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

Abednego Adams

Male 1721 - 1809  (88 years)


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  • Name Abednego Adams  [1
    Born 1721  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Nov 1809  Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9622  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

    Father Francis Adams,   b. 1678, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1766, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Godfrey,   b. Abt 1678, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1766, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1704  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5438  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Peake,   b. Between 1723 and 1729, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 17 Feb 1761, Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years) 
    Married 17 Dec 1746  Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Francis Adams,   b. 7 Feb 1749, Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1811, Mount Gilead, Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  [natural]
     2. Josias Peake Adams,   b. Abt 1750, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1796, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F6594  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Hannah Moss,   b. Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1778  Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F6595  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Refer to Virginia Genealogies for decendents

      1. Abednego ADAMS was born 1721 in Maryland, and died 1 Nov 1809 in Fairfax VA. He was buried in Fairfax VA. He was the son of 2. Francis Thomas ADAMS and 3. Mary GODFREY. He married Mary PEAKE in Virginia, daughter of William PEAKE and Jean HEREFORD. She was born 1723 in Maryland, and died 1763 in Virginia. She was buried in Virginia. He married Sarah MOSS 1778 in Virginia.
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      ADAMS, FRANCIS, Charles Co. 30 Nov, 1760; 26 May, 1766
      To son Josias Adams, Negro man, Will.
      To son George Adams, Negro man, Sam.
      To son Ignatius Adams, land and plantation whereon I dwell called Troops Rendevous, 85 a.
      To son Abednego Adams, Negro man called Peter.
      To granddau. Anne Elgin, 12 sh. to buy her a ring.
      Remainder of estate to my children, my son Samuel Adams's five
      children to have the same part that he would have was he living.
      Sons Francis Adams and Josias Adams, exs.
      Wit: George Jenkins, Richard Robt. Reeder, William Dawing.
      MCW 34.127
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      Fairfax Co. Va Wills Liber C-D; pp 31-33
      1766. Estate of Mr. JOSIAS MANKIN. DR. Paid JOHN PRESCOAT; paid RICHARD TUBMAN MANKIN; WILLIAM WOOLTON; ROBERT ADAM Sheriff; (1767) expenses from Maryland Vizt. ferriage to & from Maryland; ordinary expenses for myself & horse 3 days; paid Colo. GEORGE MASON his rent; paid SAMPSON DARRELL Sheriff parish levy due to WILLIAM PAYNE late Sheriff & cost of distress; paid Constable for crying the goods at sale.
      CONTRA. By HENRY RIDDLE for 1 Tea Table bought at sale; SAMUEL JOHNSTON; JOHN McLAUGHLIN, JOHN RUFF, WILLIAM WOOLTON, JOHN McCROCKLIN; SAMUEL JOHNSTON SENR.; JAMES BOYD; MARY MANKINS for sundries; ABEDNEGO ADAMS .. 13th May 1768.
      At a court held .. 18th May 1768 ABEDNEGO ADAMS, administrator of
      JOSIAS MANKIN, decd, exhibited this account .. ordered to be recorded.
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      Beginning at a White Oak; [Beth Mitchell]: page 273
      RS 2:98.
      Abednigo Adams sold to Francis Adams for £40 his life interest in 100 acres willed by William Peake to his daughter Mary Adams and her heirs. Mary Adams was the wife of Abednego. Land was in fork of Little Hunting Creek. (Fx. Deeds U:80. 16 April 1792)

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      Beginning at a White Oak; [Beth Mitchell]: page 109
      393 ADAMS, ABEDNEGO 100 12 August 1760 NN K:207 Sandy Run adjacent Godfrey.

      This is not on Sandy Run of today, but on Giles Run. The courses call for William Godfrey's line and corner. William Godfrey bought 90 acres from William Goings in 1724. (Stafford Deeds 1722-28, D. 121) The 90 acres were devised to Abednego, who is called "cousin" in the will of William Godfrey 16 January 1749. Abednego Adams sold the 90 acres plus the 100 acres of this grant 20 January 1763 to John McIntosh of Colchester. (Fx. Deeds E:220)

      Abednego Adams voted in 1755 and is on the rent rolls 1764-1774 for 100 acres; he had accounts at the Alexandria and Colchester Glassford stores. In 1755 he was ordered, with John Peake, Daniel French and John Posey, to procession the land between Accotink, Potomack river, Hunting Creek and the road that leads from Hunting Creek through the Glebe Lands. In 1759 he was ordered, with Thomas Smith, to procession the land between Hunting Creek and Occoquan Ferry and the road that leads from Cameron by the Glebe to Occoquan and Potowmack River.

      For Adams family see autobiography of James Truslow Adams, An American Family, edited by John Fitzpatrick.
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      Beginning at a White Oak; [Beth Mitchell]: page 109
      468 ADAMS, FRANCIS 44 16 March 1789 NN T:272 SW side of North branch Little Hunting Creek adjacent Stafford.

