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

Mary Adams

Female 1769 - Bef 1816  (~ 51 years)


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  • Name Mary Adams 
    Born Between 1764 and 1769  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Bef 1816  Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I65126  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Feb 2023 

    Father 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) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Burroughs,   b. Abt 1748, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1816, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1764  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6481  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Phillip Cooksey,   b. Bef 1757, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1836, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 79 years) 
    Married Abt 1785  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Levin Cooksey,   b. Abt 1780, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1847, Virginia Twp., Coshocton County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)  [natural]
     2. Josiah Cooksey,   b. 1782, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1813, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)  [natural]
     3. William Cooksey,   b. 1784, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1844, Perry Township, Coshocton County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 59 years)  [natural]
     4. Benjamin Cooksey,   b. 2 Nov 1787, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1865, Merrimac Twp., Dent County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [natural]
     5. Sarah Cooksey,   b. Bef 1790, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. James Cooksey,   b. 1794, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1828, Ohio County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)  [natural]
     7. Elias Cooksey,   b. 7 Jan 1794, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1861, Rappahannock County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [natural]
     8. Eleanor Cooksey,   b. Bef 1812, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 4 Feb 2023 
    Family ID F34524  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • this is a guess at her parents based on the 1785 deed that follows

      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      There are undocumented claims that Philip's wife Mary was Mary Adams. See the Mar. 1785 record below for a discussion of the Adams family.

      Mar. 1785 - Fauquier Co., Va. Deeds. Thomas Smith and his wife Elizabeth [nee Adams] lease 50 acres to Philip Cooksey for the term of 29 years, beginning at Francis Ash's and Smith's corners to the road called Adams. Philip Cooksey signs his name.
      Sources: (1) Alcock, John P., "Fauquier Families,
      1759-1799," p. 75, and (2) Gott, John K., "Fauquier County, Virginia Deeds, 1778-1785," p. 92.
      Comment: Alcock (Page 1-2) shows that the land being leased was on Goose Creek and Crooked Run, and had come to Elizabeth from her father John Adams, who d. May 1781 in Fauquier Co., Va. with very large landholdings there. John Adams (wife Sarah Stacey) had formerly lived in Charles Co., Md., and, in addition to dau. Elizabeth who m. Thomas Smith, his children included son John Adams (eldest son and heir at law) who still lived in Charles Co., son Littleton Adams of Fauquier Co, and dau. Susannah Adams of Fauquier Co. who m. Thomas Marshall, Jr. These are the 3 Adams children mentioned in the 1795 record below. The other children of Fauquier Co. John Adams were George, Josias, Thomas, James, and Ann who m. Francis Ash. This is the same Adams family, three members of whom witnessed the Mar. 1791 Charles Co. will of Philip's father.

      1795 - Fauquier Co., Va. Deeds. John Adams. of Charles Co. Md .. and wife Elizabeth. sell the land inherited by John's sister Susanna Adams Marshall from their father to three different men: (1) Littleton Adams. (2) John Ashby. and (3) Philip Cooksey.
      Source: Alcock, John P .• "Fauquier Families. 1759-1799,"

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