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

Adam Banks

Male 1742 - 1816  (74 years)


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  • Name Adam Banks  [1
    Born 1742  Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Aug 1816  Madison County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I114905  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 

    Father Gerard Banks,   b. Bef 1702, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1780, Amherst County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 78 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anne Stanton,   b. Bef 1714, Hanover Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1791, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 77 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Bef 1730  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F26089  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Grace James,   b. 1746, Bromfield Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1783, Madison County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 38 years) 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Banks,   b. Bef 1769, Bromfield Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1800, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 31 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F48605  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1775-1778 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book H; [Antient Press]; Page 190-193
      THIS INDENTURE made the 20th day May 1776 Between THOMAS JOHNSTON of Louisa County & ELISABETH his Wife of one part & ADAM BANKS of County of Culpeper Witnesseth that said Thomas Johnston and Elizabeth his Wife for sum three hundred & fifty pounds current money of Virginia have sold unto Adam Banks land lying among the GREAT MOUNTAINS in Culpeper County (being part of the lands divised by the Last Will &Testament of ZACHARY LEWIS Deceased to his son BENJAMIN LEWIS) containing 1076 acres, 201 acres of ye aforesaid taken up by ISAAC SMITH and is bounded as by the Deed which granted the same from LORD FAIRFAX to Isaac Smith as followeth Begining at a Mahoganey a little below Gaths Spring and runing so to chesnut trees by the side of a mountain thence to a Spanish oak on the side of a stony Mountain thence to the Beginning and also 306 acres of the said 1076 acres taken up by Isaac Smith and is bounded as by the Deed granted to him from Lord Fairfax as follows Begining at two spanish oaks in a line of said Isaac Smiths & running thence No, to one water oak on the side of a mountain thence to a chesnut tree in MICHAEL STOWERs line thence with his line West to another Corner of the said Smiths near Gaths Spring the same course continued with his other survey to the Beginning containing 224 acres of the aforesaid 1076 acres was taken up by ELIAS POWELL and is bounded as by the Deed which granted the same to him from Lord Fairfax as follows Begining at a wild cherry tree on the side of a mountain nigh the head of a Branch of the Stanton River and running thence North to Chesnut tree on the side of a mountain to an Oak on the South side of the Stanton River thence up the several courses of the River to the Beginning 323 acres of the aforesaid 1076 acres was taken up by Mark Stowers & is bounded as by ye deed which granted ye same to him from Lord Fairfax as followeth Begining at a chestnut on the side of a Mountain thence No. to three Chesnut trees Corner to Isaac Smiths land thence N crossing the south fork of Stanton River to the side of a steep Rocky Mountain along the side of the Mountain to one red oak in RICHARD DURRETTs line thence with his line So. to the beginning 22 acres of the aforesaid 1076 acres was taken up by ZACHARY LEWIS Beginning at a forked Mahogany corner to the said LEWIS GATH's Spring Tract & thence with the line of the said Tract West to a large Chesnut tree on the East side of a mountain thence East to a single Chesnut in a line of another tract of said Lewis thence with the line of said tract to the Beginning ....
      Presence THOMAS SPALDIN, Thomas Johnston
      WILLIAM WILLIAMS, THOMAS BANKS,
      BENJAMIN ROBERTS, RICHARD YANCEY, JOSEPH ROBERTS
      At Court held for Culpeper County the 17 June 1776
      This Indenture ordered to be recorded.
      (See Commission Recorded in Book I folio 83)
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      1778-1779 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book I; [Antient Press]; Page 81-82
      The Commonwealth of Virginia to THOMAS JOHNSTON, JOHN POINDEXTER and WADDY THOMPSON Gent. Whereas THOMAS JOHNSTON and ELISABETH his Wife of the County of LOUISA by their Indenture of Bargain and Sale dated the 20th day of May 1776 have sold untoADAM BANKS One thousand and seventy six acres of land in Culpeper County and amongst the GREAT MOUNTAINS and Whereas the said Elisabeth cannot conveniently travel to our County Court of Culpeper to make acknowledgement of the said conveyance we do command you that you go to the said Elisabeth and examine her apart from her husband whether she be willing the same should be recorded in our County Court and that she acknowledges the same without his threats and when you have examined her that you Certifie us in our Court thereof. Witness JOHN JAMESON Clerk this 8th day of Augt 1777
      Louisa Sct By virtue of this Writ we have examined Elisabeth privily and apart from her husband who relinquished all her right of Dower to the land and declared she was willing the same should be recorded in Court of Culpeper County and that she did it freely without any force. Witness our hands this 12th day of May 1778.
