OK -- a series of court cases in Fairfax and PWCo VA, as well as several land grants and wills establish the existence of a George Adams Jr between Goose Creek and Little River in what is now Fauquier Co VA in the middle of the 18th century.
On Sept 25 of 1751 John and George Adams are defendants in a suit brought by Richard Blackburn. On the very next day the suit is amended and names only George Adams. At the next term of court, in March 1752, an order is submitted for the estate inventory of John Adams. This suit is continued in June 1752. In that same session of court, another suit involving George Adams is continued because George Adams [Sr] failed to appear. On the following day, June 25, 1752 George Adams Jr and Matthew Adams made a motion on the estate of George Adams in the matter of the Blackburn suit. By July of 1752, the settlement of another suit involving Benjamin Grayson is being handled by Matthew Adams and John Adams. These court claims were largely in PWCo. Subsequently in March and May of 1753, this time at Fairfax Co, George Adams is named along with Elizabeth Adams, admx of John Adams in the same matter as co-defendant.
It is largely through these court cases and property location that we are able to link George Adams with John Adams and wife Elizabeth, although George is never mentioned in the standard genealogies of this Adams clan.
George Adams Sr first appears in the records in 1724 at Stafford Co on the tobacco growers list, living with his brother William, near his father John Adams and two other male relatives. Subsequently, he witnesses a land transfer for property purchased by William Adams at Kettle Run, about a mile north of the property occupied by John Adams Jr. The Brent Town survey of 1737 demonstrates that John Adams, William Adams, George Adams, and a younger John Adams (probably John Adams of later Halifax Co b ca 1715, married Eleanor) were neighbors in the Bristow section. By history, they would have occupied this land from before about 1725, when Carter took over the Brent Town tract.
Based on the testimony of neighbors in a later deposition, we are able to identify some of George's children. The court cases and other records have allowed us to add additional children -- as has the fact that Abraham Adams was the administrator of the estate of John's wife Elizabeth.
John Adams was exempted from paying taxes in 1749, indicating that he was born before 1689. He is first recorded owning property in his own right in 1705. This land, at Accokeek, was later sold to Augustin Washington, and the Adams family moved upriver to the area they occupied thereafter, in the NW corner of what became Fauquier Co.
George Adams was probably born about 1705. He had the following children:
Matthew, John, Abraham, Isaac, George Jr, Jacob, Daniel. By testimony there were also several daughters, none of whom have been identified.
Matthew, John, Abraham, Isaac, and Daniel all migrated to North Carolina between 1772 and 1778. Jacob appears to have migrated to Patrick Co VA based on various deeds involving land sales in Fauquier Co. We have no information on George Jr after about 1764 when he is a chain carrier for Henry Holtzclaw's land survey on Broad Run along with Benjamin Bristow.
Of John Adams b bef 1689 with wife Elizabeth, we believe that she may have been the daughter of one George Nipper of early NU Co, probably a brother to James Nipper of that location, an Adams neighbor. Based on the few records available, it appears that John and Elizabeth had children William, who lived in PWCo at least through 1741, George, John Jr, and Nipper. Of Nipper Adams we have no firm record beyond the fact that he witnessed an indenture in 1746 and was named in John Adams estate inventory. Several other men of the name Nipper Adams in Virginia and in NC and SC appear, upon examination, to be linked to various neighboring families to the Adams, but with insufficient detail as yet to allow any firm conclusions.
John Adams with wife Elizabeth appears to be one of several children of John Adams and wife Katherine (no last name is known) of early NU Co. Records suggest that, in addition to John this couple may have also had children William and Catherine born in the 1690s. A case can be made for Gabriel Adams as a child of this couple, but he could as easily have been a descendant of any of several other Adams men in that general location dating from about 1640 onward. Based on naming patterns there was undoubtedly a connection, we just do not yet know what it is.
If you will e-mail me separately I will be happy to provide you with a detailed timeline that might help your research. Meanwhile, I would like to have what information you can provide on George Jr.