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Re: A chapter of family history

Cousin Jeanie,

Welcome to AfriGeneas and thanks for the compliment.

Folks, Cousin Jeanie and I have never met in person, so let me tell you a story.

About 10-11 years ago at an Adams Family Reunion in Columbus, OH (which I missed) cousin Jeanie (Geneva) met with another genealogy addicted cousin of ours from Silver Spring, MD. We had smatterings of information on an Adams branch that had left the Sidney, OH area in Shelby County and had migrated to Cleveland, OH. Well Jeanie was able to connect us line-by-line from Lewis Adams, Jr. (1829-1904) to the 1991-92 period.

With Jeanie's assistance we were able to connect with family not only in Cleveland, but in the Kansas City area, Seattle and the Bay area of California just to name a few places.

From that Family Reunion we (Adams) have established a site on MyFamily titled "The Descendants of Lewis Adams", this is what Jeanie meant by our secured area (user named & passworded). To date we have 75 family members from across the country researching and contributing news on their Adams lines.

Just last Sunday, 21 Apr 2002, in Findlay, OH the Ohio Bicentennial Celebration Committee dedicated a free standing marker to that area's activity with the Ohio Underground Railroad. David Adams (1826-1913), a son of Lewis Adams, was singled out as being one of the leaders in Hancock County, OH (1850-1865). David, an AA, was a prominent barber in Findlay and used both his home and the barbershop as "safe-houses" (shelters) for freedom seeking slaves. There were approximately 40 descendants of David Adams at the marker ceremony and the reception which followed.

So, Jeanie thank you. An especial thanks for not only seeking additional family information on the Internet, but for keeping me honest and truthful as I report my findings to the Adams Family Page.

Cousin Art

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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