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Mary Elizabeth P. Adams

Mary Elizabeth P. Adams

Female 1844 - 1888  (43 years)


  • Name Mary Elizabeth P. Adams 
    Nickname Bettie 
    Born 19 Nov 1844  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1850  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mary E.P. 
    • Mary E.P. Adams, 5 years old, born in Kentucky, enumerated on census in home of John Q. and Angelina Adams; she had attended school within the year
    • 1850 Second Division, Garrard County, Kentucky
      John Q. Adams, 37 years old, born in Kentucky. Farmer
      Angelina Adams, 30 years old, born in Kentucky
      Rodne D. Adams (male), 7years old, born in Kentucky. Attended school within the year
      Mary E.P.Adams,5 years old, born in Kentucky. Attended school within the year
      John W. Adams, 4 years old, born in Kentucky
      Charles Adams, 2 years old, born in Kentucky
      Elizabeth Walden, 68 years old, born in Virginia
    1850 U.S. Federal Census
    1850 U.S. Federal Census
    Garrard County, Kentucky
    Residence 1860  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Mary E.P. Adams, 16 years old, born in Kentucky, enumerated on census in home of J.Q. and Angelina Adams
    • 1860 Garrard County, Kentucky (Lancaster Post Office)
      JQ Adams, 48 years old,born in Kentucky. Farmer. Value of real estate: 13,500. Value of Personal Property: 16,000.
      Angelina Adams, 40 years old, born in Kentucky
      Rodny D. Adams, 17 years old, born in Kentucky. Attended school within the year. Farmer
      Mary E.P.Adams,16 years old, born in Kentucky
      Charles Adams, 10 years old, born in Kentucky. Attended school within the year
      Quincy Adams, 7 years old,born in Kentucky. Attended school within the year
      O. Gertrude Adams, 5 years old, born in Kentucky
      Ida Alice Adams, 3 years old, born in Kentucky
    1860 U.S. Federal Census
Garrard County, Kentucky
    1860 U.S. Federal Census Garrard County, Kentucky
    Individual Note 3 Jan 1861  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Samuel D. Johnston 
    Individual Note 23 Mar 1861  Woodford County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Birth of Daughter 
    • born at Johnston home; full-term, healthy girl; baby was NOT Samuel's baby
    • Bettie was courted by two men: Samuel Johnston and Dan Anderson; she married Samuel, and then gave birth to full-term baby 3 months after the marriage; the baby was not Samuel's; B/S divorced; illegit child led to Anderson-Adams family feud
    Individual Note Apr 1861 
    Bettie Returned to Garrard County 
    • per court records, three weeks after Bettie gave birth, her mother Angelina traveled to Johnston home in Woodford County and took Bettie back home to Garrard county
    • I do not know what happened to the baby girl
    Individual Note 17 Apr 1861 
    Samuel and Bettie Separated 
    Divorce Proceedings 14 Jul 1862  Woodford County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorce Petition Served 
    • Bettie's petition for divorce served on Samuel; directed to answer within 20 days
    Divorce Proceedings 29 Jul 1862  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel's Petition and Counterclaim 
    • Samuel filed his answer to B's divorce petition, and counterclaimed for divorce; claims he did not know about the baby; that B's pregnancy was fraudulently concealed from him; baby not his
    Divorce Proceedings 29 Jul 1862  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel's Petition Served 
    • Bettie served with copy of Samuel's petition and counterclaim for divorce; directed to answer within 20 days
    Divorce Proceedings 1 Aug 1862  Jessamine County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Deposition of Elizabeth Johnston 
    • depo at AM McTyre hotel in Keene; on behalf of S; Elizabeth Sml's aunt; was at home after baby's birth, was perfectly & fully developed; B's mom came & took B home 3 weeks after birth; S resided in WCo entire life, 25 yrs; S/B lived at Johnston home
    Divorce Proceedings 1 Aug 1862  Jessamine County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Deposition of Thomas Foster 
    • depo at AM McTyre hotel in Keene; on behalf of Samuel; TF the physician who delivered Bettie's baby at Johnston home; had known Samuel about 16 years; child full-term, healthy
    Divorce Proceedings 13 Aug 1862  Lancaster, Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Deposition of A. Adams 
    • depo of A. Adams, at office of N. Sandifer; lived about 2 miles from JQ Adams; acquainted with family; daughter Mary Johnston living at JQ's house, and had been for about a year
    Divorce Proceedings 13 Aug 1862  Lancaster, Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Deposition of John G. Mullins 
    • depo of A. Adams, at office of N. Sandifer; was minister of gospel, married S & B on January 3, 1861; fall of 61 conducting meeting in neighborhood of JQ Adams, was frequently at Adams home
    Divorce Proceedings 13 Feb 1863  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Bettie's Answer 
    • Bettie filed her answer to Samuel's counterclaim for divorce; admits gave birth to child 3 months after marriage; child full term; claims S knew she was pregnant & that it would be born early in marriage; asked for alimony; B represented by RD Lusk
    Divorce Proceedings 20 Feb 1863  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Deposition of John D. Adams 
    • depo of John D. Adams, on behalf of Bettie; stated that Samuel had abandoned Bettie prior to June 20, 1862; S did not provide for her, S said he would never live with B, and S intended to advertise B to prevent her running up debt on his credit
    Misc 21 Sep 1865 
    death of husband John Sims 
    • John died during shoot-out at local Baptist church; casualty of the Adams-Anderrson family feud
    Misc 19 Sep 1868 
    death of brother Rodney Adams 
    Residence 1870  New Haven, Nelson County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Mary E. McQuerry, 24 years old, born in Kentucky, enumerated on census in home of David McQuerry
    • 1870 New Haven, Nelson County, Kentucky
      David McQuerry, 34 yearsold, born in Kentucky. Plasterer. Value of personal estate: 100
      Mary E. McQuerry, 24 years old, born in Kentucky
      Aza Lee McQuerry, 6 years old, born in Kentucky
      Rebecca McQuerry, 4 years old, born in Kentucky
      John Q. McQuerry, 1 year old, born in Kentucky
    Property 1874 
    • Elizabeth McQuerry and David McQuerry her husband are listed as heirs on deeds, wherein the heirs of John Q. Adams deeded land to Jordan Perkins.
    Residence 1880  Brandy Springs, Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Elizabeth McQuerry, 35 years old, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucy, enumerated on census as wife in home of Dave McQuerry
    • 1880 Brandy Springs, Garrard County, Kentucky.
      Dave McQuerry, 46 yearsold, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky. Plaster
      Elizabeth McQuerry, wife,35 years old, born in Kentucky, parents born in Kentucky
      Azalee McQuerry, daughter,18 years old, born in Missouri; parents born in Kentucky
      Rebeccah McQuerry, daughter, 14 years old, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky
      George McQuerry, son, 8years old, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky
      William McQuerry, son, 6years old, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky
      Angeline McQuerry,daughter, 3 years old, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky
      James McQuerry, son, 1 year old, born in Kentucky; parents born in Kentucky
      Mattie Adams, sister-in-law, 18, born in Kentucky. Parents born in Kentucky
    Died 24 Jul 1888 
    Buried Ray County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mary Elizabeth P. Adams McQuerry
    Mary Elizabeth P. Adams McQuerry
    Person ID I64041  My Family Tree
    Last Modified 10 Jun 2020 

