JEFFERSON COUNTY ILLINOIS
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ELIC P. ADAMS

James Richard (Judd) Adams and Lucy Jane Arnold were the parents of nine children: 
Troy Adams, Bonnie, Illinois: Clyde Adams of Bonnie, deceased: Walter Adams, Bonnie; 
Evan Adams, Bonnie; Elic P. Adams, Bonnie; and an infant boy, deceased; Oma Eubanks, 
DuQuoin, Illinois; Mertie Ham, Opdyke; and one girl deceased at infancy. 

Elic P. Adams was born May 26, 1908, in Spring Garden Township, on what is now known 
as "Adams Road", in Jeffer­son County, Illinois. He attended Hungry Hill School a small 
distance from his home. He and his brothers and his Dad were farmers and did custom 
threshing for other farmers, in Jefferson and Franklin Counties. There are many good 
times and memories connected with their threshing. 

His Dad, and he and his brothers were also engaged in own­ing and operating an 
International dealership. This dealership originally started on Adams Road, at their 
home place, where Evan Adams now resides and also was located in Mt. Vernon, just north 
of the Security Bank in Mt. Vernon. Along with their dealership on South 10th, they also 
operated a service station. They also continued to farm as well as operate a business. 
Along with farming he and his family were peach growers. 
Each August, friends and neighbors from the surrounding area were employed to help in 
the harvest of approximately 100 acres of peaches. 

In 1928, Elic P. Adams, met Neva Rightnowar on a blind date through Lucille Peterson 
Rightnowar Miley. Their romance blossomed and they were married on December 17, 1931. 
After their marriage, they lived in Mt. Vernon for a few weeks and then moved to their 
present address in Bonnie. At the present time Elic P. Adams is a retired farmer and co­owner 
with his son, Bennie Adams, of the Adams Implement Co. Bethel Road, Mt. Vernon, Illinois. 

This last October 17. 1977, Elic P. and Neva Adams celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary. 
Elic and Neva are members of the Spring Garden Community Church, Bonnie, Illinois. They are 
the parents of two children, one boy, Bennie Lee Adams, of Bonnie, Illinois, who is married 
to Beverly J. Modglin and they have a son, Elic P. Adams II. They have a ,daughter, 
Betty Marie Eidson, married to Maurice Eidson, and have a daughter, Tranae Marie, of 
Mt. Vernon, Illinois. 
*NOTE* Some ommisions may have occured to protect living individuals. Source: Facts and Folks of Jefferson County, Illinois Page 72 Submitted by Sandy Whalen Bauer

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