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Below is a family biography included in The History of Carroll County, Arkansas published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Andrew B. Adams, editor and proprietor of the Daily and Weekly Echo, of Eureka Springs, Ark., was born on July 23, 1851, in Randolph County, Ill. His parents, John R. and Martha J. (Stevenson) Adams were both natives of Illinois. This family of Adams are descendants of the old Virginia Adams stock. John R. Adams was a farmer by vocation, and was born in Randolph County, Ill. He was reared and also lived and died in his native county. Andrew B. Adams was reared on his father’s farm, and secured a good education at Shurtleff College, Upper Alton, Ill. For five or six years he taught school in Illinois and Missouri, and early learned the printer’s trade by working in different offices. On December 4, 1872, he was united in marriage with Jennie McMurdo, also a native of Randolph County, Ill. Their union has been blessed by the birth of seven children: Thomas B., Pecha G., Emeline Z., Samuel S., Julian B., Victor and Jennie E. After his marriage he removed to Centreville, Mo., and published the Centreville Echo for three years. From there he went to several different places in Missouri, but did not locate. In 1879 he came to Eureka Springs, where he has since been engaged in newspaper work. During the interim between the publication of the old Echo and the establishment of the new paper he was engaged in another office. Mr. Adams is Democratic in politics, and his paper is an ardent advocate of the principles of that party. He is a Royal Arch Mason.

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This family biography is one of 82 biographies included in The History of Carroll County, Arkansas published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Carroll County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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