William C. Adams, farmer, P. O. Palestine, was born February 12, 1824, in this county. His father, Eli Adams, was of Kentucky pioneer stock, as his father, William Adams, had settled there, where Elizabethtown now stands. Eli Adams, in company with his uncle, James Baird who was afterward killed by the Indians, came to this county in 1810, when this country was sparsely settled, and wild beasts and still wilder men roamed through the forest. Here, amid the hardships of pioneer life, he gained the good traits which characterized him in after life; here he wooed and won for his wife Elizabeth Shaw, who was a daughter of Joseph Shaw; she was the mother of thirteen children. Our subject was educated in this county, where he afterward was joined in matrimony March 14, 1850, to Lowduskey Johnson, born July 27, 1829, whose parents were pioneers of this county. She is the mother of six children now living. They are Sarah E., Elisha Goodwin, born October 20, 1852; Augustus, born October 1, 1854, he married Rachael J. Postlewaite; John Franklin, born March 17, 1857; Sue, born January 26, 1861; Philander, born January 27, 1863; Ida D., born March 16, 1867. Mr. and Mrs. Adams are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and with their children are exemplary citizens of their respective communities. He is the owner of 558 acres of fine land, to the cultivation of which he gives considerable attention; he has filled the office of School Treasurer for twenty-five years, to the satisfaction of all concerned; is a Democrat in politics.