Gilbert Adams
and Perlina Prater

Gilbert Adams b 1 Oct 1826 Carter Co TN d Nov 1910; s/o William Tolson Adams and Frankie Adams. Gilbert Adams m. 21 Aug 1846 Floyd Co KY to Perlina Prater b abt 1830 d 21 May 1873 childbirth; d/o Elijah Prater and Jincy Patrick. Children of Gilbert Adams and Perlina Prater;

1. Nancy Jane Adams b May 1847 Letcher Co KY d abt 1928; m. 2 Jun 1866 to Hiram Flint. Hiram was a carpenter and built most of the family's furniture.

2. Thomas J Adams (twin) b Apr 1852 Letcher Co KY d abt 1890; never married.

3. Rebecca Adams (twin) b Apr 1852 Letcher Co KY; m. 27 Aug 1874 to Combel May

4. Jilson Prater Adams b abt 1855 Letcher Co KY d abt 1927; m. 28 Oct 1875 to Emley C May

5. Luellen Adams b 2 Jun 1856 Floyd Co KY d 14 Jan 1934; m. 8 Jan 1877 to John A Caudill

6. Henry Clay Adams b 20 Feb 1858 Floyd Co KY; m. 11 May 1882 to Laura Hereford

7. Franklin P Adams b abt 1861 Letcher Co KY died young

8. Green A Adams b Feb 1863 Magoffin Co KY d abt 1937; m. 1 Oct 1882 to Phoeba May

9. Riley M Adams b Feb 1865 Magoffin Co KY d abt 1907; m. 6 Apr 1893 to Cora Littrell

10. Cynthia Adams b 5 Jan 1871 Magoffin Co KY d 16 Dec 1944; m. abt 1888 to James Caudill

11. Mary M Adams b 13 May 1873 Magoffin Co KY; m. Will Pace; s/o Matthew Pace and Elizabeth Salyer. Children of Will Pace and Mary M Adams;

i. Hettie Pace b 6 Apr 1892 Johnson Co KY d 2 Jan 1966 Johnson Co KY; m. Thomas Jefferson Brown b 1 May 1886 Johnson Co KY d 9 Apr 1958 Johnson Co KY; s/o Daniel Brown and Artie Allen. Children of Thomas Jefferson Brown and Hettie Pace;

I. Ethyl Gladys Brown b 15 Oct 1910 Johnson Co KY d 15 Feb 1970 Johnson Co KY; buried dJackson Cemetery, Bear Tree, Magoffin Co KY; m. Malcom Jackson b 15 Feb 1905 Magoffin Co KY d 2 Aug 1992 Magoffin Co KY; buried Jackson Cemetery, Bear Tree, Magoffin Co KY; occupation, Post Master, Conley KY, US Army, Farmer; s/o Charles Jackson and Martha Salyer. Children of Malcom Jackson and Ethyle Gladys Brown; I.i. Sue Brown; m. Alonzo Scott b 25 Jul 1929 Magoffin Co KY; s/o Nolan Jefferson Scott and Dora Bailey. (7 children) I.ii. Robert Lowell Brown b 10 Nov 1937 d 9 Dec 1997 Stuart FL of cancer. In 1994 suffered a severe heart attack followed by open heart surgery. 1997 diagnosed with cancer from which he died. I.iii. Gary Jackson; m. Female Duke I.iv. Linda Jackson; m. Male Hannah (3 children). I.v. Arnold Jackson b 17 Oct 1945 Magoffin Co KY d 10 Mar 1968 Magoffin Co KY of carbon monoxide poisoning; buried Jackson Cemetery, Bear Tree, Magoffin Co KY; never married; The story of Arnold "Buck" Jackson's death goes as follows: He and a friend, ? Collinsworth, were comming home one evening. They pulled over to sleep and left the car running. There wer stereo speaker holes cut out of the back dash, and the carbon monoxide from the exhaust came in through the holes and asphyxiated them while they slept. I.vi. Hetty Jackson; m. (1) Garland Howes b 4 Nov 1953 Johnson Co KY d 10 Apr 1975. Hetty Jackson m. Male Arnett.

Obituary of Malcom Jackson, written by Gwen Risner and Stacey Blanton, his grand-daughters: Malcom Jackson was born the son of Charlie and Martha Salyer Jackson, Feb. 15, 1905 in Sublett, Kentucky, and died after a long illness, 8-3-1992 in Salyersville, Ky. As a young man, he proudly served his country as a member of the Army Air Corps and the 3-C's during World War II. After his discharge from the millitary in 1943, he became a faithful member of the disabled American Veterans, Chapter 15. In the years following, he worked as a farmer and postmaster of the Conley Post Office from which he retired after 30 years service. He endured several hardships over the years, the deaths of his youngest son, Arnold "Buck" Jackson in 1968, and his beloved wife, Ethel Brown Jackson in 1970. Malcom was a member of the Prater Memorial Methodist Church and was baptised October, 1990. He is survived by two sons, Robert Brown of Stuart, Florida; and Gary Jackson, of Floresville, Texas; three daughters, Sue Scott of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, Linda Hannah and Hetty Arnett of Salyersville; two brothers, Walter Jackson of Rochester, Indiana, and Clarence Jackson of Salyersville; one sister, Bonnie Caldwell of Salyersville, 15 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. In the course of his life, he was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to many people. He was loved and cherished by all who knew him. You will forever live on in our hearts. We love you deeply and will miss you always.

II. Ivel Brown b 31 May 1913 Johnson Co KY

III. Trixie Brown b 23 Jun 1915

IV. Vertrice Brown b 14 Jul 1918 Johnson Co KY

V. Daniel James Brown b 7 May 1921

VI. Dennis Brown b 7 May 1921

VII. Audrie Brown b 20 Aug 1924

VIII. Paul Brown b 3 Jul 1927

Mary M Adams m. (2) to James D Patrick


Gilbert Adams
and Narcissa Bailey

Gilbert Adams b 1 Oct 1826 Carter Co TN d Nov 1910; s/o William Tolson Adams and Frankie Adams. Gilbert Adams m. abt 1874 to Narcissa Bailey; d/o Wallace Bailey and Mary Patrick. Narcissa Bailey m. (1) Preston Adams.


More About Gilbert and Perlina

Gilbert was known as a very generous and kind man. He was a farmer and was known as a good carpenter. He had an apple orchard where he raised yellow apples, June apples, Red Sweet, Maiden Blush, Winesap, and Rome apples. Gilbert and Perlina started housekeeping Letcher Co., next to his father, William Tolson Adams. Their first child was born there. By 1860, they lived Magoffin Co., Ky. They built a large two room cabin on the Burning Fork of the Rockhouse Creek. They are said to have corraled their sheep, cows, and other stock one room at night to protect them from wolves. Gilbert and Perlina grew flax to make linen for their summer clothes and spun and loomed wool for their things. Gilbert recieved land grants and accumulated over 1200 acres.


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