Don't know if you will get this message or not, but wondering if there is any chance of getting some photo's from you of the Ellington Adams family stones in the cemetery...?
My wife descends from this family line, and is a cousin of Tim's and must be a cousin of yours as well.My records contain the following information:
Ellington was born on 4 November 1804 in Montgomery Co, Kentucky.It's said his father was also named, Ellington Adams, and he was a veteran of the Revolutionary War from Virginia.He came through the Cumberland Gap about 1800, and settled in Kentucky.At the time Kentucky had only been a state for about eight years (est. 1792).
Ellington sr. settled in Mount Sterling, which had a population of 83 people at the time.Confrontations with Indians were beginning to die down by then, but still occured.It was at nearby, Morgan Station in 1793, that Indians attacked while the men were away, and carried off 19 women and children, killing some along the way.
The Cumberland Gap had saw only about 12,000 settlers pass through to Kentucky up until the Revolutionary War.Between1783 and 1792, over 100,000 settlers passed through to settle in Kentucky and the territory beyond.
Ellington jr was raised in Kentucky, and married Martha Elizabeth Gordon.Elizabeth was born 17 Feb 1810 in Montgomery Co, KY and was the daughter of Randall R. and Rachel M. (Baber) Gordon, of Virginia originally.
Children of Ellington and Elizabeth (Gordon) Adams
* Richardson Adams - A farmer in Christian Co, IL * Robert Adams - died at age 14 * James Martin Adams * Martha Adams - married Benjamin Bramlett * Lucy Adams - died at age 16 * Rachel Adams - died at age 35 * GW Adams - born about 1838, died in July 1893 in accident. * Joseph Adams - born 7 Jan 1833 Montgomery Co, KY. married Nancy Widdick. * Isom Adams - born 21 Feb 1831 Montgomery Co, KY. married (1) Elizabeth Jacobs and (2) Lydia Bilyeu. * Randall R. Adams - 17 June 1835 Prarieton, IL.married Mary E. Northcutt.
In about 1834, Ellington Adams jr moved the family from Montgomery Co, Kentucky to Christian Co, Illinois.Many of the family members were raised in this area for decades to come.
I'd be interested in exchanging family photographs, documents, stories, genealogical data or anything else as it pertains to this Adams family and the descendents.