Adams died in a Richmond nursing home on September 10, 1985, and was buried in the churchyard of Indian View Baptist Church in King William County.
1919 - Andrew Adams is one of the first students to attend the Upper Mattaponi tribe's Sharon Indian School.
July 21, 1905 - Andrew Adams is born in King William County.
1941 - Andrew Adams is drafted into the U.S. Army.
1945–1973 - Andrew Adams lives in Philadelphia and works as a mechanic.
September 2, 1945 - Andrew Adams is discharged from the U.S. Army.
October 13, 1945 - Andrew Adams and Ocie Allmond are married.
1974 - Andrew Adams is elected leader of the Upper Mattaponi tribe, a position his father held since 1923.
June 14, 1976 - The Upper Mattaponi tribe obtains a charter incorporating the Upper Mattaponi Indian Tribal Association.
March 25, 1983 - Virginia Joint Resolution 54 extends official state recognition to the Chickahominy tribe, the Eastern Chickahominy tribe, the United Rappahannock tribe, and the Upper Mattaponi tribe. Although Virginia had recognized the Pamunkey and Mattaponi tribes since colonial times, that past recognition was acknowledged by this resolution.
September 10, 1985 - Andrew Adams dies in a Richmond nursing home. He is buried at the Indian View Baptist Church in King William County.
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- APA Citation:
Adams, E. A., & the Dictionary of Virginia Biography. Andrew Adams (1905–1985). (2018, March 27). In Encyclopedia Virginia. Retrieved from http://www.EncyclopediaVirginia.org/Adams_Andrew_1905-1985.
- MLA Citation:
Adams, Eunice A. and the Dictionary of Virginia Biography. "Andrew Adams (1905–1985)." Encyclopedia Virginia. Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, 27 Mar. 2018. Web. READ_DATE.
First published: March 29, 2017 | Last modified: March 27, 2018
Contributed by Eunice A. Adams and the Dictionary of Virginia Biography.