Adams,  COL. William

Adams, COL. William

Male 1723 - 1809  (85 years)

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  • Name Adams, William  [1, 2, 3
    Title COL. 
    Born 03 Nov 1723  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died 04 Sep 1809  Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Buried Y  [3
    • At Home, Fall Church, Virginia
    Person ID I11574  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 

    Father Adams, Gabriel,   b. 1690, Stafford Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1750, Will Probate, Fairfax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Pearson, Priscilla,   b. Of, Stafford, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 27 Mar 1750, Fairfax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 1720  Stafford Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Family ID F4670  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lawyer, Ann 
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 21:29:03 
    Family ID F4662  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 03 Nov 1723 - Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 04 Sep 1809 - Fairfax County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    William Adams Story
    William Adams Story

  • Notes 
    • “April [1799],” Founders Online, National Archives, last modified February 21, 2017, http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/01-06-02-0008-0004. [Original source: The Diaries of George Washington, vol. 6, 1 January 1790 - 13 December 1799, ed. Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1979, pp. 340-345.]

      "Col. Charles Little and William Adams both owned land adjoining GW’s land being surveyed this day. William Adams (1723-1809), son of Gabriel Adams, Sr. (d. 1750), and Priscilla Pearson Adams, had served as a colonel of militia, vestryman of Truro Parish, justice of the peace, and sheriff of Fairfax County. His home, Church Hill, adjoined GW’s land on the southwest. Adams was an early Methodist convert, and his home was headquarters for Bishop Francis Asbury when he was traveling in the area (Steadman [2], 223-24)."

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      Source:Some Eighteenth Century Family Profiles, Part I, by Donald A. Wise; Arlington Historical Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 1, October 1977

      William Adams (1723-1809) who was prominent in county affairs served as
      a colonel in the Fairfax County Militia, Truro Parish processioner in 1775, sheriff
      in 1768, vestryman of Truro Parish in 1765, and justice of Fairfax County in
      1770. Adams married Ann Lawyer (1732-88) of Stafford County and they had
      issue:
      1) Simon Adams who married Catherine Wren
      2) (The Reverend) William^ Adams, Jr.
      3) (The Reverend) Samuel Adams who married Hannah Wren
      4) (The Reverend) Wesley Adams who was married four times:
      a) Catherine Alexander Binns, b) Ann Summers, c) Elizabeth Hughes,
      and d) Priscilla Larkin. Upon his father's death, Wesley inherited Colonel
      William Adams' dwelling house and plantation.
      5) John^ Adams who married Sarah
      6) Sarah Adams who married (The Reverend) William Walters
      7) Edward Adams who married Jemima West
      8) Ann^ Adams who married Colonel George Minor
      9) Susannah Adams who married twice:
      a) Lewis Hipkins, and b) Richard Wren
      10) Margaret

  • Sources 
    1. [S27] Ancestral File (TM), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    2. [S327] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ancestral File (TM).
      Date of Import: Apr 13, 2000

    3. [S327] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ancestral File (TM).
      Date of Import: Apr 18, 2000

    4. [S1149] Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties.

    5. [S1150] Some Eighteenth Century Family Profiles, Part I, Donald A. Wise, (Name: Arlington Historical Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 1; Date: October 1977;), pages 4 & 5.

    6. [S1148] The Diaries of George Washington, vol. 6 1 January 1790 - 13 December 1799, ed. Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, (Name: University Press of Virginia; Location: Charlottesville; Date: 1979;), pp. 340-345.