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Catalog Number ED 007.014
Object Name Print, Photographic
Accession number ED 007
Description The Free State of Bossier
By A.D. Scanland
"Not for Ourselves Alone, but our Country and Our Friends.:
Benton, LA., September 27, 1900

Joseph Ellison Adger

Mr. J. E. Adger the affable and energetic real estate agent for this section, is the subject of this sketch. Mr. Adger was born in Columbia, S. C., on the 5th day of April, 1847, being a son of Joseph E. and Eliza (Mc Mahon) Adger, the first a native of South Carolina am the latter of Ireland. Of nine children-six boys and three girls-only three are living to-day-Will, Robert Mr. Adger came to this parish with his parents in 18 and Joe.
53, his father being one of its pioneer settlers. Up until the time he became a young man he worked on his fathers farm and was well schooled (and flogged) in the local schools.
About this time the war between the States breaking out he went to the "front." He first joined the State militia in 1864, but on March 4, 1865, he joined the State Militia in 1864, but on March 4, 1865, he joined Price's army, Parson's division, the Sixteenth Missouri Infantry. Here he served until the surrender, making faithful and valorous soldier.
After returning home he held a clerkshop for three years in Shreveport with Mr. T. H. Morris.
During the Red River riot he joined Nutt's command and again served his people and helped to protect their homes. The riot having been quelled he returned to hi home and resumed his old work-at the plough shares
In 1871 Mr. Adger was married to Miss Mattie Caldwell, daughter of Col. Thomas J. and Margaret (Cockrell) Caldwell, (both of old Carolina families) Twelve children have sprung from this union); ten o whom are living. Five of the children are grown an
Mr. Adger is one of the best known men in the parish, having a wide circle of acquaintances, among whom married.
" he has enlisted. many as friends. He is ever on the alert and on the move; his soldering has apparently been a schooling in industry to 'him, and from which he has never relaxed. May his untiring efforts ever result in much good for himself, his friends and the country which he loves.
Title Joseph Ellison Adger
People Adger, Joseph Ellison
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon sub-category Documentary Artifact