I now believe that Frances Ann (Crawford) Adams, 1st wife of James W. Adams of Gwinnett County, Georgia, died on October 11, 1868 in Gwinnett County.
In reviewing the available published materials on Gwinnett County at the Georgia State Archives today, I found "Gwinnett County, Georgia Deaths 1818-1989" published by the Gwinnett County Historical Society in 1991.
On page 4, there are listed the following entries, as follows:
Adams, James W., b. 3-9-1832; d. 10-11-1868; buried at CRF cemetery ("Crofford" Family Cemetery in Gwinnett Co.) Remark: Frances 28 & 3 ch. 1860 cen. p. 103.
Adams, J.W., b. 4-15-1830; d. 6-1-1896, buried at TMC (Trinity Methodist Church Cemetery, Gwinnett Co.)
Adams, Lousie, b. 5-10-1847; d. 6-10-1924; buried at TMC.
[this is James with his 2nd wife, Louisa (Brown) Adams]
You may think from these entries that there were two men named James W. Adams living in Gwinnett Co. at the same time.However, I do not think that is so.
I think the entry for James W. Adams who died in 1868 should actually read "Mrs. James W. Adams".I believe this is actually the birth and death date for Frances Ann (Crawford) Adams.
Facts which support this are:
Frances was b. in (ca) 1832 per census records
Her husband, James, was b. (ca.) 1830 per census records
Frances was a Crawford by birth; and the "Adams, James W." who died in 1868 was buried in the "Crofford" Family Cemetery.
Frances was the grand-daughter of Henrietta (Haley) Crawford
James' son Mathew's middle name was "Haley" according to cemetery records
Mathew and his twin, Hettie, were born in 1868; the year Frances died; I believe both were her children
The 1860 Gwinnett Co., Ga. census records list these children:
Adams, James W., 30, b. GA(this is house #608)
Frances, 28, b. GA
William, 5, b. GA
Lucy, 2, b. GA
Tandy (male), 4/12 b. GA
In the next house are Frances' parents; House #609:
Crawford, Burton E., 49, b. GA
Lucy, 48, b. GA
A few houses away at #616 you find Louisa Brown (James W. Adams' 2nd wife, in her parents house)
Brown, Thomas, 52, b. SC
Mary, 42, b. SC
John, 15, b. SC
Luiza, 13, b. GA
Cinthia, 9, b. GA
Winfield, 8, b. GA
Sarah, 7, b. GA
Elizabeth, 5, b. GA
Fernander (male), 2, b. GA
also, Browne, Mary F., 20, b. SC, domestic
(By the way, the 1850 Gwinnett census includes 3 eldest children: Samuel 14, Jefferson 13, and Mary 10 in 1850).
In 1870, the census records for James W. Adams house includes his new wife, Louisa, and all his children from his first marriage to Frances Ann (Crawford) Adams.Note that there appears to have been a twin birth in 1868, which may have been the cause of Frances' death.
p. 21A (Suwanee P.O.), July 2, 1870; House 275:
Adams, J.W., 40, b. GA
Louiza, 22, b. GA
Marion (male), 15, b. GA - same age as William would be; probably same person
Lucy, 12, b. GA
Burke (male), 10, b. GA - same age as Tandy would be; probably same person
Frances, 8, b. GA
Mathew, 2, b. GA
p. 21B, Hettie, 2, b. GA
A Brown genealogy at Rootsweb.com http://www.couchgenweb.com/family/brown4.htmhttp://www.couchgenweb.com/family/brown4.htm includes Louisa C. Brown and James W. Adams children, which lists Mathew as her first child plus 5 children which followed.As you know, I believe Mathew was not by Louisa.
I enjoyed researching this family and now feel certain that I have a complete list of children born to Frances Ann (Crawford) Adams.