The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 674, Salem Township, Pulaski County, Indiana. "JOHN J. ADAMS was born in England February 27, 1845. His parents died when he was about eight years of age. He attended school until about sixteen, and was then employed for a short time in a dry goods store in London; he was afterward employed by a pawnbroker in the same city, with whom he remained till twenty-one years of age. In 1866, he came to America and located in Grundy County, Illinois, where he worked on a farm. February 2, 1867, he married FANNY, daughter of LAWRENCE and ISABELLA (HANNIHAN) WILLS, and born September 30, 1843. To this union five children have been born - FREDERICK W., December 2, 1868; SYLVIA B., September 2, 1870; ANNIE M. and a twin sister (deceased), November 12, 1872, and JAMES E., April 30, 1877. In 1879, Mr. ADAMS came to this township, purchased eighty acres of land, partially improved, and has now a finely improved farm of 160 acres. Mr. ADAMS and wife are attendants at the M. E. Church, and in politics, he is a Republican."