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Biography: Rev. Simeon R. C. Adams born June 18, 1849

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(1849 – 1919)

Morgan and Jefferson County, Alabama and Georgia

Simeon R. C. Adams, a Baptist minister, was born June 18, 1849, near Dalton, Ga. He was the son of parents who were members of the Swamp Creek church, near Dalton. His school opportunities were poor; as he increased in age, he overcame his disadvantages by hard study, and became a profound student, especially of the Bible.

He united with the Baptists in 1865 and was baptized by Elder G. W. Selvedge in October 1865.

He married: March 22, 1870, to Nannie C. Mitchell (born May 1853 Georgia) and moved to Alabama where he joined the Pleasant Hill church and was ordained a minister in that church, August 10, 1875. Elders J. Gunn and James I. Stockton constituted the presbytery.

In 1876 he was called to New Friendship church, Morgan County, and was pastor of other churches in that county, to 1880. His excellent memory aided him in retaining whatever he read. He had a wonderful knowledge of the Scriptures and with his command of language he was a very effective preacher. He was a missionary until 1884. Besides New Friendship, Rev. Adams was pastor of the following churches: Lebananon and Mt. Zion in Morgan County in 1879 and 1880; Mt. Pitsgah and afterwards Enon; Danville and Warrior, Hopewell, Blue Springs, Mt. Nebo, Town Creek, Warrior, Trussville Dolomites, Pratt Mines; He located permanently in Jefferson County and was in charge of Woodlawn.

Elder Adams was an attractive preacher who spoke with great earnestness and fervor and sometimes with eloquence. He met with success in his ministerial work and acquired considerable character as a minister of the gospel. His churches prospered.

He and his wife had the following known children:

  1. Iola Adams born 1873
  2. Edward Adams born March 1876
  3. Whitfield Adams born 1878
  4. Earle Adams born Dec. 1880
  5. William Adams born August 1882
  6. Maumee Adams born September 1884
  7. Leila Adams born November 1886
  8. Lucilo Adams born Sep 1889
  9. Angies Adams born March 1894

In 1900, he returned to live in Newman, Coweta County, Georgia with his wife and children. Rev. S. R. C. Adams and his wife Nannie are buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Newnan, Coweta County, Georgia.


  1. History of the Muscle Shoals Baptist Association from 1820 to 1890 By Josephus Shackleford, Mathew Lyon
  2. History of Alabama and dictionary of Alabama biography, Volume 3 By Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen
  3. 1880 census Morgan County, Alabama
  4. 1900 census Georgia
  5. Find A Grave Memorial# 41376208 # 70080549

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