Descendants of Miles Adams


First Generation
1. Miles ADAMS was born in 1799 in , Mecklenburg, Virginia. He died in 1886 in Jacksonville, Pulaski, Arkansas. He was buried in Bayou Meto Cemetery, Jacksonville, Pulaski, Arkansas.

1836 Tax list..Giles

Last First Acres Slaves White Polls
Adams Miles 1
Adams Saml. 1
1836 Giles CO TN..Deed Book M pg 323 MILES ADAMS TO CAREY GILBERT...45 acres on Jenkins Creek for $450


1840 Giles County TN

ADAMS, Miles
2100101-101001 Miles 40-50 (1790-1800) Hespie 30-40 (1800-1810)
2 males 0-5..(1835-1840)...1 male 5-10 (1830-1835) 1 male 20-30 (1810-1820)
1 female 0-5 (1835-1840)....1 female 10-15 (1825-1830)


30 Oct 1848..Giles Co Tn Deed Bk T page 199 ...

MILES ADAMS TO JOHN HUGHES..33 ACRES 148 POLES..NATHAN THOMAS procurred SAMUEL HUGHES his security sell and convey to JOHN HUGHES parcel of land


6 Aug 1849..Giles County Tn ..entry survey #808 page 245...MILES ADAMS assignee of SAMUEL ADAMS llre survey of 34 1/4 acres in Dist #3 Range #1 on Jenkins Creek. Giles CO TN


Free Inhabitants in Gray Township in the County of Pulaski, State of Arkansas enumerated by me on 21st day of November 1850, John T Trigg, Ass't Marshal

1850 Pulaski County Arkansas census

270/270 Miles Adams 49 M W Farmer Virginia
wife Hespy Adams 41 F W S. Carolina
Jefferson R. Adams 21 M W S. Carolina
Cary G Adams 17 M W Tennessee
Miles W Adams 15 M W Tennessee
Mary W Adams 12 F W Tennessee
John W Adams 10 M W Tennessee
David C Adams 8 M W Tennessee
Jos T L Adams 5 M W Tennessee
Caleb W. D Adams 3 M W Tennessee
Thomas M Adams 4/12 M W Tennessee


According to census records of 1860 Pulaski County, Arkansas

..8 12 11 Adams Miles 61 M W Farmer 1,000 600 Va . . . . .
9 12 11 Adams Anna 46 F W Housewife . . SC . . . . .
10 12 11 Adams David C. 18 M W Farmhand . . Ten . . . . .
11 12 11 Adams John M. 20 M W Farmhand . . Ten . . . . .
12 12 11 Adams James J. L. 16 M W Farmhand . . Ten . . . . .
13 12 11 Davenport Martha E. 14 F W . . . Ten . . . . .
14 12 11 Davenport David B. 11 M W . . . Ten . . . . .
15 12 11 Davenport Amanda 21 F W . .

1880 census: Pulaski Co, AR; Gray Twp; Page 544B.

Miles ADAMS Self M Male W 79 VA Laborer VA VA
Elizabeth ADAMS Wife M Female W 50 AR Keeping House TN TN
Elizabeth MC INTOSH GDau S Female W 7 AR AR AR
Thomas DOBBINS SSon S Male W 11 AR SC TN

Source Information: Census Place Gray, Pulaski, Arkansas Family History Library Film 1254055 NA
Film Number T9-0055 Page Number 544B


Bayou Meto Cemetery
Jacksonville, Arkansas - Pulaski Co.
Gregory Exit 10B - Hwy 161

Adams Miles 'Miley 05 May 1801 1886 h/o H Lewis; Annie

Miles married (1) Hespie LEWIS daughter of Jacob LEWIS and Cynthia ?? GILBERT in 1828 in Newberry, South Carolina. Hespie was born in 1809 in Newberry, South Carolina. She died about 1854 in Jacksonville, Pulaski, Arkansas.


Bayou Meto Cemetery
Jacksonville, Arkansas - Pulaski Co.
Gregory Exit 10B - Hwy 161

