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Adams, Mitchell, Henderson, Lacey and Pitts Families
Contributed by Rod Lacey

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JOSEPH FRANK ADAMS and JEANETTE "NETTIE" EUFRASIA MITCHELL ADAMS
with their oldest son JOHN BENJAMIN ADAMS, about 1903 or 1904.
 

Joseph Frank Adams was the son of William Benjamin Adams and Elizabeth Barker, born February 28, 1878 in Worth County, GA, and died February 05, 1928 in Wilcox County, GA. He married Jeanette "Nettie" Eufrasia Mitchell July 10, 1901 In Pope Church, Wilcox County, GA, daughter of John B. Mitchell and Mary Adell Dennard. She was born September 15, 1880 in Wilcox County, GA, and died September 16, 1962. They made their home in the Pope City Community where Joseph Frank farmed.
They had the following children: Frances Dora Adams, John Benjamin Adams, Ruel Everett Adams Sr., Joseph Frank Adams, Nettie Ethel Adams, Felder Watson Adams, Emma Pauline (Polly) Adams, Daisey Pearl Adams and James Reuben Adams.
Joseph Frank Adams was a devout Christian, a charter member and clerk of the Pope City Baptist Church. He was a licensed Baptist Preacher and filled the pulpit in the absence of his fellow preachers. He was much respected in the community. His father preceded him in death by 15 days and on a visit to his father's grave the following Sunday, he made a mark in the sand with his foot, and said to his wife Nettie, "Here is where I want to be buried". A Few days later he got up early as usual one morning, started a fire in the fireplace then knelt by a chair and said his morning prayers. Shortly afterwards he suffered a seizure, possibly a stroke. He was placed in bed and one of the older boys went for the Doctor. He never arose from his bed and died on February 25, 1928. On the night of his death, a friend Olin Lovett while helping to prepare the body for burial said, " Here lies a man well loved in this community, because he stood for what he believed." When his grave was dug a! t the spot he had chosen, the mark he had made a few days earlier was still visible. At the time of his death all of his children except Ruel and Frances were living at home and attending school except the oldest John Benjamin, and four year old James Ruben.
SOURCE: Conversations with daughters, Francis Lacey, Ethel McDuffie and Polly Mays.
Compiled by John Franks Adams and Rodney Mitchell Lacey, Sr. (Rod Lacey).

Contributed by Rod Lacey 

Please click on the picture for a larger view James Rasmus and Nancy Gordon Lacey
Generously contributed by Kathy Lacey Burnette and Linda Lacey Wood


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James Rasmus and Nancy Gordon Lacey Family
Left to Right: Eula Christmas Lacey, James William Lacey, Winny Barton Lacey, Nancy Gordon Lacey, James Rasmus Lacey, Buford Lacey, and Lillie Mae Lacey. Woman standing behind the fence is Minnie J. Henderson Lacey holding Dudley Lacey. This photo was probably taken around 1910.

Close up of Winny Barton Lacey

Generously contributed by Kathy Lacey Burnette and Linda Lacey Wood
 

Minnie J. Henderson-Martin-Lacey
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Minnie J. Henderson-Martin-Lacey was born March 25, 1871 in Jones county, GA. She married her first husband, Albert Jereniah Martin in Twiggs County, GA on December 27, 1888. They had four children:Ira Dupree, Simmie Lou, Helen Clair and Eula Leanna. Albert Jeremiah Martin died in 1896. Minnie married my great-grandfather, James Seaborn Lacey (commonly called "Sebron"), on September 17, 1899 in Wilcox County, GA. They had four sons: Tully Seaborn, Elijah Rasmuth, Reuben Eldridge, and my grandfather Dudley Hughes Lacey, Sr. Great-grandmother Minnie died February 2, 1936 in Wilcox County, GA and is buried in Christian Hill Cemetery, north of Rochelle. We have a family reunion for the descendants of Great-grandmother Minnie Henderson-Martin-Lacey each year on the second Saturday of October, in Pavo, GA. This reunion now includes several families: Lacey, Martin, Bruce, Pate, McKinney and many others. Contributed by Rod Lacey


William Robert Lacey
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William Robert Lacey, son of James Lacey and Winnie Barton Lacey, was born September 2, 1859. In 1887 he cleared land, built a cabin and settled a farm three miles north of Pitts, GA. William Robert Lacey married Mary Margaret Johnson on August 22, 1889. They had five children: Mary Lena Lacey, Lillie Edna Lacey, Lura Ann Lacey, Robert Lindsey Lacey, Sr., and Rosa Lee Lacey. William Robert Lacey died March 29, 1902 and Mary Margaret Johnson Lacey died July 1, 1936. They are both buried in Pine City Holiness Baptist Church Cemetery. William Robert Lacey’s homestead cabin still stands and his farm is still owned by his descendants today. Photos courtesy of the family of Robert Lindsey Lacey. Jr. Generously contributed by Rod Lacey

 

Homestead of the William Robert Lacey Family
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JOHN BATTS BAPTIST MITCHELL and  MARY ADELL DENNARD MITCHELL
and five of their children: DORA, JOHN, JEANETTE "NETTIE",  MARY and SUSAN
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JOHN BATTS BAPTIST MITCHELL was born September 21, 1847, and died October 23, 1913.  He married MARY ADELL DENNARD July 29, 1868, daughter of JOHN DENNARD and MARTHA DENSON.  She was born January 10, 1846, and died April 21, 1927. Their children were MARTHA MITCHELL, STEPHEN MITCHELL, MAY BELLE MITCHELL, MARY ADELL MITCHELL, JEANETTE "NETTIE"EUFRASIA MITCHELL, SUSAN FRANCES MITCHELL, JOHN JOSEPH MITCHELL, DORA HAZELTINE MITCHELL
Contributed by Rod Lacey

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Ashley Jordan Pitts
1858-1921
Generously contributed by Joe King
Ashley Jordan Pitts was one of the founding fathers and became the first postmaster of the city of Pitts, GA for which the city is named. He married Nancy C. King, the daughter of James J. King Sr. and Betsy Owens King.

 

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