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An ADAMS Family of Virginia, North Carolina, and Kentucky

Compiled by Paul Zebe

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Introduction

The Adams family from which I descend is first found living in the Northern Neck of Virgina on Goose Creek near the Fauquier-Loudoun County border (see map, which shows where the Adams brothers Daniel and Abraham - my ancestor - were living).  The mother was named Elizabeth, but the father's name is not known.  Some believe that his name was John and that he died in Fairfax County, Virginia, in 1750.  The couple had five sons - John, Isaac, Abraham, Daniel, and Jacob - and an unknown number of daughters.  The sons and their families removed from the Northern Neck region during the 1760s.  Isaac, Abraham, Jacob, and Daniel all eventually came to settle in Rowan County, North Carolina.  My ancestor, Abraham, left Rowan County during the 1790s and moved to Clark County, Kentucky.  Then in the late 1790s, he moved to Madison County, KY, where he died, probably in 1816.

I would be very interested in hearing from anyone who is descended from this family.


Family Tree

  Key:

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1 ??? ADAMS
     oo Elizabeth ???, +1757 or 1758 in Loudoun County, VA
.     2 John ADAMS
.     2 Isaac ADAMS
.     2 Abraham ADAMS, +About 1816 in Madison County, KY
          oo Triphena ("Faner") ???, *About 1731, +About 1819 in Garrard County, KY
.     .     3 Nancy ("Agnes") ADAMS, +24 Nov 1846 in Sangamon County, IL
               oo After 5 Jan 1788 in Rowan County, NC, to John BALL, + About 1822 in Madison County, KY
.     .     .     4 Jane BALL, +Sangamon County, IL
                    oo William RICHARDSON
.     .     .     4 William BALL, *1791
                    oo Rachel BARNES
.     .     .     4 John S. BALL, *1795
                    oo Caroline HILL
.     .     .     4 Bethany (Fanny) BALL, *1796
                    oo John BRAWNER, *9 Aug 1799 in Maryland
.     .     .     4 Hannah BALL, *1798
                    oo 21 Feb 1819 in Madison County, KY, to Elijah BARNES
.     .     .     4 Japhet Adams BALL, *1800
                    oo 2 Dec. 1828 in Sangamon County, IL, 1) Sarah HENDERSON, +12 Mar 1832
                    oo May 1834 2) Marinda DAVIS, +12 April 1855
                    oo 30 Sep 1863 3) Melissa MORISON
.     .     .     4 Elizabeth BALL, *1803
                    oo 25 Dec 1822 in Madison County, KY, William BRAWNER, *9 Aug 1799 in Maryland, +12 Nov 1846
.     .     .     4 Polly BALL, *About 1806, +Missouri
                    oo 9 Aug 1825 in Madison County, KY, John W. BARNES, +Missouri
.     .     .     4 Nancy BALL, *1806
                    oo About 1824 probably in Madison County, KY, Daniel BARNES
.     .     .     4 Lucy BALL
                    oo 7 Sep 1829 in Madison County, KY, Daniel MORRIS
.     .     .     4 Smith BALL, *10 July 1810 in Madison County, KY
                    oo 13 Jun 1837 Rebecca MOFFATT
.     .     3 Leaner ADAMS
               oo Sampson STEVENS, +probably in Wayne County, IN
.     .     .     4 Sarah STEVENS
                    oo 16 Oct 1794 in Rowan County, NC, David RAILSBACK
.     .     .     4 Spencer STEVENS, +Wayne County, IN
.     .     3 Diana ADAMS, *20 May 1757 in VA, +15 Nov 1825 in Cooper County, MO
               oo Thomas McMAHAN Sr., *15 Feb 1747, +15 Mar 1821 in Cooper County, MO
.     .     .     4 Elizabeth McMAHAN, +Before 1821
                    oo 20 Dec 1794 in Clark County, KY, David McGEE, +1 Jun 1839 in Morgan County, MO
.     .     .     .     5 Robert McGEE, *1805 in KY