      This was Francis, son of Abednego. He found waste land near the part of the Vandacasteel patent which belonged to Abednego Adams. Francis Adams was clerk of the Truro Vestry 1777-1779.
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      Beginning at a White Oak; [Beth Mitchell]: page 111
      528 ADAMS, SAMUEL JR, 6 3/4 28 December 1804 NN 2:504 Little Pimmits Run adjacent Watson and Turberville.

      This land was alloted to John Adams, dec'd (1842) in the distribution of the estate of Samuel Adams. William B. Adams of Kentucky and Johnson S. Adams of Illinois and Thornton W. Adams, a brother of William B. Adams, conveyed the land on Little Pimmit Run and a new mill to Albert Wren. (29 March 1842. Fx. Deeds R3:17)
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      Beginning at a White Oak; [Beth Mitchell]: page 111
      155 ADDAMS, FRANCIS 202 10 April 1727 NN B:75 Sandy Run corner to Hancock Lee.

      RS 2:94 shows this land "which John Hampton dec'd. died seized of containing 283 acres." The survey was made by order of the court and divided the land into six equal parts 17 April 1800.

      60 GOING, WILLIAM
      THOMAS, EVAN 124 23 November 1714 NN 5:8 Both sides main run of Jonathans Creek, which creek issues out of the west or upper side Occoquan River, beginning at white oak on west side of run near the road leading to Dogue Island neck and in the line of Mr. Giles Traverse.

      William Goings sold 90 acres to William Godfrey 6 May 1724. (Stafford Deeds 1722-1728, Page 121) William Godfrey devised the 90 acres to Abednego Adams in his will dated 16 January 1749. Abednego Adams sold the 90 acres to John McIntosh of Colchester 27 January 1763. (Fx. Deeds E:220)
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      Fairfax Co Va Deeds (1761-1763) Liber E (Antient Press): page 217-225
      This Indenture made the twenty sixth/twenty seventh day of January 1763 between ABEDNEGO ADAMS of County of Fairfax Planter and MARY his wife 225 of one part and JOHN McINTOSH of Colchester in County aforesaid Taylor of other part .. by deeds of Lease and Release .. Witnesseth that Abednego Adams and Mary his wife for sum one hundred and twenty pounds currt money of Virginia to him the said Abednego Adams paid by John Mcintosh have bargained and sold all that parcel of land lying in parish of Truro and County aforesaid pohick said tract of land was given & devised to Abednego Adams by the last will and Testament of WILLIAM GODFREY late of the County aforesaid deceased as by the said will recorded among the records of the County Court of Fairfax relation being thereunto had bounded Beginning at a marked red oak standing on the East side of the main run of Jonathans Creek (being the second bound tree of a parcel of land granted by the Proprietors of the Northern Neck to WILLIAM GOING & EVAN THOMAS) thence south eighty two degrees East one hundred and seven poles to a marked white oak standing on a hill side near little Sandy run thence up the said run North sixty degrees East seventy four poles to a marked Chestnut in the said run thence still up the said run North two degrees seventy poles to a marked Poplar being the corner tree of the land formerly belonging to GILES TILLET thence along the said Tillets line South eighty and an half degrees West two hundred and one poles to a white oak the said Tillets Beginning tree standing in the said main run of Jonathans Creek thence down the said run to the Beginning containing ninety acres be the same more or less and also all that parcel of land lying in the parish and County aforesaid containing one hundred acres (being the land which was granted to Abednego Adams by deed from the Proprietors office bearing date the twelfth day August 1760) bounded beginning at a white oak standing by the side of Sandy run in the line of the abovementioned tract extending thence S. 45o East one hundred and thirty three poles to a marked oak corner to WILLIAM PEAKES land then N. W. one hundred & eighty two poles to a chestnut oak then S°. S 320 W. seven poles to a poplar corner of the first mentioned tract then 2° S. 2 E. along the line of the said Tract to a chestnut oak corner of the first mentioned tract then N. 52° Wt thirty eight poles to the beginning
      Abednego Adams
      Mary Adams
      Received the day and year first within mentioned of John Mcintosh the sum of one hundred and twenty pounds currt money being in full for the consideration ..
      Abednego Adams
      At Court held 15th February 1763 Abednego Adams acknowledged this Release and Receipt .. and at a Court 19th April in the year aforesaid Mary Adams the wife of Abednego Adams (she being first privately examined and thereto consenting) acknowledged this Release .. ordered to be recorded.
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds [Antient Press}, Liber T ; Page 174
      THIS INDENTURE made this thirteenth day of December in year of our Lord One 177 thousand seven hundd. & Seventy four Between JOHN HOOF, WM. & THOS. ELLIOTT and ELISABETH FALKNER, Widow of THOMAS FALKNER deceased, of County of Prince Wm., Executors of the Last Will and Testament of THOMAS FALKNER of the County afsd. deceased of one part and ROBERT HUTCHINSON of said County of other part. Whereas THOMAS FALKNER by his Last Will and Testament bearing date the fourth day of September One thousand seven hundred and Seventy four duly recorded in the County Court of Prince Wm. reference thereunto being had will appear did devise in manner following, Item as to my land and Plantation whereon I now live within my lines I
      have bargained and sold to Mr. ROBERT HUTCHINSON for the sum of Three hundred and
      fifty pounds Current money to be paid by the twentieth day of October next under the forfeit of twenty pounds current money failure. Now if said HUTCHINSON shall well and truly pay to my Executors the sum above mentioned deducting what I have already received by the time above mentioned or if he should pay it wtIL interest by the first day of January next I do hereby desire my Executors to make & execute Deeds to the sd HUTCHINSON wth a general warranty for the sd Land & whereas the sd THOS. FALKNER did appoint sd JOHN HOOF, WM. &THOS. ELLIOTT JUNR. Executors of his sd Last Will & Testament which sd Will was exhibited by the sd JOHN HOOE, one of the Executors for record and who qualified himself as Executor to the same, And Whereas the sd ROBERT
      HUTCHINSON is ready to pay the residue of the sd purchase money as stipulated by the sd
      Will. Now This Indenture Witnesseth that for the sum of Two hundred & ninety nine pounds Two shillings & six pence current money paid by sd ROBERT HUTCHINSON they the sd JOHN HOOF, WM. & THOS. ELLIOTT JUNR., Executors, & ELIZABETH FALKNER, Widow as afscl, of the sd THOS. FALKNER, have sold unto ROBERT HUTCHINSON his heirs all that parcel of land whereon the sd FALKNER lived Begining at a Rock of Stone, corner to this land & WM. FOSTER thence with FOSTER South W. to a red Oak at C another Corner to the sd FOSTER, thence with an other of sd FOSTERs lines N, W. to a white Oak by a Valley at D his Corner, thence S. E. to a white Oak on the North side of BROAD RUN a corner to MORRIS EVANS & REDMAN GRIGSBY at E by the mouth of a small branch, thence with GRIGSBYs line N. E. to a white Oak Corner to this land & GRIGSBY, thence with GRIGSMs line N. E. to a white Oak another corner to the said JAMES GRIGSBY, thence wth GRIGSBY S. E. to a box Oak, corner to JOSEPH FLORENCE, thence with FLORENCE E. to a red Oak corner to sd FLORENCE thence with FLORENCE N. E. touching the Fence of the sd HUTCHINSON, thence with the angles thereof, Vizt. N. E. finally leaving the Fence and runing N. E. to a red Oak in DANIEL MOORE's line & from thence with DAN. MOORE's line to the begining containing 348 acres of land To have and to hold the sd Land and all the premises unto sd ROBERT HUTCHINSON his heirs & assigns forever. In Witness whereof the parties have set their hands and seals
      in presence of DANIEL MOORE, JOHN HOOE Executor
      JOHN HUTCHINSON, BENJAMIN HUTCHINSON WILLIAM ELLIOTT Executor
      ABEDNEGOE ADAMS, ELIZABETH HUTCHINSON THOMAS ELLIOTT Executor
      ELIZABETH FALKNER
      At a Court held for Prince William County the 3d day of April 17715
      This Deed with the Receipt thereon from the Executors of THOMAS FALKNER deceased and ELIZABETH FALKNER to ROBERT HUTCHINSON was acknowledged by the said JOHN HOOE and the Execution of the same by the other Executors and ELIZABETH FALKNER was proved by the Oaths of DANIEL MOORE and BENJAMIN HUTCHINSON and ordered to be certified
      At a Court held for the County of Prince William the 2d day of October 1775
      This Deed with the Receipt was further proved by the Oath of ELIZABETH HUTCHINSON and ordered to be recorded
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      Contributed by Shirley Middleton Moeller
      Charles County Maryland Land Records IB 5.196

