This posting is to consolidate some of the information on part "B" of my #19901 posting.Perhaps others may have information that will help.I am going to post next the Phillip Adams that could be son of John and Susan not previously know; he is not the son of Simon - too old:
W. Ray Walker
Descendants of John Adams
Generation No. 1
1.JOHN3 ADAMS(GABRIEL2, GABRIEL1) was born Bet. 1715 - 1727 in Stafford Co., VA, or Black Walnut, Halifax Co., VA.He married SUSANNAH WOOD Abt. 1755 in Halifax Co., VA.She was born Bet. 1727 - 1729 in Brunswick Co., VA.
Notes for JOHN ADAMS:
Information was taken from ancestry.com, Alice Huffman Family and other sources.Another source has John Adams b abt. 1730, son of William b abt. 1700, with a 3rd wife Susannah (Susan) Wood.The information is being recorded, as there could have been two Susannah Wood's. The children's names of the two Susannah's were different. Also this John & Susan lived in Brunswick Co., VA area, and the other John & Susannah were in Pittsylvania Co., VA.
Because the conflicting information available on-line, the compiler used information about Phillip Adams found in ancestry.com, Adams, Bateman, Coke, Corlew, Rogers, Street, Thompson. This source made John's age b 1730 in Fairfax Co., VA, and Susan b 1735; these changes were not made because they are obviously in error.This information would have made Susan about 44 when Phillip was born, who would have to beadded as the youngest child of John. Also as stated in a Note under Phillip Pearson Adams, it appears that the research has combined the father, with his grandmother Susan Wood.The site stated that Phillip's father was John Adams, II, which would make him more likely the son John Adams (jr) b abt. 1741.
For the purpose of the exercise to attempt to understand these Adams, Phillip in an ancestry.com posting was said to be son of (John II Adams" born 1730 & Susan Wood b 1730,might be the son of the son John born abt. 1741, but unless there is a 3rd Susan Wood, her last name, Phillip Pearson Adams was probably son of a Pearson, (perhaps Susan Pearson).
Taken from Wood GenForum # 13577:"The mystery and riddle of the relationship of Susannah Wood (dau. of Richard Wood), John Adams and David Halliburton has finally been solved. The problem was caused by a 1762 deed [Brunswick DB 7, pp. 159-161] in which David "Ally Burton" [Halliburton] was named as the husband of Susannah Wood:
"...and by the said Richard Wood by his last will and Testament Bequeathed to his Daughter Susanah Wood and by the said Susanah Wood her Husband David Ally Burton..."
"The solution to the mystery is found in the details of four records, and particularly the metes and bounds description of the 200-acre tract bequeathed by Richard Wood to his daughter Susannah in his 28 April - 4 September 1746 will:
1) The actual will of Richard Wood [Brunswick Will Book 2, pp. 122-123]
2) The actual patent issued to Richard Wood 20 Aug 1747 (after his death) [Patent Book 28, p. 195]
3) The original deed from John Adams to Charles Humphreys dated [Brunswick DB 6, pp. 360-361], and
4) The original deed from Charles Humphreys to Thomas Cadet Young dated 24 May 1762 [Brunswick DB 7, pp. 159-161]
"The metes and bounds of the 200-acre land grant in records #2 through 4, above, are identially the same, meaning that Richard Wood bequeathed his not-yet-final patent to his daughter Susannah in 1746, which patent was finalized in 1747. In 1758 John Adams sold the same land to Charles Humphreys, and in 1762 Charles Humphries sold the same land to Thomas Cadet Young.
"Despite the fact that the 1762 deed named David Halliburton as the husband of Susannah Wood, the 1758 deed from John Adams to Charles Humphreys strongly suggests that the only way that John Adams could have been the legal owner of the 200-acre tract was if he was the one who married Susannah Wood! The "incidental" naming of David Halliburton as the husband of Susannah Wood in the 1762 deed then appears to have been an error on the part of the person who drafted the 1762 deed. As it turns out, David Halliburton (who married Amey Humphreys) was the (step-) brother-in-law of John Adams, so it really was 'all in the family.'"(end of #13577)
More About JOHN ADAMS and SUSANNAH WOOD:
Marriage: Abt. 1755, Halifax Co., VA
Children of JOHN ADAMS and SUSANNAH WOOD are:
i. JOHN4 ADAMS, b. Abt. 1741, VA.
ii. GEORGE ADAMS, b. Abt. 1744, VA.
iii. JEREMIAH ADAMS, b. Abt. 1745, VA.
iv. DANIEL ADAMS, b. Abt. 1746, VA.
v. JOSHUA ADAMS, b. Abt. 1748, VA.
vi. SILVESTER ADAMS, b. Abt. 1750.
vii. SAMUEL ADAMS, b. Abt. 1752, VA.