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Adams, Mary Elizabeth Matthews, 1917-1984


Biographical Note

Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Matthews was born in Nashville in 1917, the daughter of Nena Painter and Dr. William A Matthews. In 1936, her aunt and uncle, Thad and Pearle Cox adopted her. She graduated from the George Peabody College for Teachers at Nashville in 1939. In 1944, Betty Matthews married Captain Richard Griffin Adams. Betty and Griffin Adams had three children: Dabney Adams Mayfield, Gail Adams Winn, and Griffin Adams, Jr.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Cox, Painter, and Adams Family Papers

Identifier: AppMs-0763
Scope and Contents The Cox-Painter-Adams Family Papers consist of the surviving personal, business, and family papers of Thad A. Cox, his wife, Pearle Painter Cox, and their descendants, the Elizabeth “Betty” and Griffin Adams, Sr., family. The papers cover a variety of formats and subject matter. The collection includes personal and business correspondence, legal records including wills and estate executions, personal business and law firm financial ledgers and documents, publications, and miscellaneous...
Dates: 1867 - 2005