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Samuel G. Adams

Pvt. Samuel G. Adams (1842 – 1906) enlisted in Co. I of the 18th Texas Infantry in May of 1862 at the age of 20. He served until April of 1865. The 18th Texas Infantry was a part of the 1st Brigade of Walker’s Texas Division. Samuel was born in Bastrop, Texas on February 16, 1842 to William and Susannah (Prenter) Adams. William Adams had been born in Clones, Monaghan County, Ireland in 1807 and had come to America in 1827. He received a grant of land in Rusk County from Gov. J. Pinkney Henderson in 1847. Also serving in Co. I was young John A. Fambrough (1846) who was the older brother of Samuel’s wife-to-be, Nancy A. Fambrough (1854). John may have been killed during the War. Five years after the War’s end in 1870 Samuel and Nancy were married. Nancy was 16 years old. Nancy and Samuel had 5 children – Mollie, Edward Prenter, John Edmund, Sam Erby and Susanah Anna. Nancy died in 1887 at the age of 33. Samuel then married Fannie Florence Barnett. They had 3 children – Leonard, Willie Fay and Maggie May. Before his death in 1906 Samuel’s son Leonard remembers him saying that those who said that the Battle of Mansfield (April 8, 1864) was just a skirmish would certainly not say that if they had been there. Samuel died in 1906. In 1915 his widow, Fannie, applied for and received a Confederate veteran’s pension from the State of Texas – Pension # 30213. Two witnesses on the Pension Application Affidavit were Jonas M. Waller (Sgt.) and H.L. Watson, both members of Co. I.
Source: John E. Adams

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