From a book on the people of Coryell County... T.A. (Alvin) Adams was born in Davilla (Milam County) Sept. 27, 1887.His father died when he was six years old.He had one brother, Bee Adams, two sisters, Addie Alexander and Hester Taylor.He lived in Davilla until 1898 when he and his mother hooked up two small iron gray mares to a covered wagon and started to Oklahoma to find work.They got as far as Killeen.Daddy got a job at Joel Sheppard's grocery as delivery boy.He was paid 8 dollars a month.He was eleven years old.He worked for him 2 years.Again he hooked up his team to the covered wagon and went as far as The Grove.There he went to work for a cousin as a farm hand.While living there he met Myrtle Vaden.In 1911 he married her.She lived at Bland.Born to this union were Marshall (m. Rosie Fellers), Elva (m. J.B. Fellers), Alma (m. Verlon Tweedle), Johnie (m. Zelma Barnes). The article goes on to describe not only life at The Grove, but the time the spent living in Round Rock (running the Sam Bass Cafe), and life on the ranch in Salado.
Does anyone have anything on the Adams family of Davilla?I have been reading other messages, and am confused as to the lineage of T.A. Adams.I found that in the 1870 Census, there was a Miles W. Adams, 36 and wife, Catherine.There were children, James 11, Marietta 9, Miles 7, and John C. 5m. I also found record of the death of a Willie Adams, son of M & K Adams (6/26/1866-5/22/1867).The family was not located in Milam County that I could find in 1860.Where were they? Since I found evidence of buriels in the same cemetery (Taylor-Mumford) for Miles (12/4/1862-11/10/1874), and possibly James (footstone marked J.A.A.), can I assume that John C. fathered T.A. Adams when he grew up?
I would sure appreciate hearing for others in the Adams family that might be able to help me with this mystery.