Gale, I am sorry. I thought I answered already. I guess it was Jeannie I answered. Here is the information I know about my Adams family tree.
My father is Gordon Adams who lives in Killeen. His father was Raymond Carroll Adams who lived in Killeen. His father was Jackson Carroll Adams who was born in Marlin. His father was David Gregg Adams born in Missouri in 1827. David Gregg’s father was from Virginia and his mother was from Tennessee.They are our missing link. David Gregg’s parents have not been found. A fire in the Milam court house destroyed many records. We can’t find his birth or death records or confederate pension.
He was a druggist and doctor in Marlin and Salado. He supposedly got his doctor’s degree from Tulane, but they have no record of it. There is a house in Salado called the Armstrong-Adams House which is marked with a historical marker. He died in a car wreck in 1907 and at the funeral his wife died. They stopped the funeral and had a double funeral a few days later. This was in Temple and they are both buried in the Temple Cemetery. We have been to their graves.
David Gregg Adams (b. 5/17/1827 in Missouri d. 7/17/1907 in Temple) married Iola Letitia (in some censuses it is Salicia) Capps (b. 2/2/1842). She was from a prominent family in Marlin (Judge F. W. Capps). David Gregg Adams and wife Letitia had four children that lived:
Maggie M. Adams b. 1864(May) Ruth E. Adams b. 1867(Etta) Jackson C. Adams b 1865 Hattie L. Adams b 1879
In Roy Eddins’ book, History of Falls County, Dr. David Gregg Adams petitioned for initiation to Marlin Masonic Lodge. Also in 1854 he was elected county treasurer. The 1860 Falls county census lists David Gregg Adams a druggist and MD with $34,500. I believe that was quite a bit of money at that time. In 1861 he mustered troops at Marlin with his own money for the Confederate Army. They set out as the 4th Company and proceeded to Galveston. I have letters in 1861 from him from Galveston where he writes his commander that he has become ill and needs to be discharged. In 1862 he married Iola Letitia Capps.
Dr. DG Adams moved into the Marlin area by the 1850’s. Marlin was originally named Adams Spring (after him?) according to a book, Falls Co. Record, Vol. 1 by Mrs. John T. Martin and Mrs. Louis C. Hill.There was an Allensworth Adams in Marlin at this time, but I can’t find out if there is any kin.
I have an aunt on my mom’s side of the family that found out the following. It’s not quoted where she found it. It says,
“Dr. Adams came to Texas from Missouri with his parents when young. He got his degree in medicine at Tulane then went to Marlin to practice medicine. He married the daughter of Judge Frank Capps there. The first three children were born in Marlin and they moved to Salado in 1871. He bought a one story rock house on Main Street. Dr. Adams operated a drug store. In 1881 Hattie was born. Students from the college and high school boarded in their home.Maggie (called her May) taught music and Etta taught art in their home. Maggie married Wesley Tally, whose dad W.L. Tally owned a grocery store in Temple. Ella married Littleton Tally, who owned a drug store in Salado and then they moved to Big Spring. The Tally boys were brothers. Jackson married Janie George of Nolanville. They had 5 children and all lived in Killeen. “
That’s about all I know. Nowhere in all the research did it mention HIS PARENTS or SIBLINGS BY NAME!
Roy Dale Adams son of Gordon, son of RC, son of JC, son of DG, son of ??