About Jasper Lewis Adams
Jasper Lewis Adams served as the chief of the Upper Mattaponi Tribe, or Adamstown Band of Mattaponi of Virginia from 1923 to 1973. He was involved in the purchase and construction of the Sharon Indian School in 1919 and the Indian View Baptist Church in 1942. In 1900 he married Mollie Wade Holmes who was born into the Upper Mattaponi Tribe and grew up in the Adamstown community in great poverty. The couple had twelve children.