Adams Annie 07 Oct 1814 17 May 1864 w/o D Davenport; Miles Adams

Miles and Hespie had the following children:
+ 2 M i. Jefferson R. ADAMS was born in Dec 1829.
3 M ii. Carey Gilbert ADAMS was born in 1833 in Bethel, Giles, Tennessee. He died on 30 Aug 1862 in Mannassas, , Virginia.
+ 4 M iii. Miles Washington ADAMS was born on 1 Apr 1835. He died on 28 Dec 1919.
5 F iv. Mary W ADAMS was born in 1838 in Bethel, Giles, Tennessee. She died in 1862 in , Pulaski, Arkansas.
Mary married Elijah Virgil CRONE about 1854 in , Pulaski, Arkansas. Elijah was born on 8 May 1828 in , , South Carolina. He died in 1879 in , Pulaski, Arkansas.
6 M v. David C ADAMS was born on 28 May 1842 in Bethel, Giles, Tennessee. He died on 21 Mar 1898 in Jacksonville, Pulaski, Arkansas. He was buried in Bayou Meto Cemetery,Jacksonville, Pulaski, Arkansas.
+ 7 M vi. James Littleton ADAMS was born on 20 Nov 1844. He died on 17 Sep 1922.
8 M vii. Caleb ADAMS was born in 1847 in Bethel, Giles, Tennessee.
9 M viii. Thomas ADAMS was born in 1850 in Bethel, Giles, Tennessee.
10 F ix. Martha Ann ADAMS was born in 1831 in , Giles, Tennessee. She died in 1881 in Jacksonville, Pulaski, Arkansas.
Martha married (1) James Joseph TODD . James was born on 16 Apr 1816 in , Laurens, South Carolina. He died in 1864 in , Limestone, Alabama.
Martha married (2) William F HARDCASTLE on 26 Jun 1868 in , Pulaski, Arkansas. William was born on 9 Jul 1831 in , , Arkansas. He died on 7 Feb 1914 in Jacksonville, Pulaski, Arkansas. He was buried in Bayou Meto Cemetery,Jacksonville, Pulaski, Arkansas.
11 M x. John M ADAMS was born on 13 Dec 1839 in Bethel, Giles, Tennessee. He died on 19 Mar 1899 in , Pulaski, Arkansas. He was buried in Jacksonville, Pulaski, Arkansas.
John married Salina Ann ANDREWS . Salina was born on 20 Dec 1845. She died on 30 Jun 1930 in Jacksonville, Pulaski, Arkansas. She was buried in Jacksonville, Pulaski, Arkansas.

Miles married (2) Anna LEWIS on 28 Jul 1854 in Jacksonville, Pulaski, Arkansas. Anna was born on 7 Oct 1814 in , Newberry, South Carolina. She died on 17 May 1864 in Jacksonville, Pulaski, Arkansas. She was buried in Bayou Meto Cemetery,Jacksonville, Pulaski, Arkansas.

BAYOU-METO CEMETERY - JACKSONVILLE, AR - PULASKI CO.

Adams Annie 07 Oct 1814 17 May 1864 w/o D Davenport; Miles Adams


Miles and Anna had the following children:

12 F xi. Matilda Emma ADAMS was born on 3 Dec 1857 in Jacksonville, Pulaski, Arkansas. She died on 15 Mar 1944 in Jacksonville, Pulaski, Arkansas. She was buried in Bayou Meto Cemetery,Jacksonville, Pulaski, Arkansas.

Matilda married (1) Daniel Webster WOOD son of John F WOOD and Prudence ADKINS in 1874 in , Pulaski, Arkansas. Daniel was born on 19 Sep 1855 in , Pulaski, Arkansas. He died on 13 Mar 1891 in , Pulaski, Arkansas. He was buried in Bayou Meto Cemetery,Jacksonville, Pulaski, Arkansas.

Matilda married (2) William J PHILLIPS on 28 Feb 1892 in , Pulaski, Arkansas. William was born on 6 Mar 1851. He died on 22 Oct 1914 in , Pulaski, Arkansas. He was buried in Bayou Meto, Jacksonville, Pulaski, Arkansas.



Second Generation


2. Jefferson R. ADAMS (Miles) was born in Dec 1829 in , Newberry, South Carolina.

1880 census: Pulaski Co, AR; Gray Twp; Page 545C.

J. R. R. ADAMS Self M Male W 51 SC Laborer VA SC
M. J. ADAMS Wife M Female W 51 SC Keeping House SC SC
James R. ADAMS Son S Male W 12 AR SC SC
D. D. ADAMS Son S Male W 10 AR SC SC
Fera ADAMS GSon S Male W 5 AR MS AR
Cornl. BRANNON SSon S Male W 16 AR GA TN
Catharine BRANNON SDau S Female W 13 AR GA SC
I. D. BRANNON SDau S Female W 11 AR GA SC
Deck. Brannon SSon S Male W 7 AR GA SC

Source Information: Census Place Gray, Pulaski, Arkansas Family History Library Film 1254055 NA Film Number T9-0055


Jefferson married (1) Catherine "Cassie" MURPHY . Catherine was born in 1832. She died about 1874 in , Pulaski, Arkansas.

Jefferson and Catherine had the following children:

13 M i. Joseph Riley ADAMS was born on 9 Jun 1868 in , Pulaski, Arkansas. He died on 22 Apr 1923 in Jacksonville, Pulaski, Arkansas. He was buried in Bayou Meto, Jacksonville, Pulaski, Arkansas.

