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

Elizabeth Adams

Female 1754 - Aft 1796  (> 42 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Adams 
    Born 20 Jul 1754  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 3 Jun 1796  Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I37926  Tree1
    Last Modified 24 Jun 2022 

    Father John Adams,   b. 19 Feb 1718, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1781, Delaplane, Fauquier County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Sarah Stacy Gibbons,   b. 19 Dec 1725, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1806, Delaplane, Fauquier County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 3 Jan 1743  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3731  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Thomas Smith,   b. 13 Jun 1747, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1796, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 26 Jun 1769  Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • ===
      EARLY FAUQUIER COUNTY, VIRGINIA MARRIAGE BONDS
      Smith, Thomas Adams, Elizabeth 26 June 1769 dau. of John
    Children 
     1. Susannah Smith,   b. 21 Dec 1770, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Anne Smith,   b. 14 Nov 1772, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1820, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)  [natural]
     3. Augustine Smith,   b. 28 Sep 1774, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1816, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 43 years)  [natural]
     4. Mollie Smith,   b. 13 Nov 1776, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Elizabeth Smith,   b. 13 Dec 1778, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. John Adams Washington Smith,   b. 2 Jun 1781, Germantown, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1832, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)  [natural]
     7. Sarah Smith,   b. 26 Jan 1784, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     8. Lucy Smith,   b. 17 May 1786, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     9. Harriett Smith,   b. 18 Oct 1788, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     10. Letitia Smith,   b. 26 Jul 1791, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     11. Jane Smith,   b. 3 Jun 1796, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     12. Thomas Marshall Smith,   b. 3 Oct 1793, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1853, Marion County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 24 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F3828  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • COLONIAL FAMILIES OF THE SoUTHERN STATES OF AMERICA 479

      Issue:
      4-1. Susan, b. Dec. 21, 1770; untraced.
      4-2. Ann, b. Nov. 14, 1772; d. 1820; m. April 25,1795, Joseph
      Chilton, of Fauquier Co., Va., son of Capt. John and Letitia (Blackwell)
      Chilton, of "Rock Spring," and had issue. (See Chilton and
      Blackwell lineage.)
      4-3. Augustine, b. Sept. 28, 1774; untraced.
      4-4. Mollie, b. Nov. 13, 1776; untraced.
      4-5. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 13, 1778; untraced.
      4-6. JOHN ADAMS WASHINGTON; bef June 2,1781
      4-7. Sarah, b. Jan. 26, 1784; untraced.
      4-8. Lucy, b. May 17, 1786; untraced.
      4---9. Harriet, b. Oct. 18, 1788; untraced.
      4-10. Letitia, b. July 26, 1791; untraced.
      4-11. Thomai Marshall, of Fauquier Co., Va., and later of Palmyra,
      Mo., b. Oct. 3, 1793; m. 1814, Felitia Ann Chilton, b. 1795; dau.
      of Orrick and Felitia (Corbin) Chilton, of "Currioman," and had issue.
      (See Chilton and Corbin lineage.)
      4-12. Jane, b. June 3, 1796; untraced
      ===
      Pages 416-417
      JOHN A. ADAMS

      Submitted by:
      Sandy Onbey

      The following is a transcription of the last will and testament of John Adams
      of Piedmont Station (now Delaplane), Fauquier County, Virginia, as recorded
      in Will Book 1, Pages 416-417 on file at the Fauquier County Courthouse in
      Warrenton, Virginia.
      ---
      In the Name of God amen, I John Adams of Fauquier County being very Weak of body, but of Sound and perfect Memory, do make and ordain this my last will and Testament in manner and form following, Viz:
      Imprimiz; I give and bequeath to my son John all my lands lying in Maryland
      to be enjoyed by him & his heirs forever,
      Item, I give and bequeath to my son George five hundred acres of land whereon he now lives to be enjoyed by him & his heirs forever Item I give and bequeath and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth three hundred Acres of land to be laid off in the most convenient manner including the plantaTion whereon she now lives

      Item, I give and bequeath to my daughter Anne three hundred acres of land to be laid off in the most convenient manner including the plantation whereon she now lives,

