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

Sarah Stacy Gibbons

Female 1725 - 1806  (80 years)


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  • Name Sarah Stacy Gibbons 
    Born 19 Dec 1725  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 22 Sep 1806  Delaplane, Fauquier County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I16457  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2022 

    Father George Gibbons,   b. Abt 1691, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1766, Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anne Robey,   b. 1700, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1766, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 67 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11090  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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) 
    Married 3 Jan 1743  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Adams,   b. 3 Dec 1744, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1816, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [natural]
     2. George Adams,   b. 1747, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1827, Muskingum County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
     3. Littleton Adams,   b. 23 Feb 1752, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1833, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
     4. Elizabeth Adams,   b. 20 Jul 1754, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 3 Jun 1796, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 42 years)  [natural]
     5. Anne Adams,   b. 1757, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1774, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 18 years)  [natural]
     6. Thomas Adams,   b. 1760, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1832, Fauquier County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
     7. Josias Adams,   b. 23 Sep 1762, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1781, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 20 years)  [natural]
     8. Susannah Adams,   b. 1 Apr 1764, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1789, Fauquier County, Virginia (childless) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)  [natural]
     9. James Adams,   b. 1765, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1850  (Age 85 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F3731  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/fauquier/wills/willbk1.txt

      THE FOLLOWING IS A TRANSCRIPTION OF THE WILL OF SARAH ADAMS OF PIEDMONT STATION (NOW DELAPLANE), FAUQUIER COUNTY, VIRGINIA, AS
      RECORDED IN WILL BOOK 4, PAGES 253-256 CURRENTLY ON FILE AT THE
      FAUQUIER COUNTY COURTHOUSE IN WARRENTON, VIRGINIA.

      Page 253.
      SARAH ADAMS WILL

      In the name of God Amen I Sarah Adams of the County of Fauquier being of sound mind and memory thanks to the author of all good for the same, and being
      also in good health but calling to mind that it is appointed that death must one day call us from this world, do make this my last will and Testament.

      Page 254.

      In the first place my will and desire is that all my just debts shall be paid and funeral expences in a decent manner out of my estate at the discretion of my executors hereafter to be named

      Item, I give to my son John Adams fifteen pounds Current money of Virginia
      to be raised out of my property after my death by my Executors.

      Item all the rest and residue of my estate as well that which was devised to me under the will of my late Husband John Adams as that which I may be entitled to in my own right, it is my will and desire, shall be equally divided by between my following children that is to say,George Adams, Littleton Adams, Josiah Adams,
      James Adams, Thomas Adams and my Daughters Elizabeth Smith and Nancy Ash
      Agreeable to valuation. As also my Manor plantation containing two hundred and
      forty acres, is to be sold by my Executors to the best advantage and the money arising there from to be equally divided among the above named Children (VIZ) George, Littleton, Josiah, James, Thomas, Elizabeth Smith and Nancy Ash. It is also my will and desire that my son Littleton shall have one good Feather Bed and Furniture before the division takes place, which I bequeath to him and to
      his heirs forever; And it is also my will and desire that if any of my last mentioned Children Should die before me that such proportion of my estate is hereby intended for them shall go and pass to the Children of such of them as may die and not be divided among my surviving Children, my reason for not giving and equal proportion of my Estate to my son John Adams is because the slaves divided to me by my late husband to be divided among my Children at
      my discretion, are not when divided more that equal to what he got as heir at law to my daughter Susanna MARSHALL who departed this life since the death of my husband. And Lastly I nominate and appoint my two sons George Adams and Littleton Adams my Sole Executors to this my last will and Testament, hereby revoking and making void all and every will or Wills by me here tofore made. In Witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal to this my last Will and
      Testament. This 27th day of May in the year of our Lord one Thousand eight hundred and five.

      Signed & Delivered} her
      In Presence of ] SARAH ADAMS
      Jane Smith mark
      Francis Adams
      William Ash

      A Codicil to this my will it is my desire that when a division of my estate shall take place among my children last within mentioned that London shall come into the division, but that the estate of Thomas Smith deceased shall not be liable to pay any hire for him. during the term he remained in his service. Given under my hand and seal this twenty seventh day of May 1805
      Teste
      William Ash her
      Francis Adams SARAH ADAMS
      Jane Smith mark

      At a Court held for Fauquier County the 22 day of September 1806

      This will was proved by the Oaths of Jane Smith, Francis Adams, and William
      Ash witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Littleton Adams who made Oath and together with Samuel Ashby and Nathaniel Grigsby his Securities entered into And acknowledged bond in the penalty of Ten thousand Dollars, Conditioned as the law directs; Certificate is granted him obtaining a Probate thereof in due form

      Teste
      H R Campbell
      CC

      Source:
      FAUQUIER COUNTY, VIRGINIA - WILL OF SARAH ADAMS, 1805

      http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/fauquier/wills/a3520001.txt
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      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

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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL:
      URL title: OHMUSKIN-L Archives
      Note:
      To go back a bit, here are the children of John Adams (1718-1781) and
      Sarah Stacey Gibbons:
      John Adams (1744-1816) m. Elizabeth Burroughs
      George B. Adams (1747-1827) m. Anne Turner
      Littleton Adams (1752-1843) m. Elizabeth Ash & Harriet Smith
      Elizabeth Adams (1754-?) m. Thomas Smith
      Anna Adams (1757-?) m. Francis Ash
      Thomas Adams (1760-1832) m. Rebecca Wood
      Josiah Adams (1762-1842) m. Sarah Burroughs & Marie MARSHALL
      James Adams (1765-1850) m. Elizabeth "Betty" Brent/Brandt
      Susannah Adams (1769-1784/8/9) m. Thomas Marshall

      OHMUSKIN-L Archives
      http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/OHMUSKIN/2003-05/1054353479

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