Skip to main content

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-Adams Family Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-763

The collection is arranged in six series, as follows: Series 1, Correspondence, 1889-1988 and undated; Series 2, Family Business and Financial Records, 1867-1975 and undated; Series 3, Cox, et. al. Law Practice Records, 1893-1951 and undated; Series 4, Subject Files, 1896-2005 and undated; Series 5, Memorabilia and Scrapbooks, 1896-2004 and undated; and Series 6, Photographs, Postcards, and Photograph Albums, 1906-1970 and undated.

Dates: 1867 - 2005