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ADGER, ELLISON MOULTRIE (1875-1945) was born on Chicora plantation in Bossier Parish, Louisiana, August 18, 1875, the son of William Ellison Adger and Mary Gamble Adger. During his adult life, he was a cotton planter in Belcher, a farm community in north Caddo Parish, Louisiana. He was also a member of the firm of Sewall and Adger, cotton brokers. Adger married Mary Elizabeth "Bess" Hayden in 1905, and they had one daughter and three sons, E. W. Adger, Jr., Sydney Adger, and John Hampton Adger. He retired and moved to Shreveport, Louisiana, in 1922. Ellison Moultrie Adger died November 3, 1945, and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Bibliography: Adger, Lucie Barton. "The Adger Story." http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/a/d/g/Lucie-B-Adger/index.html.  Accessed 18 January 2013. "Planter Dies," Shreveport TIMES, 4 November 1945.


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