The 83rd Annual Adams-McKain family reunion will be held on Saturday, 03 August 2002 at the Clarion Hotel in Kalamazoo, MI. Check the www.adams-mckain.com website for details.The Adams family descends from Robert Adams of England who came to Ipswich in 1635 then to Salem in 1638 and settled in Newbury, Massachusetts about 1640. Subsequent generations settled in Connecticut, Ohio and Michigan. In 1837 Uri Mason Adams moved with his parents (Horace Hale & Lorania G.Kinney Adams) to Porter Township in Van Buren County, MI. Uri Mason Adams later married Jane Woods McKain of County Down, Ireland and purchased the farm in Porter Township in 1865. The home was designated a 'Centennial Farm' on 13 July 1990.
The first reunion was a celebration of the end of the Great War (WWI) and the successful return of Captain Ross U. Adams, M.D. and Lt. Harry Alford Adams. Capt. Adams served in the Medical Corps assigned to a surgical team in St. Mihiel, and the Meuse and Argonne. Lt. H. A. Adams served in the infantry in France.