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John Thomas and Epsie Melinda Felker Adams & Some Descendants

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 This is a picture of John Thomas & Epsie Melinda (Felker) Adams and some descendants. This picture was taken on April 8, 1913, probably at John and Epsie's house in Newberry.
 Please do not take this picture from this site without permission from here.
 Thanks to Christopher Smith (e-mail) for this wonderful picture.
 

I am descended from Henry and Emaline "Milly" (Alewine) Adams in two ways. Two of their children are both of my ancestors. One of their daughters, Martha Emeline, married Stephen Cromer; their son, John Thomas, married Epsie Melinda Felker. Emeline's great-grandson and John Thomas's granddaughter married in the early 1900s.

I have traced my Adams line back to Henry's great-grandparents, John and Eve (Smith) Adams, who lived in Rowan County, North Carolina in the 1700s. Eve was the daughter of Peter and Barbara (?) Smith/Schmidt, but I have not been able to trace the line back any further. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Have any questions, information, comments? Don't hesitate to contact me!

Descendants of John Adams

 

Generation No. 1

1. JOHN1 ADAMS1 was born Abt. 1720 in North Carolina1, and died Abt. 1762 in Rowan County, North Carolina1. He married EVE SMITH1 Abt. 17491, daughter of PETER SCHMIDT and BARBARA. She was born Bet. 1736 - 1748 in East Cocalico Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania2,3.

Children of JOHN ADAMS and EVE SMITH are:

2. i. JOHN HOBBS2 ADAMS, b. Abt. 1750, Rowan County, North Carolina; d. February 3, 1784, Rowan County, North Carolina.

ii. BARBARA ADAMS4, b. Abt. 17524.

iii. GEORGE ADAMS4, b. Abt. 17564.

 

Generation No. 2

2. JOHN HOBBS2 ADAMS (JOHN1)4 was born Abt. 1750 in Rowan County, North Carolina4, and died February 3, 1784 in Rowan County, North Carolina4. He married WINIFRED "WINNIE" BUSSELL4 August 15, 1768 in Rowan County, North Carolina4, daughter of VALENTINE BIFFLE and ELIZABETH. She was born Abt. 1752 in Rowan County, North Carolina4.

More About JOHN HOBBS ADAMS:

Burial: Rowan County, North Carolina4

Child of JOHN ADAMS and WINIFRED BUSSELL is:

3. i. JOHN3 ADAMS, b. January 20, 1771, Rowan County, North Carolina; d. Bet. 1820 - 1830.

 

Generation No. 3

3. JOHN3 ADAMS (JOHN HOBBS2, JOHN1)5 was born January 20, 1771 in Rowan County, North Carolina5,6, and died Bet. 1820 - 18307. He married ELIZABETH7. She was born Bet. 1766 - 17757, and died Aft. March 18207.

Notes for JOHN ADAMS:

 

GenForum - Adams Family

Message #2778

John Adams b. 1771 m. Elizabeth. They lived in Rowan Co., NC and had children: Margaret b. 1790, George, Henry, David b. 1796, Obediah, Catherine and pos. others. Obediah was in Twiggs Co., Ga. in 1830. Any info on these families?

Message #684

John Adams was born in Rowan Co., NC in 1771. He and Elizabeth had several children: Margaret b. 1790, George b. 1792, Henry b. 1794,David b. 1796, Obediah b. ca 1800, Catherine, b. ca 1804. Obediah lived in Twiggs co. Ga in 1836. Obediah m. 1st Tabitha Massey, m. 2nd Elizabaeath McRay and had one child, David Raiford Adams.

 

Children of JOHN ADAMS and ELIZABETH are:

i. MARGARET4 ADAMS8, b. 17908.

ii. GEORGE ADAMS9, b. January 25, 1794, Rowan County, North Carolina9,10; m. REBECCA A. PARROTT11; b. Abt. 179611; d. September 11, 187611.

Notes for GEORGE ADAMS:

 

 

4. iii. HENRY ADAMS, b. August 23, 1794.

iv. UNKNOWN ADAMS11, b. Bet. 1795 - 180011.

v. DAVID ADAMS11, b. September 11, 179611,12.

vi. JOHN ADAMS, JR.13, b. April 5, 179913.

vii. OBEDIAH ADAMS13, b. Abt. 180013.

viii. CATHERINE ADAMS13, b. Abt. 180413.

ix. UNKNOWN ADAMS13, b. Bet. 1811 - 182013.

 

Generation No. 4

4. HENRY4 ADAMS (JOHN3, JOHN HOBBS2, JOHN1)14,15 was born August 23, 179416. He married EMALINE "MILLY" ALEWINE16,17, daughter of GEORGE ALEWINE and CATHERINE. She was born Abt. 180018,19.

Notes for HENRY ADAMS:

 

Children of HENRY ADAMS and EMALINE ALEWINE are:

5. i. MARTHA EMALINE5 ADAMS, b. Abt. 1829.

