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 Delaware Tribe.

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 Lynn

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