      THOMAS JOHNSTON JN. POINDEXTER
      At a Court held for Culpeper County the 19th of October 1778
      This Commission was retd. & ordered to be recorded.
      See the Deed Recorded in Book H folio
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      1778-1779 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book I; [Antient Press]; Page 83-85
      THIS INDENTURE made the 19th of October 1778 Between BENJA. SMITH of County of Culpeper of one part and ADAM BANKS of aforesaid County Witnesseth that for sum Two hundred and fifty pounds current money of Virginia said Benjamin Smith have sold unto said Adam Banks his heirs forever Two hundred and sixty four acres of land lying on the Waters of the Rappidan River and bounded Begining at two red oaks in ISAAC SMITHs Plantation Corner to WILL STANTON thence with said Stantons line South to a chesnut oak on the point of a Mountain thence East to three Chesnutt oaks on the Top of the GERMAN RIDGE thence keeping the top and running with an arm of the said Ridge East to the begining
      Presence JNO. HUME, Benja. Smith
      ISAAC SMITH, ISAAC SMITH,
      DOWG. SMITH
      At a Court held for Culpeper County the 19th of October 1778
      This Indenture ordered to be recorded.
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      1779-1781 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book L (Part 1); [Antient Press]; Page 329-331
      THIS INDENTURE made the Fifteenth day of December in year of our Lord Christ One thousand seven hundred & Eighty Between GEORGE THORNTON of County of SPOTSYLVANIA of one part and GERARD BANKS of County of STAFFORD of other part Witnesseth that GEORGE THORNTON for sum of Five hundred & seven pounds Ten shillings current money received by GEORGE THORNTON of GERARD BANKS in the 1773 and 1774 by these presents doth bargain and sell unto GERARD BANKS his heirs & assigns forever all that tract of land lying on MOUNTAIN RUN in Culpeper County containing by Estimation Seven hundred and seventy acres be the same more or less distinguished and known as follows: Four hundred acres part thereof being granted to MOSLEY BATTALEY by Patent bearing date the Eleventh day of June in the year One thousand seven hundred & twenty six; And Two hundred acres other part being by Patent granted to JOHN HADDOCK the thirteenth day of June in year One thousand seven hundred and twenty six, which said two tracts & parts of this Conveyance containing Six hundred acres having by Sundry conveyances become vested in FRANCIS THORN-TON deced, and was by his Will devised to his Son, the said GEORGE THORNTON, party to these presents, and the remainder or last part containing One hundred & seventy acres having by the Will of WILLIAM PANNILL become vested in his Son, SAMUEL, who dying leaving a Son which on dying in his minority the said One hundred & seventy acres of land descended to WILLIAM PANNELL, Son of the first mentioned WILLIAM PANNILL deced, who hath since conveyed the same to GEORGE THORNTON, party to these presents, and All houses orchards water courses and advantages whatsoever to the same belonging To have and to hold said Tract of land of Seven hundred and seventy acres more or less unto GERARD BANKS his heirs and assigns In Witness whereof GEORGE THORNTON hath hereunto set his hand & Seal this day month and year first above written
      in presence of ALEXANDER SPOTSWOOD, GEO. THORNTON
      WILLIAM BALL, JOHN WALLIS,
      WILLIAM SISSON, ROBERT SNIPE
      At a Court held for Culpeper County the 18th day of June 1781
      This Indenture was proved by WILLIAM BALL, JOHN WALLS, WILLIAM SISSON & ROBERT SNIPE witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded
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      1781-1783 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book L (Part 2); [Antient Press]; Page 351-353
      THIS INDENTURE made the 18th day of August in year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and Eighty three Between ADAM BANKS & GRACY his Wife of County of Culpeper of the one part and JOEL EARLEY of the aforesd County of other part Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the Quantity of Ten thousand pounds of Nett Crop Tobacco to him the said ADAM BANKS well & truly in hand paid have bargained & sold in fee unto JOEL EARLY his heirs and assigns forever a certain piece or parcel of land containing Two hundred and Twenty four acres be the same more or less lying in the aforesaid County at the head of WILSONS RIVER a branch of STANTON RIVER bounded Beg: at a Wild Cherry tree and three Chesnut trees on the side of a Mountain nigh the head of the said WILSONS RIVER and running North thirty five degrees West One hundred and twenty