Eli Adams - Greene County, Pennsylvania
Wednesday, March 15, 1871 edition of the Waynesburg Republican:
Eli Adams an old citizen of Centre township, this county, died week before last after a lingering illness, Mr. Adams although not a white man, in color was white in principles and a man of property and influence in his neighborhood. He had lived to see several changes in the Constitution of his state; having been a voter before that right was taken from the colored men in 1837. But he hailed its restoration again in 1870; casting one more ballot. He was then called to pass in his last ballot, and give up his life.