I am looking for information on John Adams and his wife Mary.They resided in Fayette County, KY in 1795.They sold land in Fluvanna County, VA.The deed shows John and Mary of Fayette County. By 1795 Fayette County was pretty much the size that it is today.
The land was left to John Adams by his father James Adams in his will of 1789. The Will is transcribed below.
The November 5, 1795, deed describes some of the boundarylines of the property as being the lines of William Adams and of Charles Adams.These two were brothers of John.
John’s parents were James Adams and Cecily Ford.His brothers were James, Jr. , William, Robert, Thomas, Richard and Charles.His sisters were Nancy (Nannie), Sarah (Sally), Millicent (Milly), Mourning and Sookie. Thomas and James, Jr. went to Elbert County, GA in the late 1790’s.Robert went to Lawrence Co., OH.Richard went to Casey Co., KY.Charles went to Lincoln Co., KY.William probably went to Cumberland Co., VA.
I have information about children of John Adams, but I am almost certain that it is incorrect.
Transcribed Will of James ADAMS: "In the name of God, Amen, I James Adams being of sound memory and calling to mind the (illegible) of Death to all do make and ordain this my last will and testament revoking all former will by me made in (illegible) to wit first. I recommend my soul to Almighty God hoping (illegible) of him for all of my offences and to be (illegible) and in this life and my body buried as my Executor hereafter named think proper and as to my worldly goods with which it hath pleased god to prosper me with.
I give an bequeth (illegible) and (illegible) following to wit. First I lend to my beloved wife Cecily Adams widowed life and no longer four negroes named Sam, Amy, Frank and Nan. Also two feather Beds and furniture (illegible) and ten head of cattle also fifteen head of hogs.
Item I give to my son James Adams two negroes Brister and (illegible).
Item I give to my son William one negro (illegible) and child namely Sarah and (illegible) and the tract of land on which he now lives containing by (illegible) two hundred acres be the same more or less.
Item, I give to my son Robert two negroes namely Sook and Harry and the land on which he now lives containing two hundred acres be the same more or less.
Item, I give to my son Thomas one negro named (illegible) and the land he now possessess of the South side of the (illegible) containing two hundred and fifty acres be the same more or less.
Item, I give to my son John the land on which he built a house beginning where the path crosses from my (illegible) then (illegible) back (illegible) to son James thence up the (illegible) tract to where the back line crosses the (illegible) tract then thence down (illegible) to a line back to the beginning.
Item, I give to my son Richard Adams one negro Tansey and (illegible) formally belonged to Charles Dougless (illegible) (illegible) son James now lives thence up the sand tract to (illegible) Creek then down the creek to (illegible) it's beganning.
Item, I give to my son Charles Adams two negroes namley Will and Tony and the land on which I now live. (illegible) my wife (illegible) at her death.
Item, I give to my daughter Nance one negro man named Daniel.
Item, I give to my daughter Sallie one negro man named Littleman.
Item. I give to my daughter Mourning one negro man named Brister.
Item, I give to my daughter Soolkie one negro namely a new borned child.
I say my will and desire that at my death all the land that is not willed away and the monies thereby converted then paying my debts and if any remains divided Equally amoungest the girls and my wife's legasies except her one third (illegible) of the land to be sold at her death and the monies (illegible) thereby be Equally divided amoungest my sons after my debts being fully satifised.
I appoint four of my sons Executors of my last will and testament namely Robert Adams, Thomas Adams, Richard Adams and Charles Adams.
Signed, sealed and acknowledged in the presence of James Adams.
(illegible) Court continued and held for Fluvanna Co on Friday the 3rd day of Apr 1789."