William Jefferson Adams was the son of Benoni/Benona Adams. Benoni was the son of Laban (also known as Laborn or Labern) Adams. Laban was the son of Thomas Adams.
Benoni was born on 2/11/1809 in Tenn, and died on 1/3/1864.He, along with 2 of his sons were bushwhached during the Civil War.Benoni and his son Edward died that day, his other son Revis/Reeves died 6 months later from his wounds.He married Elizabeth G Sunderland.She was born 6/16/1814, and died 8/10/1875.Benoni & Edward are buried together, with Elizabeth right beside.They are buried in the Pottersville Cemetery, Pottersville, Howell County, MO.
William Jefferson Adams was born 5/16/1838 and died 1/31/1918.He married Sarah Elizabeth Herron.Sarah was born 11/28/1839 and died 7/29/1920.They are buried side by side in the Protem Cemetery, Protem, Taney County, MO.
I am a descendant of these Adams through William Jefferson's son James Franklin Adams who moved away from MO and made the land run in Indian Territory.