The William Adams Family Home
The home of the Reverend William Adams and his wife, Louisa
Zulkey Adams was located in Al-Lu-We Indian Territory, Cherokee Nation,
Coo-Wee-Scoo-Wee District, Oklahoma. It was built by Rev. Adams in
1873 and was destroyed by fire in 1955.
Rev. Adams, a member of the Delaware Tribe which relocated from
Kansas to Oklahoma Indian Territory in 1869, was a Baptist minister
who performed many marriages in Indian Territory. The Adams house
was used as a place for yearly Delaware Council meetings and it
was not unusal for Louisa Adams to help prepare food for as many
as 100 people or more. Their son, Richard Calmit Adams, was a great
orator, historian and legal representative in Wash. D.C. for the
The small woman in the dark dress is Louisa Adams and the boy with
the dog is Reuben B. Adams, who was the Adams's youngest son. Standing
beside Mrs. Adams is her daughter Josephine R. Adams French who
lived all her life in Nowata County, dying here in 1977. The men
in the photo are not identified.
Contributed by: Karen Adams
If you have information about this family, or can identify the
men in this picture please let us know.