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View Tree for Jefferson Moore AdamsJefferson Moore Adams (b. August 1844, d. September 15, 1911)

Jefferson Moore Adams (son of John Adams and Martha Rebecca Mitchell)1097, 1098, 1099, 1100, 1100, 1101 was born August 1844 in Dallas, Paulding County, Georgia 1870 La census living in Jacoby (Pointe Coupee) Louisiana1102, 1103, 1104, 1105, 1105, 1106, and died September 15, 1911 in Jacoby (Pointe Coupee) Louisiana, Buried at Jacoby Baptist Cemetery, Jacoby (Pointe Coupee) Louisiana1107, 1108, 1109, 1110, 1111, 1112, 1112, 1113, 1114. He married Cecelia Elizabeth Aldridge on July 13, 1865 in Marriage licence Bartow Georgia, married in Stylesboro Georgia1115, 1116, 1117, 1118, 1119.

 Includes NotesNotes for Jefferson Moore Adams:
New Hope Church
Georgia
American Civil War
May 25-26, 1864
After Johnston retreated to Allatoona Pass on May 19-20, Sherman decided that he would most likely pay dearly for attacking Johnston there, so he determined to move around Johnston's left flank and steal a march toward Dallas. Johnston anticipated Sherman's move and met the Union forces at New Hope Church. Sherman mistakenly surmised that Johnston had a token force and ordered Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker's corps to attack. This corps was severely mauled. On the 26th, both sides en-trenched, and skirmishing continued throughout the day. Actions the next day in this area are discussed under Pickett's Mills.

Result(s): Confederate victory

Location: Paulding County

Campaign: Atlanta Campaign (1864)

Date(s): May 25-26, 1864

Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman and Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker [US]; Gen. Joseph E. Johnston [CS]

Forces Engaged: Military Division of the Mississippi [US]; Army of Tennessee [CS]

Estimated Casualties: Total unknown (US 1,600; CS unknown)






Dallas
New Hope Church, Pumpkinvine Creek
Georgia
American Civil War
May 26-June 1, 1864
Johnston's army fell back from the vicinity of Cassville-Kinston, first to Allatoona Pass and then to the Dallas area and entrenched. Sherman's army tested the Rebel line while entrenching themselves. The Battle of Dallas occurred on May 28 when Lt. Gen. William J. Hardee's corps probed the Union defensive line, held by Maj. Gen. John A. Logan's Army of the Tennessee corps, to exploit any weakness or possible withdrawal. Fighting ensued at two different points, but the Rebels were repulsed, suffering high casualties. Sherman continued looking for a way around Johnston's line, and, on June 1, his cavalry occupied Allatoona Pass, which had a railroad and would allow his men and supplies to reach him by train. Sherman abandoned his lines at Dallas on June 5 and moved toward the railhead at Allatoona Pass forcing Johnston to follow soon afterwards.

Result(s): Union victory

Location: Paulding County

Campaign: Atlanta Campaign (1864)

Date(s): May 26-June 1, 1864 (May 28, 1864)

Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman [US]; Gen. Joseph E. Johnston [CS]

Forces Engaged: Military Division of Mississippi [US]; Army of Tennessee [CS]

Estimated Casualties: 5,400 total (US 2,400; CS 3,000)




Pickett's Mills Georgia
American Civil War
May 27, 1864
After the Union defeat at New Hope Church, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman ordered Maj. Gen. O.O. Howard to attack Gen. Joseph E. Johnston' s seemingly exposed right flank. The Confederates were ready for the attack, which did not unfold as planned because supporting troops never appeared. The Rebels repulsed the attack causing high casualties.

Result(s): Confederate victory Church

Location: Paulding County

Campaign: Atlanta Campaign (1864)

Date(s): May 27, 1864

Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. Oliver Otis Howard [US]; Maj. Gen. Patrick R. Cleburne [CS]

Forces Engaged: IV Corps [US]; Cleburne's Division and Brig. Gen. John H. Kelly's Brigade [CS]

Estimated Casualties: 2,100 total (US 1,600; CS 500)



Sorry, but what they have doesn't show much more than you already have.
They were married by a JP named Joel Brown and it was recorded by one J
A Howard, Ordinary. Kurt, Atlanta Georgia Archives




Jefferson had three brothers. John stayed in Georgia and Thomas came with him to Louisiana. Thomas was killed by a tree falling on him. ? Note: Cannot find a Thomas that was Jeffs brother.

