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

Josias Adams

Male Bef 1758 - 1805  (> 47 years)


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  • Name Josias Adams 
    Born Bef 1758  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Nov 1805  Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I99225  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 Sarah Boswell,   b. Bef 1762, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1805, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 43 years) 
    Married Abt 1778  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Boswell Adams,   b. 7 Sep 1779, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1836, Copiah County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)  [natural]
     2. Abednego Adams,   b. Bef 1785,   d. Aft 1806, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 23 years)  [natural]
     3. Mildred Adams,   b. Aft 1789, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1806, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 17 years)  [natural]
     4. Anne Verlinder Adams,   b. Aft 1789, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1805, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 16 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F25085  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AL-12, 1801-1808, {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 302.
      Josias Adams, Will, June 11, 1805; November 24, 1805
      I, Josias Adams of CC, being sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory;
      To son Thomas B. Adams, 1 shilling
      To son Abednego Adams, 1 shilling
      To eldest daughter Mildred Adams, negro Elizabeth, 1 bed and furniture, 1 large chest,
      To daughter Anne Viletter Adams, slave sophire, one bed and furniture, on large chest, one black horse called Chatham. Also the residue of my estate both real and personal to be divided equally between two daughters Mildred Adams and Ann Viletter Adams
      Executor: Posey Adams
      Signed: June 11, 1805 Josias Adams
      Wit: Isaac Adams, Hezekiah Adams, Hezekiah Posey
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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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      Charles County Land Record Book A#2, 1752-1756; Page (278). Jan 3, 1755 from Lodwick Adams of CC, planter, to Joseph Adams of CC, for the natural love that he has for the sd Joseph Adams and for 3000 lbs of tobacco, and for divers good causes, part of a tract of land called Mannisseebar, lying in CC, bounded by John Boy. Signed - Lodwick (L his mark) Adams. Wit - Thus Stone, Dan, of St. Thomas Jenifer, Recorded Feb 5, 1755.
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      Charles County Land Records 1786-1790; Liber D#4; Page 548. Aug 3, 1789 from Hendley Adams, son and heir at law of Joseph Adams, who was son and heir at law of Lodwick Adams (all of CC), to Warren Dent, Esq, of the same place, for 1 shilling and 4000 lbs of crop tobacco, part of a tract of land called Mannisecleire, lying in CC, bounded by the dividing line of the original tract between John Boys and sd Lodwick Adams, the grandfather of the present grantor, to the beginning, the same being that part of the sd tract of land called Mannisecleere which, on Jan 3, 1755, was conveyed by CC deed by the afd Lodwick Adams to the afd Joseph Adams, from whom it descended to the sd Hendley Adams, party to these presents, his son and heir at law. Signed - Hendley Adams. Wit - Richard Gaskin, Richard Ellett, Robt, H. Harrison (a judge of the General Court). Recorded Aug 19, 1789.
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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 Waklins 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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      Charles County Land Records 1790-1792; Liber K#4; Page 389. Feb 24, 1792 from Sarah Boswell (widow of William Boswell, late of CC, decd), William Boswell and Esther, his wife, John Boswell and Verlinder, his wife, Josias Adams and Sarah, his wife, Matthew Coffer and Elizabeth, his wife, Thomas Shields and Mary, his wife, John Lomax and Chloe, his wife, Lydia Boswell, Ann Boswell, and Ann violetter Boswell, all of CC, to John McPherson of CC (which sd Sarah Boswell, William Boswell, John Boswell, Sarah Adams, Elizabeth Coffer, Mary Shields, Chloe Lomax, Lydia Boswell, Ann Boswell, and Ann Violetter Boswell are heirs and devisees of William Boswell, decd), for 116 £16 shillings and 3 pence and for other good considerations, conveyed herein is a tract of land in CC called Robbins Delight, surveyed for Henry Robbins on Jun 3, 1689, and patented to sd Robbins on Oct 5, 1695. By a survey made at the request of the parties to these presents, the land is bounded by Whealers Delight, Francis Adams land, containing, according to the survey, made Feb 11, 1792, about 116 acres 3 roods, and 10 perches. Signed - Sarah (1 her mark) Boswell, William Boswell, John Boswell, Josias (s his mark) Adams, Matthew (X his mark) Coffer, Thos Shields, John (X his mark) Lomax, Esther (+ her mark) Boswell, Verlinder Boswell, Sarah (1 her mark) Adams, Elizabeth (+ her mark) Coffer, Mary (+ her mark) Shields, Chloe (1 her mark) Lomax, Lydia (1 her mark) Boswell, Ann (_ \ her mark) Boswell, Ann Violetter (\ her mark) Boswell. Wit - Rich Barnes*, Barnes*, Wm Hanson McPherson*. Esther Boswell, wife of William Boswell, Verlinder Boswell, wife of John Boswell, Sarah Adams, wife of Josias Adams, Elizabeth Coffer, wife of Matthew Coffer, Mary Shields, wife of Thomas Shields, Chloe Lomax, wife of John Lomax, relinquished their right of dower.
      At the request of William Boswell, I have resurveyed a tract of land called Robins Delight, containing 110 acres 3 rood and 10 perches, as by the plat appears. Signed Feb 11, 1792 - Theos Hanson. [A plat map follows] Recorded Feb 27, 1792,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County MD Hundred - Riverside: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 343-3: MANISECLEARE: 250 acres; Possession of - 50 Acres - Adams, Charles: 50 Acres - Thomas, George: 50 Acres - Thomas, Guy: 100 Acres - Thomas, William: Surveyed 18 April 1680 for William Thomas at a bound hiccory on the East side of a great branch (Tsay) Beaverdam about 3 miles of Zachary Wades: ; Conveyance notes - 150 Acres - James Beall from George Thomas; 5 Nov 1726, 25 Acres - Lodwick Adams from George Thomas; 20 Feb 1734, 75 Acres - Lodwick Adams from Elizabeth Adams; 12 Mar 1734

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      Charles County Circuit Court
      Land Surveys and Condominium Plats

      Waiklins Addition, 13 1/2 Acres; Certificate
      Developer/Owner: Adams, Josiah 1786 Patent Record IC B, p. 377 0 0 MSA S 1587-4222
      Waiklins Addition, 13 1/2 Acres; Patent
      Developer/Owner: Adams, Josiah 1786 Patent Record IC A, p. 645 0 0 MSA S 1587-4223
      Waiklins Addition, Josias Adams, 13 1/2 Acres 1786/03/15 Patented Certificate 1139 3 0 MSA S 1195-1152

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      Charles County Circuit Court
      Land Surveys and Condominium Plats

      Little Meadow, The, 21 Acres, 23 Perches
      Developer/Owner: Adams, Josias 1787 Unpatented Certificate 262 0 0 MSA S 1587-2386
      The Little Meadow, Josias Adams, 21 Acres, 23 Perches 1787/03/19 Unpatented Certificate 262 3 0 MSA S 1218-269
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