6. ii. JOHN THOMAS ADAMS, b. November 15, 1834, Newberry County, South Carolina; d. May 25, 1919, Newberry County, South Carolina.

7. iii. NANCY KATHERINE ADAMS, b. Abt. 1833, Newberry County, South Carolina.

 

Generation No. 5

5. MARTHA EMALINE5 ADAMS (HENRY4, JOHN3, JOHN HOBBS2, JOHN1)20 was born Abt. 182920. She married STEPHEN CROMER20, son of JOHN CROMER and NANCY LAKE. He was born Abt. 182820, and died August 30, 1862 in Battle of Second Manassas, Virginia21,22.

Notes for STEPHEN CROMER:

The Petersburg Campaign

Petersburg, an important rail centre 23 miles (37 km) south of Richmond, was a strategic point for the defense of the Confederate capital.

More About STEPHEN CROMER:

Confederate Service: Company G, Infantry. Regiment Hampton Legion. South Carolina

Child of MARTHA ADAMS and STEPHEN CROMER is:

i. EUGENIA EMALINE6 CROMER23, b. September 5, 185123; d. August 22, 192623; m. JOHN WILLIAM GILLIAM24; b. February 14, 184624; d. December 22, 192624.

Notes for JOHN WILLIAM GILLIAM:

Is a 5-year old boy on the 1850 Newberry County, South Carolina Census.

 

6. JOHN THOMAS5 ADAMS (HENRY4, JOHN3, JOHN HOBBS2, JOHN1)24 was born November 15, 1834 in Newberry County, South Carolina25, and died May 25, 1919 in Newberry County, South Carolina25. He married EPSIE MELINDA FELKER25 December 15, 185526, daughter of PETER FELKER and DELILA CROMER. She was born January 12, 1836 in Newberry County, South Carolina27, and died March 7, 1914 in Newberry County, South Carolina27.

Children of JOHN ADAMS and EPSIE FELKER are:

i. EDITH BIRDIE6 ADAMS27, b. Newberry County, South Carolina27.

ii. JAMES PINCKNEY ADAMS27, b. October 20, 1856, Newberry County, South Carolina27; d. March 6, 1924, Newberry County, South Carolina27; m. ANNA HENRIETTA CROMER27; b. April 9, 1860, Newberry County, South Carolina27; d. February 24, 1927, Newberry County, South Carolina27.

iii. JOHN COLVIN ADAMS27, b. February 25, 1858, Newberry County, South Carolina27; d. November 2, 1941, Newberry County, South Carolina27; m. ANNA ELIZABETH EPTING27; b. June 3, 1869, Newberry County, South Carolina27; d. April 18, 1928, Newberry County, South Carolina27.

iv. TEXANNA ADAMS27, b. February 24, 1860, Newberry County, South Carolina27; d. April 19, 1941, Newberry County, South Carolina27; m. JAMES DARBY27; b. February 1858, Newberry County, South Carolina27; d. April 14, 1888, Newberry County, South Carolina27.

v. LILLA ADAMS27, b. June 18, 1861, Newberry County, South Carolina27; d. January 27, 1952, Newberry County, South Carolina27; m. JOHN W. REESE27; b. May 22, 1860, Newberry County, South Carolina27; d. April 23, 1886, Newberry County, South Carolina27.

vi. WILLIE ADAMS27, b. February 25, 1863, Newberry County, South Carolina27; d. December 19, 195827; m. EDWARD ADOLPHUS BERLEY27; b. March 26, 185727; d. December 19, 193427.

vii. NANNIE EMALINE ADAMS28, b. October 20, 186629; d. January 4, 191929; m. JOHN CHARLES DEHIHNS30; b. February 10, 1862, South Carolina30,31; d. March 14, 190532.

More About NANNIE EMALINE ADAMS:

Burial: Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church Cemetery, Newberry County, South Carolina

More About JOHN CHARLES DEHIHNS:

Burial: Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church Cemetery, Newberry County, South Carolina

viii. CORNELIA ADAMS33, b. February 29, 1868, Newberry County, South Carolina33; d. November 11, 195233; m. (1) DRAYTON BERLEY33; b. December 19, 1862, Newberry County, South Carolina33; d. February 12, 1887, Newberry County, South Carolina33; m. (2) ANDREW J. WILLINGHAM33; b. March 6, 1843, Newberry County, South Carolina33; d. December 27, 1904, Newberry County, South Carolina33.

ix. OBED WATLAN ADAMS33, b. December 28, 1870, Newberry County, South Carolina33; d. February 4, 1887, Newberry County, South Carolina33.

x. ELLEN UDORIA ADAMS33, b. August 29, 1872, Newberry County, South Carolina33; d. February 13, 1887, Newberry County, South Carolina33.

