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BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY
(ca. 1810 SC – d. ?)
Talladega and Clay County, Alabama
Thomas Adams was a farmer, merchant, and member of the constitutional convention of 1867 He was born in Edgefield District, S. C. where he spent his youth. He received a limited education, removed to Coweta County, Ga., where he resided for eleven years, then located in Randolph County, about 1850.
After three years, he moved to Talladega County, and in 1865 to Clay County, Alabama.
Thomas was reared a farmer, an occupation he followed all his life. In 1839 he became a merchant at Lineville and served as lieutenant of militia. He was a Whig in 1860 and supported Bell and Everett. He was violently opposed to secession and antagonized the Confederate government. Thomas was elected to the Constitutional convention in 1867 from the 28th election district, which included Clay County and in that body joined the extreme reconstructionists.
He was married but his wife’s name is unknown at this time. He last resided in Lineville, Clay County, Alabama.
- History of Alabama and dictionary of Alabama biography, Volume 3 By Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen
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