Jess L. Adams

1896–1967 (Age 70)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Jess L.

When Jess L. Adams was born on 29 September 1896, in Kentucky, United States, his father, John Quincy Adams, was 37 and his mother, Sarah Catherine Lynn, was 34. He married Louvina Griffith on 22 August 1925, in Liberty, Casey, Kentucky, United States. He lived in Big South Fork, McCreary, Kentucky, United States in 1910 and Magisterial District 4 Caseys Creek, Casey, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 27 July 1967, in Casey, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Caney Fork Cemetery, Liberty, Casey, Kentucky, United States.

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Jess L. Adams
Louvina Griffith
Marriage: 22 August 1925

Spouse & Children

  • Male1896–1967Male

  • Louvina Griffith


22 August 1925
Liberty, Casey, Kentucky, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • John Quincy Adams


  • Sarah Catherine Lynn




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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · Governor Shot

Age 4

On January 30, 1900 Governor William Goebel of Kentucky was assassinated. He took a bullet to the chest, outside the Old State Capitol. He died on February 3, 1900.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 20

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English (very common in England, especially in the south Midlands, and in Wales) and German (especially northwestern Germany): patronymic from the personal name Adam . In the U.S. this form has absorbed many patronymics and other derivatives of Adam in languages other than English. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .)

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Jess Adams, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jesse Adams in household of John Q Adams, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jesse Adams in household of Archie Adams, "United States Census, 1920"

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