Cecelia left only one brother in Arkansas. This was Henry Aldridge.
Henry Aldridge the Brother of Cecelia lived in Pointe Coupee, Parish also. He married Ophelia Bonnette. He went to Arkansas to work with his family and died there. His wife Ophelia BONNETTE Aldridge came back to Red Fish, Louisiana. This is located just north of Simmesport on Hwy 1. She then meets John Sales and marries, moved to Texas. She is buried in Bearmont, Texas. Charles Adams


Jefferson Moore Adams and Cecelia Adams (Aldridge) appear in the 1870 La census with there first child, Martha Caroline Adams, born 1868 in Georgia. the census was taken June of 1870 and before Robert Franklin Sr was born 1870 they went back to Georgia?????? The first several children were born in Georgia until Sarah, William, Ophelia, Thomas, and Amelia in Louisiana. The only other explanation is the census takers did not take the info correctly. Appear La census 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, and 1920. (Children)
Note: no census for 1990 Building Burned. Charles

Note: Robert Franklin first son of Jeff and Celia, Death Certificate, says he was born
in Merrick, Louisiana. This is on the 1895 map of Pointe Coupee. It is at the very North end of the Parish. On map of today follow Bayou Moreau from H WY 1 to Mississippi
river, this was Merrick, Louisiana in 1800s. His marriage license states his address as Bayou Moreau. Charles


Confederate Draft


The first general American military draft was enacted by the Confederate government on (April 16, 1862), more than a year before the federal government did the same.
The Confederacy took this step because it had to; its territory was being assailed on every front by overwhelming numbers, and the defending armies needed men to fill the ranks. The compulsory-service law was very unpopular in the South because it was viewed as a usurpation of the rights of individuals by the central government, one of the reasons the South went to war in the first place.

Under the Conscription Act, all healthy white men between the ages of 18 and 35 were liable for a three year term of service. The act also extended the terms of enlistment for all one-year soldiers to three years. A September 1862 amendment raised the age limit to 45, and February 1864, the limits were extended to range between 17 and 50. Exempted from the draft were men employed in certain occupations considered to be most valuable for the home front, such as
railroad and river workers, civil officials, telegraph operators, miners, druggists and teachers. On October 11, the Confederate Congress amended the draft law to exempt anyone who owned 20 or more slaves. Further, until the practice was abolished in December 1863, a rich drafted man could hire a substitute to take his place in the ranks, an unfair practice that brought on charges of class discrimination.


Adams, Jefferson M. ---Private May 31, 1861. Wounded at 2d Manassas, Va. Aug. 30, 1862. Captured near Wilderness, Va. May 10, 1864. Paroled at Ft. Delaware, Feb. 1865. Received at Boulware & Cox's Wharves, James River, Va. for exchange Mar. 12, 1865.

Adams, John J.-----Private Aug. 17, 1861. Appointed 2d Sergeant. Wounded Aug. 1862. Absent without leave Oct. 20, 1863_Feb. 28, 1865. No later record.

MUSTER ROLL OF CO. C, 7TH REGIMENT
GEORGIA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY
ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA
C.S.A.
"PAULDING VOLLUNTEERS")

Adams, Jefferson M.--Private May 31, 1861. Wonded at 2d Manassas, Va. August 30, 1862. Captured near Wilderness, Va. May 10. 1864. Paroled at Ft. Delaware, Del., Feb. 1865. Received at Boulware and Cox,s Wharves, James River, Va. for exchange March 12, 1865.

Adams, John J.----Private Aug. 17, 1861. Appointed 2d Sergeant. Wonded Aug. 1862. Absent without leave Oct. 20, 1863---Feb. 28, 1865. No later record.


Note: Jefferson Moore Adams and Cecelia Elisabeth (Aldridge) (wife) applied for a Confederate pension:

ADAMS, CECELIA E. (ALDRIDGE)
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ADA,S. CECILIA E.


ADAMS, J. M.
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ADAMS, CECILIA E.


Soldier's Application for Pension.