poles to two white Oaks and one Chesnut tree on the side of a Mountain, th: South fifty five degrees West Two hundred and forty poles to three Spanish Oaks, th: South thirty five degrees East One hundred and sixty two poles to three Chesnut trees in ISAAC SMITHs old line, th: North sixty degrees East One hundred and Ten poles to a Wild Cherry tree Maple and white Oak on the said WILSONS RIVER, th: up the several courses of the same to the Beg: Together-with all houses, fences, orchards and all appurtenances belonging To have and to hold the aforesaid premises with every part and parcel from all incumbrance of Mortgage, Dowers & reversions & to be only to the use of him the said JOEL EARLY his heirs and assigns As Witness our hands and Seals the day and date above written
      in presence of ADAM BANKS
      Received full satisfaction for the within written Indenture as Witness my hand this 18th day of August 1783 ADAM BANKS
      At a Court held for Culpeper County the 18th day of August 1783
      This Indenture was acknowledged by the within mentioned ADAM BANKS and ordered to be recorded
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      1783-1785 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book M; [Antient Press]; Page 28-29
      THIS INDENTURE made this 20th day of October in year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and Eighty three Between JOEL EARLY and LUCY EARLEY his Wife of County of Culpeper of one part and ADAM BANKS of aforesaid County of other part Witnesseth that for sum of Five thousand pounds of Crop Tobo. to JOEL EARLY well and truly in hand paid path bargained and sold unto ADAM BANKS his heirs a certain parcel of land containing by estimation twenty three acres be the same more or less situate in County aforesaid and on South side of GERMAN RIDGE and bounded Be-gining at a Hickory Stump (the tree being all down) and two small Dogwoods, Corner to WILLIAM STANTON, thence with the said STANTON's line South twenty degrees East eighteen poles to a Chesnut Oak in said Line, thence East thirty eight pole to a Locust on the side of said Mountain, thence South fifty two degrees East eighty two poles to a Chesnut near a piece of Cleared Land of said EARLEYs on the said Mountain, thence North sixty six degrees East twenty two poles to two Chesnuts in said BANKS`s line, thence with BANKS's line North sixty eight poles to two Poplars, South seventy six degrees West seventy poles to a Spanish Oak thence to the Begining, Together with all houses Orchards and appurtenances belonging free from the trouble hindrance or molestation of any person To have and to hold the land from all Incumbrances to ADAM BANKS his heirs As Witness our hands and seals the day and year above written
      in presence of JOEL EARLY
      LUCY EARLY
      At a Court held for Culpeper County the 20th day of October 1783
      This Indenture was acknowledged by the within mentioned JOEL EARLY & ordered to be recorded
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      1787-1788 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book N; [Antient Press]; Page 535-540
      THIS INDENTURE made this 19th day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven Between WILLIAM STANTON and LUCY his Wife of the County of Culpeper of one part and ADAM BANKS of the aforesaid County of the other part; Witnesseth that in consideration of the sum of Five hundred &Twenty five pounds current money of Virginia to them the said WILLIAM STANTON and LUCY his Wife well and truly in hand paid, hath bargained and sold unto ADAM BANKS his heirs a certain tract or parcel of land containing Two hundred &Fifty six be the same more or less lying in the aforesaid County at the GREAT MOUNTAINS and on the RAPPADANNE RIVER, bounded, Begining at a Mahogny and Maple at the mouth of the ROCKY BRANCH on the said River corner to JOEL EARLEY, thence up the several courses of the said Branch No. 54 E. 18 poles, No. 70 Deg, E. 20 poles, No. 67 deg. E. 24 poles, No. 50 deg. E. 32 poles, No. 45 deg. E. 22 poles, No. 28 deg. E. 10 poles to a Poplar, Dogwd. and red Oak on the said Branch, cor: to said EARLY in STANTONs Old Line, thence with STANTONs Old Pattent lines No. 35 deg. W. 44 poles to three red Oaks on a Point, thence No. 47 deg. W. 120 poles to a double Chesnut. and Gum, thence No. 16 deg. W. 50 poles to a double Poplar and white Oak, corner to THOMAS GRAVES in one of the said Patt: Lines, thence So. 62 deg. W. 148 poles to a Beech and Dogwd., on the said River. corner to said GRAVES, thence down the several courses of the said River, So. 52 deg. E. 8 poles, S. 35 deg. E. 14 poles, S. 25 E. 66 poles, S. 20 deg. E. 20 poles, S. 52 deg. E. 27 poles to a Mahogny and Gum on the