Thanks for the connecting information about Rhoda Adams Williams and her family. WASHINGTON ?!!!WOW !Do you still live out there?
You said James Madison Adams and Emily were cousins. Please explain. Their marriage record apparently indicates that his parents were John A. and Sarah Adams. Is this the John Adams who married a Sarah Ann Adams, daughter of Johnson Adams? In any case, I have no idea how any of them fit in.
As for Redmond Adams (father of your Rhoda and my Redmond W.), Pittsylvania County Deed Bk 59, p. 95, March 13, 1860, shows “Redmond Adams, Sr.” selling to Matt B. Williams 82.25± acres in Pittsylvania County, adj. the land of William Plunket and Mrs. Agnes Williams and others, for $329. Therefore, it would seem that he would have died after Mar 1860.
Now, before going on, let me correct my own typographical error. I said Redmond W. Adams was my great-great-grandfather, but that was one too many “greats.” He was actually my great-grandfather. My grandmother was Fannie Adams, daughter of Redmond W. and Susannah Ferrell. (I have the marriage year for Redmond and Susannah as 1859, but I’ll have to double-check, next trip to the courthouse.) My grandmother had 1 sister (Martha) who died as an infant, 3 full brothers (William, James, and Charles), and 2 half-brothers (Samuel and Robert). James married his first cousin Cora Dodson, and Fannie married her first cousin Henry Clay Dodson. Cora and Henry Clay were two of the children of Peter Tyce Dodson and Mary Jane Ferrell, Susannah’s sister. (Without going into further details, the Dodson-Ferrell interconnections are fascinating!) My father was Peter Tyce Dodson, obviously named for his grandfather.
Oh, and yes, Redmond W. Adams did live in Halifax County, owning real estate in the Ingram area (and probably other neighboring communities – I need to do more work in this department).
THANK YOU VERY MUCH for filling in many blank Limbs on my Adams Tree! AND, equal gratitude goes for giving me a lead – that a picture of Redmond W. Adams might be found at the South Boston museum. I’ve been there many times, but didn’t realize they had such treasure! Wonder how it got there?
With much appreciation for all your help, Carole Dodson Bryant