      At the request of Brandt H Clements & others the following Deed of Gift was recorded this 19th day of July Anno Domini 1802
      Know all men by these presents that I Abednigo Clements of Charles County in the State of Maryland for and in consideration of the Natural Love good Will and affection which I have and do bear towards my Son Brandt Halkerston Clements as also my Wifes Son and two Daughters namely Malachi C Marlow Teasey Marlow and Aley Marlow all of the State of Maryland and County afsd have given and Granted and by these presents do give grant and confirm unto the sd Brandt Halkerston Clements Malachi C Marlow Trasey Marlow and Aley Marlow their heirs executors administrators and Assigns the following property to wit horses, cattle, hogs, beds and furniture, desk, tables, chairs, pots, plates, Dutch oven.
      In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this eleventh day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hunded and two. /s/ Abednigo his mark Clements;
      Wit: Richd S Briscoe
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      Charles County, Maryland Land Records 1804-1806; Liber IB-6 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 545.
      At the request of Abednego Adams the following Bill of Sale was recorded January 28, 1806
      I Mildred Adams in consideration of 200 pounds current money of Maryland paid by of Abednego Adams have sold Negro Elizabeth, 1 gray horse, 3 young cows, 1 heifer, 2 sheep, 1 S., 4 pigs, 2 feather beds and furniture and all the rights of money due from her from the estate of Joshua's Adams deceased
      In witness I have hereunto set my hand and seal this January 9, 1806, Mildred Adams, in the presence of William Murdock, James Murdock

  • Sources 
    1. [S72] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. I, from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.

    2. [S14] Beginning at a White Oak.

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