALL EUGENE ADAMS, m. MARY GRACE POWERS.
ii. ARTHUR FLOYD ADAMS, b. January 24, 1931; m. BETTY LUCILLE COLLINS; b. September 29, 1930.
Child of ROBERT ADAMS and OLLIE HILL is: iii. EDDIE ADAMS. Child of RUBY ADAMS and ROBERT DUNAHOO is: i. CECIL DUNAHOO.
Children of NOAH ADAMS and KATE GUTHRIE are:
i. JOHN GUTHRIE ADAMS, b. September 29, 1925; d. September 07, 1986; m. ANN ALFORD.
ii. PEGGY JEAN ADAMS, b. November 25, 1930; d. April 29, 1931.
Children of WORLEY ADAMS and FLORENCE are:
i. WALTER ADAMS.
ii. BARBARA ADAMS.
iii. CAROL ADAMS.
Marriage records are either from family bibles, copies of marriage certificates located in the Gwinnett Co courthouse, or from family members themselves. Birth and death dates are from the same along with inscriptions on tombstones. All dates have been recorded properly to the best of my knowledge.
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