Biography - W Adams

W. W. ADAMS, retired farmer, P. O. Harvel, was born in Macoupin County, Ill., September 28, 1836, to Giles M. and Elizabeth (TAYLOR) ADAMS. His early life was spent in receiving such an education as the common schools of his native county afforded, and assisting in tilling the soil of his father's farm. He embarked on his career in life as a farmer in his native county, where he remained until the spring of 1861, when he removed to Montgomery County, where he bought 240 acres of wild prairie, which he improved; also 160 acres more which he bought soon afterward. By business ability and energy he succeeded in accumulating a good property, and the social esteem of all well-disposed citizens. He has been a prominent farmer and stock-raiser. In 1880, he rented his farms, it being his desire to retire from active labor. Father was born in Halifax County, Va., in the year 1801; removed to Tennessee, and subsequently settled in Illinois, where he became one of the successful farmers of the State. He died in 1870, in Montgomery county. His wife, and mother of our subject, was born in Greenville, S.C., in 1809, and is now residing with her son, our subject, and enjoying good health. She is the mother of five children, three of whom are living - our subject, F. M. ADAMS and Nancy A. DILLIARD, residents of Macoupin County. Of the five children born to his parents, W. W. ADAMS was the fourth child. He has held the office of Supervisor of the township. In politics, he is identified with the Democratic party.

Extracted 20 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 244.

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