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

Richard Adams

Male 1726 - 1800  (74 years)


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  • Name Richard Adams  [1
    Born 17 May 1726  St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 Aug 1800  Church Hill, Richmond City, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I104105  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2020 

    Father Ebenezar Adams,   b. Bef 1694, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1735, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 41 years) 
    Mother Tabitha Cocke,   b. 1698, Bremo, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1762, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 65 years) 
    Married Abt 1718  St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F30720  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Griffin,   b. 17 Mar 1736/37, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1800, Richmond City, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 10 Apr 1755  Williamsburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Richard Adams,   b. 24 Nov 1760, Richmond City, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1817  (Age 56 years)
     2. Anne Adams,   b. 27 Oct 1762, Richmond City, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1820, Richmond City, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     3. Sarah Adams,   b. 14 Jan 1766, Richmond City, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1806, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F40566  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, Volume I

      Richard Adams, was born in New Kent county, May 17, 1726; member of the house of burgesses from New Kent and Henrico from 1752 to 1775; Henrico county committee, 1774-75; Virginia convention in 1775; house of delegates, 1776-1778; Virginia senate, 1779-1782. Died in Richmond, Aug. 2, 1800. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Leroy and Mary Anne Griffin.
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      1745-1749 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 24; [Antient Press]; Page 221-222
      THIS INDENTURE made the Twelfth day of March in year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Forty seven Between TABITHA ADAMS of County of NEW KENT of one part and RICHARD ADAMS, Son of said TABITHA ADAMS, of other part, Witnesseth that in consideration of the natural love and affection which she hath and beareth unto said RICHARD ADAMS her Son, as also for the better maintenance and preferment of said RICHARD ADAMS by these presents doth give and confirm unto RICHARD ADAMS all that Plantation or Tenement of land lying in County of Essex on South side of RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER commonly known by name of BOWLERS, containing by estimation Five hundred acres more or less with all its appurtenances. To have and to hold the said Plantation and premises hereby granted unto RICHARD ADAMS and his heirs, In Witness whereof the said TABITHA ADAMS hath hereunto set her hand and affixed her seal the day and year above written over
      Signed Sealed & Delivered in presence of
      FRS SMITH, TABITHA ADAMS
      JOHN GRAHAM, WM:SON YOUNG
      At a Court held for Essex County atTappahannock on the 15th day of March Anno Dorn 1747 FRANCIS SMITH Gent., JOHN GRAHAM Merchant, and WILLIAMSON YOUNG made Oath that they did see TABITHA ADAMS sign seal and acknowledge this Deed of Gift Indented together with the livery of seizen thereon endorsed to RICHARD ADAMS to be her act and deed which on motion of said RICHARD was admitted to Record and is truly
      recorded Test JOHN LEE, Cl Cur

  • Sources 
    1. [S814050] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. I, from Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine.

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