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From: Jay Frank <>
Subject: [ADAMS] Adams-Lincoln Co., Kentucky-early 1800s
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 19:33:22 -0500


Several weeks ago I wrote about this Charles ADAMS and Mary DAWSON and their
daughter Mahala ADAMS. I am looking for information about the parents of
Charles, any kind of hint.

I have proved conclusively with deeds and wills that Mahala ADAMS was the
daughter of Charles ADAMS (b: abt 1769 in VA; d: 8 Jan 1835 in Lincoln Co.,
KY at age 75) and Mary DAWSON (b: abt 1770 in Amherst Co., VA; d: aft 1850
in Lincoln, Co., KY).

I know that Charles ADAMS married Mary DAWSON on 18 Aug 1789 in Amherst Co.,
VA according to published records. I see a lot of information that
describes this Charles as being part of a North Carolina ADAMS family with a
number of Charles as his ancestor. I now know this is erroneous. I have he
and Mary connected with wills and deeds to a John DAWSON and Sarah ³Sally²
CARROLL of Amherst Co., VA. I was able to go easily back several
generations on the DAWSONs through wills I have found on Martin DAWSON and
Priscilla SORRELLS and John SORRELLS and Mary UNKNOWN or Molly COLEMAN.

I have no indication in any of my documentation as to who the parents of
Charles ADAMS are or where he was from. I know that Charles ADAMS and Mary
lived in Charlotte Co., VA in about 1805 before moving to Lincoln Co., KY in
about 1807. He is listed in deeds in Amherst Co., VA in 1805 to 1815.

The children of Charles ADAMS and Mary DAWSON (from information that I have
found) are:

1. Sarah ADAMS; b: abt 1789 to 1790; bap: X; d: X; bur: X; m: William
ROUTON (son of Thomas ROUTON and Unknown; b: abt 1780 to 1790; bap: X; d:
bef 1850; bur: X) bef 1817 in Lincoln Co., KY.
2. Elizabeth ADAMS; b: abt 1790 to 1800; bap: X; d: X; bur: X; m:
Valentine DAY (son of X DAY and Unknown; b: abt 1780 to 1790; bap: X; d: bef
1850; bur: X) on 31 Jul 1819 in Mercer Co., KY. They had approximately 5
children, 3 boys and 2 girls. This had to be the second marriage for
Valentine DAY. He had at about 5 children with the previous wife. There
could be a one child shift to either wife.
3. Martha ADAMS; b: abt 1792 in Charlotte Co., VA; bap: X; d: abt 1868;
bur: X; m: Charles DOUGLAS (son of X; b: abt X; bap: X; d: X; bur: X) on 7
Mar 1810 in Stanford, Lincoln Co., KY.
4. Charles C. ADAMS; b: abt 1795 in VA; bap: X; d: 17 Sep 1875 in Lewis
Co., MO; bur: Sublette Cemetery, Lewis Co., MO; m1: Lucinda LUNCEFORD; m2:
Nancy A. SUBLETT. I have 12 children listed of both marriages, 4 from the
first and 8 the second.
5. Benjamin D. ADAMS; b: abt 1797 in VA; bap: X; d: X; bur: X; m:
Malinda STUART (daughter of Joseph STUART and Ann UNKNOWN; b: X; bap: X; d:
X; bur: X) X. I have about 8 children from this marriage.
6. Nancy ADAMS; b: abt 1803 in VA; bap: X; d: 24 Jan 1854 in MO; bur:
X; m1: Matthew COFFEY (son of Osborn COFFEY and Margaret NIGHTINGALE; b: X;
bap: X; d: abt 1825; bur: X.) on 29 Jul 1823 in Lincoln Co., MO; m2: James
C. SKIDMORE (X; b: X; bap: X; d: abt 1850 in Lincoln Co., KY; bur: X.) on 23
Dec 1834 in Lincoln Co., MO.
7. Mary ADAMS; b: abt 1806 in VA; bap: X; d: X; bur: X; 1: William
WOODY (son of X; b: X; bap: X; d: abt 1825; bur: X.) on 17 Jan 1833 in
Lincoln Co., MO.
8. Mahala Elizabeth ADAMS; b: between 1807 and 1817 in Lincoln Co., KY;
bap: X; d: X; bur: X; m: Peter A. HALL on 24 Jan 1832 in Lincoln Co. KY.
Their known children were: 1) Charles HALL; 2) James Pendleton HALL; 3) Lucy
Ann HALL.
9. John Quincy ADAMS; b: 19 Nov 1811 in Lincoln Co., KY; bap: X; d: 21
Feb 1865 in Garrard Co., MO; bur: Adams Family Cemetery in Garrard Co., MO;
m: Angelina WALDEN (daughter of John WALDEN and Elizabeth X; b: abt 1819 in
Garrard Co., MO; bap: X; d: 12 Aug 1875 in Garrard Co., MO; bur: X) on 1 Nov
1841 in Garrard Co. KY. Their known children were: 1) Rodney D. ADAMS; 2)
Mary E. P. ADAMS; 3) John W. ADAMS; 4) Charles ADAMS; 5) Quincy ADAMS; 6)
Ona Gertrude ADAMS; 7) Ida Alice ADAMS.
10. Samantha ADAMS; b: abt 1815 in Lincoln Co., KY; bap: X; d: aft 1880;
bur: X; m: Edward Bailey (son of Edward BAILEY, Sr. and Elizabeth O¹BANNON;
b: aby 1808 in VA; bap: X; d: 15 Sep 1875 in Warrensburg, Johnson Co., MO;
bur: in Shiloh Churchyard in Warrensburg, Johnson Co., MO) on 28 Jan 1833 in
Lincoln Co., MO. Their known children were: 1) George Washington BAILEY; 2)
Charles BAILEY; 3) Mary E. BAILEY; 4) William BAILEY; 5) James Edward
BAILEY; 6) Richard BAILEY; 7) Martha Ellen BAILEY; 8) Benjamin Franklin
BAILEY.

Notes: In 1810 Census Charles and Mary had 5 children living with them, 8
in 1820, 10 in 1830 and 5 in 1840. There might have had to be at least 12
as Charles and Benjamin had left the house by the 1830 census. The order of
the children is not accurate.

Jay FRANK
Dallas, TX



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