|I am trying to find the family of my father, John H. Adams, born about January 1, 1889 in Ashland, Virginia, the son of Richard Adams and Lucy Anderson.His grandmother was Nancy Johnson.It is possible that John was raised by this grandmother and may have used the name of John Adams in his early and adolescent days.He reported had a half-brother named Fred Johnson, known to have lived in Westfield, New Jersey, during the 1980s.|
John started his family in Florida but had fathered a daughter in the Ashland/Richmond area. He worked for more than 35 years for the Florida East Coast Railroad from which he retired.John's first wife was Deborah Frinks who was the mother of his four daughters and six sons. When Deborah died in 1933, John married Susan Taylor.When Susan Taylor died, John married Aurelia Humes.John died in 1981 in Holywood, Florida, Broward County.
June 19, 2004Subsequent to earlier non-productive searches, I was fortunate to locate the paternal grandparents of John.Census records shows John living with a divorced grandfather John Johnson in Ashland, Virginia.John always reported on official records that his father's name was Richard and Richard was discovered in the family of his father John Howard Adams, for whom my dad was named.I now have to secure some birth records.The family I found was listed as white, which makes sense because my dad looked like a white man in his early days.
In July of this year we a re having a family reunion in Fayetteville, North Carolina where we will continue the search for Lucy Johnson Anderson