I J. M. Adams , a native of Paulding County Georgia
And now a citizen of Louisiana, resident at Jacoby PO. In the Parish of
Pointe Coupee in said State of Louisiana, and who was a soldier, (sailor or
marine as the case may be) from the State of Georgia in the Confederate
States army (or may as the case may be, in the war between the United States and
the Confederate States, do hereby apply for aid under Act 125 of the General Assembly of the State of Louisiana 1815; and I do solemnly swear that I served the
Confederate States honorably from the date of my enlistment until the close of the
civil war, (or until discharged or paroled as the case may be,) as shown by my answers
below, and that I remained true to the Confederate cause until the surrender, and that
I am now in indent circumstance and unable to earn a livelihood by my own labor or
skill, and that I am not salaried for otherwise provided for by the State of Louisiana
or by and other State or government, and am entitled to receive the benefits of said
Act No. 125 of 1898, as further shown by my answers to the questions below, which
I swear to be true and correct:

!. In what town, county, State, country and year were you born?
Answer: Dallas, Paulding, Georgia in the year 1844

2. When and where did you enlist, and in what command?
Answer: Dallas, organized in the 7th Georgia at Atlanta May 3-1861

3. Give the names of the regimental and company officers under whom you
enlisted, and under whom you were serving at the date of your discharge or parole.
Answer: Col Gartrell, and Capt Jenkins, at the time I was wounded at
The Battle of The Wilderness Col Carmichel commanded The Reg,
and Capt Harlcrom The Company.

4. Were you wounded? If so, in what battles, and if not, state under what
circumstances during the war you received injury or injuries.
Answer: Yes Three Times, 1st time The Battle of Spotsylvania,
2nd time Seven days fighting around Richmond, 3rd time at
The battle of the Wilderness, left on the Field, and Captured.

5. What was the precise nature of your wounds, if any?
Answer: 1st time through the left shoulder 2nd in the right leg, and the
3rd time in the hip

6. If you have lost a limb or eye, state when, where and how.
Answer: Have not

7. Were you discharged from the army by reason of wound, wounds,
Or from the effects of service?
Answer: Because the war closed

8. If discharged or paroled from the army, where were you, and what did
you do until the close of the war?
Answer: Paroled at Delaware Prison, Sent to Jackson Hospital March 21,1865

9. What was the name of the surgeon who attended you when discharged?
Answer: Dr. Stone was in charge of the Federal Hospital
10. Where were you at the surrender?
Answer: I was on my road, returning home.

11. If a prisoner, in what camp, and when were you released, and to where sent?
Answer: at Fort Delaware Prison on or near March 21st 1865 and sent
To Jackson Hospital in the city of Richmond.

12. Did you take the oath of allegiance to the United States Government at any
time during the war?
Answer: I did when Paroled at Fort Delaware

13. If so, when, where and under what circumstances?
Answer: At Fort Delaware about the 19th March 1865 a prisoner,
and wounded.

14. How long have you been a resident of the State of Louisiana next
Proceeding The date of this application? Where have you resided during
That period?
Answer: Since 1860, in the Parish of Pointe Coupee

15. Are you married or have you been married?
Answer: I am married.

16. If so, what is the size of your family?
Answer: Nine living and three dead

17. What are the respective ages of your wife and children?
Answer: My wife is 50 years old Oldest child living is 27 2nd 25, 3rd 23
, 4th 20 5th 17 6th 14 7th 10, 8th 9 9th 4 years.

18. How many children have you, and how many of each sex?
Answer: Four boys, and five girls

19. Are you engaged in and business? If so what do you earn?
Answer: I am farming, barely a living some years.

20. Have you any estate in your own right, real or personal,
And what is its value?
Answer: None, except 2 horses two mules and three cows.

21. Has your wife any estate in her own right, real or personal,
And what is its value?
Answer: None

22. How have you derived support for yourself, and family if you have one,
For the last five years, and what prevents you from earning a living now?
Answer: At hard Manuel labor on rented land, am Getting old and not
Able to stand work.

23. Do you use any intoxicants to any extent?
Answer: Not to any extent.

24. Have you an attorney to look after this application?
Answer: I have not employed one

25. Give his name, address, and the compensation agreed between you.
Answer: None

26. Give names of two or more of your comrades with their post office addresses.
Answer: J. Jewell Taylor Legonier PO Pointe Coupee Parish
W. A. Williams, Odenburg, PO Avoyelles Parish
I do not know the whereabouts of any Comrades or any of them.

27. Give your post office address and that of the two witnesses.
Answer: Jacoby PO Legonier PO Pointe Coupee parish, Odenburg PO
Avoyelles Parish.


Witness my hand this 7th day of October 1898

J. M. Adams
Witnesses:Applicant.

J Jewell Taylor, Did not serve in the same company, but know he was a faithful
Soldier from his papers
W. A. Williams """"""""

Applicant must co before clerk of court

STATE OF LOUISIANA

Pointe Coupee Parish. Personally appeared before me, H. P. Ledaux

Clerk of the District Court of said Parish, the above named J. M. Adams
The applicant, with whom I am personally acquainted, and having the application
Read and fully explained to him as well as the statement and answers therein made,
Made Ont. that the statements and answers are true.

