John  R.  Adams

          John R. Adams, father of  Mrs. Meloy [Margaret Catherine Adams], was a son of  William and Sally Adams, both natives of Kentucky, and among the first permanent settlers of Johnson county, Indiana, where they spent the closing years of their lives. John R. Adams moved to Shelby county in 1881, and located in Brandywine township, where he resided until his death in 1905, at the age of seventy- three years.  His wife, [America], a daughter of John and Catherine Van Arsdall, of Mercer county, Kentucky, departed this life in April, 1900, aged sixty-two years, and with her husband is sleeping the sleep of the just in the old Center cemetery.  The family of this worthy couple consisted of the following children: Dora, deceased; Molly,  Frank;  Ida, deceased;  Mrs. Margaret Meloy;   Harry,  Mrs. Cora McKinney;  Minnie  and  John, the last two deceased.
Chadwick's History of Shelby County, Indiana by Edward H. Chadwick, B.A., assisted by well known local talent, B.F. Bowen & Co, Publishers: Indianapolis, IN, 1909, pages 941.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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