Benjamin F. Adams
At that time he engaged in the stone business and was elected president of the Monroe County Oolitic stone company, one of the first companies in the Clear Creek belt. He served three terms as school trustee and was also trustee of the Mooresville college. A Methodist, he was instrumental in the construction of three different church buildings.
Adams married the former Harriett Jane Baker in 1855 and they had five children, including William Adams, Benjamin Adams, Jr., Mrs. J. K. Beck and Mrs. Rev. Telfer.