                         oo 1) 4 Jan 1829 Sarah McPHERSON
                         oo 2) c.1843 Nancy McPHERSON
.     .     .     .     5 Rachel McGEE
.     .     .     .     5 Thomas McGEE
.     .     .     .     5 John McGEE
.     .     .     .     5 Elizabeth McGEE
                         oo Henry MITCHELL
.     .     .     4 Samuel McMAHAN, *1774, +14 Dec 1814 in Cooper County, MO
                    oo 28 Oct 1802 in Madison County, KY, Sarah ("Sally") CLARK, *1 Aug 1783, +17 Dec 1871
.     .     .     .     5 William C. McMAHAN, *15 Oct 1803, +20 Feb 1870 in Cooper County, MO
                         oo 5 Jan 1826 in Cooper County, MO, Sarah HUSTON
.     .     .     .     5 Thomas M. McMAHAN, *15 June 1805 in Madison County, MO, +22 Mar 1889 in Cooper County, MO
                         oo 25 Mar 1830 in Cooper County, MO, Lucy RIDDLE, *22 Nov 1801 in KY, +9 May 1868 in Cooper County, MO
.     .     .     .     5 Samuel Woodson McMAHAN, *19 Mar 1807 in Madison County, MO, +May 1876 in Cooper County, MO
                         oo 17 Mar 1833 in Cooper County, MO, Harriet RIDDEL, *26 Feb 1813, +28 May 1892 in Cooper County, MO
.     .     .     .     5 John W. McMAHAN, *20 Aug 1811 in Madison County, KY, +22 Jan 1889 in Cooper County, MO
                         oo 19 Apr 1832 in Cooper County, MO, Elzira TURLEY, *18 Jan 1816 in MO, +12 Sep 1886
.     .     .     .     5 Jesse McMAHAN, *19 Apr 1813 in Cooper County, MO, +29 Jan 1894 in Saline County, MO
                         oo 1837 Susan A. VAUGHAN, *24 Oct 1817 in TN, +22 July 1857 in Saline County, MO
.     .     .     4 Mary McMAHAN, *16 Jan 1777, +17 Sep 1822 in Saline County, MO
                    oo 19 May 1797 in Clark County, KY, William McMAHAN, *25 Jan 1776, +1852 in Saline County, MO
.     .     .     .     5 James McMAHAN, *c.1799 in KY
                         oo Eloner ???, *c.1806 in KY
.     .     .     .     5 William McMAHAN, *9 Apr 1804 in Clark County, KY, +2 Feb 1843 in Saline County, MO
                         oo c.1824 in Saline County, MO, Mary Jane ("Polly") HUFF, *9 Jan 1809 in TN, +25 Jul 1906 in Saline County, MO
.     .     .     .     5 Thomas McMAHAN, *1806
                         oo Eveliner EPPLER, *1806 in TN, +8 Mar 1834 in Carroll County, MO
.     .     .     .     5 Jesse McMAHAN, *c.1807, +1 Jan 1840 in Saline County, MO
                         oo 1) ??? CUNNINGHAM
                         oo 2) Emily CUNNINGHAM
.     .     .     .     5 John McMAHAN, +18 Dec 1837
                         oo ??? ???
.     .     .     .     5 Diana McMAHAN, *c.1810 in KY, +c.1880
                         oo 31 May 1827 in Saline County, MO, Abner GWINN, *c.1801 in TN, +c. 1858
.     .     .     .     5 Barton McMAHAN, *c.1818
                         oo 1) 27 Aug 1841 in Saline County, MO, Margaret HOLWAY, *c.1831
                         oo 2) 2 Dec 1849 in Saline County, MO, Martha WEEDEN, *c.1831
.     .     .     4 Susan(nah) McMAHAN, *4 Mar 1783, +20 Jan 1865 in Wise County, TX
                    oo 14 Oct 1802 in Madison County, KY, John McMAHAN, *4 Apr 1780, +20 Sep 1843 in Saline County, MO
.     .     .     .     5 Polly McMAHAN, *20 Aug 1803 in KY, +10 Jan 1823
                         oo 16 Mar 1822 in Saline County, MO, Jesse McMAHAN
.     .     .     .     5 Hervey B. McMAHAN, 30 Aug 1805 in KY, +17 Oct 1825
.     .     .     .     5 Martin H. McMAHAN, 9 Feb 1808 in KY, +12 Oct 1852 in Saline County, MO
                         oo 1) 29 Mar 1831 in Saline County, MO, Rachel GWINN, *1812, +9 Dec 1845 in Saline County, MO
                         oo 2) 8 Dec 1850 in MO Judy BRADLEY
