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DAVID M. ADAMS, farmer, P.O., Troy. David Adams is one of the practical farmers in this township, and has lived here long enough to give many facts of interest to the listener; he was born in Troy in September, 1836; his first teacher was Mrs. Fairfield, the mother of the President of Lincoln University, Nebraska. When a boy, going to school, there was a pond holding water all the year round, where our nice school building now stands. His parents were David and Ellen Adams, who was a daughter of John and Martha Dougan. David, Jr., was married to Miss Mary Cory, March 11, 1875; their two sons are named Andrew C. and Louis A. Andrew was born Feb. 1, 1877; Louis, Jan. 18, 1879, and both are promising lads. Mr. Adams emigrated from North Carolina in 18 17, and settled in Washington Township; they were parents of eight children who arrived at the age of maturity. Emeline, Louis, Elizabeth, Mary, and Manlius were children of his first wife. His marriage to Miss Dougan was celebrated Dec. 27, 1827; their children were named John D., Andrew J., Finley, David M., Martha D. and Sarah E. Only four of the children are now living. As the ancestry of Mr. and Mrs. Adams were all Presbyterians, it is natural for them to follow in their footsteps; they are rec orded among the first families in this neighborhood. In 1855, David's parents moved to Minnesota for the benefit of his wife's health. The climate being still more unfavorable there than this, they soon returned; with the exception of four years, David M. Adams has always lived in Miami Co.

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