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

Rhody Adams

Male Abt 1732 - 1800  (~ 68 years)


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  • Name Rhody Adams 
    Born Abt 1732  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Nov 1800  Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I99224  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

    Father Lodowick Adams,   b. Abt 1702, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1770, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Verlinder MNU Adams,   b. Bef 1706, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1771, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 67 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Bef 1722  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F8892  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lydia Posey,   b. 1732, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1800, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 69 years) 
    Married 1768  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Posey Adams,   b. Abt 1770, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1804, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F6124  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AF-11, 1791-1801, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 614.
      Rhody Adams, Will, February 23, 1800; November 29, 1800
      I, Rhody Adams of CC being sick and weak in body, but of perfect mind and memory
      To wife Lydia Adams, the whole of my real and personal estate during her natural life or widowhood and after her death to my children subject to the following dispositions.
      To my old negro Will, his freedom, and that he be supported by my wife and children during his life.
      To negro Ralph, freedom after a servitude of thirty years.
      To negro Lydia, freedom after a servitude of thirty eight years.
      To negro Stephen, freedom after a servitude of thirty seven years.
      Wife Lydia Adams executor and if she dies, then son John Adams
      Executor: wife Lydia Adams
      Signed: February 23, 1800 Rhody Adams
      Wit: Samuel Hanson, William Posey, Samuel Wilson, Richard H. Boswell
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      ADAMS, LODOWICK, Charles Co. 9 Oct, 1769; 9 Jan, 1770
      Wife: Verlinder.
      To son Rhody Adams, tracts called "Mannisecleer" and Wakelin.'
      To son Josias Adams, tract called "Mannisecleer."
      Children: Mary Whealin, Virlinder MacDonnald, Joseph, Elizabeth Woodward, Richard, George, Jeremiah, Esther Woodward and son Rhody Adams.
      Extx: Wife Virlinder.
      Wit: Richard and Francis Hodgson, John Elgin. 37. 591
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      Lodowick Adams 106.85 CH £29.13.6 Jan 2 1771
      (also Lodwick Adams)
      Appraisers: Thomas Perry, Jacob Ware.
      Creditors; William Smallood, Warren Dent.
      Next of kin: Rhody Adams, Richard Adams.
      Executrix: Verlinda Adams.
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      SMITH, JOHN, (Proved In Charles Co.) 14 Nov, 1764
      Son John Smith, horse, furniture.
      Dau. Elizabeth Perry, furniture,
      Remainder of estate to son John and dau, Elizabeth Perry
      except land and wheat in the house to go to son John.
      Wit: Josias Adams., Rhoda Adams. 33.8

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      Contributed by Shirley Middleton Moller

