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Adams, Elizabeth Kent


Biographical Note

Elizabeth Kent Adams, resident of Radford, Virginia and local historian, was born on June 1, 1908 in Pulaski County, Virginia. The daughter of John Putnam and Elizabeth Kent Cowan Adams, she was a graduate of Radford College, a member of Radford Presbyterian Church and of the William Campbell Chapter of the D. A. R. As evidenced by her papers, Adams maintained throughout her life an interest in the history of Southwest Virginia, especially as it pertained to the history of her own ancestral lines. Adams died on April 3, 1994 and was buried at Sunrise Burial Park in Radford, Virginia.

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Elizabeth Kent Adams Papers

Identifier: Ms-1990-045
Abstract The collection contains the papers of Elizabeth Kent Adams (1908-1994), resident of Radford, Virginia and local historian. Correspondence, newspaper clippings, genealogical charts, essays, and other materials related to the history of Southwest Virginia and of her ancestral lines, especially the Cloyd, Kent, McGavock and Putnam families. Includes photocopy of the handwritten autobiography of A. W. Putnam, photocopies of James Randal Kent's will and inventory of debts, and photocopies and...
Dates: 1922 - 1987