Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

John Adams

Male 1781 - 1838  (57 years)


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  • Name John Adams 
    Born 1781  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Nov 1838  Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I067258  Tree1
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 

    Father John Adams,   b. 3 Dec 1744, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1816, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Burroughs,   b. Abt 1748, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1816, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Married Abt 1764  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F21828  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth W. Speake,   b. 1805,   d. Aft 1841, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 37 years) 
    Married Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F40795  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anne Thompson,   b. Abt 1786, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1 Feb 1803  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F31395  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book DJ-16, 1833-1850; {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 133.
      John Adams, Will, April 5, 1838; November 10, 1838
      I, John Adams of CC, being in bad health, but of sound disposing mind, memory and understanding;
      To wife Elizabeth W. Adams, 1/3rd full part of my personal estate.
      To daughter Mary Ellen Adams, negroes Lucy and Dick, 1 bed bedstead and furniture, 1 black colt and 2 cows and calfs.
      To daughter Ann Levina Adams, negoes Maria and Jim, 1 bed bedstead and furniture.
      To daughter Elizabeth Adams, negroes Lemuel and Gusty.
      To sons Edwin Adams and John Thomas Adams, all my lands and real estate as joint tenants.
      Item, I desire that my wife Elizabeth W. Adams, shall occupy and keep possession of all my lands and real estate until my youngest son John Thomas Adams shall arrive at the age of 21 yrs.
      Executor: friend Alexander Matthews
      Signed: April 5, 1838 John Adams
      Wit: William Murdock, Robert A. Simpson, Thomas J. Speake
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AF-11, 1791-1801, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 153.
      Philip Cooksey, March 8, 1791; March 25, 1793
      I, Philip Cooksey of CC being weak of body but of sound and disposing mind and memory
      To wife, all my estate during her life. After her decease, to be equally divided among my five children, Isaac, Leven, Hester, Sarah and Margaret.
      Executor: son Isaac Cooksey
      Signed: March 8, 1791 Philip Cooksey
      Wit - G. Adams, John Adams, John Adams Jr.
      Probated on March 25, 1793 by Isaac Cooksey together with witnesses John Adams Sr., John Adams Jr, and George Adams who made oath that they saw the testator sign and seal this will.
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book HBBH-13, 1808-1817; {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 437.
      John Adams Sr., Will, December 24, 1815; January 20, 1816
      I, John Adams of CC, being sick and weak of body, but of sound perfect and disposing mind and memory;
      To my wife Elisabeth Adams, all my negroes that was deeded to her by her mother Elizabeth Burroughs.
      To my wife Elisabeth Adams, the use of 8 negros; Jerry, Hopewell, Nace, Harry, Priess, Pat, David and Henley, during her single life and after her decease equally divided amony my seven children; John Adams, George Adams, William Adams, Little{ton} Adams, Thomas Adams, Eleanor Wilkinson and Susannah Perry.
      To son Little Adams, negro James and 500 dollars.
      To son Thomas Adams, 500 dollars.
      To daughter Eleanor Wilkinson, negroes Agnes and her youngest daughter Harriet.
      To daughter Susannah Perry, negroes Edward and Charlotte.
      To wife Elizabeth, of all my stock of horses, cattle, sheep and hogs. Also of all household and kitchen furniture, also my grain of Indian corn, wheat, rye, oats and meal in my house at the time of my decease.
      To son William, 100 dollars.
      To grandson Washington Adams, 300 dollars.
      To wife Elizabeth, the use of all my lands during her single life and after her decease or marriage, lands to be sold at public sale or a credit of six to twelve months credit. The money arising to be distributed equally between my seven children.
      Executor: son John Adams
      Signed: December 24, 1815 John Adams
      Wit: John Beavin Jr., James Brandt, James B. Beavin
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book HBBH-13, 1808-1817; {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 447.
      Elizabeth Adams, Will, February 10, 1816; February 10, 1816
      I, Elizabeth Adams of CC, being sick and weak of body, but of sound and disposing mind, memory and unto
      To son Littleton Adams, negro Frederick, 1 bed and furniture.
      To son Thomas Adams, negro John, 1 bed and furniture.
      To sons, John Adams, William Littleton Adams and Thomas Adams and daughters Eleanor Wilkerson and Susannah Perrie, the rest and residue of my estate.
      Executor: son John Adams
      Signed: February 10, 1816 Elizabeth Adams
      Wit: Theodore Mudd, George Wright
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      Charles County, Maryland Land Records 1814-1817; Liber IB-11 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 345. At the request of William Hollis the following Deed was recorded June 10, 1816
      Indenture made December 21, 1815; William Dye of the city of Baltimore in consideration of $400 paid by William Hollis of Hartford County, Maryland has sold a tract lying on the Potomac River on the upper side of the mouth of Nanjemoy Creek which John Adams now lives on containing 30 acres according to the metes and bounds as dated to his father Ruben Dye and 3 acres of the "Scotch Purchase" according to the true metes and bounds thereof. Signed William Dye in the presence of and acknowledged before Nathaniel V. Wight, Matthew Bennett JP's of Baltimore County

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