      Item, I give and bequeath to my daughter SUSANNA three hundred acres of land to be laid in the most convenient manner Including the plantation whereon James Hume now lives

      Item, I give and bequeath to my son Josias all that land I purchased of Capt. Turner; and part of the land adjoining the same to be laid off in the following manner from a corner tree of the said land I purchased of Capt. Turner the line to continue with the line of Capt. John Ashby until it comes to the low grounds or meadowland of Hollys Branch thence to continue with the said low grounds or
      meadow land though not to include any part of the Same, till it comes to Kellys spring,thence with a strait line to the old line of the land I bought of Captain Turner So asto include all the meadow land or low grounds adjoining the said old line

      Item, I give and bequeath all the remainder of my lands to be equally divided By astimation amongst my sons Littleton, Thomas & James and their heirs forever, Littleton to have the plantation whereon he now lives, and James to have the plantation whereon I now live---------------Item, after all my just debts are satisfied and paid, then I give and bequeath all the remainder of my estate of what kind and nature so ever it be or whatever it may be found unto my well beloved wife Sarah Stacy for and during her natural life or to be disposed of at any time amongst my Children at her discretion and to have no appointment, And I
      hereby constitute and appoint this to be my last will and Testament, hereby revoking and disannulling all wills heretofore by me made; ratifying and confirming this and none other to be my last will and Testament; In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this fourteenth day of
      January in the year of Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred & eighty one----

      John Adams (seal)
      Signed, Sealed & delivered
      In the presence
      Hezh Turner
      John Hickman
      John T. Chunn
      Will. Bailes

      At a Court held for Fauquier County the 28th day of May 1781
      This Will was proved by the oaths of Hezekiah Turner, John Hickman, and John Thomas Chunn Witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. And the motion of Sarah Stacy Adams who made oath and executed and acknowledged bond as the law directs Certificate is granted her for obtaining letters of administration with the said will annexed.
      Teste
      J. Brooke CC

      This transcription was made by Sandra K. Onbey on July 25, 1995. All punctuation and spelling were noted exactly as recorded in the original will book. The will was transcribed line by line leading to the irregularity of the above text. Note: at one point in the will the words and bequeath are repeated twice, this was as is was in the original also John Adams named his son Josias his name was Josiah which can be seen in the will of his mother Sarah Stacy Adams.

      Submitted by:
      Sandy Onbey
      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      There are undocumented claims that Philip's wife Mary was Mary Adams. See the Mar. 1785 record below for a discussion of the Adams family.

      Mar. 1785 - Fauquier Co., Va. Deeds. Thomas Smith and his wife Elizabeth [nee Adams] lease 50 acres to Philip Cooksey for the term of 29 years, beginning at Francis Ash's and
      Smith's corners to the road called Adams. Philip Cooksey signs his name.
      Sources: (1) Alcock, John P., "Fauquier Families,
      1759-1799," p. 75, and (2) Gott, John K., "Fauquier County, Virginia Deeds, 1778-1785," p. 92.
      Comment: Alcock (pp. 1-2) shows that the land being leased was on Goose Creek and Crooked Run, and had come to Elizabeth from her father John Adams, who d. May 1781 in Fauquier Co., Va. with very large landholdings there. John Adams (wife Sarah Stacey) had formerly lived in Charles Co., Md., and, in addition to dau. Elizabeth who m. Thomas Smith, his children included son John Adams (eldest son and heir at law) who still lived in Charles Co., son Littleton Adams of Fauquier Co, and dau. Susannah Adams of Fauquier Co. who m. Thomas Marshall, Jr. These are the 3 Adams children mentioned in the 1795 record below. The other children of Fauquier Co. John Adams were George, Josias, Thomas, James, and Ann who m. Francis Ash. This is the same Adams family, three members of whom witnessed the Mar. 1791 Charles Co. will of Philip's father.

      1795 - Fauquier Co., Va. Deeds. John Adams. of Charles Co. Md .• and wife Elizabeth. sell the land inherited by John's sister Susanna Adams Marshall from their father to three
      different men: (1) Littleton Adams. (2) John Ashby. and (3) Philip Cooksey.
      Source: Alcock, John P .• "Fauquier Families. 1759-1799,"

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