If anyone has a connection to this famly please contact me. I think my John Adams is a decendant but have not been able to identify connection yet. My John named one of his daughters Martha Levinia.
Estate of John Adams 1856
Transcribed by Susan Riggs
Probate Records of John Adams, Stephen Adams, administrator.
Lowndes County, Alabama LDS film #1543918
"Lowndes County, Alabama, Estate Papers 1833-1898: A-Averhart"
1. Stephen Adams Adm. of Estate of John Adams1856
(the top of the page contains numbers regarding the amounts paid out)
Stephen Adams makes oath that the foregoing account is correct and that the following are the heirs of John Adams, died:
Rebecca Jones, wife of James Jones
Eliza Norris, wife of N.B. Norris
Repsa A. Walker, wife of J.J. Walker
Solomon Adams, dead,
Thomas Hawkins adm.
Vincent Adams, dead,
Horace(?) Adams Adm
Sarah Hawkins, dead, wife of Wm Hawkins whose children are Vincent Hawkins, Rebecca Sartin, and Missouri child of Mary Adkins, dead, wifeof Mr. Adkins.
Sworn to _____in ___come before me this 13th July 1857.
(Signature) Signed by Stephen Adams X
2. The following document has very light patches on the microfilm and won't print well. We printed a copy and then filled in from the microfilm itself. The top part of the pages lists parcels of land that belonged to John.
The heirs of Solomon Adams
-Mahala Hale Barlow
John Adams dead and left Solomon, Charles, Stephen, and John Henry
(James Ansley inserted)
Jane Adams, dead, left Simon. A.J. Adams,
Lavinia Adams, dead, and left Eliza, Basil (?), John, William, Nancy,Caroline, Elizabeth, Julia Ann.
Sarah Hawkins, dead, and left Vincent and Rebecca and William and Mary(dead).
Unknown to me as to whether they left heirs or not. Repsa Ann left John, Ellen Rebecca, and Simon.
Vincent Adams, dead, and left Toliver M., James, John, (unreadablename), Martin, Vincent, Anne, Mary, and Emily.
3. S. Adams Adm his share $1207.97X Lavninia Adams' share $1201.97 paid L. Adams by adm 1100.00 $101.77X Rebecca Jones share $1201.97 paid R. Jones by adm 1100.00 $161.97X Eliza Norris share $1201.97 paid Eliza Norris by adm 1100.00 $161.97X Repsa A. Simmons share 1201.97 paid R.A. Simmons by adm 1132.00 $69.97X Martha A. Walker share 1201.97 paid Martha Walker 1160.00 $101.97 X Henry Adams share 1201.97 paid H. Adams 900.00 301.97X Sol Adams (T. Hawkins Adm) $1201.97 Paid T. Hawkins 1100.00 $101.97 Sarah hawkins heir share 1201.97 $1201.97X Vincent Adams (Toliver Adams Adm) share 1201.97 Paid Tol. Adams Adm 1000.00 $201.97
(math calculations on bottom of page)
4. Com. to Take Depositions R.W. Thompson Printer Haynesville, Ala. The State of Alabama, Lowndes County John Emicks, Esq Know ye, that we, having full faith in your prudence and competency,have appointed you Commissioners, and by these presence do authorize you, at such time and place as you may appoint, to call before you and examine A.J. Ray, Dr. M. G. Haggman. as Witnesses in a case pending in our Probate Court of Lowndes County,wherein Solomon Adams is plff in application to sell land and Charles Adams, John Adams, and James are defends.on oath, to be by you administered upon Interrogatories annexed to this Commision, to take and certify the Deposition of the Witness, and returnthe same to our said Court, with all convenient speed, under you hand and seal.
Witness: James W. ____________
Judge of said Court, at Office, this 13th day of Nov. A.D. Eighteen hundred and sixty-six.
(Signed) james W. ________
Issued 12 day of Nov. 1866(note--this apparently involves Vincent's sons)
5.The State of Alabama, Lowndes CountyTo the Hon. Judge of Probate of said County-The undersigned would respectfully show that he has been (duly)appointed adm., de ____ _____, with the will _____of John Adams late of this county decd.--would further show, that said decedent executed his last will and testament, which has been admitted to probate and record, in your Honorable Court. The 12th item of said will provides that afterthe death of Polly Adams, the widow and relict of said testator and the payment of all his just debts, that balance of his property both real and personal shall be sold for division among all his lawful heirs. Further show that Mrs. Polly Adams has departed this life--and there fore under the provisions of his will, he desires to sell said property for division among all the heirs and legatees of said estate. The real and personal property as follows, the lawn and plantation on which said decedent resides in his lifetime, designated as follows-viz The S1/2 of sec 31.-the W 1/2 pf of NE 1/10 31. The W 1/2 of NW 1/4 and SE 1/2 of NW1/2 (rest of description hard to read) and the following named slaves--viz Molly, Moise (these are of little or no value) Lewis, Sally,Alnim (?), little Lewis, Andeman, Lane, Harriett, Louisa, Jinsy, Randal,Aggy, and Allen--together with the perishable property.
The names of the heirs--viz Solomon Adams, decd, and his children names not known, Lavinia Adams, wife died of Jacob Adams, Stephen Adams, Vincent Adams dcd. his children, Sarah Hawkins dcd, wife of Wm Hawkins, Henry Adams, Rebecca Jones wife, James Jones, Eliza Ann Norris, wife of Nelson B.Norris, Repsy Ann Simmons dcd, wife of A.M. Simmons, and Martha Ann Walker, wife of J.J. Walker. The undersigned would therefore pray for anorder to see all of said property for division as _____and as in dutybound will _____. Stephen Adams