Alfred Adams was born in 1811, July 10th. His wife was Elizabeth Flannery, born in Lee County, Virginia,
November 28, 1815. Their children were:
Sarah, who married Carroll Wilson, who was killed in the Civil War, and, after his death, she married
Jacob S. Mast;
George F., born December 8, 1842, and was killed in Civil War;
Tarleton P. Adams was born March 14, 1846, and married, first, Rebecca Adams, June 7, 1877, and,
second, Mollie Tugman, December 15, 1910;
Leah E., who married Isaac Dougherty about 1876, and
Abner, who married Elizabeth Combs about 1875.
The father of Alfred Adams was John, who was born in France of English ancestry and came with Lafayette’s
soldiers as a drummer boy of sixteen years. He stayed till the Revolutionary War was ended, but when
Lafayette’s soldiers were about to return, John hid himself in a flour barrel at Philadelphia and escaped.
There he joined a whaling ship and went with it two years, after which he apprenticed himself to a cabinet
maker for seven years in Philadelphia. It becoming rumored that the French were about to search the city
for deserters, John set out for North Carolina and reached the head of the Yadkin, where he met and married
Easter Hawkins. Their children were:
Frank, who married _________;
Tarleton, who married a Harman;
Squire, who married a Greene;
Allen, who married a Greene;
Alfred, who married Elizabeth Flannery;
George, who died at eighteen;
Patsy, who married a Williams;
Rachel, who married Jehiel Smith, and
Elizabeth, who married Enoch Greene.
Tarleton P. Adams was elected a county commissioner in 1878, and was appointed on Board of Education
in 1882, and with the exception of four years, from 1896 to 1900, has been a member ever since and will
be six years longer---by far the longest service in the State.
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