"Chesley Adams," 12th child of the 14 children of Allison Adams & wife Phoebe Vaden of Pittsylvania County, VA, was reported on page 71 of the Pittsylvania County, VA Birth Book as born in that county on 29 Jan 1857.(One printed summary of Pittsylvania County, VA births lists Chesley's birth as "29 Jan 1856.")Chesley T. Adams married 8 Dec 1887 in Pittsylvania Co., VA to Hester A. Snow, daughter of A. T. & Fannie Snow, per Pittsylvania County, VA marriage records.
Chesley and Hester apparently lived in Campbell County, VA at least in the late 1880s as shown by the reported birthplaces of their 2 oldest children, per their own later marriage records in Pittsylvania Co., VA in the 1910s.In all, Chesley and Hester had at least 3 children: Chesley W. Adams (b. Sept 1888 in Campbell Co., VA), Vaden G. Adams (b. Dec 1889 in Campbell Co., VA), and Allison S. Adams (b. June 1892 in VA).
The 1900 federal census of the Staunton River District of Pittsylvania County, VA reported these 3 children as living with their grandmother Fannie Snow at that time.Prior to this, about 1895, their father Chesley T. Adams had been killed by a train as he was walking down the railroad track in Altavista, VA, so I was told.
What do you have on this family?Can anyone else add to this information?