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By Andy Leath

George ADAMS, born, 1822, Scotland; died 1907, Tyler, Texas, married Sarah ___ born 1828, Alabama; died 1883; both buried Oakwood Cemetery, Tyler, Texas. In 1834 he immigrated to the United States. He came to Tyler from North Carolina in the late 1840s was a veteran of the Mexican War. He was in the blacksmith business, first with William Stringfellow, later with his brother James Adams.
  1. James D. ADAMS, born ca.1854, Texas; lived Houston, Texas.
  2. Mary F. ADAMS, born 1857
  3. Anna J. ADAMS "Nettie", born ca.1859, Texas; married 1881, Smith Co, Texas, John H. LAUGHRIDGE/LOUGHRIDGE, no known children.
  4. Georgetta ADAMS, born 1860, Texas died 1864? buried Oakwood Cemetery.
  5. John M. ADAMS, born 1864, Texas, lived Fort Worth, Texas.
  6. Ella W. ADAMS, born 1867, Texas, married 1886, Ozni A. BRIGHTWELL, lived Houston, Texas.


Mary F. "Mamie" ADAMS, daugher of George Adams and Sarah ____, born 1857, Tyler, Texas; died 1953, Tyler, Texas; married 1873 Smith Co, Texas, Felix M. THOMPSON, born 1851, AL; died 1932, Tyler, Texas; both buried Liberty Hill Cemetery, Smith Co, Texas. He was a butcher and a livestock dealer.

  1. William Adams THOMPSON born 1875 Smith Co, Texas; died 1952, Tyler, Texas; married 1897, Ella C. RUSHING, born 1875, TX; died 1937; both buried Oakwood Cemetery.
    1. Mamie THOMPSON, born 1898, died 1910; buried Oakwood Cemetery.
    2. Aubrey THOMPSON, born 1902.
    3. Sadie THOMPSON, born 1904; died 1991; buried Oakwood Cemetery; married __ PATTERSON
  2. Effie M. THOMPSON, born 1877, Tyler, Texas; died 1939, Tyler, Texas; buried Liberty Hill Cemetery; married 1897, William C. LAWRENCE, married 2nd 1916, Otto B. TAYLOR
    1. Rudolph LAWRENCE
  3. Georgia THOMPSON, born 1883, Texas; married Harry SPEARS, lived Los Angeles, CA
  4. James A. THOMPSON born 1889, Texas

Sources of Information:

Smith County Probate Records, Case 751 Sarah R. Adams decd; Case 1803 George Adams decd.

Marriage Records of Smith County, Texas 1846-1899 (Tyler, Texas: East Texas Genealogical Society, 1979)

Cemetery Records of Smith County, Texas, Vol. I (Tyler, Texas: East Texas Genealogical Society, 1981) and Vol. V (Tyler, Texas: East Texas Genealogical Society, 1987)

Obituaries From Tyler Newspapers, Smith County Texas, 1905-1915 (Tyler, Texas: East Texas Genealogical Society, 1988)

Smith County Federal Census Images

Obituaries from Tyler newspapers, microfilm, Tyler Public Library: Felix Thompson June 22,1932; Mary Thompson May 18, 1953; Will Thompson October 1 & 2, 1952; Effie Taylor February 6, 1939

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