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Chapter 1
Thornton Adams
The Patoka Adams Family

from
Virginia to Tennessee
to
Marion County, Illinois

Thornton ADAMS , born 1813, Goochland County, Virginia. Thornton died after 18 Jun 1870 and before 1 Jun 1880, Clinton or Marion County, Illinois. (Note: I have not researched his parentage as of yet.)
    Thornton married 1st Elizabeth CHILTON in Tennessee. She was born 1808, Virginia, daughter of William and ___?___ (___?___) CHILTON. Elizabeth died 5 Feb 1870.
    (Note: Elizabeth was a distant cousin of Sarah (CHILTON) BASSETT, wife of Harvey Foster BASSETT, of Foster Township, Marion County, Illinois. They were both descended from John and Joan CHILTON of Maidstone, Kent County, England and Westmoreland County, Virginia.)
    Elizabeth's father, William CHILTON, was the son of John and Ann (___?___) CHILTON of Caswell County, North Carolina. John was the son of John and Martha (___?___) CHILTON of Virginia. John was the son of John and Mary (___?___) CHILTON of Virginia. John was the son of Mark and Sarah (KAY) CHILTON of Westmoreland County, Virginia. Mark was the son of John and Joan (___?___) CHILTON of Lancaster County, Virginia. John was the son of John and Catherine (HENEAGE) CHILTON, of Maidstone, England. John was the son of John and Isabel (ATKINSON) CHILTON also of Maidstone.
    Thornton married 2nd Mrs. Ruth (TUNE) TABOR. Their marriage license was dated 30 Aug 1870, Clinton County, Illinois. She was the widow of Thomas J. TABOR. Children by her first marriage were John M., Martha Ann, Lucinda “Lucy”, Andrew J. and Thomas A. TABOR.
    On 3 Aug 1850, the census shows Thornton and Elizabeth ADAMS living in Jefferson County, Illinois. With them were their children Obadiah ADAMS age 14, Albert ADAMS age 13, Mary ADAMS J. age 13, John H. ADAMS age 11, James L. ADAMS age 7, Joseph ADAMS age 4 and Jefferson ADAMS age 2. The first 3 children born in Tennessee. The last 4 children were born in Illinois.
    On 25 Nov 1853, Thornton ADAMS purchased 40 acres in Section 29 NENW of Township 02S and Range 04E, Meridian 3. $1.25 per acre in Jefferson County, Illinois.
    On 21 Jul 1860, the census shows Thornton (47) and Elizabeth (52) ADAMS living in Township 2N and Range 1E in Marion County, Illinois. They were both born in Virginia. They had a Sandoval Post Office. With them were children Albert M. ADAMS age 23, John H. ADAMS age 20, James T. ADAMS age 15, Joseph P. ADAMS age 13 and Stephen J. ADAMS age 11. All born in Tennessee. (Note: They were living in Sandoval Township.)
    On 18 Jun 1870, the census shows the widowed Horton ADAMS living in Foster Township, Lester Post Office, Marion County, Illinois. With him was son Jefferson ADAMS. Living next to them was son John H. ADAMS and family and son Joseph P. ADAMS and family. Thornton’s real estate was valued at $1,800. His personal property was valued at $400.
    On 1 Jun 1880, the census shows the widowed Ruth ADAMS living in East Fork Township, Clinton County, Illinois, next to her step-son, Albert ADAMS, and family. With here were children Andrew TABOR 14, Levi ADAMS 9, Adams E. ADAMS 7 and Norcissis ADAMS 6.

Children of Thornton and Elizabeth (CHILTON) ADAMS:

1. Obediah R. “Obe” ADAMS, born 10 Jan 1836, Tennessee.
    Obe married Jestin DAVIS.
    ( See Chapter 2 in files section of Patoka Yahoo Group)

2. Albert McClain ADAMS, born 4 Nov 1837, Tennessee. Twin of Mary J.
    Albert married 1st Sarah Elizabeth MORGAN.
    Albert married 2nd Lucy WORTMAN.
    ( See Chapter 3 in files section of Patoka Yahoo Group)

3. Mary J. ADAMS, born 4 Nov 1837, Tennessee. Twin of Albert M.
    Mary married Isaac Alexander DALE.
    ( See Chapter 4 in files section of Patoka Yahoo Group)

4. John H. ADAMS, born 1839/40, Tennessee.
    John married 1st Martha SHERMAN.
    John married 2nd Christina MINKS.
    ( See Chapter 5 in files section of Patoka Yahoo Group)

5. James T. ADAMS, born 1844/45, Tennessee.
    James married Louisa C. CLYMEN 15 Oct 1843, Marion County, Illinois.
    ( See Chapter 6 in files section of Patoka Yahoo Group)

6. Joseph Pickney ADAMS, born 7 Mar 1847, Tennessee.
    Joseph married Mary E. KISSNER 23 Oct 1867, Marion County, Illinois.
    ( See Chapter 7 in files section of Patoka Yahoo Group)

7.Stephen Jefferson ADAMS, born 30 Mar 1850, Tennessee.
    ( See Chapter 8 in files section of Patoka Yahoo Group)

Children of Thornton and Ruth (TUNE)(TABER) ADAMS:

8. Levi Allen ADAMS, born 1870/71, Clinton County, Illinois. He died 13 Jan 1926, Carrigan Township, Marion County, Illinois.
    Levi married Sarah MASON 23 Jun 1892, Marion County, Illinois.
    ( See Chapter 9 in files section of Patoka Yahoo Group)

9. Wiley E. ADAMS, born Jan 1874, Clinton County, Illinois. In 1900, he was living with his brother Levi and family in Carrigan Township, Marion County, Illinois.
    In 1910, he was living with his step-brother John TABER in Carrigan Township. They were both single.

10. Norcisis ADAMS, born 1873/74, Clinton County, Illinois





    You will find all the chapters for the Adams Family Genealogy in the files section of the Patoka Yahoo Group.
   
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Direct Adams Ancestery of Richard Dale Adams
of
Patoka, Marion County, Illinois

1. Thornton and Elizabeth (CHILTON) ADAMS

2. Samuel Jefferson and Susan Caroline (DAVIS) ADAMS

3. Cephas Albert and Anola Eaglin (WASSEM) ADAMS

4. Maurice Cephas and Hilda Margaret (McNICOL) ADAMS

5. Warren Richard and Sarah Jane (NATTIER) ADAMS

6. Richard Dale and Terri June (FRAKES) ADAMS

6-1. Trent Maurice Adams
6-2. Brock Richard Adams





Updated:
15 February 2016


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