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www.childers-shepherd.org, 29 Aug 2011
Joseph Shepherd Adams
12 October 1850   -    2 April 1911
Knox Co TN                       Bunc Co NC
Asheville Bar Association, ca 1898. Joseph Shepherd Adams is in the rear row, fourth from the left.

For a full description of those shown, see this website, which is the source of the photo:
Sources: http://heritagewnc.org/WNC_biography/sondley_foster/sondley_foster.htm;
    US Census, 1910, Buncombe County, NC;
    Riverside Cemetery grave photos by Natasha, via FindAGrave.com.
Riverside Cemetery,
Asheville, NC. Photos by
Natasha, via
Joseph's marker is at
left in the group.
Joseph Shepherd Adams was an attorney, and later a judge in criminal court, in Asheville, NC.
According to the NC Yearbook and Business Directory for 1910, he was presiding judge of the 16th judicial
district during the spring term of that year, and resident judge in the 15th judicial district (winning the election
by 145,005 votes to his opponent V. S. Lusk's 107,698 votes).
Detail, modified, from
group photo at right.