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

Daniel Jenifer Adams

Male Abt 1749 - 1796  (~ 47 years)


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  • Name Daniel Jenifer Adams 
    Born Abt 1749  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1796  Wilmington, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I18932  Tree1
    Last Modified 24 Jun 2022 

    Father Josias Adams,   b. 1711, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1773, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anne Jenifer,   b. 1720, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1776, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 30 Jul 1748  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6588  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna Hanson,   b. Abt 1753, Kent County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 24 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F12644  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      ADAMS, ANN, Charles Co. 28 Nov. 1774
      1 Jan. 1776
      To dau. Anne Adams, Negro girl Senthia.
      To dau. Elizabeth Adams, Negro man McColo(?),
      To son Daniel Jenifer Adams, Ex., remainder of estate,
      Wit: Catherine Scott; Betty Stone; Gerard Fowke. 40.690
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      ADAMS, JOSIAS, Charles Co. 10 Sep 1772
      17 Aug 1773
      To son Daniel Jenifer Adams, ex., all my lands, one negro and stock provided he pay my debts If he does not I give 150 acres of land to each of my daus. Anna and Elizabeth Mason Adams,, also above mentioned negro to daus. If my debts are not paid.
      To dau, Anne Adams, extx., Negro woman Monica.. Negro boy George and Negro boy Stephen, a mare, cow and bed and furniture.
      To dau. Elizabeth Mason Adams, Negro woman Phillida, Negro boy Jesse, Negro girl Moll horse, cow, bed and furniture.
      To wife Anne Adams, extx., residue of estate. Dau., Elizabeth Adams, extx.
      Wit: Christopher Godlove Scholglemer; William Adams; Jane Selby;
      John Elgin. 39, 428
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      Charles County Land Record Book O#3, 1765-1770; Page 721. Lease. Jun 13, 1770 from Burditt. Hamilton of CC, planter, to Daniel Jenifer Adams of CC. Sd Burditt is seized in his demesne as of fee, of the NE moiety of a tract of and called Woodberrys Harbour, lying near the mouth of Nanjamoy [Cr] and on Potomack River in CC, a part of which sd moiety he has laid off in lots for a Town thereon to be built, called Ellvira, to be augmented at the pleasure of sd Burdett. Now this deed witnesses that sd Burditt leases to sd Adams, lot #3 in Ellvira. A street is to run through sd lot. Lot ff3 is bounded by lot. #7., the river, containing about 5/8 of an acre, exclusive of sd street. Sd street is to be called Water Street, and it is not to be obstructed or built upon or enclosed without the consent of both parties. The lease is to start today, and is to last until Jan 1, 1860, paying yearly, 24 shillings on each Dec 31. Adams agrees, within 18 months, to build a good house of timber, brick, or stone, to cover 256 square feet excluding the chimney, not lower than 8 feet pitch. Every chimney built on the lot is to be stone or brick. Adams is to keep a good ladder on the lot, of sufficient length to reach from the ground to the top of the roof of the highest house that shall be built on sd lot. Adams may not keep on the lot, or any place within 500 yards of the town, pigeons, geese, turkeys, ducks, or poultry of any kind, or sheep, goats,any cattle kind except horse kind, and 4 cattle, unless they be kept in a good enclosure. Signed - Burditt Hamilton, Dani J Adams. Wit - Walter Hanson*, Saud Love*. Eleanor, the wife of the sd Burdict Hamilton, relinquished her right of dower. Recorded Jun 13, 1770.
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      Charles County Land Record Book S#3, 1770-1775; Page 721. Nov 10, 1774 from Daniel Jenifer Adams of CC, to Robert Knox of CC, for 35 £, lot #3 in the town of Elvira upon Potomack River in CC, which lot was, on Jun 13, 1770, leased to sd Adams by Burdit Hamilton from the date afd to Jan 1, 1860, via CC deed. To have and to hold to sd Knox during the term afd. Signed - Dan_ J. Adams. Wit - Dan_ Jenifer*, G.R. Brown*. Recorded Apr 12, 1775.
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      Charles County Land Records 1775-1782; Liber V#3; Page 60. Dec 4, 1775 from Daniel Jenifer Adams, Anna Adams, and Elizabeth Mason Adams of CC, children of Josias Adams, late of CC, to his Excellency, General George Washington, for 580 £12 shillings sterling to sd Daniel Jenifer Adams in hand paid by sd George Washington, and for 12 £paid to sd Anna Adams and Elizabeth Mason Adams, and for divers other good causes, they sell to sd George Washington, all those several tracts of land in Durham Parish in CC, that is to say, all that tract of land called Josias' Help, containing about 109 acres, all that tract of land called Wades Addition, containing 33.33 acres, all that tract of land called Adams' Retirement, about 100 acres, all that tract of land, Adams' Outlet, containing 50 acres, and also all that tract of land called Williams' Folly, containing about 260 acres, which last tract of land was conveyed by James B. Muncaster to Ann Adams on Aug 20, 1773, the same being all the land which was held, occupied, or possessed by sd Josias Adams in his lifetime. Signed - Dan_ J. Adams, Anna Adams, Eliza Mason Adams. Wit - Dan Jenifer, Jas Craik (CC JPs). Recorded Jan 5, 1776.
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      Montgomery County Land Records, 1777-1781; Liber A1, Page 434. Oct 11, 1779 from Charles Greenberry Griffith of M, to Daniel Jenifer (Junifer) Adams (Addams) of Charles County, for 3650 5, 3 tracts of land in M on the waters of Seneca [Cr], the 1st being a tract of land, the William and Mary, containing about 42 acres, the 2nd being a tract of land called Maple Spring, containing about 28 acres, and the 3rd being part of a tract of land called Small Hope Improved, containing about 174 acres, beginning for the outlines of the William and Mary at a small branch that falls into a branch called little Seneca [Cr] on the west side thereof, containing and laid out for 42 acres, and for the outlines of Maple Spring, bounded by a small branch that falls into the west side of little Seneca, the William and Mary, containing 28 acres, and for the outlines of the part of a tract of land called Small Hope Improved, bounded by a tract of land called Hope Improved, The William and Mary, containing 174 acres. Signed - Chas. Gr. Griffith. Wit - Charles Jones*, Sam W Magruder*. Sarah, wife to the sd Charles Greenbury. relinquished her right of dower to the within mentioned land. Recorded Jan 31, 1780.
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      Montgomery County Land Records, 1777-1781; Liber A1, Page 479. Oct 18, 1779 from Daniel Jenifer Adams, late of Maryland but now of the Borough of Wilmington in Delaware, to Hugh Young of the Town of Baltimore. Whereas George Cullom of M, by deed dated Oct 11, 1779, conveyed to Charles Greenbury Griffith of M, all of sd Cullom's right to 3 tracts of land on the waters of Seneca [Cr] in M, called William and Mary, the Maple Spring, and Small Hope Improv'd, containing, together, 244 acres. And whereas afterwards, to wit, on the same day and year as afd, sd Charles Greenbury Griffith, by deed, conveyed to the afd Daniel Jenifer Adams, all of sd Charles Greenbury Griffith's right to the several parcels of land in the above recited deed, and therein did covenant to warrant and defend sd lands against all persons. And whereas sd Daniel Jenifer Adams has contracted for the sale of the sd lands with the afd Hugh Young, and has promised to provide sd Hugh Young with all deeds or other evidence respecting the title to the sd lands which he shall be able to procure, now this deed witnesses that the sd Daniel Jenifer Adams, for 5185 £confirms to sd Hugh Young, all those 3 parcels of land afd. Signed - Dan. J. Adams. Wit Jas Calhoun, Wm Spear. This deed was ack. in Baltimore County by Daniel Jenifer Adams; and Anne, wife to the sd Daniel, relinquished her right of dower to the within mentioned land. Wm Gibson, Clk Balto. County, certified that James Calhoun and William Spear, Gentlemen, are JPs for Baltimore County. Recorded Mar 24, 1780.