said River, corner to said GRAVES, thence with his line S. 70 deg. W. 40 poles to the Road that leads up the said River, corner to WILLIAM HARVY, thence down the several courses of the said Road So. 35 deg. E. 80 poles, S. 39 deg. E. 46 poles, S. 23 deg. E. 20 poles, S. 57 deg. E. 20 poles, S. 37 E. 20 poles to two white Oaks corner to said HARVY, thence with HARVYs line No. 69 deg. E. 22 poles to a Dogwood and red Oak by a Drain, thence S. 61 E. 7 poles to a Mahogny and Gum on thesaid River, corner to the said HARVY, thence up the said River N. 37 deg. E. 18 poles, N. 6 deg. W. 12 poles, No. 43 deg. W. 24 poles. No. 4 deg. E. 20 poles, thence N. 10 deg. E. 8 poles, N. 45 E. 10 poles to the Begining; Together with all houses water courses orchards and all other appurtenances belonging; with all rents and reversion of rents and all other the estate right and title to the same free from the trouble hindrance or molestation of any person whatsoever claiming the same; To have and to hold the land and premises from all incumbrances of mortgages dowers and reversions and to be to the only use of said ADAM BANKS his heirs; As Witness our hands and seals the day and year above written
      Sealed and Delivered in presence of
      (no witnesses shown) WILLIAM STANTON
      Memorandum, That on the same day of the day of the within written Indenture quiet and peaceable possession of the land and premises within mentioned was made and given by WILLIAM STANTON and LUCY his Wife in presence of us whose names are underwritten
      (no signatures shown) WILLIAM STANTON
      (Apparently, the remainder of page 538 and all of page 539 are blank in anticipation of recording the Commission for the privy Examination of LUCY, the Wife of WILLIAM STANTON.)
      At a Court held for Culpeper County February 19th 1787
      This Indenture of Feeoffment from WILLIAM STANTON and LUCY his Wife to ADAM BANKS Together with a memorandum thereon endorsed was acknowledged by him and ordered to be recorded: And on the motion of the said ADAM BANKS it is ordered that a Dedimus issue to take the privy examination of the said LUCY which when returned into Court Together with a Certificate thereon endorsed is also ordered to be recorded
      Teste JOHN JAMESON, Cl Cur
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      1790-1791 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book Q (Part 1); [Antient Press]; Page 11-13
      THIS INDENTURE made this 13th day of January one thousand seven hundred & Ninety one Between ADAM BANKS of Culpeper County of one part and JOEL EARLY of County aforesaid of other part; Witnessing that ADAM BANKS in consideration of the sum of One thousand one hundred & fifty five pounds current money of Virignia to him in hand paid, by these presents doth bargain & sell unto JOEL EARLY his heirs the following lands lying in Culpeper County on the East bank of the RAPADAN RIVER, that is to say, the Maner House & Plantation of JEREMIAH EARLY deced., on East bank of said RAPADAN RIVER containing by estimation Five hundred & ninety five acres and one other tract of land adjoining above and also on the East bank of said River was formerly the property of ZACHERIAH LEWIS deced., containing by estimation Five hundred & sixty eight acres, which two tracts of land containing Eleven hundred & sixty three acres the fee simple of which was lately conveyed from JOEL EARLY to ADAM BANKS and the said Eleven hundred & sixty three acres be the same more or less is hereby reconveyed by the said ADAM BANKS to JOEL EARLY his heirs; To have & to hold the land & premises unto JOEL EARLY his heirs and ADAM BANKS (loth hereby oblige himself and his heirs to warrant & defend the right & title of said land & premises unto said JOEL EARLY his heirs; PROVIDED Nevertheless and it is hereby declared to be the true intent and meaning of these presents, that if ADAM BANKS his heirs shall pay unto JOEL EARLY his heirs the above sum of money on or before the first day of May one thousand seven hundred & Ninety five with an Interest of Five percent per annum (or part) and by Bond expressly certified; in that case the right & title of the said lands & premises shall be again vested in said ADAM BANKS; But if he fails to pay the same that JOEL EARLY his heirs may immediately or at any time afterwards take the said lands into his or their possession and expose the same to sale to pay and satisfy the Debt Interet & all necessary costs attending such sale; In Witness whereof the said ADAM BANKS has hereunto set his hand & affixed his seale the day & year first above written
      Sealed and delivered in presence of
      THOS: STANDLEY, ADAM BANKS
      FRANK HARVEY, MICAJAH POWELL
      THOS: GRAVES JUNR., JOEL GRAVES
