Elias Thomas Adams1

M, #1845, b. circa 1840, d. 5 November 1861
Last Edited=18 Nov 2008
     Elias Thomas Adams, son of Hiram Adams and (?) Phillips, was born circa 1840 at Mississippi.1,2 Elias Thomas Adams was the son of Hiram Adams and (?) Phillips.1

Beginning 1 June 1846, in the court of Charles W. Moody, Clarke County, Mississippi, are the following entries:

     p. 87 (68) This day appeared in open court John Adams guardian of Elias T. Adams and filed his inventory of the effects in his hands belonging to same ward which was received and ordered to respond.

     p. 108 (135) In the matter of the guardianship of Elias T. Adams. This day came and appeared in open court John Adams guardian and filed an account current with said ward ending this day which was received and ordered to be recorded.

     p. 155 (295) In the matters of the guardianship of the minor heirs of Hiram Adams deceased. John Adams guardian of Elias T. Adams minor heir of Hiram Adams dec'd presented his account current with said ward which, being fully understood and approved by the court, was ordered to record, the said guardian having first sworn to the same in open court.

     p. 195 (86) "Guardianship Bond" John Adams guardian. Elias Adams ward. John Adams, Green Young and Jackson A. Williford for the sum of $200. Elias T. Adams, heir of Hiram Adams. Dated 1st Sept. 1845. Isham Moody, Judge.

     p. 248 (50-51) John Adams guardian of Elias T. Adams minor of Hiram Adams, dec't June 6, 1848.1


Elias Thomas Adams appeared on the United States census of 1850 in the household of John Adams at Clarke County, Mississippi.3

Elias Thomas Adams appeared on the United States census of 1860 in the household of John Adams at Quitman, Clarke County, Mississippi.4

George Shirley states, "The heirs of Elias Adams were listed in the estate papers including John Adams and then Perry Adams, Jackson Adams, Josiah Adams, Edward Adams, Adeline Casey and her husband William Casey and Mary Fox and her husband. The legal notice said they were from Florida"

It is strongly possible that these were the sibling of John and Hiram when they left Florida for Mississippi.5,6

Elias Thomas Adams died on 5 November 1861 at Clarke County, Mississippi.

This public notice was listed by the Probate Court of Clarke County, Mississippi, 1868:

To Josiah Adams, Jackson Adams, Perry Adams, Edward Adams, Mary Fox and ___ Fox her husband, Adeline Casey, and Wm. Casey her husband, of the State of Florida, and Lucy Akins, and Samuel Akins her husband, Susan Phillips, Lydia Phillips, and Pernetta Phillips whose residence is unknown.
You and each of you are hereby cited to be and personally appear before the Probate Court of Clarke County, Mississippi, at the Court House thereof, in the town of Quittman, on the first Monday of March, 1868, then and there to show cause if any you can, why the final account of John Adams, Guardian of the person and estate of Elias J. Adams should not be allowed &e.
By order of the Court, G. M. Massengale, Clerk.7

Citations

  1. [S111] Jean & Edwards, Patricia N. Strickland, compiler, Clarke County Mississippi Probate Court and Estate Records 1839-1850 (P.O. Box 5147, Moss Point, MS 39563: Jean Strickland & Patricia N. Edwards, 1954). Hereinafter cited as Clarke County Probate Records.
  2. [S37] 1850 United States Census, population schedule; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  3. [S37] 1850 United States Census, population schedule, Clarke County, Mississippi, Pages 177-178, family 422.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  4. [S33] 1860 United States Census, population schedule, Quitman, Clarke County, Mississippi, p. 28 written, p. 614 stamped, family 183, farmer.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  5. [S246] George Shirley, "E-Mail Correspondence with George Shirley," E-Mail message from (author E-Mail address private) at Madison, Mississippi to this researcher, 22 Jul 2006 and following. Hereinafter cited as "Correspondence - George Shirley."
  6. [S247] Clarke County, Mississippi Probate Court, "Public Notice," Eastern Star News, Quitman, Mississippi - Public Notice, 5 issues, 1868 (15 Jan 1868 through 12 February 1868). Hereinafter cited as "Public Notice."
  7. [S247] Clarke County, Mississippi Probate Court, "Public Notice," Eastern Star News, Quitman, Mississippi - Public Notice, 5 issues, 1868 (15 Jan 1868 through 12 February 1868): This listing ran for 5 weeks. It was originally sent to this researcher by another researcher, George Shirley.. Hereinafter cited as "Public Notice."