    Father John Quincy Adams,   b. 19 Nov 1811, Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between November 27, 1865 and February 15, 1866, Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Angelina Walden,   b. circa 1820, Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1875, Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 1 Nov 1841  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • marriage bond dated this date; Joseph Evans bondsman; John Walden, father of bride, gave consent; married by Absalom Quinn, Baptist preacher
    John Q. Adams Marriage Bond
    John Walden Consent for Daughter Angelina's Marriage
    Family ID F9743  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mr. Unknown 
    Married Type: never married 
    Children 
     1. Baby Girl,   b. 23 Mar 1861, Woodford County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 10 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F19614  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Samuel Davis Johnston,   b. 4 May 1837, Woodford County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1907  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 2 Jan 1861  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • S.D. Johnston principal, JQ Adams surety on bond; bond dated January 1, 1861; married at residence of John Q. Adams; married by A. Adams, minister of the gospel
    Marriage Bond:  Samuel Johnston
    Marriage Bond: Samuel Johnston
    Divorced 20 Feb 1863  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Bettie was courted by two men: Samuel Johnston and Dan Anderson; she married Samuel, and then gave birth to full-term baby 3 months after the marriage; the baby was not Samuel's; B/S divorced; illegit child led to Anderson-Adams family feud
    Last Modified 10 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F19616  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 John D. Sims,   b. 11 Sep 1840, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1865, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years) 
    Married 10 Jan 1865  Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • by William Jarrott, at home of John Q. Adams; witnessed by GT Douglass and John D. Adams
    • GT Douglass was Bettie's first cousin, his mother Sophia and Bettie's mother Angelina were sisters
    Marriage Bond:  John D Sims - Bettie Adams
    Marriage Bond:  John D Sims - Bettie Adams
    Last Modified 10 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F19615  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 David McQuerrey,   b. Apr 1835, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 5 Oct 1868  Lincoln County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • married at residence of J.S. Higgins; John F. and L.W. Higgins witnesses
    Marriage Certificate:  David McQuerry and Bettie Adams
    Marriage Certificate: David McQuerry and Bettie Adams
    Children 
     1. John Q. McQuerrey,   b. 1869, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1870-1880  (Age 11 years)  [Birth]
     2. George David McQuerrey,   b. 1872, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1947  (Age 75 years)  [Birth]
     3. William Harb McQuerrey,   b. 21 Jun 1874, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1942, Columbia, Boone County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [Birth]
    +4. Angeline McQuerrey,   b. 4 Aug 1876, Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1947, Richmond, Ray County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [Birth]
    +5. James P. McQuerrey,   b. 24 Feb 1878, Garrard County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1907  (Age 29 years)  [Birth]
     6. Nero McQuerrey,   b. Jun 1880, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1900, Vibbard, Ray County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 20 years)  [Birth]
     7. Harriet McQuerrey,   b. After 1880,   d. Before 1888  (Age ~ 6 years)
     8. Carrie E. McQuerrey,   b. 25 Feb 1883,   d. 14 Dec 1885  (Age 2 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F19619  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart


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