I have an Adams in my family line. S. E. "Betty" Adams, daughter of Nominus "Non" Quincy Adams (22 Jan 1839-7 May 1922), who was married 3 times. His father was Azariam Adams, who married Mary Runyans. I do not have information on his year of birth or death. I have data that says he moved from South Carolina with his family about 1835-1836, to Choctaw County, Mississippi. His son, Nominus, went to school in Choctaw and Oktibbeha County. My database notes are:
"Non Quincy Adams was born in Rutherford County, North Carolina, son of Azariah Adams and his wife, Mary Runyans Adams. He was brought to Choctaw County by his parents when an infant. His father died when he was four years old. He attended schools in Choctaw and Oktibbeha Counties.
He was a member of Company A, 21st Mississippi Infantry. He was a Second Lieutenant after 1863. He fought at Murfresboro and Chickamauga. He lost his left arm on 28 July 1864, during the battle of Atlanta. His hand was cut off first, then it became infected and had to be operated on again at the elbow and finally at the shoulder when the infection stopped. He returned home walking and sometimes hitchhiking, as so many of the Confederate soldiers died. He was three months reaching home.
After the war, N. Q. Adams settled on a farm three miles north of what is now Sturgis, MS. He was very strong and could do almost as much on the farm that other men did with two hands.
He joined the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Choctaw County in 1854 and was licensed to preach in 1868. He was one of the organizers of Chestnut Grove Baptist Church, Oktibbeha County, in 1869. He was pastor of Antioch Church, Winston County, in 1870. He served Fentries Spring Hill Baptist Church, Choctaw County.
In Oktibbeha County, he was pastor of Sturgis, Wake Forest, Blythe Creek and others. He helped organize the Self Creek Baptist Church in 1901, and was pastor many years.
He was moderator of the Oktibbeha County Baptist Association ten years.
Rev. Adams was a Democrat. He served in the Senate from Oktibbeha County from 1896 to 1900, and in the House of Representatives from 1908 to 1912. He was vice-president of the Bank of Sturgis, which failed in 1910
He was a charter member of the Masonic Lodge No. 375 F. and A.M., Sturgis, MS."
!Dates and full name from an undated paper titled "The Family of Rev. Non Quincy Adams."
I would love to hear back from anyone that can help me on this Adams family line..
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