J. R. Adams

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J. R. Adams
Co. H. 13. Tex. Cav.
Died July 13, 1910
Aged 70 yrs.
Full Name: J. R. Adams
Location: Section:Confederate Field, Section 1 (F)
Row:C  Number:35
Reason for Eligibility: Confederate Veteran 
Birth Date: 1840 
Died: July 13, 1910 
Burial Date: July 14, 1910 
Confederate Home Roster Information:
Birth Place: Indiana 
Occupation: Farmer 
Marital Status: Widower 
Came To Texas: 1854 
Residence: Terrell, Texas 
Admitted To Home: July 7, 1910 
Religion: Baptist 
Army: Trans Mississippi 
Brigade: Pike's 
Regiment: 13th Texas Dis. Cav. 

ADAMS, J. R. (1840~1910). J. R. Adams, Confederate veteran, was born in Wabash County, Indiana in 1840. In 1854, he moved to Terrell, Texas in Kaufman County, where he worked as a farmer. When the Civil War broke out, Adams enlisted in Company H of the 13th Texas Dismounted Cavalry. After the War in May or June of 1865, he returned to farming in Terrell until 1905 when he moved to Bowie, Texas in Montague County. On July 7, 1910, possibly after his wife's death, Adams moved to Austin to the Confederate Men's Home. He died six days later, on July 13, 1910, and was buried the next day in the Texas State Cemetery.

Information taken from: Confederate Home Roster ID# 2-6, Texas Board of Health Standard Certificate of Death# 94, Soldier's Application for Pension #1370, National Park Service Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System


#9173) Mr. Adams' records do not reflect any service in the C.S.A. This may be due to poor record keeping and because his unit was a volunteer unit. His pension application was rejected on the basis that the War Department could find no record of him in service during the Civil War. His pension application also shows that he was enlisted in Company B, 13th Texas Dismounted Cavalry, but the Confederate Home roster indicates he was enlisted in Company H. There are no muster roles in his pension file, but there is a record of a Jerry Adams in Company G.

Entered by Tim Price on 8/17/2007 9:07:52 AM

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