Thanks for responding. Do you know, are there two Kinchen Adams in Sampson Co, NC in the early 1800s? Lori Godwin and I have been working to piece together the Godwins of Sampson Co and the relatd families. Kinchen and Lewis ADAMS were mentioned on several court records with our Nathan Godwin. I have Kinchen mentioned in a few deeds and court records, but he would have been older than 11 years old in 1810, so not sure if he is your Kinchin or not. See below:
Sampson County Deed Abstracts:
Deed Book 12, Page 44. Deed: Reubin (Rewbin, Rubin) Adams to Kinchen Adams. 17 March 1802. Trans: 20 (pounds) for three tracts of land. The first tract consisted of 160 acres “On the east side of Black Mingo beginning....in the Juniper branch.” The second tract consisted of 17 acres “Beginning...in the Old line.” Deed mentions “his improvements and Joseph Westbrook. The third tract consisted of 20 acres “Beginning at Nathan Godwin’s upper Corner Running up the branch.” etc. Deed mentions “the Old Improvements.” Wit.: Nathan Godwin and Lewis Adams.
- I thought maybe Kinchen Adams was son of Rueben Adams because he "sold" almost 200 acres for only 20 pounds. That's pretty cheap!
Deed Book 12, Page 73. Deed: Reubin (Rewbin) Adams to Lewis Adams. 4 Apr 1802. Trans.: 20 (pounds) specia for 180 acres "On both sides of The Juniper Swamp Beginning at Lasiters Corner....in the fork of the Juniper Swamp." Deed mentions a small branch and Nathan Godwin. Wit: Nathan Godwin and Kinchin Adams.
Deed Book 12, Page 43. Deed: Nathan Godwin to Lewis Adams [Heading (only) gives grantor as Matthew Godwin]. Dated: 26 July 1802. Trans.: 50 (pounds) for 200 acres “On the Juniper Swamp joining Carter Lees line beginning....on the Run of Juniper swamp at a path.” Wit.” William McLenden and Kinchen Adams.
Deed Book 12, Page 197. Deed: Aaron Godwin to Kitchen Adams (Adoms). 29 Oct 1802. Trans. 50 pounds for 100 acres “Being a part of a tract formerly belonged to William Williford Patrick O’Quinn and Joseph Westbrooks Beginning....near the head of a small branch also near a pond called the Blew Pond.” Deed mentions “a Water Oak in the head of the Juniper branch George Lassiters line” and “the Center of the Little Dismal.” Wit: George Lasiter and Nathan Godwin.
Sampson County Court Minutes Abstracts:
9 February 1803, DEEDS:...from Aaron Godwin to Kitchen Adams for 100 acres was provedBy George Lassiter, ...
2 May 1803, NEW ROAD:Hardy Draughon came into court and presented a petition praying leave to establish a new road leading across the upper end of the county, beginning at a new road lately opened through Johnston County direct from Fayetteville, then the nearest and best way to Starling’s bridge.Ordered that Macajah Williford, Haborn Jackson, William Godwin, Nathan Godwin, John Watson, Alexander Campbell, Jonathan Godwin, Benjamin Dorman, Lewis Tew, Lewis Adams, Benjamin Jones, William Knowles, Kinchen ADAMS, Seth Starling, William Layton and William McClenna or any 12 of them be a jury to lay off the road aforesaid as the law directs.Ordered that constable George Draughon summons the jury and Hardy Holmes, Esquire, attend and qualify them as the law directs.
Sampson County Court Minutes Abstracts: 12 May 1806, ROAD WORK:Ordered Benjamin Jones be overseer of the part of the Cape Fear road from White Oak Swamp near Radford’s old ford up to Black Mingo and that the following hands work:William McClenny, George Lassiter, John McClenny, Kinchen ADAMS, Lewis ADAMS, Wallace Mobley, Granberry Godwin, John Blalock, Joel Godwin, Henry Godwin and Shadrack Jones.
Mary Adams below is widow of Reubin Adams who died in 1802. We believe she is the daughter of Aaron Godwin, who died 1781 (She is mentioned in Aaron Gooden's will as Mary Adams, daughter). We would like to know Mary's relation to the Nathan Godwin who produced her will in 1808. I will look for Mary Adam's supposed will or estate files this weekend when I go back to the archives. Maybe that will tell us if Kinchen Adams is her son and if Nathan Godwin is her brother.
Sampson Co., NC Court Records Abstracts:
9 August 1808, ADAMS WILL:Nathan Godwin produced to this court the last will and testament of Mary Adams, dec'd, for probate.It was proved by Kinchen Adams and Wallace Mobley.Then Nathan Godwin and Lewis Adams came into court and were duly qualified as executors of this will.
14 Nov 1808, ADAMS ESTATE:Nathan Godwin returned into court an inventory of the estate of Mary Adams, dec'd, which was filed.