A biography and portrait of James C. Adams are included in "Progressive Men of the State of Montana". Parents: Lot and Rebecca Adams, of Kentucky.
On 5 Jan 1875, James married Miss Evangeline Strong, a native of Illinois, daughter of James and Orpha Strong, residing in Sun River, MT. Children: James E., Richard E., Elmer C., Thomas F., and Alma Zay.Evangeline Strong Adams died 26 Feb 1886.
On 9 Nov 1887, James married Miss Laura B. Murrow, born in Colorado, daughter of Malcolm and Jeannette Murrow, natives of Scotland who located to Virginia City, MT.Adams children: James C., Barbara B., Prudence K., Wesley H.