Witness my hand and seal of office, this 10th day of October 1898

H. P. Ledaux
Clerk
STATE OF LOUISIANA
Pointe Coupee Parish Personally appeared before me, H.P. Ledaux
Clerk of the District Court of said Parish, the above named J. Jewell Taylor
And W.A. Williams two of the submitting witnesses to the foregoing application, with whom I am personally acquainted, and known to be citizens of veracity and standing in this community, and who take oath that they are personally acquainted with the forgoing applicant, and that the facts set forth and statements make in his application are correct and true, to the best of their knowledge and belief, and that they have no interest in this claim, and that said applicant's habits are good and free from dishonor.

Witness my hand and seal of office, this 10th day of October 1898

H. P. Ledaux
Clerk of court

Subject: More info on Jeff M Adams

I looked at his compiled service records at the GA State Archives and
the facts as presented in his pension application check out well.
He enlisted in the Paulding Volunteers (Company C) of the 7th GA
Infantry on 5/31/61. He shows captured at Mine Run, VA on 5/10/64 and is
then imprisoned at Fort Delaware until paroled in Feb of 65 and
exchanged on 3/12/65. He's admitted to the hospital in Richmond, VA
3/13/65 and furloughed home for 60 days on 3/22/65. His records show he
was in the hospital in Aug 61 with measles, back again in May/June 62
with debilities, and again in May and June 63 (roll just says "absent,
sick"). The records do not show him wounded, but if these were flesh
wounds and did not require hospitalization, they would not show up.
they promote him to Corporal on 2/28/64. One entry notes that he
"signed with his mark" which would indicate that he could not write at
the time of the war.
Confederate recruits were not required to fill out any forms when they
enlisted so you will not find anything of this nature in the existing
records.



Sorry, but what they have doesn't show much more than you already have.
They were married by a JP named Joel Brown and it was recorded by one J
A Howard, Ordinary. Kurt, Atlanta Georgia Archives

Jefferson M Adams

Residence: Paulding County, Georgia Occupation:
Service Record:
Enlisted as a Private on 03 May 1861
Enlisted in Company C, 7th Infantry Regiment Georgia on 03 May 1861.
Wounded on 30 August 1862 at 2nd Manassas, VA (Wounded in right leg)
POW on 10 May 1864 at Wilderness, VA
Wounded on 10 May 1864 at Wilderness, VA (Wounded in hip)
Paroled on 15 February 1865 at Fort Delaware, DE (Estimated day)
Received on 12 March 1865 at Boulware & Cox's Wharves, VA (Received for exchanged)
Hospitalized on 21 March 1865 at Jackson Hospl, Richmond, VA


Jefferson had three brothers. John stayed in Georgia and Thomas came with him to Louisiana. Thomas was killed by a tree falling on him. ? Note: Cannot find a Thomas that was Jeffs brother.

Cecelia left only one brother in Arkansas. Henry James Aldridge, brother to our Cecelia Elizabeth Aldridge (Adams) married Ophelia Bonnette of Red Fish Louisiana. This is located just North of Simmesport Louisiana. They were married and thier first chirldren were Mary C. Aldridge, William Aldridge and Augusta Maude Aldridge. "Maude Aldridge married Emmett Luther Keith from Hollandale, Washington County, Mississippi. Emmett was a Butcher in Hollandale when Maude met him. Henry and Ophelia traveled and lived in this area for a time. I believe Henry worked in the timber Industry. I met a gentleman in , Anahuac, Chambers County, Texas, that said his mother and Augusta Maude Aldridge (Keith) were great friends and they often talked of their times in Arkansas. It is apprent that Henry worked in Helena or West Helena, Arkansas during this period. He met his death here, cause unknown. Next we hear of Ophelia, Henrys wife she is in Marksville, Louisiana, listed as Widow Ophelia Aldridge getting married to John Sales.


Jefferson Moore Adams and Cecelia Adams (Aldridge) appear in the 1870 La census with there first child, Martha Caroline Adams, born 1868 in Georgia. the census was taken June of 1870 and before Robert Franklin Sr was born 1870 they went back to Georgia. The first several children were born in Georgia.
until Sarah, 1880 La., William, 1883 La., Ophelia, 1885 La., Thomas, 1889 La., and Amelia 1889 La.in Louisiana. The only other explanation is
the census takers did not take the info correctly. Appear La census 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, and 1920. (Children)
Note: Census for 1990 Building Burned. Charles

Note: Robert Franklin first son of Jeff and Celia, Death Certificate, says he was born
in Merrick, Louisiana. This is on the 1895 map of Pointe Coupee. It is at the very North end of the Parish. On map of today follow Bayou Moreau from H WY 1 to Mississippi
river, this was Merrick, Louisiana in 1800s. His marriage license states his address as Bayou Moreau. (Charles Adams@, Jefferson Moore Adams (1898) 18450 (Purchased first Farm at Jacoby (Pointe Coupee) Louisiana)


Note: In 1898 Robert Franklin Adams (French) and his father, Jefferson Moore Adams signed up to Vote in New Roads, Pointe Coupee, Louisiana.


