Lucy's granddaughter Helen Keller states in her autobiography that Lucy "belonged to the same family of Everetts as Edward Everett and Dr. Edward Everett Hale."
Parents: Jesse Everett and Harriet Sanford
In the 1850 and 1860 census records, the wife of Charles Adams was named Hellen, and her birth place was listed as New York. (In the 1870 census, Hellen's birth place was Vermont.) Her age in both these census records translates back to a birth year of about 1828.
The age of a daughter (of Charles), Gertrude, in the 1850 and 1860 census records, plus an eight year gap between Gertrude and the next child, suggests that Charles was married earlier to the mother of Gertrude, and that Hellen (age 12 when Gertrude was born) was mother of children born after Gertrude. See Charles' profile for census details.
According to the death record of son Marshall Cranford (M.C. Adams in 1870 census), his parents were Gen. Chas. W. Adams, b. Massachusetts, and Helen Everett, b Vermont, suggesting (along with the other records) that Helen and Lucy are one and the same person.
In the 1880 census, she is in Shelby, Tennessee, widowed, with sons Fred, Tom and Cranworth.
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