Benjamin Adams II, son of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Jones) Adams, was b: May 19, 1846 in Sleap Manor, Wem, England, d: March 8, 1892 Wakefield,Clay, Kansas, bur: St. Johns Cememtery, Wakefield, Kansas. On November 5, 1867 he m: Elizabeth Bloore, b: April 20, 1847, Hanchurch, Staffordshire, England, d: December 31, 1920 bur: St. Johns Cemetery, Wakefield, Kansas. She is the daughter of Samiel and Hannah Swift (Woolfe) Bloore. agter Benjamin and Elizabeth married they lived on a farm, Northwood Hall, Wem, Co Salop, England where their first child was born.
Around 1870, Benjamin came to America to purchase a farm, clear the land and build a home, returning to England sometime during the middle part of 1870, to bring his wife and child to america. In 1871 the family moved to their home in Union Twp., Clay Co.,Thirteen children were born t them; three died in infancy.
Benjamin was an early and active member of the Farmers Grange. He was also active in building " the little church on the prairie", St. Johns Episcopal, serving many years as vestryman and treasurer. He was a member of the first confirmation class presented by the first rector, Rev. WH Hickox.
All of their children, with the exception of Elizabeth May were born in Union Twp. Their chidren: Elizabeth May b: August 19, 1868 Northwood Hall, Co Salop, England, d: October 6, 1949, unm; Edith Amy b: april 29, 1872, d: March 8, 1941, m February 18, 1893 to Thomas Cowell; Samuel Bloore b: September 23, 1873, d: September 6, 1949, m: December 21, 1899 to Etna Moreland, dau. of Franklin and Sarah (Curtis) Moreland; Mary Helen b: April 12, 1875, d: June 14, 1902, m: December 25, 1894 to William Cowell; Robert Henry (Harry) b: September 4, 1876, d: April 3, 1952, m: February 1, 1899 to Bertha Kynaston, dau. of Charles and Eliza (Yarrow) Kynaston; Lucy Webb b: January 1, 1878, d: March 14, 1947, m: Janurary 3, 1900 to Walter Marcus Britt; Daisy Marion b: February 5, 1881,d: October 6, 1945, m: January 4, 1905 to William Jevons, son of Elijah and Harriet (Jones) Jevons; Ernest Edward b: April 24, 1883, m(1) October 30, 1906 to Flo Kent, dau of Willam and Anna (Britting) Kent, m(2) March 15, 1928 Big Springs Ne, Edna (Cox)Johnson; John Herbert b: November 30, 1884, d: January 20, 1933, m: October 16, 1912 to Bertha Rogers, dau of DM Rogers; Alice Mable b: July 4, 1887, m: january 22, 1908 to Owen Thomas Jevons, son of Elijah and Harriet (Jones) Jevons.
The Adams family raised in their home Mary Helen Bell b: may 23, 1881, Co Wexford, Ireland, d: February 17, 1972, m: September 21, 1910 to Edward P. Sheldon.