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Family Sheet

Name: Joel Adams Note Born: 4 Feb 1750 at Culpepper County, , , Virginia Married: 28 Dec 1773 at Congaree, , , SC Died: 9 Jul 1830 at Richland County, , , South Carolina Father: James Adams Mother: Agnes Walker
Name: Grace Weston Note Born: 27 Sep 1752 at Bertie County, , , North Carolina Died: 23 Dec 1832 at Congaree, , , South Carolina Father: William Weston Mother: Sarah Luten
Name: James Adams Born: 21 Mar 1776 at South Carolina, , , Died: at South Carolina, , , Wife: Sylvia Poythress Goodwyn
Name: Sarah Adams Born: 22 Dec 1778 Died: 4 Jun 1809 Husband: Isaac Raiford Tucker Reverend
Name: Frances Adams Born: 1 Sep 1781 at South Carolina, , , Died: 1781
Name: Joel Adams Born: 6 Mar 1784 at South Carolina, , , Died: 1 May 1859 at The Forks, , Richland District, South Carolina Wife: Mary Goodwyn Hopkins
Name: William Weston Adams Born: 15 Nov 1786 Died: 1831 Wife: Sarah Epps Goodwyn
Name: Henry Walker Adams Born: 14 Jan 1790 Died: 2 Oct 1815 Wife: Martha Anderson Hopkins
Name: Robert Adams Born: 26 Feb 1793 at Congaree, , , South Carolina Died: 17 Aug 1850 at Richland County, , , South Carolina Wife: Anne Elizabeth Reese
1). History of the Adams Family by James Hopkins Adams According to tradition, Joel Adams ran away from home whe n he was very young because of an intense dislike for his s tepfather. Apparently he was about eighteen years of age wh en he came to lower Richland County in 1768 and obtaine d a grant of land adjoining the property of William Weston . Although lacking a formal education, Joel Adams was a ver y intelligent, hardworking, courageous and ambitious man o f the highest character. By his own merits heamassed a for tune. It is told that his courtship of Grace Weston was long a nd persistent. So many times did she refuse him that he res olved never again to ask her to marry. Nevertheless, one da y while riding, his horse by habit turned in to the Westo n home, and Joel decided to try once more. They were marrie d, and lived a long and happy life together. !DEATH Headstone, St John s Episcopal, Congaree, SC, Headst one, St John s Episcopal, Congaree, SC
2).  St John  s Churchyard..... . . . within this same enclosur e are two headstones, simple and unattractive, standing sid e by side, as the old couple had stood in life toward eac h other in all things   these two headstones mark the resti ng places of Joel and Grace Adams, the former born in 1750 , the latter in 1752, and both lived to reach the age of ei ghty.   The Adams Family of the Fork,  J.H. Adams  !BIRTH SC Mag of Ancestral Research Vol 11 p.138, SC Mag o f Ancestral Research Vol 11 p.138  !DEATH Headstone, St John  s Episcopal, Congaree, SC, Headst one, St John  s Episcopal, Congaree, SC


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