David S. Adams, farmer, P. O. Kempton, was born in Warren County, Ohio, January 26, 1849; son of Lamyan, a native of Kentucky and an early settler of Warren County, and Maria (Stewart) Adams, who was born in New Jersey. Of their eight children, David S. is the sixth. Our subject, when ten years of age, came to this country with his parents; was raised on a farm, his education being limited to what he could obtain in the common schools. He has always followed agricultural pursuits. He entered upon his career in life with nothing, but by habits of industry and economy, has gained a goodly portion of this world's goods. He is always interested in public improvements, and gives aid to all as far as his circumstances will permit. Mr. Adams was married March 3, 1869, to Miss Margaret Emiline Clark, born in this county January 12, 1854, died July 23, 1884. To them were born six children, two of whom are deceased--Laura and Alonzo. Those living are John Quincy, Forest, Dell, Clarence and Samantha. Mr. Adams is an enterprising farmer, a good neighbor, highly esteemed by his friends.

 

From "History of Allen County, Ohio," Warner, Beers & Co., Chicago, 1885