Mary Eloise Adams

Female 1830 - 1916


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  • Born  14 Aug 1830  Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  27 Jul 1916  Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Green Hill Cemetery, Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • "At the end of the Civil War, after General Johnston surrendered, the remaining Confederate stores in Greensboro were turned over to the soldiers and citizens. ... Mrs. Robert P. Dick had her children wear all their clothes all the time, so no one could confiscate them." (Women of Guilford, page 56)
    Person ID  I4932  Benbow Family and Allied Lines
    Last Modified  20 Feb 2011 

    Father  George Adams,   d. 1866 
    Mother  Justine Watkins 
    Family ID  F1701  Group Sheet

    Married  07 Jan 1848  Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Robert Paine Dick (1823-1898) was the son of Parthenia Williamson and John McClintock Dick, a state superior court judge. After attending the Caldwell Institute, Dick entered the University in 1840, joined the Dialectic Society, and graduated with second honors in 1843. He then studied law under his father and George C. Mendenhall and began his own practice in 1845. In 1848 he married Mary Eloise Adams of Pittsylvania, VA; the couple had two sons and three daughters. Active in Democratic state politics, Dick was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1852 and again in 1860. An active Union man, once the Civil War broke out Dick voted for secession in the 1861 state convention. After the war Dick became an ally of provisional governor William W. Holden and, briefly, a US district judge. From 1868 to 1872 he was justice of the state's supreme court; then President Grant appointed him a Federal district judge, a position he held until 1898, when he resigned in poor health. He died later that year of Bright's disease (Dictionary of North Carolina Biography 2:63).
    Last Modified  20 Feb 2011 
    Family ID  F1700  Group Sheet


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