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  • ID: I69129
  • Name: James Hopkins Adams
  • Given Name: James Hopkins
  • Surname: Adams
  • Sex: M
  • _UID: 288840A4393AD94D9BB772CAA5A21CFB19C9
  • Change Date: 16 APR 2009
  • Note:
    "James Hopkins Adams, only child of Henry Walker Adams and his wife, M ary Howell Hart Goodwyn, graduated at Yale in 1831 when he was only nin eteen years of age. In 1834, when he was twenty-two years old, he was e lected to the House of Representatives of South Carolina and served thr ough several Successive terms. He was State Senator in 1850 and Governo r of South Carolina in 1854; a member of the 'Convention of the People' i n 1860 and Commissioner of South Carolina to the United States Governme nt at Washington in 1861. The days and campaigns of 'Adams and Preston' a re still referred to in the political campaigns of South Carolina." Low er Richland Planters by Laura Jervey Hopkins"


    James is buried in St. John's Episcopal Churchyard, which is located ab out 16 miles from Columbia S. C., between Congaree and Hopkins, S. C. H is tomb bears the following inscription:

    "James Hopkins Adams, born Mar. 15, 1812, graduated at Yale College 183 1, elected member of House of Representatives of South Carolina 1834 an d Senator 1850, Govenor of the Commonwealth 1854. Member of the Conven tion of the people 1860. Commissioner of South Carolina to the Governm ent 1861. Died July 13, 1861."

    "Endowed by nature with an understanding of high order, he improved it w ith care and rose to a position of eminence at a period illustrious for g enius and intellect. Urged by an ardent patriotism, he devoted his ene rgies to the cause of Carolina and the South, and few among us labored w ith equal success. He achieved the greater glory of a victory over the world, and was comforted in death by the Christian's hope and confidenc e. This monument is erected in memory of his virtues."

  • Birth: 15 MAR 1812 1
  • Death: 13 JUL 1861 1

    Father: Henry Walker Adams b: 14 JAN 1790
    Mother: Mary Howell Hart Goodwyn b: 1789

    Marriage 1 Jane Margaret Scott b: 4 NOV 1812
    • Married: 10 APR 1832 1
    1. Has No Children Henry Walker Adams b: 19 JAN 1833
    2. Has No Children John Randolph Adams b: 13 APR 1834
    3. Has Children Mary Goodwin Adams b: 3 JAN 1836
    4. Has Children Warren Adams b: 28 NOV 1838
    5. Has Children Jane Margaret Adams b: 26 JUN 1841
    6. Has No Children Laura Keziah Adams b: 4 JAN 1843
    7. Has Children Ellen Tree Adams b: 21 AUG 1846
    8. Has Children James Hopkins Adams b: 8 NOV 1848
    9. Has Children Caroline Hopkins Adams b: 15 DEC 1850

    1. Abbrev: GEDCOM file imported on 23 Sep 2009
      Title: GEDCOM file submitted by Cathy Ann Abernathy, Rootsweb.com / weavercat@ gmail.com. Created on 17 AUG 2009. Imported on 23 Sep 2009.
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