This posting is dealing with information about the John that m Susan Wood in (A) of the previous posting #19901. I want to with this and my next posting on the other John & Susan Wood is to see which would be connected with Orange/Caswell Co., NC.I need any help for those who know these families. This family seemed to have stayed mostly in Pittsylvania Co., VA.
W. Ray Walker
Descendants of John Adams, (Sr.)
Generation No. 1
1.JOHN3 ADAMS, (SR.)(WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1730 in Fairfax Co., VA, and died May 1815 in Pittsylvania, VA.He married (1) RACHEL BURR Bef. 1746.He married (2) ELIZABETH PIGG Bef. 1750, daughter of PAUL PIGG and ELIZABETH OSBORNE.She was born Abt. 1730.He married (3) SUSANNAH (SUSAN) WOOD 1756 in Lunenburg, VA.She was born Bef. 1741.
Notes for JOHN ADAMS, (SR.):
Per ancestry.com, Ancestors of Margaret Pansy Sanderson, John was first recorded in Pittsylvania Co., Va on the Master Index of Land Patents of VA.
Pittsylvania Co Old Record Book 1737-70, p 232, July 1755. John Adams entered for and received 400 acres on the north of Banister River, begin on William Adams' line (his father). p 269 Feb 8, 1762, John Adams entered 400 acres on Pollys Branch of the Banister Rivee,Robert Adams entered adjacent land the same date.
Muster Roll of Pittsylvania Co.,, Feuben Pain's list signed Dec 27, 1777, showed John and four sons on the list John Jr., Nathan,Allen, and Cain. (note: William b abt. 1756 was not shown.).
Will dated Jan 19, 1815, Book 11, Pg. 398, Pittsylvania Co., Court House, Chatham, VA.Abstracts of Pittsylvania Co., Wills, 1767-1820, p. 178. To Harrison Williams a horse and a saddle. Left through John Adams, Jr. for benefit of daughter Elizabeth Williams. Elizabeth's children: Lucy, Polly, Nancy, Robertson, Williamson, Jackson, Elizabeth, Harrison, and Wilmoth Williams. Witnesses.James H. Stone, William Lindsey, Lewis Hagwood.
Master Index of Land Patents in VA in Richmond, VA 1764-67:John Adams patented 314 acres on Pollys Branch of the Banister River.
Deed Book of Pittsylvania Co., VA # 1, p 77, Sept 16, 1766. John Adams mentioned in will of Paul Pigg. John was on of the three executors to the will and Robert served as a witness.(Note:John's wife's Elizabeth's maiden name was Pigg.)
1782 census, Pittsylvania Co., VA: John Adams; John Adams, Jr.; Allen Adams; Cain Adams.
1785 census, Pittsylvania Co., VA: John Adams, Sr., (head of family) 5 whites, 1 dwelling, and 6 other buildings; John Adams (head of family) 7 whites, 1 dwelling and no other buildings; Allen Adams (head of family) 6 whites, 1 dwelling and 1 other building.
Pittsylvania Co., VA, DB 8, p 56, April 16, 1787.John Adams, Sr., sold for 10 pounds 160 acres on South side of Banister River to William Stratton.
Pittsylvania Co., DB 10, p 421, April 18, 1796: John Adams Sr. to Nathan Adams, Jr. (his nephew) 350 acres for 300 pounds...on both sides of the Banister River, the place where John Adams, Sr., was living.
History of Pittsylvania Co., VA, p 280, "A List of Tithes Taken by John Wimbish, Gent, for the year 1767," Robert Adams, John Adams, John Adams Jr, Alan Adams, John Adams, Sr., in Capt. Richard Johnson's Company of militia in 1803, p 211.
More About JOHN ADAMS and RACHEL BURR:
Marriage: Bef. 1746
More About JOHN ADAMS and ELIZABETH PIGG:
Marriage: Bef. 1750
More About JOHN ADAMS and SUSANNAH WOOD:
Marriage: 1756, Lunenburg, VA
Children of JOHN ADAMS and ELIZABETH PIGG are:
2. i. JOHN4 ADAMS, JR., b. Abt. 1750, Pitts or Halifax Co., VA; d. April 15, 1824, Pittsylvania, VA.
ii. ELKANAH (CAIN) ADAMS, b. 1750, VA; d. Bef. January 05, 1807, Clark Co., KY.
Notes for ELKANAH (CAIN) ADAMS:
Will Jan 5, 1807, Clark Co., KY.
3. iii. ELIZABETH ADAMS, b. Abt. 1752, VA.
Children of JOHN ADAMS and SUSANNAH WOOD are:
iv. ALLEN4 ADAMS, b. 1758, VA.
v. WILLIAM ADAMS, b. Abt. 1756, Halifax Co., VA.
vi. NATHAN ADAMS, b. Abt. 1760, Pittsylvania Co., VA.
Generation No. 2
2.JOHN4 ADAMS, JR. (JOHN3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1750 in Pitts or Halifax Co., VA, and died April 15, 1824 in Pittsylvania, VA.He married SARAH PIGG Abt. 1768 in VA.She was born Bet. 1739 - 1753 in Caroline Co., VA.
Notes for JOHN ADAMS, JR.:
Information about John and his family was taken from anestry.com
More About JOHN ADAMS and SARAH PIGG:
Marriage: Abt. 1768, VA
Children of JOHN ADAMS and SARAH PIGG are:
i. ELIZABETH5 ADAMS, b. March 20, 1769, VA.
ii. JOHN SPENCER ADAMS, b. February 23, 1773, Pittsylvania Co., VA.
iii. JAMES ADAMS, b. Abt. 1778, Pittsylvania Co., VA.
iv. EDITH ADAMS, b. Abt. 1780, Pittsylvania Co., VA.
v. JOHNSON ADAMS, b. Abt. 1780.
vi. JOHNSON ADAMS, b. Bet. 1785 - 1786, VA.
vii. ANNE ADAMS, b. Bet. 1790 - 1791, VA.
viii. ALICE ADAMS, b. June 10, 1794, Pittsylvania Co., VA.
3.ELIZABETH4 ADAMS (JOHN3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1752 in VA.She married HARRISON WILLIAMS.
Children of ELIZABETH ADAMS and HARRISON WILLIAMS are:
i. LUCY5 WILLIAMS.
ii. POLLY WILLIAMS.
iii. NANCY WILLIAMS.
iv. ROBERTSON WILLIAMS.
v. WILLIAMSON WILLIAMS.
vi. JACKSON WILLIAMS.
vii. ELIZABETH WILLIAMS.
viii. HARRISON WILLIAMS.
ix. WILMOTH WILLIAMS.