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Corrections and details for the Genealogy of George Adams born in 1771 and his descendants.
This article was written as an attempt to clarify some issues regarding the accuracy of the Genealogy of George Adams, his wives and family as recorded in various other publications including the Yadkin County Heritage Books Volume I and II.Some of these errors were noted ten years ago, but remain uncorrected to date.
The prior articles on George Adams appear to be based on memory and oral history versus the available records for the time period.Some of the more obvious discrepancies within the prior articles include:
1. The death of George’s first wife Agatha Jackson Johnson is listed as happening in 1812 or 1813 when the actual date of death was in 1805.
2. The unreported second marriage for George Adamson February 25, 1806 to Elizabeth Martin Thornton.Elizabeth was the wife who died in 1813 not Agatha.
3. George Adams’ children born between 1806 to 1813 were by Elizabeth Martin Thornton Adams not by Agatha Johnson Adams.
4. Also we wish to include the six stepchildren by the Elizabeth Martin Thornton marriage to Abraham Thornton in the record.
5. Oral history has that George Adams sired thirteen children.We were only able to find records for twelve children.
We wish to recognize our Thornton Cousins who we have been in contact with since the Article by Kenneth Jacob Thornton in the Yadkin County Heritage Book Volume II.Debbie and Don Thornton of Seattle, Washington and George H. Windslow of Cedar Falls, Iowa and McAllen Texas.We found a long line of relatives unknown to us over the past month in the Thornton lines.From Tennessee, Iowa, Texas, Colorado, Eastern and Western Washington State etc.
Also we wish to ask for help in identifying the thirteenth child sired by George Adams.Help with questions about what happened to Allen Adams have no record after George Adams’ will in 1827.
I am Ray Parker generation five from George Adams.I live on the original 160 acres of landed deeded to George Adams in 1790-1808.Location Parker Road, Boonville NC in the Fall Creek Community on the south fork of Forbush Creek.
Genealogy for George Adams:
Benjamin Adams B. 1680 Est.
George Adams B. 1708M. Katharine unk. B. 1710
William Adams B. 1734M. Susanna Martin B. 1734
George Adams B. 1771 D. 1827
Wives and Children of George Adams B: Oct 7th, 1771 D: Mar 21, 1827
Agatha Jackson Johnson, married Jan 17, 1797 to 1805
Lydia B. 1797,married Soloman Brown,1813
John B. 1798, married Sarah Hutchens, 1822
James B. 1799, married Rachel Jester, 1817
Susannah B. 1800, married Hugh Hutchens, 1818
Elizabeth B. 1804, married James Caudle, 1823
Elizabeth Martin Thornton, married Feb 26, 1806 to 1813
Daniel B. 1807, married Martha Rhodes 1829 (1850 census) oldest child 19
William B. 1808, married JaneStoneman1851 (1850 census) oldest child 16
Kesiah B. 1810, married George Parker 1833. (1850 census) oldest child 15
Lydia Parker, married Dec 31, 1813 to 1827
Hannah B. 1814 married Thomas Hickman, 1835
Allen B. 1815 married unknown, in will and have birth record
George B. 1818 married Sara Todd, 1837
Agatha B. 1820 married Bartholomew Hawley, 1842
Step Children by Abraham Thornton and Elizabeth Martin
Pheroby Debora Thornton B. 1794, married Thomas Reece, 1814
Nathaniel Barnabas Thornton B. 1796 married Sarah Hill est. 1816
James Thornton B. 1798, married Sarah Johnson, 1820
Eli ThorntonB. 1800, married Rebekah Hinshaw, 1823
Anna Thornton B. 1802, married David McVey, 1841
Elanor Thornton B. 1804, married a Rhodes died after 1843 we now know.
Nathaniel Barnabas Thornton Surry Co. Court bonded to Joel Reece in 1807.
James Thornton Surry Co. Court bonded to Abraham Reece in 1807
References:Parker Family History by Kay Brown, Thorntons in North Carolina Volume I by Kenneth Jacob Thornton.Yadkin County Heritage Books Volume I and II.George Adams’Marriage Bonds, North Carolina Archives.Marriage and Birth Records Familysearch.com.U. S. Census Reports for Surry County, 1800, 1810, 1820 and 1850.Surry County Court Records, 1807.George Adams’ will dated March 21, 1827.
Note:George’s oldest son John Adams is not listed in the will, two of his stepdaughters are listed, Anna and Elanor Thornton.Anna and Elanor seem to have used the Adams name, this may have something to do with the incorrect count for George’s children.We could find no birth record for Ann and Elanor Adams as Adams.being born to George