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

Elizabeth Burroughs

Female Abt 1748 - 1816  (~ 68 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Burroughs 
    Born Abt 1748  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 10 Feb 1816  Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I67252  Tree1
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2023 

    Father George Burroughs,   b. Between 1723 and 1726, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1785 and 1788, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Eleanor Fowler,   b. Between 1727 and 1730, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Bef 1746  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F26653  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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) 
    Married Abt 1764  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Adams,   b. Between 1764 and 1769, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1816, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)  [natural]
     2. Susannah Adams,   b. 1777, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1816, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 40 years)  [natural]
     3. George Adams,   b. Abt 1780, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. William Adams,   b. Abt 1781, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. John Adams,   b. 1781, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1838, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)  [natural]
     6. Eleanor Adams,   b. Abt 1782, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1816, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years)  [natural]
     7. Littleton Adams,   b. Abt 1782, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1816, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years)  [natural]
     8. Thomas Adams,   b. Abt 1783, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1815, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2023 
    Family ID F6481  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book HBBH-13, 1808-1817; {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 447.
      Elizabeth Adams, Will, February 10, 1816; February 10, 1816
      I, Elizabeth Adams of CC, being sick and weak of body, but of sound and disposing mind, memory and unto
      To son Littleton Adams, negro Frederick, 1 bed and furniture.
      To son Thomas Adams, negro John, 1 bed and furniture.
      To sons, John Adams, William Littleton Adams and Thomas Adams and daughters Eleanor Wilkerson and Susannah Perrie, the rest and residue of my estate.
      Executor: son John Adams
      Signed: February 10, 1816 Elizabeth Adams
      Wit: Theodore Mudd, George Wright
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book HBBH-13, 1808-1817; {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 437.
      John Adams Sr., Will, December 24, 1815; January 20, 1816
      I, John Adams of CC, being sick and weak of body, but of sound perfect and disposing mind and memory;
      To my wife Elisabeth Adams, all my negroes that was deeded to her by her mother Elizabeth Burroughs.
      To my wife Elisabeth Adams, the use of 8 negros; Jerry, Hopewell, Nace, Harry, Priess, Pat, David and Henley, during her single life and after her decease equally divided amony my seven children; John Adams, George Adams, William Adams, Little{ton} Adams, Thomas Adams, Eleanor Wilkinson and Susannah Perry.
      To son Little Adams, negro James and 500 dollars.
      To son Thomas Adams, 500 dollars.
      To daughter Eleanor Wilkinson, negroes Agnes and her youngest daughter Harriet.
      To daughter Susannah Perry, negroes Edward and Charlotte.
      To wife Elizabeth, ½ of all my stock of horses, cattle, sheep and hogs. Also ½ of all household and kitchen furniture, also my grain of Indian corn, wheat, rye, oats and meal in my house at the time of my decease.
      To son William, 100 dollars.
      To grandson Washington Adams, 300 dollars.
      To wife Elizabeth, the use of all my lands during her single life and after her decease or marriage, lands to be sold at public sale or a credit of six to twelve months credit. The money arising to be distributed equally between my seven children.
      Executor: son John Adams
      Signed: December 24, 1815 John Adams
      Wit: John Beavin Jr., James Brandt, James B. Beavin

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