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 

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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