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Below is a family biography included in The History of Obion County, Tennessee published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1887.  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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Robert A. Adams, farmer, is a Clark County Kentuckian, born July 10, 1832. Of the twelve children born to his parents, he and three others survive. N. M. Adams and his wife, Nancy (Holliday) Adams, were Virginians, and became residents of Clark County, Ky., when quite young. They were married there, and followed farming until 1836, when they moved to Smith County, Tenn., and resided until their deaths. The father was a soldier in the war of 1812, under Jackson. Robert A. Adams remained with his parents until November 22, 1855, when he married Ellen Thompson, of Macon County, Tenn., who is just two months younger than her husband. Nine of their thirteen children are still living. Soon after his marriage Mr. Adams came to Obion County, locating on the place where he now resides, a farm of 100 acres, near Union City. Mr. and Mrs. Adams and part of their children are members of the Christian Church. The remainder belong to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Mr. Adams is a member of the K. of H., and is identified with the Democratic party.

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This family biography is one of 179 biographies included in The History of Obion County, Tennessee published in 1887 by Goodspeed.  The History of Obion County was included within The History of Gibson, Obion, Dyer, Weakley & Lake Counties of Tennessee. For the complete description, click here: History of Gibson, Obion, Dyer, Weakley, and Lake Counties of Tennessee

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