The Adams Estate

The Adams Estate

The Adams Estate

Auction Ends: August 9th, 2023 at 7 PM EST 

Location: Parkersburg, WV

Inspection: August 9th 10am-3pm

Payment: Items must be paid for within (2) days of auction close by Bank Wire Transfer or Cashiers Check.

Pick Up: Pearce staff will be on site for pick up on August 10th & 11th from 10am-3pm. If you will not be able to pick up your vehicle(s) on these days, we have partnered with a local tow companies that can transport the vehicle(s) to their facility and store it there for a fee until you are able to pick it up. This tow company will also be available to transport vehicles within a couple hour radius. For longer transport, bidders will need to arrange for a transport company to retrieve the vehicle(s).

Tow Companies:

Team Towing 304-485-3325: $80 Tow Fee to Facility, $20/day Storage Fee

Jerrys Auto Center 740-423-8080: $100 Tow Fee to Facility, $30/day Storage Fee

Questions: Contact Alex Bourland (WV Lic #2472) at 843-860-7141 or

The Story

Dr C.T. Adams and Florence M. Chenoweth Adams built the house in the late
1920’s. My mother Charlyn, their oldest daughter remembered seeing the basement dug with
horses. Florence Adams designed the house. An Adams’ family member lived in the house until
the death of my aunt, Florence Chenoweth Adams in December, 2022.
Dr. C.T. Adams was a dental surgeon who practiced in Parkersburg until his retirement. His office
was downtown, second floor, on Market Street. The Adams’ dentists, father and son were
known for their custom made, well-fitting dentures and partial plates.
C.T. Adams Sr. enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, and accompanying his son as they collected parts for antique cars. His wife, Florence was a home maker. She was known for her dress-
making, gardening, and cooking.

Dr. C.T. Adams Jr. was also a dental surgeon who practiced with his father in Parkersburg. He
was a WWII veteran and was in France at the end of the war. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.
His lifetime hobby was restoring antique cars.

C.T. Adams Sr. and Jr. were Masons.
Florence Chenoweth Adams was the youngest child. She was a music educator who taught
music at community colleges in Florida and in Marietta, OH. Florence had extensive training in
violin and piano. She also loved playing the harp. For a period of time Florence was a real
estate agent. Florence was also active in the antique car hobby with her brother. They traveled
to car shows and were invited to the White House Easter Roll, attending it 2 times in one of their vintage automobiles.

My grandfather, Charles Thomas Adams 1891 – 1967 was born to Rev. and Mrs. A.D. Adams in
Leander, WV. C.T. Adams’ father was a Methodist circuit riding preacher and served as pastor at
South Side Methodist Church and at St. Andrews Methodist Church in Parkersburg. A.D. Adams
was a drummer boy in the Civil War and served the in the Union Army with his four brothers.
My grandmother, Florence M. Chenoweth Adams, 1895 – 1977 was born in Reedy, WV to James
O. Chenoweth, and Alice America Lance. James Chenoweth was one of the sons of Ira Stout
Chenoweth, a large landowner in Roane County, WV. Mrs. Adams great grandfather, John
Chenoweth served for 2 years during the Revolutionary War. He was in the battle of
Brandywine and Germantown. Her other great grandfather, Capt. John Skidmore also served in
the Revolutionary war and was wounded in the battle of Point Pleasant WV. Florence
Chenoweth Adams’ ancestors were pilgrims who arrived in America in 1680.
My grandmother and aunt were members of the D.A.R., Daughters of the American Revolution.

Dr. and Mrs. Adams were life-long active members of St. Andrews Methodist Church.

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