      At a Court held for Culpeper County the 17th day of January 1791
      This Indented Deed Mortgage from ADAM BANKS to JOEL EARLY was proved by the Oaths of THOMAS STANDLEY, FRANK HARVEY, MICAJAH POWELL & JOEL GRAVES, witnesses thereto, & ordered to be recorded
      Teste JOHN JAMESON, Cl Cur
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      1790-1791 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book Q (Part 1); [Antient Press]; Page 50-53
      THIS INDENTURE made this 14th day of January one thousand seven hundred and Ninety one Between JOEL EARLY & LUCY EARLY his Wife of County of Culpeper of one part and ADAM BANKS of said County of other part; Witnessing that in consideration of One thousand three hundred & fifty five pounds Virginia money, hath bargained sold and confirmed unto ADAM BANKS his heirs one tract of land containing by estimation Eleven hundred & sixty three acres be the same more or less situate in County aforesaid on East Branch of RAPPADAN RIVER, being part of the seat on which JEREMIAH EARLY lived & died and bounded, Begining at a Beach, Sycamore & Ash on the Bank of said River, thence up the several courses of said River to the mouth of ROCKEY BRANCH, thence up the several courses of said Branch to a Poplar, Dogwood & red Oak in STANTONs Old Line, corner to ADAM BANKS, thence North 35 degrees West 44 poles to three red Oaks, corner to said BANKS, thence North 47 degrees West 120 poles to a Double Chesnut. & Gum, thence North 16 degrees West 80 poles to two Chesnut Oaks one Hickory & one white Oak, thence East forty poles to one Locust & two Chesnut Oaks on the side of a Mountain, thence South 50 degrees East 86 poles to two Chesnuts & one Hickory on the top of a Mountain, thence North 64 degrees East 20 poles to a forked Chesnut & Hickory, thence East 80 poles to a red & two Hickories near the top of a Mountain, thence South 15 degrees East 320 poles to a double Chesnut,. a Chesnut Oak and Hickory, thence South eight degrees West 42 poles to a Hickory & red Oak saplin thence South thirty degrees West 18 poles to &white Oak near the top of the said Mountain, thence South six degrees West 203 poles to a red Oak & two Chesanut Oak saplins, thence South 25 degrees West 200 poles to one Chesnut tree on a Hill side, thence South 55 degrees West twelve poles to a Poplar two Hickories & a Dogwood near WM. BATES's Fence thence South eleven degrees West 18 poles to a Chesnut saplin in said BATES's Plantation, from thence to the begining; Together with all woods houses orchards & all other appurtenances belonging; To have and to hold the land from all Incumbrances to be to the only use of said ADAM BANCKS his heirs; PROVIDED Nevertheless that the said JOEL EARLY in Honour of the Bones of his Departed Parents and that no molestation or act of violence may be made thereon does except and does not herein convey the sail in which their bodies was enterred including a Circle of Ten yards Diameter; In Test-mony whereof we JOEL EARLY & LUCY his Wife hath hereunto set his hands & seals the day & year above written
      Sealed & Deliver'd in the presence of
      THOS: STANDLEY, FRANK HARVEY, JOEL EARLY
      MICAJAH his mark ) THOS: GRAVES JUNR., JOEL GRAVES
      The Commonwealth of Virginia to JAMES BARBOUR & MORDECAI BARBOUR Gentlemen,
      Greeting; Whereas (the Commission for the privy examination of LUCY, the Wife of JOEL EARLY).
      Witness JOHN JAMESON, Clerk of our said Court this 19th day of January 1791 and in the
      15th year of the Commonweallh
      JOHN JAMESON
      By virtue of the within Commission to us directed we the subscribers did personally go to the within named LUCY, Wife to the said JOEL EARLY, and did examine her seperate & apart from her Husband (the return of the execution of the privy examination of LUCY EARLY); Certified under our hands & seals this 29th day of March 1791
      JAS:. BARBOUR
      MORDECAI BARBOUR
      At a Court held for Culpeper County the 17th day of January 1791
      This Indenture of Bargain & Sale from JOEL EARLY & LUCY his Wife to ADAM BANKS was proved by the Oaths of THOMAS STANDLEY, FRANK HARVEY & MICAJAH POWELL, three of the witnesses thereto, & ordered to be recorded; And on the motion of the said ADAM, it is ordered that a Dedimus be awarded to take the privy examination of the said LUCY which when returned into Court, together with a Certificate thereon endorsed is also ordered to be recorded Teste JOHN JAMESON, CI Cur

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    1. [S74] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. I, from Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine, 104.

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