Hiram A. McAdams

Jennie Robbins - Alice Rebecca Williamson

When Bedias Burned

By Charles M. Hughes

An interesting story came up at Robbie Lee Hughes' 85th birthday party. She was born on March 5, 1912 which was the day Bedias burned! Kelly was sent to get Doctor Barnes and Papa (H. A. McAdams) to come to Edgar and Mary's house as Mary was going to deliver Robbie Lee. Papa sent the boys (Kelly, G.B., and John Gayle) to his house to stay until the baby was delivered. When the fire started, all went to the town to see the fire (Horace, Vernon, Joe, etc.), leaving the kids alone with the women of the house. This upset Papa because the fire was getting out of control, and the wind was spreading it toward the home place. He issued orders for them to take the women and kids to the creek and for them to get into the creek until the fire was under control. This made a memorable birth, don't you think?