.     .     .     .     5 John Wesley McMAHAN, 11 Aug 1810 in KY, +13 Jan 1844
.     .     .     .     5 Thomas Wesley ("Wesley") McMAHAN, 11 Aug 1810 in KY, +1880 or later in Wise County, TX
                         oo Susan HUFF, *8 Oct 1810 in TN, +9 Mar 1849 in MO
.     .     .     4 Thomas McMAHAN Jr., *29 May 1786, +14 Aug 1855
                    oo 1) before 1810 ??? ???
.     .     .     .     5 Samuel G. McMAHAN, *before 1810, +probably 1884 in Bartlett Springs, CA
                    oo 2) 25 Apr 1813 in MO Margaret JONES, *24 Aug 1794, +22 June 1875
.     .     .     .     5 Amelia McMAHAN, *1 Feb 1814 in Cooper County, MO, +28 Feb 1884 in Cooper County, MO
                         oo Jesse LEWIS, *1803, +27 Apr 1877 in Cooper County, MO
.     .     .     .     5 Junetta McMAHAN, *7 Oct 1816 in Cooper County, MO, +16 May 1882 in Saline County, MO
                         oo 24 Jul 1853 in Cooper County, MO, John PIPER, +3 Sep 1804 in Albemarle County, VA, +25 Jan 1865 in Saline County, MO
.     .     .     .     5 Lameda McMAHAN, *1822 in Cooper County, MO, +1904
                         oo 31 Mar 1850 in Cooper County, MO, Henry Vest BINGHAM Jr.
.     .     .     .     5 William Henry Clay McMAHAN, 10 May 1825 in Cooper County, MO, +7 Dec 1917 in Saline County, MO
                         oo 1) Lucy A. TURLEY
                         oo 2) 16 Sep 1859 in Saline County, MO, Martha E. HAWPE, *11 Aug 1835 in Cooper County, MO, +26 Mar 1900 in Saline County
.     .     .     .     5 Elizabeth Susan McMAHAN, *22 Sep 1827 in Cooper County, MO, +11 May 1881 in Saline County, MO
                         oo 28 Oct 1847 Benjamin Thomas BROWN, *16 Oct 1828 in KY, +24 Jul 1859 in Saline County, MO
.     .     .     .     5 James B. McMAHAN, *c.1830 in Cooper County, MO, +1861 in MT
.     .     .     .     5 Louisa McMAHAN, *c.1832 in Cooper County, MO
                         oo 1854 Ebenezer W. JENKINS
.     .     .     .     5 George W. McMAHAN, *c.1834 in Cooper County, MO, +before 1865
.     .     .     .     5 Jesse McMAHAN, *1838 in Cooper County, MO
.     .     .     .     5 Margaret Jane McMAHAN, *1841 in Cooper County, MO
                         oo 22 Feb 1864 in Saline County, MO, W.P. DYSART
.     .     .     4 James B. McMAHAN, *About 1789, + 7 Oct 1857
                    oo Helena JONES, *26 Jan 1799, +27 Oct 1867
.     .     .     .     5 Arminta McMAHAN
                         oo 22 Mar 1836 in Cooper County, MO, John H. SUTHERLAND
.     .     .     .     5 Azenath McMAHAN, *10 Apr 1810 in Howard County, MO
                         oo 27 Jun 1839 in Cooper County, MO, Robert K. TAYLOR
.     .     .     .     5 Jesse Nelson McMAHAN, 10 Jul 1819, +21 Apr 1857 in Cooper County, MO
.     .     .     .     5 Louisa Jane ("Jane") McMAHAN, *14 Apr 1822, +3 Dec 1856 in Cooper County, MO
                         oo John C. ODHAM
.     .     .     .     5 Mary E. McMAHAN, *15 Nov 1827, +3 Mar 1838 in Cooper County, MO
.     .     .     .     5 Melissa A. McMAHAN, *c.1829
                         oo 31 Aug 1859 in Cooper County, MO, W.H. WALLACE
.     .     .     .     5 Laurel L. McMAHAN
                         oo Dr. Wade HOWARD
.     .     .     .     5 Robert Davis McMAHAN, *23 Jun 1833 in Cooper County, MO, +4 Jul 1911 in Saline County, MO
                         oo 1 Nov 1859 in Cooper County, MO, Sarah Elizabeth WING, *1 Dec 1841, +29 Feb 1920 in Saline County, MO
.     .     .     .     5 Sophia T. McMAHAN, *c.1836
                         oo 16 Feb 1859 in Cooper County, MO, George A. MURRELL
.     .     3 Abraham ADAMS Jr., *About 1758
