This from the WPA Halifax Bldgs Project, Danville Va, Adams Home 23 nw of Halifax Va on Rt 501 House on N side of St built 1715.Owners:John Adams Sr 1715, John Adams Jr 1769, James Adams 1828, Richard E. Adams Sr 1885, Jessie Adams 1896 to date.
DescriptionThis bldg stands to the rear of the mainbldg.Built of logs and covered with weatherboarding.2 stone, very large chimneys at the ends of the bldg, one been removed, ....
Historical significance.This probably is the oldes ancestral home still used by a direct descendant of the same name in Halifax Co.Built 1715 by John Adams, Sr who emigrated here with his wagons from Fairfax Co...indians..highly educated and "school master" by profession (his people are supposed to have emigrated from Massachusetts)John Adams Sr remained with wagons loaded for 6 wks in fear of attack.(Oct 1766:sons William, John-copy ends here
John Adams Jr's children taken from the will of Mar 20, 1769 Halifax Va (by the researcher who put the wpa information in the file) are Joshua, Elizabeth, William, Mary, Martha, (who married Thos DIckson-Hlifax 20 Dec 1771) John (who md Jane Hurt) and George. His wife is Elener Powell and his parents are John Adams and Elizabeth Miller