NameJames John ADAMS
Birth11 Nov 1838, Kentucky [136]
Census18 Jun 1870, Elkton, Todd Co, KY
Census1880, Fairview, Todd Co, KY
Census1900, Elkton, Todd Co, KY
Death13 Dec 1904, Elkton, Todd Co, KY [136]
BurialGlenwood Cem, Elkton, Todd, KY
FatherRobert T. ADAMS (1801-1872)
MotherJane LOWRY (1815-1888)
Marriage5 Nov 1863, Montgomery County, Tennessee
SpouseSarah Baker HALYARD
Birth18 Feb 1844, Montgomery County, Tennessee [136]
Death17 Sep 1899, Elkton, Todd, KY [136]
BurialGlenwood Cem, Elkton, Todd, KY
BirthSep 1864, Elkton, Todd, KY [32]
Death8 Jan 1942, Elkton, Todd, KY [134]
Marriage26 Nov 1890, near Elkton, Todd Co, KY [138]
BirthAug 1866, Todd Co, KY [32]
DeathMaury Co, TN
BirthNov 1869, Todd Co, KY [32]
Deathbef 1920, of Todd Co, KY
Marriage9 Feb 1887, Todd Co, KY [138]
Birth23 Jan 1871, Elkton, Todd, KY [22], [7, J.B. Porter was informant]
Death19 May 1953, Joplin, Jasper, MO [22], [7, Certif. No. 18425]
BurialMt. Hope Cem, Joplin, MO
Marriage13 Sep 1893, Clarksville, White, TN [22]
5 FRose L. Adams
Birthabt 1873, Kentucky
Deathabt 1947, Oswego, Labette, KS
SpouseOrthus L. Steele
Marriage20 Dec 1899, Todd Co, KY [138]
6 FAdelaide Adams
Birth6 Oct 1877, Kentucky [22], [136]
Death19 Dec 1944, Washington, D.C. [22]
BurialGlenwood Cem, Todd Co, KY
SpouseCalvin Edmunds Millen
Marriage6 Nov 1895, Todd Co, KY [138]
Notes for James J ADAMS
On 28 May 1896, a J.B. Adams transferred all of his assets, including the inventory of a drugstore business in Elkton, to Jack M. Russell. The timing matches with a choice to retire and go live with his son.
Census notes for James J ADAMS
1870 Todd, KY: John J. 31 b. KY (farmer, 1800/1500), Sarah B. 26, James R. 5, Henry B. 3, Ida J. 1. (Elkton, p. 344. 6/18/1870) (6/18/99)
1880 Todd, KY:
James J. 41 b. KY F-VA M-KY. Sarah B 36 TN Par - KY/TN; James R. 15 KY; Henry B 13; Ida J 11; Molly J 9; Rosie L. 7; Adilade E. 2 (Fairview, p. 176B) (FamilySearch 11/29/02)
1900 KY Sdx: James J. 61 b. Nov 1838 KY, parents VA/KY living in household of son James R. (b. Sept 1864 KY, parents b. KY.) in Elkton KY (Vol 76 ED 87 sht 15, line 95) (1/2/96)
Notes for Sarah Baker HALYARD
Son Ida’s death certificate lists name as Sallie Halyard, b. TN. Research in 2017 discovered the marriage of John J. Adams and Miss Sarah Halyard in 1863, and that Sarah Halyard of Montgomery Co, TN was the daughter of James Baker Halyard, explaining the Baker connection.

Son James’ death certificate lists name as Sarah Baker, b. KY, which was consistent with family tradition and Sarah’s consistent use of the initial “B.” As a result, this page displayed the name “Sarah Baker” from approximately 1998 to 2017, and that information had spread widely.

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