An expanded version of the 47-children article that ran in the Statesville Landmark (and, indeed, all over North Carolina):
Wilmington Messenger, 3 January 1906.
I still don’t know more than 25 or so of Adam Artis‘ children (which is gracious plenty) and don’t believe there were many more than that. But if he didn’t have 80+ grandchildren by 1906, he certainly had many, many more than that before all was said and done. (As always, I ignore the snark, but what is a “typical southern darkey”?)