Re: Samuel ADAIR m. Hannah (?) d. 1773 in Cecil County Maryland
EMMETTs of Cecil County, Maryland & ADAIRS
Abraham Emmett Jr. died in Cecil County, MD. 1779 and his will was probated 8/9/1779 and is in file 1-CC-DD Nos. 3,4, Nos. 41, P-115 Register of Wills, Elkton, MD. In his will he mentions "three grandsons Samuel, David, and John Emmett. His wife Rebecca to dispose of the residue of the estate at her death."
Rebecca Emmett, wife of Abraham Jr. died in 1793 and her will was probated 3/?/1793 and is filed under RR #5, P-308, #79 at Elkton, Cecil Co., MD. She mentions in her will "grandsons John and Samuel Emmett and two grand-daughters Susan Whitelock and Susan Beasley."
"An indenture between Rebecca Emmett and Samuel Parker selling a portion of the Plantation. (V-15, P-465) and between Rebecca Emmett and Philip Wilson "the New Munster Sale" (V-17, P-194, 1/1/1785) Register of Wills and Deeds, Elkton, Cecil Co., MD."
Josiah Emmett married Rebecca Alexander daughter of John and Susanna Alexander, probated 12/14/1759, Register of Wills, W. Chester, PA). Josiah Emmett died in 1760, letters were granted 11/17/1760. (Book-4, P-281, Register of Wills, W. Chester, PA). Mentioned in his will: "Josiah Emmett, brother John’s son, brother Abraham Emmett, brother Samuel Emmett’s heirs, brother David Emmett. To wife Rebecca all residue and remainder of estate and at her death one half to be divided between my nephews Josiah Emmett oldest brother’s son and Abraham Emmett my youngest brother’s son".
Samuel Emmit, died before his father, but left heirs according to the will of Josiah Emmett.
John Emmett left a son Josiah Emmett. He is mentioned in the wills of his father Abraham Emmett and brother Josiah Emmett.
Josiah Emmett son of John Emmett (2) died in York Co., PA. His will can be found in B-E, P-61 dated 12/15/1779, Register of Wills, Court House, York, PA. Josiah
Emmett "wills to Josiah Emmett 1st son of daughter Marcy money left him by his uncle Josiah Emmett." He speaks of daughters Susan and Sarah, granddaughters Marcy and Sarah, daughters of Marcy and 2nd, 3rd, and 4th sons of daughter Marcy. He mentions also John and Hannah Adair son and daughter of Sara, and his wife Sara. The Executors: William Porter and Sarah Emmett his wife.
The will of Sarah Emmet wife of Josiah Emmet is filed in B-H, P-45, Register of Wills, York, PA. This will "frees Samuel Emmet of money he owes" and mentions grand-daughters Susan, Marcy and Sara, son-in-law Robert ADAIR and grandsons Robert ADAIR and Josiah Emmett. The will was filed 1/28/1790.
Would Leo Adair's papers have more information on these Adairs ?Thankyou.