xi. THOMAS PRESSLEY ADAMS33, b. September 22, 1873, Newberry County, South Carolina33; d. April 1, 195233; m. FANNIE OLIVER SMITH33; b. July 11, 1878, Newberry County, South Carolina33; d. September 28, 1946, Newberry County, South Carolina33.

xii. LUCY ADDIE ADAMS33, b. November 1, 1876, Newberry County, South Carolina33; d. November 18, 1957, South Carolina33; m. JESSE BOYD ADAMS33; b. April 23, 1873, Lexington County, South Carolina33; d. February 14, 195833.

xiii. CLARA ADAMS33, b. July 11, 1878, Newberry County, South Carolina33; d. August 13, 196433; m. JESSE W. DAWKINS33; b. September 9, 1886, Newberry County, South Carolina33; d. January 3, 196033.

xiv. EUNICE NONIE ADAMS33, b. January 27, 1880, Newberry County, South Carolina33; d. February 10, 1887, Newberry County, South Carolina33.

 

7. NANCY KATHERINE5 ADAMS (HENRY4, JOHN3, JOHN HOBBS2, JOHN1)34 was born Abt. 1833 in Newberry County, South Carolina34. She married IVY CROMER34. He was born December 13, 1824 in Newberry County, South Carolina34, and died May 23, 1899 in South Carolina34.

Children of NANCY ADAMS and IVY CROMER are:

i. SARAH ALICE MARILLA6 CROMER34, b. February 18, 185334.

ii. MARTHA ISEBELLER CROMER, b. May 21, 185634.

iii. WILLIAM DAVID CROMER34, b. August 1, 1858, Newberry County, South Carolina34; d. May 17, 1926, Newberry County, South Carolina34; m. (1) SALLIE ELIZABETH SUBER34, December 14, 188234; m. (2) MARY LILLIAN WICKER34, January 11, 1906, Newberry County, South Carolina34.

iv. MELVIN LEDFORD CROMER34, b. November 17, 1861, Newberry County, South Carolina34; d. May 17, 1926, South Carolina34; m. CATHERINE LOUVENIA SLIGH34.

v. ELLEN UNORA CROMER34, b. April 10, 1864, Newberry County, South Carolina34; d. Aft. 187034.

vi. JAMES IVY CROMER34, b. December 13, 186434.

vii. MARGARET EUGENIA CROMER34, b. June 22, 186634.

viii. FRANCES JANE CROMER34, b. August 3, 186834.

ix. NANCY KATHERINE CROMER34, b. April 16, 187234; d. June 9, 194934; m. WILLIAM FRANKLIN STONE34.

x. CORA LOVENIA CROMER34, b. May 17, 187334.

 

 

Endnotes

1. WorldConnect (RootsWeb).

2. GenForum - Smith.

3. Because Eve was born in East Cocalico Township, Pennsylvania, she would had to have been born between 1736-1748, when the family was living there.

4. WorldConnect (RootsWeb).

5. cprince1@mindspring.com (Chris Prince).

6. WorldConnect (RootsWeb).

7. cprince1@mindspring.com (Chris Prince).

8. GenForum.

9. cprince1@mindspring.com (Chris Prince).

10. FamilySearch.org.

11. cprince1@mindspring.com (Chris Prince).

12. FamilySearch.org.

13. cprince1@mindspring.com (Chris Prince).

14. DeHihns 2.FTW, Date of Import: Jul 10, 2001.

15. Ancestors of Audrey Goldsmith.FTW, Date of Import: Dec 28, 2000.

16. DeHihns 2.FTW, Date of Import: Jul 10, 2001.

17. Ancestors of Audrey Goldsmith.FTW, Date of Import: Dec 28, 2000.

18. DeHihns 2.FTW, Date of Import: Jul 10, 2001.

19. Ancestors of Audrey Goldsmith.FTW, Date of Import: Dec 28, 2000.

20. DeHihns 2.FTW, Date of Import: Jul 10, 2001.

21. "The Cromer Family," by Luther Hampton, Jr. and Eleanor C. Wicker.

22. GenForum, Message #336 - James Patrick Cromer.

23. DeHihns 2.FTW, Date of Import: Jul 10, 2001.

24. Ancestors of Audrey Goldsmith.FTW, Date of Import: Dec 28, 2000.

25. Ancestry World Tree (Ancestry.com).

26. 1850 Census Newberry County, South Carolina with Genealogical Data on Many Families by Eleanor Clyburn Wicker.

27. Ancestry World Tree (Ancestry.com).

28. Ancestors of Audrey Goldsmith.FTW, Date of Import: Dec 28, 2000.

29. DixaLee@aol.com.

30. Ancestors of Audrey Goldsmith.FTW, Date of Import: Dec 28, 2000.

31. DixaLee@aol.com.

32. Ancestors of Audrey Goldsmith.FTW, Date of Import: Dec 28, 2000.

33. Ancestry World Tree (Ancestry.com).

34. "Nancy Katherine Adams," Microsoft Word, created by Audrey Goldsmith.

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