      Charles County, Wills AF 7.593

      Patience Hobart's Will
      I, Patience Hobart of CC, am weak but of perfect mind, memory, & understanding. I wish to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner, at the discretion of Hanson Hobart Philpott.
      To my granddaughter Charity Rock 1 striped store gown with blue flowers.
      To my friend Penny Bateman 1 blue petticoat.
      To my granddaughter Cassey Adams 1 pair of blue shoes and a worsted pair of stockings.
      To my house wench Negro Jane 1 blue gown.
      To my granddaughter Charity Philpot 1 store gown with red in it.
      To Patience Posey, daughter of Rhody Posey the bluepetticoat on floating stripe gown, and a which apron and 1 black bonnet and 1 red gilt trunk.
      To the 2 afd granddaughters, Charity Philpott and PatiencePosey, daughter of Rhody Posey the rest of my wearingapparel.
      To my brother Benjamin Batman 500 lbs tobacco or thevalue thereof.
      To my son Bennet Posey decd's heirs 1 shilling sterling,to be divided among them, and no more.
      To my daughter Mary Beggs decd's heirs 1 shillingsterling, or the value thereof, to be divided amongthem, and no more.
      To my son Uzziah Posey 1 shilling sterling & no more.
      To Rhody Posey 1 shilling sterling or the value thereof, and no more.
      To Allison Pose 1 shilling sterling or the value thereof, and no more.
      To Lyda Adams decd's heirs 1 shilling sterling or the value thereof, and no more.
      To my grandson, Hanson Hobart Philpott the rest of my estate. He is to pay all my debts.
      Executor: my grandson, Hanson Hobart Philpott
      Signed Jan 14, 1781 Patience X her mark Hobart
      Wit: Belain Posey, James Cattrell
      Probated on Feb 10, 1781 by the oaths of the executor and witness Belain Posey
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book B-1, 1782-1785; Page 57.
      Richard Woodward Sr's Will.
      I, Richard Woodward of CC, am sick and weak but of sound mind and memory. Firstly, I want all my just debts and funeral charges paid,
      To my daughter Mary Maddox's heir - 1 shilling sterling & no more.
      To my daughter Dorrity Posey - 1 naked feather bed and no more.
      To my son Samuel Woodward - all the land I am now possessed with, during his life, and after his death, to belong to my youngest daughter, Sarah Woodward. I also give
      him 1 Negro boy named Henry and 1 black horse,
      To my daughter Ann Woodward - 1 Negro boy named William and 1 bed and 1 chest.
      To my daughter Lizabeck Woodward - 1 Negro wench named Susana & 1 Negro girl named Bethia, and 1 feather bed, and 1 small desk.
      To my daughter Sarah Woodward - 3 Negroes, a boy named Jonathan, a wench named Raze, and a girl named Mary, and their increase. Also 1 feather bed & furniture, 1 small chest, and 1 woman's saddle.
      To my children Samuel, Ann, Lizabeck, and Sarah - the rest of my estate.
      Executor: my son Samuel Woodward.
      Signed Mar 2, 1782 - Richard (RW his mark) Woodward.
      Wit - John Smith, Rhody Adams, William Bowye.
      Probated on Sep 24, 1782 by the oath of the executor and by the oaths of the 3 witnesses.
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      Charles County Land Records 1790-1792; Liber K#4; Page 348. Sep 16, 1791 from Rhody Adams of CC, planter, to Josias Adams of CC, planter, for 3300 lbs of tobacco, all that tract of land, being part of the original tract called Adams Chance, lying in CC, bounded by a white oak called Patersons, the east side of the dam, containing 33 acres. Signed - Rhody Adams. Wit - Robert Perry, Posey Adams, Geo. Dent*, Andw Baillie*. Liddy, the wife of sd Rhody Adams, relinquished her right of dower. Recorded Oct 29, 1791.
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      Charles County Land Records 1790-1792; Liber K#4; Page 378. Sep 16, 1791 from Josias Adams of CC, planter, to Rhody Adams of CC, planter, for 1000 lbs of tobacco, a tract of land in CC, being part of a tract of land called Watkins Addition, containing about 11 acres. Signed - Josias (X his mark) Adams. Wit - Robert Perry, Posey Adams, Geo Dent*, Andw Baillie*. Sarah, the wife of sd Josias Adams, relinquished her right of dower. Recorded Feb 9, 1792.
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Riverside: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 345-17: WATSONS ADDITION: 75 acres; Possession of - 75 Acres - Wade, Richard: Surveyed 7 Feb 1654 for Andrew Watson on the North side Potomac River.: Conveyance notes - possessed by Richard Wade but Cultivated by John King,

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      Charles County Circuit Court
      Land Surveys and Condominium Plats

      Adams, Chance, 153 Acres; Certificate
      Developer/Owner: Adams, Rhody 1774 Patent Record BC and GS 45, p. 474 0 0 MSA S 1587-14
      Adams, Chance, 153 Acres; Patent
      Developer/Owner: Adams, Rhody 1774 Patent Record BC and GS 44, p. 482 0 0 MSA S 1587-15
      Adams Chance, Rhody Adams, 123 Acres 1774/05/20 Patented Certificate 4 4 0 MSA S 1195-12
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      Charles County Circuit Court
      Land Surveys and Condominium Plats

      Adams Policy, 138-1-0 Acres
      Developer/Owner: Adams, Rhoda 1797 Unpatented Certificate 3 0 0 MSA S 1587-22
      Adams Policy, Rhody Adams, 138 Acres, 1 Rod 1797/11/28 Unpatented Certificate 3 5 0 MSA S 1218-8
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