David Adams died and left a will sometime between Nov 1798 and July 25, 1799 in Amelia Co., Va.He leaves things to wife and children (no names) and mentions negros he is due from the estate of William Talley.He does name sons William, David and Dancy.He names BROTHERS William and Dancy Adams his exes.(He also states that his brothers are of Dinwiddie Co.)
I looked up the will of William Tally (will dated Nov 1793 and prob Feb 1794)and he names David Adams as his son in law.The name of William Tally's wife is Rachel.He does not name his daughter.It might be possible that Rachel Coleman was nee Rachel Tally.??
The marriage bond in Amelia:
Apr 1 1782David Adam and Rachel Coleman Dec 12 1786 Daucey Adams and Dolcey Clay Apr 24, 1787 Daucey Adams and Nancy Farley Aug 16, 1790 David Adams and ? Tanner Dec 1809 John Adams and Elizabeth Clay Dec 2 1802 Daucey Adams and Patsy Cardwell May 1807 Edward Adams and Sarah Taylor Holcombe Mar 1801 Wylie Adams and Scally Young Apr 1795 William Adams and Jurcey Ragland Dec 1816 Philip Adams and Martha Foster Dec 1830 Armistead D. Adams and Mary A. Steger Apr 18, 1795 David Adams and Jury Ragland
I believe that David Adams married Rachel Coleman in 1782.Her maiden name is poss Tally or David Adams was married to a Tally daughter before Rachel.Rachel died before 1790 and David them married Dorothy Tanner (Dolly).David died 1798/99 and Dorothy then married (May 1806) Daniel Purkinson.Dorothy is the daughter of Robert Tanner and the neice of my ggggg grandfather.
The following is also in Amelia Co., Will Book #5.
Dancy, William David T., Rebecca Sr, Lucy, Rebecca and Dolly Adams by Rebecca Adams their next friend agst Dancy Adams and Williams Adams exec of Daivd Adams dec'd.In Chancery, order for division.Dec Court 1799
Rebecca Adams is appointed guardian to Francis F. Adams orphan of David Adams, dec'd, Feb Court 1800
Lucy Adams orphan of David Adams dec'd chose Burwell Coleman as guardian.Feb Court 1800