Johnson M. "Bud" Adams 1st marriage was to Susannah Whitaker then he married Elizabeth Owens Joseph.
About 1845, Nathan Adams's seventeen year old son, Johnson M. Bud Adams joined his grandparenet, William and Fanny Adams, in Floyd County, Kentucky. Johnshon was born in 1828 in Scott County, Virginia, where his parrents remained when Will and Fanny went to Kentucky.
Johnson married fifteen year old Susannah Whitaker who was born in Floyd County. Adams patented some 175 acres on Puncheon Camp Creek, a tributary of Licking River.
Bud and Susan had eight children, William, Besheba, Gree(field),Morgan, MaryA., Leander, Harrison and Josephine Adams, the latter born in 1861 after Adams sold their Puncheon Camp property and moved his family into newly-formed Magoffin County. Susannah died about the same time and a short time later, Feb 20, 1863 (Magoffin), Johnson Admas married Elizabeth (Owens) Joseph, twenty-three year old widow of Nelson Joseph; Joseph, son of John and Ursula (Salyers) Joseph had died in 1860 at twenty-eight years of age.
Johnson and Elizabeth Adams had four children, McClelland, Andrew J., Robert and Atlanta Adams.
A Johnson Adams served as a private in Company F, 14th Kentucky Infantry (Union ARmy) during the Civil War, but whter he was Bud Adams has not been confirmed.
Meantime, Johnson Adams was closed associated with the Baptist Church and was ordained a minister.
In 1871, accompanied by two teenage sons, Green and Morgan and eleven year old Hassison, Reverend Adams set out for Kansas to find land and establish a mission. This new land was much different than Ketnucky. Morgan and Harrison died of exposure as wintry winds swept the Kansas prairie in Barber county. Nonetheless, homesteads and a church site were selected and Reverend Adams entire family returned in spring of 1873 to settle in their new homes in Turkey Creek Valley, where Sun City was established.
Despite winter blizzards and the 1875 buffalo stampede, the frontier town thrived while on the Santa Fe grail. It diminished after by-passed by the railroad.
Reverend Adams and his second wife, Elizabeth are buried in Indian Cemetery, where three of their sons, Morgan, Harrison and Lee -shot and killed while unarmed on a stree in Sun City - had been interred.
Family Group of Johnson M. Bud Adams is b. 1828 in Scott County, VA. M. 1846 to Susannah in Prestonsburg, Ky and married second wife Elizabeth in 1863. His occupation was Farmer, Baptist Minister. Children are William,Green,Morgan,Mary (Polly), Leander (Lee), Harrison, Josephine, McClellan, Andrew J. Rober, Atlanta and Basheba.
This is all the informatin that I have on Bud and Elizabeth but have more information on Bud's father Nathan and his ancestor's.