Rebecca Jane Adams1

F, #615, b. 25 February 1846, d. 27 February 1908
Last Edited=26 Jan 2014
This is the chair that Rebecca Jane Adams Steven's grandson, Charles Mayfield remembers her rocking in. At the time of this photo, Charles Mayfield owned the chair. It had been a rocking chair, but the rockers have been removed. Dell Mayfield painted the picture.
     Rebecca Jane Adams, daughter of John Adams and Epsey Young, was born on 25 February 1846 at Clarke County, Mississippi.2,3 Rebecca Jane Adams was the daughter of John Adams and Epsey Young.4

Rebecca Jane Adams appeared on the United States census of 1850 in the household of John Adams at Clarke County, Mississippi.5

Rebecca Jane Adams appeared on the United States census of 1860 in the household of John Adams at Quitman, Clarke County, Mississippi.6

Rebecca Jane Adams married John Samuel Stevens, son of James Stevens and Belinda Stevens, in 1862.7

Rebecca Jane Adams appeared on the United States census of 1870 in the household of John Samuel Stevens at Clarke County, Mississippi.8

Rebecca Jane Adams appeared on the United States census of 1880 in the household of John Samuel Stevens at Jasper County, Mississippi.9

Rebecca Jane Adams appeared on the United States census of 1900 in the household of John Samuel Stevens at Jasper County, Mississippi.10

Rebecca Jane Adams died on 27 February 1908 at age 62.3 and was buried at New Souenlovie Cemetery, Clarke County, Mississippi.11,12

Charles Mayfield, Jr. has vivid memories of his great grandmother Rebecca Jane. He said that in her elder years she became very overweight and developed diabetes. He has a chair that was built especially for her to hold her heavy weight. It had been a rocking chair originally. Then it was converted into a regular chair (perhaps after her death?) When he got it, it had been painted with many layers of paint. He stripped it and has it in his home. I took a photograph of the chair and of a painting of it (by Dell Mayfield) before it had been stripped.

Actually Charles can't have actually remembered his great grandmother because she died in 1908, before Charles was born. There must have been family stories.13



Children of Rebecca Jane Adams and John Samuel Stevens

Citations

  1. [S9] Family Bible with births & deaths of Stevens Family, Stevens Family Bible Inscriptions
    , unknown edition (unknown publisher address: unknown publisher, publish date unknown); presently in the possession of Dell Mayfield, Jackson, Mississippi. Hereinafter cited as Stevens Family Bible.
  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. [S101] Stevens Family, Turney Family Bible (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date); Joanne Stevens Dalton, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Hereinafter cited as Turney Family Bible.
  4. [S48] "Adams Family Notes," (MS, about 1850; Lakewood, New Mexico); old papers, hand written, a printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher; Florence, Pinal County, Arizona. Hereinafter cited as "Adams Family Notes."
  5. [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.
  6. [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.
  7. [S28] Patricia and Edwards, Patricia N. Strickland, compiler, Who Married Whom in Jasper Co., Mississippi (P.O. Box 5147, Moss Point, MS 39563: Self published, 1994). Hereinafter cited as Who Married Whom in Jasper Co.
  8. [S34] 1870 United States Census, population schedule, Clarke County, Mississippi, p. 737, family 533, 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.
  9. [S35] 1880 United States Census, population schedule, Jasper County, Mississippi. Enumeration District 112, Sheet 4, Line 27. Listed as a 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.
  10. [S1] 1900 United States Census, population schedule, Jasper County, Mississippi, E.D. 57, sheet 3, line 92.; 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.
  11. [S102] H. H. Daniel, compiler, History of Jasper County, Mississippi: Cemetery Records 1834-1910; Index of Wills and Land Grants 1834-1905. (unlisted address: Self Published, 19--?). Hereinafter cited as History of Jasper County.
  12. [S138] Harold Barger, "E-mail Correspondence with Harold Barger, Descedent of Christopher Rankin Stevens," E-Mail message from (author E-Mail address private) at (Texas) to this researcher, 2005. Hereinafter cited as "Correspondence - Harold Barger."
  13. [S230] Interview with Charles and Dell Mayfield (informant address private) , by this researcher, 2001. Notes of this interview are in the personal records of this researcher (Florence, Pinal County, Arizona).