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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Riverside: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 397-126: WADES ADDITION: 100 acres; Possession of - 100 Acres - See Notes: Surveyed 14 Feb 1720 for Richard Wade adjoining to a parcel of land called DOUGLAS ADVENTURE now in possession of said Wade beginning at a bounded White Oak standing on the West side of a run called the Little Dam and is a bounded tree of the aforesaid tree.: Other Tracts Mentioned: DOUGLAS; ADVENTURE; ; Conveyance notes - {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, 30 Acres - John Stromatt from Richard Wade; 12 June 1749,, , , ,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Riverside: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 449-489: ADAMS OUTLET: 50 acres; Possession of - 50 Acres - Adams, Samuel: Surveyed for Samuel Adams 17 Nov 1744, beginning at a bounded hiccory standing on a hill near the Hogg Branch, patented 7 Nov 1744: {mm Note; not identified to a specific Hundred. Location identified by watercourse or nearby tract.}, ,, , , ,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Piccawaxen or Wm&Mary: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 301-98: WILLIAMS FOLLY: 265 acres; Possession of - 265 Acres - Neale, Anthony: Surveyed 22 March 1688 for John William: Conveyance notes - 260 Acres – James Muncaster from William Cooper, 10 Nov 1748., ,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Riverside: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 346-24: WOODSBERRY HARBOUR: 300 acres; Possession of - 300 Acres - Lampton, Mark: : Surveyed 27 July 1667 for James Lee on the North Side Potomac river near a march called the half way between MARYLAND POINT and Nanjemoy Creek this land was vested in John Hitchinson who died without heir. Whereby it came to be escheated to his Lordship and granted John Allen who assigned the same to John Fanning & patent in Fanning name 1677 yearly rent. : Other Tracts Mentioned: MARYLAND POINT;

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