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  • ID: I1642
  • Name: William Sr. Adams
  • Sex: M
  • _FSFTID: LDMB-48D
  • Change Date: 5 MAR 2009
  • _COLOR: 9
  • Note:
    !DEATH-DEATHP-MARRIAGE-MARRIAGEP-MARRIED:Compiled records of Alma Ray I son; Harrodsburg Historical Society; Harrodsburg, KY.; Adams file
    !BIR-BIRP:Frankfort Historical Society; Frankfort, KY.; Adams file
    !NOTE:William was born in Ulster, Antrim County, Ireland, ca. 1717. He c ame to VA. in 1742 at the age of 25, landing at Norfork in the company o f another young man by the name of James McCoun. They engaged themselve s for some time "working at the loom" and farming. It is said that Jame s McCoun procured enough money to buy himself a small package of goods a nd with these he went peddling the back and frontier settlements. In 17 44 William Adams married Mary Walker, and this same year James McCoun m arried her older sister, Margaret. Mary and Margaret Walker had come fr om Ireland with their brother, Samuel, and an uncle by the name of Thom as Clark, who had married their mother's sister. They landed at Charles ton, S.C., moving on to VA. and settling in Roanoke. William Adams purc hased 145 acres on Catawba Creek from John and Priscilla Armstrong in F eb 1770. selling the same property to William McClellan in Aug of 1779. T his and other records firmly establish William Adams and Mary his wife, a s residents of Botetourt County, VA. before moving to Lincoln, later Me rcer, County KY. These records also establish that Mary was living in J uly of 1786, although she had passed away by the time William made his w ill on 9 July 1789. William and Mary Walker had seven surviving childre n. All of them were born in Botetourt County, VA. and all of them lived a p ortion of their lives in Mercer County, KY. William died in 1795 at the a ge of 83 and is said to be buried in the "old Adams Family Cemetery" lo cated 1/2 mile southwest of the "old Brewer home". That his wife died s ometime prior to 1789 is evidenced by the fact that she is not mentione d in her husband's will dated 29 Aug 1789. This will distributes his es tate between his sons Samuel and William, and his daughter, Jennet. It s tates that David, Anne Adams Adams, Margaret Curry, and Mary Adams Wils on had been provided for before this date. This information taken from t he KY. Historical Society; Frankfort, KY; Adams file.
  • Birth: ABT 1723 in Ulste, Antrim, Ireland
  • Death: JUN 1795 OR JUL 1795 in Mercer, Kentucky, United States



    Father: Robert Adams b: ABT 1701 in Ireland, United Kingdom
    Mother: Elizabeth Hubbard b: ABT 1701 in Ireland, United Kingdom

    Marriage 1 Mary Walker b: ABT 1723 in Newry, Down, Ireland
    • Married: 1744 in Augusta, Virginia, United States
    Children
    1. Has Children Ann Adams b: ABT 1747 in Augusta, Virginia, United States
    2. Has Children Margaret Adams b: 15 FEB 1749 in Augusta, Virginia, United States
    3. Has Children Samuel Adams b: 27 MAR 1752 in Augusta, Virginia, United States
    4. Has Children David Adams b: 2 JUN 1754 in Borden Grant, Augusta, Virginia
    5. Has No Children Jane or Jennie Adams b: ABT 1765 in Augusta, Virginia, United States
    6. Has Children Mary Adams b: 1766 in Augusta, Virginia, United States
    7. Has No Children William Adams b: ABT 1768 in Augusta, Virginia, United States

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