               oo probably in 1791 in Rowan County, NC, Miss [Rebecca?] HOWARD
.     .     .     4 Patsy ADAMS
                    oo 18 Nov 1815 in Shelby County, KY, Alexander EAKIN Jr.
.     .     .     4 Rachel ADAMS
                    oo 1 Aug 1816 in Shelby County, KY, John KINDALL
.     .     .     4 Nancy ADAMS
                    oo 30 Sep 1818 in Shelby County, KY, Moses PERRY
.     .     3 Chloe ADAMS
               oo Walter W. ADAMS, *12 Jan 1755 in Prince William County, VA, +1834 in Graves County, KY; Revolutionary War Veteran
.     .     .     4 Elizabeth ADAMS
                    oo c.1801 probably in Madison County, KY, George ADAMS
.     .     .     4 Daniel ADAMS +probably early 1830s in McCracken County, KY
                    oo 11 Oct 1802 in Garrard County, KY, Lydia WILLIAMS +prior to husband
.     .     .     .     5 Walter ADAMS
.     .     .     .     5 Daniel ADAMS
.     .     .     .     5 John W. ADAMS
.     .     .     .     5 Nancy ADAMS
                         oo 16 Jan 1826 in Garrard County, KY, Richard PETTIS (also called Richard PETTUS)
.     .     .     .     5 Chloe ADAMS (also called Charlotte ADAMS)
                         oo 21 May 1827 in McCracken County, KY, Lewis OWEN
.     .     .     4 Walter W. ADAMS
.     .     .     4 Matthew ADAMS
                    oo 8 Jun 1811 in Garrard County, KY, Annie WILLIAMS
.     .     .     4 Fanah ADAMS (also called Sarah ADAMS)
                    oo c.1814 probably in Madison County, KY, Luke BRYANT
.     .     .     4 Abraham ADAMS *c.1798, +c.1871 in Garrard County, KY
                    oo 25 May 1819 in Garrard County, KY, 1) Lucy J. DUNCAN *c.1799
                    oo 1871 in Garrard County, KY, 2) Minerva ROMAN (nee EASON)
.     .     3 Jacob ADAMS
               oo Polly(?) ???
.     .     .     4 Elizabeth ADAMS
                    oo 7 Apr 1818 in Shelby County, KY, James PORTER
.     .     .     4 Henrietta ADAMS
                    oo 28 Jan 1825 in Shelby County, KY, John PORTER
.     .     .     4 Polly ADAMS
                    oo 1 Feb 1825 in Shelby County, KY, James BURTON
.     .     .     4 Nancy F. ADAMS
                    oo 30 Aug 1828 in Shelby County, KY, William REDMAN
.     .     3 Daniel ADAMS, +Before 15 Feb 1782
               oo Isabella WILCOXSON
.     .     .     4 George ADAMS
.     .     .     4 Faner ADAMS
                    oo John WELCH
.     .     3 Amelia ("Milly") ADAMS, +Before 6 July 1804
               oo Before 27 Sep 1779 1) Job GARNER, +Before 27 Sep 1779
.     .     .     4 John GARNER
.     .     .     4 Job GARNER
               oo 27 Sep 1779 in Rowan County, NC, 2) George MARCH
.     .     .     4 Susannah MARCH
                    oo Charles HINKLE
.     .     .     4 Nancy MARCH
.     .     .     4 George MARCH
.     .     .     4 Abraham MARCH
.     .     .     4 Elizabeth MARCH
.     .     .     4 Cloye MARCH
.     .     .     4 Milly MARCH
.     .     .     4 Jacob MARCH
.     .     .     4 Faner MARCH
.     .     .     4 Squire MARCH, +Before 29 Nov 1821 in Charlotte County, VA
.     .     3 Elizabeth ADAMS, +Before 13 Sep 1816
               oo Jesse GLASSCOCK, *1748
.     .     .     4 Daniel GLASSCOCK
.     .     .     4 Jesse GLASSCOCK
                    oo Charity NOLAND
.     .     .     4 Faner GLASSCOCK
                    oo About 1799 probably in Madison County, KY, Ledston REDMON
.     .     .     4 Enoch GLASSCOCK
                    oo 1809 Rachel CARLETON
.     .     .     4 Peter GLASSCOCK
.     .     .     4 Abraham GLASSCOCK
.     .     .     4 Jacob GLASSCOCK
.     2 Jacob ADAMS
.     2 Daniel ADAMS

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