E. G. Adams

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E. G. Adams, attorney at law and Justice of the Peace, is a son of Elisha and Artemesia (West) Adams, and was born in Uppertown, Oct. 7, 1849. He received a common-school education, and by close application was qualified to teach. In 1870 he went to Louisiana, but the climate did not agree with him and he returned after an absence of a year and settled on a farm in Lowertown. He taught school about a year, and in 1873 managed his farm, hiring the labor. In 1878 he was elected Justice of the Peace for a term of four years, and in 1882 was re-elected.

He was married April 15, 1869, to Mary Catherine, daughter of Richard C. Barrett and Sarah J. (Barrett) Fuqua. His wife died Aug. 16, 1879. They had three children – Mary Lou and Lou Ella, born Aug. 28, 1870, died in April, 1874; Helen Y., born July 28, 1878, is now living with Mr. Fuqua. After the death of his wife Mr. Adams moved into town and gives his attention to the duties of his office and the practice of his profession. He was admitted to the bar Jan. 20, 1883. He belongs to the I.O.O.F., K. of P., and I.O.G.T. He was also Master of Progressive Grange, and a member of the County and State Grange. He has delivered lectures on temperance; at the last one he had his horse stolen.

Mr. Adams is a member of Walnut Street Baptist Church, and was elected Deacon when twenty-six years of age.

Source: History of Daviess County, Kentucky. Chicago: Interstate Publishing Co., 1883. Print.