ADAMS, LEMUEL CLAYTON (1839~1923) Lemuel Clayton Adams, Jr., Confederate veteran, was born in Louisiana, in 1839, to Lemuel Clayton and Caroline Matilda Nored Adams. Around 1842, after his father's death, Adams' mother married E. M. Daggett and settled in Shelby County, Texas. In 1854, the family moved to Fort Town, present day Fort Worth.
On November 14, 1861, Adams enlisted in the Confederate Army at Camp Reeves in Grayson County, Texas. He was mustered in as a private in Company D of the 9th Texas Cavalry. Adams was taken prisoner on May 4, 1865, when the 9th Texas Cavalry surrendered at Citronelle, Alabama. He and his compatriots were later paroled at Jackson, Mississippi on May 13, after the end of the War.
After the War, Adams, who never married, worked as a stockman in Fort Worth. On December 15, 1911, he moved into the Confederate Men's Home in Austin, complaining of a hernia. He spent the next twelve years in Austin. He died on March 5, 1923.
Information taken from: Genealogical research of Caron Withers Snyder, Garrett, Julia Kathryn. "Fort Worth: A Frontier Triumph." Texas Christian University Press, Fort Worth, Compiled Military Service Record, Soldier's Application for Pension # 224, and Confederate Home Roster.