Linda,Thank you for your quick response.Here is my line:
=Jessie I. Adams, Jr., my father, b. Aug 4, 1925, d. Apr. 22, 1980.
=Jessie I. Adams, Sr., b. Jun. 18, 1892; d. Dec. 6, 1952.
=Nathan E. Adams, b. Feb. 14, 1841(3?); d. Nov. 27, 1918.
=Zachariah Adams, b. Abt. 1797; d. Bet. Jan. 16 - Jun. 17, 1880.
=Absalom Adams, b. Abt. 1767, d. 1857; m. Jane Grantham abt. 1793.
I know that Jane Grantham's father's name was Richard Granthm, so I looked for Richard Grantham's land dealings in the hopes of perhaps finding Absalom's parents.(Absalom and Jane had to be in close proximity in order to know each other.)I found Richard Grantham with land holdings in Dobbs Co., NC (Abt. 1770) In 1773, he buys 300 acres in Bladen Co., NC-Bladen later becomes Robeson County, NC and Ezekiel and Willoughby Adams with land holdings in Craven Co., NC (1757-1771).These two counties were side by side at the time.
In the book "Robeson County North Carolina Deed Abstracts", Vol. III (1797-1899), Deed Books G, H, I there is an entry on Page 68 where Ezekiel Adams (SC) to Joshua Grantham Ammons (Adams?) and Absalom Adams (both of Robeson Co.) 13 Aug 1796; 50 farthing, 250 A. lying in the lowlands of Ashpole Swamp on the Es of sd swamp, it being the middle part of a 600 A. tract granted by patent to John Grantham, Senr. on 11 Nov. 1779.
At Ezekiel's estate sale on 21 Jany 1806, the Adams' were well represented in this order, James Adams, Asa Adams, Abner, Willoughby Adams, Ann Adams, Polley Adams, Absalom Adams , as well as others.
Something you may not know is that "Marion County, SC was a part of CRAVEN County (1682-1769) Craven County extended northward from Seewee Creek (present-day Awendaw Creek), the northernmost border of the Proprietary County of Berkeley".This was taken from the Marion County site.This really confuses the issue, I think.
In Marion County, South Carolina Deed Book F
F153-154 10 March 1810.Ann Adams of Marion Dist. to Abner Adams of same dist. for $100 all my part or dower that may be given me or layd out for me of 100a on Cypress Branch deeded from Arch Adams to Ezekiel Adams...I would surmise that this Ezekiel Adams' wife's name was Ann.
There are numerous Grantor-Grantee Adams' listed in Marion County, SC.
My line is solid back to Absalom, but I cannot prove who Absalom's father is.I believe it is this Ezekiel, but don't have the proof I need.
On Ancestry.com there is an Absalom Adams in Pitt Co., NC in 1800 and Absalom Adams in Robeson Co., NC.The one in Robeson County belongs to me.In 1769 there is a Willoughby Adams and a Willoughby Adams, Jr. in Craven Co., NC.So which Willoughby, if one of these two, are residing near Absalom Adams in 1800 and 1810 in Robeson Co., NC???
If any of this rings a bell, get it touch.