TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection

Robert Adams Collection



Overview of the Collection

Accession No.: MA09-4
Repository: Texas/Dallas History & Archives, Dallas Public Library
1515 Young St
Dallas, TX 75201
Creator:
Title: Robert Adams Collection
Dates: 1837-1948
Quantity: 1 Box
Abstract:
Language: The records are in English.

Biographical Note

Robert Adams was the son of a planter and originally from Georgia in an area near the Oconee River. In May of 1945 he married Rebecca Adams, the daughter of nearby plantation owner Hamblin Bass. The couple had their first son in 1846, after which Robert left the family in the care of Rebecca's parents and began studying to become a doctor. He completed his studies in 1848, and the couple lived in Eatonton, GA for close to 10 years before deciding to move to Texas.

Hamblin Bass had previously moved to what is now the Columbia area of Texas when he purchased the Waldeck Plantation. Robert and Rebecca packed up their family, and left behind a real estate business and his medical practice and began the journey to Texas. After giving birth to a seventh child during the journey in Mobile, AL the family made it to Texas and lived for the first year at the Waldeck Plantation. In 1860 the family purchased the Huckaby Plantation in Freestone County which is near the town of Fairfield. The main crops grown at Huckaby were corn and cotton.

Robert Adams served with his eldest son, also named Robert, in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Once the war was over the family then moved to Houston and Rebecca became very ill and moved back to Waldeck for a time period. As her health continued to decline the family then moved back to Freestone county.

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Scope and Contents

The collection contains mostly correspondence from several different family members dating from the 1830's thru the 1860's. There is a typed and handwritten manuscript of the history of Limestone County, family history notes, and family photos.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Persons:

Hamblin Bass
Rebecca Adams
Robert Adams

Family Names:

Adams
Bass
Cox

Places:

Eatonton, GA
Freestone County, TX
Limestone County, TX

Subjects:

Civil War
Family history
Texas Plantations

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

MA09-4 Robert Adams Collection, Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Processing Information

Processed by Jeff Parker

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Detailed Description of the Collection

1 1 Correspondence - Robert Adams 1857-1867 (bulk 1861)
2 Correspondence - Rebecca Adams 1837-1864
3 Correspondence - Hamblin Bass 1839-1867 (bulk 1857-1859)
4 Family History
5 Limestone County History - Typed
6 Limestone County History - Handwritten
7 Family Photos
8 Employment Application 1948