Jesse Columbus Adams

1879–1948 (Age 68)
Crossville, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Jesse Columbus

When Jesse Columbus Adams was born on 16 April 1879, in Crossville, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States, his father, William Jasper Adams, was 46 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Wyatt, was 44. He married Mary Amanda Hamby on 7 September 1902, in Crossville, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Isoline, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States in 1920 and Civil District 2, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died on 20 March 1948, in Cumberland, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Slate Springs Cemetery, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Columbus Adams
Mary Amanda Hamby
Marriage: 7 September 1902
William Lee Adams
Ruth Klanda Adams
Ralph Adams
Casto Taft Adams
Julius Baxter Adams
Lenah Rose Adams
Noah Reuben Adams
Josie Berneice Brewer

Spouse & Children

7 September 1902
Crossville, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States


+3 More Children

Parents & Siblings



  • Female1856–1944Female

  • Dewern Calvin Adams


  • Martha Ann Matilda Adams


  • Female1866–1946Female

  • James Richard Adams


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 3

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 19

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.

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)

  • Jesse Adams, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jessie Adams, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jessie Adams, "United States Census, 1920"

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