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Robert F. Adams

Robert F. Adams received a Confederate Pension #23834 from the State of Texas. He filed for his pension July 9, 1913 where he lived at Frankston, Texas. He states that he was 77 years old and was born in Talbert County, Georgia. He had lived in Anderson County for 37 years [arriving approximately 1876]. He served in Company K, 2nd Georgia Infantry under Colonel Sheppard. He voluntarily enlisted on August 16, 1862 and served until the end of the war. He was a private. He was surrendered and paroled April 9, 1865 at Appomattox Court House, Virginia. His homestead was valued at $800 and had other property outside the home valued at $410. His application was witnessed by J. M. Emerson and V. F. Dubose. His pension was approved September 1, 1913 and received his first payment around December 1, 1913. According to the pension file Mr. Adams died February 22, 1922 at Frankston, Texas. His son Geo. Adams of Frankston, Texas submitted a bill for $50 for Mr. Adams' casket. There is a notation that there was not a undertaker nor is there a cemetery listed. [Note: I searched on Nov. 15, 2008 the http://pilot.familysearch.org/ and did not find a death certificate.]

Robert F. Adams is listed in the 1920 Federal Census for Anderson County Texas in Justice Precinct 4 on Page 16a of Enumeration District 18. He is shown as being the head of the household, age 83, born Georgia as are both of his parents. Other members of his household are his wife, S.A.I.[Semarinous] Adams, son, George H. Adams, daughter in law, Safronie Adams, and grandson, Franklin L. Adams as shown on our transcription.

[Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Justice Precinct 4, Anderson, Texas; Roll: T625_1772; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 18; Image: 509.

Source Information:

Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005; accessed November 16, 2008.]

Robert F. Adams is listed in the 1910 Federal Census for Anderson County Texas in Justice Precinct 4 on Page 9a of Enumeration District 17. He is shown as being the head of the household, age 73, born Georgia as is his father. His mother is shown as being born South Carolina. Other members of his household are his wife, Seris A. Adams and son, George H. Adams. Mr. and Mrs. Adams have been married 44 years [approximate date of marriage would be 1866]. Mrs. Adams is listed as having 9 children with 3 living.

[Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Justice Precinct 4, Anderson, Texas; Roll: T624_1527; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 17; Image: 474.

Source Information:

Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006; accessed November 16, 2008.]

Robert F. Adams is listed in the 1900 Federal Census for Anderson County Texas in Justice Precinct 4 on Page 12b of Enumeration District 11. He is shown as being the head of household, age 63, born October 1836 in Georgia. His parents are shown as being born in South Carolina. Other members of his household include his wife Semarisnous Adams and son George H. Adams. Mr. and Mrs. Adams have been married 35 years [this would make date of marriage approximately 1865]. Mrs. Adams is listed as having 9 children with 3 living.

[Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Justice Precinct 4, Anderson, Texas; Roll: T623 1607; Page: 12B; .

Source Information:

Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004; accessed November 16, 2008.]

R. F. Adams is listed in the 1880 Federal Census for Anderson County Texas in Justice Precinct 5 on Page 6b of Enumeration District 5. He is shown as being age 44, Farmer, born Georgia. His parents are shown as being born in South Carolina. Other members of the household include his wife, S. A. Adams and daughters, Josaphene Adams, Lilla V. Adams and Ceres A. Adams.

[Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Precinct 5, Anderson, Texas; Roll: T9_1288; Family History Film: 1255288; Page: 142.2000; Enumeration District: 5

Source Information:

Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005; accessed November 16, 2008.]

Robt. Adams is listed in the 1870 Federal Census for Stewart County Georgia - post office Florence on page 91. He is shown as being age 33, Farmer, born Georgia. He is listed with his wife (I can't read her name) and daughters Josephine Adams and Lilly Adams.

[Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Stewart, Georgia; Roll: M593_174; Page: 91; Image: 183;

Source Information:

Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003; accessed November 16, 2008.]

Robert F. Adams is listed on the 1860 Federal Census for Stewart County Georgia - District 22 Lumpkin post office. He is shown as being age 22, Mechanic, born Georgia. He is listed in the household of Samuel Adams, age 49, Holland Adams, age 49, George W. Adams, age 22, Charles B. Adams, age 20, Susannah Adams, age 17, Samuel O. Adams, age 15, Winfield Adams, age 11, Sarah A. Adams, age 9, Mary A. Adams, age 8, and Frances Adams, age 6.

[Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: District 22, Stewart, Georgia; Roll: M653_136; Page: 317; Image: 319.

Source Information:

Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004; accessed December 19, 2008.]

Robert Adams is listed on the 1850 Federal Census for Talbot County Georgia - District 16. He is shown as being 14 years, born Georgia. He is shown in the household of Samuel Adams, age 39, Holland Adams, age 29, William Adams, age 15, George Adams, age 12, Charles Adams, age 10, Susannah Adams, age 8, Samuel Adams, age 4, Winfield Adams, age 3, Mary Adams, age 1, Foster Adams, age 9 and Marguerte Adams, age 7. The household before is Phillip Adams, age 65 and the household after is Edwin Adams, age 35.

[Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: District 16, Talbot, Georgia; Roll: M432_83; Page: 223; Image: 2.

Source Information:

Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005, accessed December 19, 2008.]

From the Cemeteries of Anderson County, Texas by Jack Selden in the Wofford Cemetery is R. F. Adams, DOB 31 Oct 1836 DOB 22 Feb 1922 and Semarinous Adams, DOB 09 Sep 1842 DOD 09 Mar 1921.

From the book Frankston and itís Neighbors By Frankston Bicentennial Committees, 1976 Pages 18-19 is the article THE GEORGE HUBBARD ADAMS FAMILY, Facts given by Mrs. George Adams and Joyce Lookabaugh. "The Adams family goes back to George Adams and Sarah Porter Adams who came from Scotland in early colonial days and settled in South Carolina and then in Talbot County and Stewart County in Georgia.

The first Adams to settle in the Frankston-Kickapoo area was Robert Franklin Adams, second son of Samuel and Hollan Vause Adams. He was born October 1836 and died Feb. 22, 1922. Robert Franklin Adams served with the Stewart Grays in the Civil War. In 1865 he married Serrarinious Angeline Isabell Hodges (1842-1921). She was the daughter of Jordan Hodges and Mary Miller of Georgia.

With three children they made their way to East Texas, arriving in a snow storm in 1877 and settled in Kickapoo. There were born to this union the following children: Josephine Haskell (1886), Lilley Vause (1896), Ceres Semarrmous (1872), Franklin Lee (1873 - he died 21 days after they arrived in East Texas), Aleganny Isabel (1875 - died of polio in 1878), Mary Magdaline and Muse (twins, born in 1878. Mary died in 1878 and Muse in 1880), Ann Everett (1881-1885) and George Hubbard (1883-1973). Of their nine children, only four reached adult age and lived around Kickapoo and Frankston their entire lives. This whole family, Robert Franklin and Serrarinious and their children are buried in the Wofford Cemetery."

Additional material on the family is included is this article and an article on Page 151 that refers to the Hugo Menge family who was married to Lillie Vause Adams, a daughter of Robert Franklin Adams.

To submit more information on Robert F. Adams, e-mail me.

Material for this Article furnished by Mary Lou Laird, Karla Lang and Scott Fitzgerald.

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