Posts Tagged ‘Adams’

John Adams

by on Saturday, September 14th, 1996

John Adams settled near Ruskin Cave in Yellow Creek about 1804. He was born in in 1786 in Halifax County, VA where he met and married Margaret “Peggy” Turner, “a sister of George Turner, who married his sister Susan Adams.”* They purchased several hundred acres on Yellow Creek, including what is now known as Ruskin Cave, although it did not recieve that name until the late 1890’s when the Ruskin Colony moved there.

At the time of his death, in 1865, it is said that John Adams had become the wealthiest man in Dickson County. Goodspeed mentions John Adams of Yellow Creek as having owned one of the first cornmills in the county, and one of the first distilleries.

Children of John and Peggy Adams

Benjamin Franklin Adams
Elizabeth V. (Jennie) Adams
child 3
child 4
child 5

* Used by permission, The Primal Families of Yellow Creek Valley” by William J. Nesbitt.

Overview of Adams

The Adams of VA
Andrew Brown Adams
John Adams
John Isaac Johnson Adams
Benjamin Franklin Adams
Elizabeth Adams
Elizabeth V. Adams
Fredonia Adams
Sophronia Adams
William Adams
William J.K. Adams
William Adams Will

Fredonia Adams (1790- 1856)

by on Saturday, September 14th, 1996

Sophronia Adams

by on Saturday, September 14th, 1996

(June 1854 – April 7,1929)

Twin of Fredonia
Married : William D. Adkins
Children:

  • Oscar
  • Van
  • David
  • Adam
  • Boyd

Overview of Adams

The Adams of VA
Andrew Brown Adams
John Adams
John Isaac Johnson Adams
Benjamin Franklin Adams
Elizabeth Adams
Elizabeth V. Adams
Fredonia Adams
Sophronia Adams
William Adams
William J.K. Adams
William Adams Will

Will of William Adams (1790- 1856)

by on Saturday, September 14th, 1996

pg. 1 William Adams Will
I William Adams do make and publish this as my last will and Testament, hereby revoking and making void all other wills by me at any time made.

First, I direct that my funeral expenses and all my just debts be paid as soon after my death as possible, out of any moneys I may die possessed of; or may first come into the hands of my Executor.

Secondly, My will is that all my property both real and personal remain in the possession of my beloved wife, Sally Adams during her widow Hood or until her marriage, or until my oldest son John Isaac J. Adams arrives at the age of twenty one years.

Thirdly, It is my will and desire that at the time my eldest son becomes of age, my executor sell all my personal property except the negroes on a twelve months credit, and the moneys arrising from the sale be equally divided between my wife and all my surviving children.

Fourthly, I give to my wife Sally all my lands on the East side of Yellow Creek, including the buildings where I now live, for the support of her and the family during her natural life, and at her death the lands, including the buildings are to be sold in a twelve months credit, and the moneys equally divided between all my living children.

Fifthly, I give and bequeath to my wife, my negro girl, Rody as her own property, and she is to make no charge whatever for the support and maintenance of any of the children.

Sixthly, It is my will and desire that at the time my eldest son becomes of age, all the balance of my negroes be equally divided between all my living children as above; and all my lands on the East side of Yellow Creek be sold on a twelve months credit and the money arrising from the sale be also divided equally among all my living children.

Seventhly, I direct that my negro man Patrick be hired out or chop wood to raise money for the purpose of educating my children so as to give them a complete and practical English education.

Eightly, I also direct that if Patrick should die or become disabled, that my Executor sell all my lands on the East side of Yellow Creek, and appropriate the money to the Education of all my children.

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Ninthly, I authorize my Executor that in case my negro man Toby should become contrary or ungovernable to hire or sell him as he may think best; and if hired the money to be appropriated for the purpose of hiring a hand to work on the farm; and if sold the money to be put out at interest for the use and benefit of my children.

And lastly, I do hereby nominate and appoint James David my Executor, in witness whereof I do to this my will set my hand and seal the 18th day Sept. AD 1849.

Signed, sealed, and published in our presence subscribed our names hereto in the presence of the testator, this 18th day of September, A.D. 1849.

Jesse Daniel                                  her (his)
R.S. Nesbitt				William x Adams, (seal)
[undecipherable] Nesbit			        Mark

Overview of Adams

The Adams of VA
Andrew Brown Adams
John Adams
John Isaac Johnson Adams
Benjamin Franklin Adams
Elizabeth Adams
Elizabeth V. Adams
Fredonia Adams
Sophronia Adams
William Adams
William J.K. Adams
William Adams Will

Elizabeth Adams (1790- 1856)

by on Saturday, September 14th, 1996

Married: J.K. Robertson
Children:

  • Hartwell Robertson
  • Hickman Robertson
  • Elinor Robertson
  • Andrew Newton Robertson, b. 1888, d. 6/11/1956

Overview of Adams

The Adams of VA
Andrew Brown Adams
John Adams
John Isaac Johnson Adams
Benjamin Franklin Adams
Elizabeth Adams
Elizabeth V. Adams
Fredonia Adams
Sophronia Adams
William Adams
William J.K. Adams
William Adams Will

William J.K. Adams

by on Saturday, September 14th, 1996

Andrew Brown Adams

by on Saturday, September 14th, 1996

Married First: Missouri Norris Carney, a widow and daughter of Wash and Elizabeth Norris of Yellow Creek
Married Second: Lulu Smith, daughter of Fredonia Norris and Henry Smith
Children of Andrew B. and Lulu Smith:

  • Sally B. , married E.N. Holmes
  • Adell, married 1st Irving Crutcher, 2nd B.E. Nicholson
  • Betty Lou, married Roy Brown
  • Lennie May, married Raymond Harris

Overview of Adams

The Adams of VA
Andrew Brown Adams
John Adams
John Isaac Johnson Adams
Benjamin Franklin Adams
Elizabeth Adams
Elizabeth V. Adams
Fredonia Adams
Sophronia Adams
William Adams
William J.K. Adams
William Adams Will

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