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Adams-McKain Family Reunion Newsletters

Updated: 09 May 2012


The newsletters have been transferred from our "old" website. Please contact Jim Adams if you have problems downloading the newsletters. You can also access newsletters 1 - 18  here.


Newsletter #20 -- Send in your news (obituaries, marriages, engagements, pictures, etc.) to Jim Adams (adamsmckain at by 15 May 2012 for inclusion. Newsletter to be distributed & posted in July 2012.


Newsletter #19-- July 2011. (PDF File) Bob Brown, Editor. Family notes,  public service, update on Andrew Adams book.

Newsletter #18 -- July 2010. (PDF File) Bob Brown, Editor. Roe/Rowe family history; One-Room Schools; Copley, Lawrence & Buell families.


Newsletter #17-- July 2009. PDF file (Bob Brown, editor). Feature article: The Kinney Family, list of family members who have served in the Armed Forces, births, marriages, graduations, deaths, etc.13 pages. Color.


Newsletter #16 -- 10 July 2008: PDF file (Bob Brown, editor). Feature article: Marian (Adams) & Arthur Moe Family (Branch of the Franklin K. & Josephine Burhans Adams family). Also: A narrative by Shirley K. (Moe) Davis, daughter of Marian (Adams) & Art Moe. 15 pages. Color.


Newsletter #15-- 2007: 01 July 2007 (Bob Brown, editor).(PDF file 1735k) Amy Keaton validates her ancestry back to Jacob Adams through the NSCDA, Helen Adams Kunce membership in DAR since 1950, featured story: "Archie & Lillie Adams", photographs of Archie & Lillie Adams and Jack Adams at the 10th Adams-McKain Reunion in 1928, 12 pages. Color. Jim Adams, Editor


Newsletter #14-- 2006: (PDF file). The feature article this year was a compilation of letters and a diary of the family of Isaac Leonard and Emily (Adams) Bates. Thanks to Bob Brown for transcribing the diary and letters and Barbara Gale for adding text notes and identifying the people mentioned in the documents.


Newsletter #13-- 2005: 01 July 2005. PDF file. Featured story: "Adams Centennial Farm" & transcript of handwritten letter by Hazel Grace Adams on the first reunion in 1919. Transcription by Jack Adams. 10 pages. Color. Jim Adams, Editor


Newsletter #12-- 2004: 01 July 2004. PDF file. Featured story: "Dorsey & Sarah (Adams) Fletcher Family History". Also, David & Mary Calista (Adams) Smith history.10 pages. Color. Jim Adams, Editor


Newsletter #11-- 2003: 01 July 2003. PDF file. Featured story: "Harmony Chapel". This is the church where the family worshipped. Also, Kinney School. 13 pages. Color. Jim Adams, Editor


Newsletter #10-- 2002: 01 July 2002. Jim Adams, Editor. Veterans from the Revolutionary War to the present. (See the Veterans page for more information on our veterans)


Newsletter #9-- 2001: 01 July 2001. PDF file. Civil War letters. 9 pages. Color. Jim Adams, Editor.


Newsletter #8-- 2000: 01 July 2000. story on "Four Generations Perish in Chicago Iroquois Theater Fire" (30 December 1903), letter from Lotta Copley, age 91 written in 1972, The Kinney Settlement in Porter Township. 6 pages. Black & white. PDF file. Jim Adams, Editor


Newsletter #7-- 1999: 01 July 1999. Lewis Andrews & Candace Adams branch by Robert & Kathy Neer, Bildad Adams & the 'Firelands', photo of Sidney & Addie Smith, template for Adams-McKain family recipe (send your recipes to Jim Adams). 7 pages. Black & white. PDF file. Jim Adams, Editor


Newsletter #6-- 1998: 08 July 1998. Diary of Charlotte Copley "Overland Trip in 1833", "Copley Family Has Very Interesting Background", 8 pages. Black & white. PDF file. Jim Adams, Editor


Newsletter #5-- 1997: 08 July 1997. Adams-McKain Family Graduates of Marcellus High School Please contact Jim Adams <adamsmckain at> with additions & corrections. 3 pages. Black & white. (PDF file) Jim Adams, Editor


Newsletter #4 -- 1996 04 August 1996. Letters from Hazel Adams (22 July 1995), Harry Alford Adams from WW1 (20 December 1917), Ross Uri Adams returns from France in WW1, 11 pages. Black & white. PDF file. Jim Adams, Editor


Newsletter #3-- 1996: Adams-McKain Family 11 July 1996. Jim Adams, Editor

Family Members Who Served in World War 1 Please contact Jim Adams <adamsmckain at> for adding family members who served in "The Great War". (PDF file) 3 pages. Black & white. Jim Adams, Editor


Newsletter #2-- 1995: Adams-McKain Family
Vol. 2 06 July 1995--News and planning details for the 76th reunion. (PDF file) Franklinn B. Adams history by Shauna Lula, Reunion History (1919 to 1995), A Journey Down Memory Lane by Barbara Gale, Lineage chart (send in your lineage to Jim Adams). 8 pages. Black & white. Jim Adams, Editor


Newsletter #1-- 1994: Adams-McKain Family
Vol. 1 07 August 1994----News, notes, & minutes from the 75th reunion (PDF file). Photo of Ross, Chester, Effa Mae, Archie, Mary, Mason Adams from 1924. Robert Adams Family Arrives in America, Franklin B. Adams (1828-1910), History of Uri Mason Adams (1832-1900), Sara Lucinda Adams (1835-1914), Emily Lorainia Adams (1839-1911), Mary Calista Adams (1842-1919), photo of the Adams family in front of the Centennial Farm home in 1890 or 1891. 5 pages. Black & white. Jim Adams, Editor