This John J. McCrea of Mississippi lived in Simmesport, Louisiana. He then
owned the McCrea Plantation at McCrea (Pointe Coupee) Louisiana.
His wife's name was Mary A. Jones. In 1860 at Jacoby (Pointe Coupee) Louisiana, He and his
wife donated the first property on the Atchafalaya River for the FIRST
MISSIONARY METHODIST CHURCH at Jacoby. The road TO the church was named
"Jubilee Lane" (Legal Name)

In 1900 Jefferson Moore Adams and three other men purchased land NEXT to the
Methodist Church, for THE FIRST MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH.
Familles from both churches were buried in the Cemetery. This is the sa
that was moved after the flood of 1927 to its present location. The Old Grady
home place was the Home of John J. McCrea and family.


More About Jefferson Moore Adams:
Burial: September 16, 1911, Buried at Jacoby Baptist Cemetery, Jacoby (Pointe Coupee) Louisiana, per his wife's application for pension.1120
Census: 1880, 1880 Louisiana census, shows Jeff Adams age 35 and wife celia 31.1121, 1122, 1123, 1124, 1124, 1125

More About Jefferson Moore Adams and Cecelia Elizabeth Aldridge:
Marriage: July 13, 1865, Marriage licence Bartow Georgia, married in Stylesboro Georgia.1126, 1127, 1128, 1129, 1130

Children of Jefferson Moore Adams and Cecelia Elizabeth Aldridge are:
  1. Martha Caroline Adams, b. 1868, Jacoby (Pointe Coupee) Louisiana1131, 1132, 1132, 1132, d., McCrea (Pointe Coupee) Louisiana.
  2. +Robert Franklin Adams I, b. August 07, 1870, Jacoby (Pointe Coupee) Louisiana1133, 1134, 1135, 1136, 1136, 1136, d. December 27, 1924, Melville (St. Landry) Louisiana.1137, 1138, 1139, 1140, 1141, 1142, 1142, 1143, 1143.
  3. +Reva Rebecca Adams, b. 1872, Jacoby (Pointe Coupee) Louisiana1144, 1145, 1145, 1145, d. March 17, 1898, McCrea (Pointe Coupee) Louisiana1145.
  4. +Chloe M. Adams, b. May 17, 1874, Jacoby (Pointe Coupee) Louisiana1146, 1147, 1147, 1148, d. Abt. 1908, McCrea (Pointe Coupee) Louisiana1148.
  5. +Alexander Strother Adams, b. May 24, 1878, Jacoby (Pointe Coupee) Louisiana1149, 1150, 1150, 1150, d. August 12, 1916, McCrea (Pointe Coupee) Louisiana1151, 1152, 1153, 1154, 1155, 1155, 1156, 1156.
  6. +Sarah Adams, b. April 17, 1880, McCrea (Pointe Coupee) Louisiana1157, 1158, 1158, 1159, d. 1905, Melville (St. Landry) Louisiana1159.
  7. +William Jefferson Adams, b. December 1883, McCrea (Pointe Coupee) Louisiana1160, 1161, 1161, 1161, d. February 16, 1949, McCrea (Pointe Coupee) Louisiana1162, 1163, 1163, 1163.
  8. +Ophelia Adams, b. March 1885, Jacoby (Pointe Coupee) Louisiana1164, 1165, 1165, 1165, d. January 1931, McCrea (Pointe Coupee) Louisiana1166, 1167, 1167, 1167.
  9. Thomas W. Adams, b. December 1889, Jacoby (Pointe Coupee) Louisiana1168, 1169, 1169, 1169, d. March 03, 1948, Jacoby (Pointe Coupee) Louisiana1170, 1171, 1171, 1171.
  10. Cecelia Adams, b. December 1893, Jacoby (Pointe Coupee) Louisiana1172, 1173, 1173, 1173, d. May 1984, Lettsworth (Legonier) (Pointe Coupee) Louisiana1174, 1175, 1175, 1175.
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