This is not proven, but I think this Levi is a son of Rev. Johnson Adams b. 1785.He and Matilda appear in the minutes of the Baptist Church of Christ at Liberty (Cherokee NC.) where Johnson Adams is shown as an elder.They are dismissed from the church in 1851 having moved to Polk Co. TN in time to be enumerated on the 1850 census there.In that 1850 Polk Co. TN census, Levi and Matilda are living close to Wm. K. (R.?) Adams, another son of Johnson Adams.Need to find proof of the relation but the circumstantial evidence suggests one exists.
Here's what I found in the census records for Levi Adams:
1850 Polk Co. TN census
Stamped page 261, page 522, dwelling 954
Levi L. Adams, age 30, farmer, RE$400, b. TN
Matilda, age 27, b. TN
John, age 7, b. TN
Margaret, age 5, b. TN
James K.P., age 8/12, b. TN
1880 McMinn Co. TN census:
Page 367, dwelling 240
Levi Adams, age 62, farmer, cannot read or write, b. TN, father b. unknown, mother b. unknown
Matilda, age 60, cannot read or write, b. TN, father b. unknown, mother b. unknown
dwelling 241(relationship unclear, possible son)
William Adams, age 30, stone cutter, cannot read or write, b. TN, father b. TN, mother b. TN
Liza, age 28, wife, b. NC, father b. NC, mother b. NC
Lizzie, age 10, dau., b. TN, father b. TN, mother b. NC
James, age 8, son, b. TN, father b. TN, mother b. NC
Lueza, age 6, dau.,b. TN, father b. TN, mother b. NC
Robert, age 4, son,b. TN, father b. TN, mother b. NC
Martha, age 2, dau.,b. TN, father b. TN, mother b. NC
I do not see where he answered that his parents were born in SC.I have the actual census records.I've been researching Johnson Adams for over 6 years and have yet to determine who his parents were or where he came from.
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