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Benjamin B. Adams

Sep 1840 - Feb 23, 1919

Cemetery: Memory Hill
East Side, Section E, Lot 17, Grave 9
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Inscription and Notes:

Dates per relative, Jerrold Wright.
Military Service: Confederate States of America
Co. B 3 GA Inf

Mr. Ben B. Adams obituary (Union Recorder, Tuesday, Feb 24, 1920)

MR. BEN B. ADAMS DIED LAST MONDAY - Another Citizen Has Gone to His Reward After a Long Life. The Funeral Services Were Held on Tuesday Morning.

Mr. Benjamin Blake Adams died at his home in the northern part of the county Monday morning, February 23rd.

Mr. Adams had been in ill health for more than a year, and his friends in Milledgeville had missed him, as he was one of Baldwin county's oldest citizens and prominent farmers. During this time he received the kindest and most considerate ministrations of his family and physicians, and his passing away, while not unexpected, came as a sad blow to those who had been watching at his bedside during these days.

The funeral services were held at the home Tuesday morning, Rev. C.M. Lipham, of the Methodist church, officiating. The remains were interred in the city cemetery.

The pall bearers were his four grandsons: F.D. Adams, Clifton Adams, Willie Dennis Adams, and his nephews, Edmund Wright, H.W. Little, of Milledgeville, and William Dennis, Jr., of Eatonton. He is survived by a half brother, Mr. W.M. Dennis, of Eatonton.

Mr. Adams was born in Putnam county seventy-nine years ago, and was a member of that well-known and old family. In early manhood he entered the Confederate army, and rendered valient service under the stars and bars. He was known by his comrades as a brave and fearless soldier, never shirking duty or fearing a danger. During the days of reconstruction he was among those who stood true to the South, and was active in bringing about the continuance of white supremacy. He was a member of Camp Doles, U.C.V., and was always present at the Memorial Day exercises, revering the memory of his comrades who had given their lives for a cause he firmly believed to be just and right.

Mr. Adams was a student at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and left college at the beginning of the war, joining a company from his home town, Eatonton, and was in many of the hardest fought battles of the war, being wounded twice and sent home on furlough, afterward rejoining his command, Morgan's famous cavalry, and was several times captured by the Union army, at one time being confined in Rock Island prison.

He was in the same camp where General Stonewall Jackson was killed, and acted as courier, carrying the message to Gen. Jackson's wife, with whom he kept up a regular correspondence for many years after the war. He was one of the oldest members of the Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity, and has been honored by the fraternity on many occasions by appointment of most important committees. The University of North Carolina conferred on him the A.B. degree an honor of which he was very proud.

Mr. Adams made his home in Baldwin county for a long number of years, coming here soon after the close of the war. He was twice married, his first wife being Miss Mary Little. To this union one child was born, Mr. B.B. Adams, Jr., who survives him. After her death he married Miss Eudora Wright, daughter of the late Mr. Chas. H. Wright. By this marriage he is survived by six children: Mrs. C.C. Adams, of Washington county; C.M. Adams, of Baldwin county; Mrs. J.M. Ansley of Baldwin; J.M. Adams, of Macon; Miss Carrie Adams, of Baldwin, and Mrs. Emily Hattaway, of Davisboro.

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