Joseph married Nancy Idalla Elizabeth WADE on 22 Mar 1893 in , Pulaski, Arkansas. Nancy was born on 27 Aug 1877. She died on 15 Jul 1917 in , Pulaski, Arkansas. She was buried in Bayou Meto, Jacksonville, Pulaski, Arkansas.
Note: 1880 census: Pulaski Co, AR; Gray Township; Page 545C. (Age 12)

14 M ii. David Daniel ADAMS was born in 1870 in , Pulaski, Arkansas. He was buried in Bayou Meto, Jacksonville, Pulaski, Arkansas.

15 F iii. Mary Emma ADAMS was born in 1856 in , Pulaski, Arkansas.
Mary married P.H EDWARDS on 21 May 1876 in , Pulaski, Arkansas. P.H was born in 1836.

Jefferson married (2) Margaret Jane ADKINS on 2 Mar 1876 in , Pulaski, Arkansas. Margaret was born on 11 Nov 1828 in , York, South Carolina.

4. Miles Washington ADAMS (Miles) was born on 1 Apr 1835 in Bethel, Giles, Tennessee. He died on 28 Dec 1919 in Granbury, Hood, Texas. He was buried in Granbury, Hood, Texas.


Free Inhabitants in Gray Township in the County of Pulaski, State of Arkansas enumerated by me on 21st day of November 1850, John T Trigg, Ass't Marshal

1850 Pulaski County Arkansas census

270/270 Miles Adams 49 M W Farmer Virginia
wife Hespy Adams 41 F W S. Carolina
Jefferson R. Adams 21 M W S. Carolina
Cary G Adams 17 M W Tennessee
*** Miles W Adams 15 M W Tennessee
Mary W Adams 12 F W Tennessee
John W Adams 10 M W Tennessee
David C Adams 8 M W Tennessee
Jos T L Adams 5 M W Tennessee
Caleb W. D Adams 3 M W Tennessee
Thomas M Adams 4/12 M W Tennessee

Miles married Katherine ANDERSON on 9 Sep 1858 in , Bell, Texas. Katherine was born on 16 Nov 1836. She died on 14 Jun 1889 in Granbury, Hood, Texas. She was buried in Granbury, Hood, Texas.

They had the following children:

16 M i. Miles ADAMS was born on 4 Dec 1862 in Milan, , Texas. He died on 10 Nov 1874 in Milan, , Texas. He was buried in Milan, , Texas.

17 M ii. Willie C ADAMS was born on 26 Jun 1866 in Milan, , Texas. He died on 10 Nov 1874 in Milan, , Texas. He was buried in Milan, , Texas.

7. James Littleton ADAMS (Miles) was born on 20 Nov 1844 in Bethel, Giles, Tennessee. He died on 17 Sep 1922 in North Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas. He was buried in Bayou Meto Cemetery, Jacksonville, Pulaski, Arkansas.

Burial: Jacksonville, Pulaski Co, AR, Bayou Meto Cem. Note: Bayou Meto Cemetery Lot# 36281 is the burial site of 6 children of James & Martha Adams.


1880 census: Pulaski Co, AR; Gray Twp; Page 544B.

J. L. ADAMS Self M Male W 35 TN Laborer VA SC
Martha ADAMS Wife M Female W 21 AR MS MS
Raeana ADAMS Dau S Female W 7 AR At Home TN AR
J. P. M. ADAMS Son S Male W 1 AR TN AR
Williams OWENS Other Male W 25 TN Laborer TN KY
James PARMER Other Male W 25 TX Laborer TN AL

Source Information: Census Place Gray, Pulaski, Arkansas Family History Library Film 1254055 NA Film Number T9-0055 Page Number 544B


James married Martha Jane MILLER on 5 Jan 1873 in , Pulaski, Arkansas. Martha was born on 1 Dec 1858 in , , Arkansas. She died on 4 Apr 1924 in Jacksonville, Pulaski, Arkansas. She was buried in Bayou Meto Cemetery,Jacksonville, Pulaski, Arkansas.

They had the following children:

18 F i. Raena ADAMS was born in 1874 in , Pulaski, Arkansas.
19 M ii. John P Marshall ADAMS was born on 9 Oct 1878 in , Pulaski, Arkansas.
20 M iii. James Cleveland ADAMS was born on 4 Mar 1885 in , Pulaski, Arkansas. He died on 28 Oct 1937 in , Pulaski, Arkansas. He was buried in Bayou Meto, Jacksonville, Pulaski, Arkansas.
21 F iv. Stella V ADAMS was born on 17 Jun 1892 in , Pulaski, Arkansas.

Submitted by Shirley Hargrove