Forreston Herald: January 11, 1896:
Andrew Jackson Adams
Andew J., son of James and Mary Adams was born in Springfield, Cumberland Co., PA, November 11, 1829. (of the 14 children only two children, two sisters remain). On September 20, 1848 the deceased was united in matrimony with Elizabeth Jane Reed of Chambersburg, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania, and in this union they were blessed with 3 sons-Alfred and George of Forreston, and William of Rockford. All respected citizens.
Father Adams removed from Pennsylvania to Ohio, in 1851, and later to Iowa, and finally in 1867 located in Forreston, IL, where he has lived and been well for 28 years. Upwards of 40 years ago in West Liberty, Ohio, he was led to see his need of a Saviour from sin, and a spiritual guide for his life, and was converted to God, and united with the M. E. Church. He found much joy and satisfaction in the service of Christ, and in all his weakness and imperfections he clung to the Word of Life and to the last Christ was the chief object of his love and trust. He admonished the visitors at his bedside and was especially concerned for the welfare of his kindred. On Old Settlers' Day (Aug. 22) he took to his bed with dropsy of the bowels, from which he suffered much pain and distress. His wish, that he might live to see the new year was granted but on the afternnon of the first Sunday at about 3 p.m. in the presence of his friends he quietly passed away, aged 66 years, 1 month and 24 days. He gave assurance that his way was bright.
He leaves his companion, two sisters, three sons, eight grandchildren and numerous friends to mourn their loss in his departure. Funeral services were held at the house on Tuesday at 10:30 A.M. conducted by Rev. E. K. Yeakel.
Submitted by Morgan
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