Adams, SR Gabriel

Adams, SR Gabriel

Male 1690 - 1750  (60 years)

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  • Name Adams, Gabriel  [1
    Title SR 
    Born 1690  Stafford County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Dec 1750  Will Probate, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Person ID I11584  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2019 

    Father Adams, Gabriel,   b. Stafford County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Stafford County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F4671  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Pearson, Priscilla,   b. Of, Stafford County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 27 Mar 1750, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1720  Stafford County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Children 
     1. Adams, Philip,   b. Bef 1713, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1749, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 36 years)  [natural]
     2. Adams, Gabriel,   b. 1715, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1761, Loudoun County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)  [natural]
     3. Adams, William,   b. 3 Nov 1723, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1809, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [natural]
     4. Adams, Susanna,   b. Abt 1726, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1770, Fairfax, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years)  [natural]
     5. Adams, Silvester,   b. Aft 1732, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. Adams, Simon,   b. Aft 1733, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     7. Adams, Cathon,   b. Bef 1734, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1750, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 18 years)  [natural]
     8. Adams, John,   b. 1715,   d. 1761  (Age 46 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F4670  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1690 - Stafford County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1720 - Stafford County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Source: National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Volume X, No. 1 (April 1921), Wills of Fairfax Co., VA., p. 73.
      Available online through Google books, http://books.google.com/books?id=X55bAAAAMAAJ

      Will of Gabriel Adams

      Adams, Gabriel, 19 Jan. 1749-27 Dec, 1750.
      To eldest s. Gabriel Jr., plantation;
      100 A. to Wm. Maddy;
      100 A. to Wm. Adams;
      to. John plantation. Thos Bryend lives on;
      100 A, to dau. Susanna Summers; mill & land lying between Homes River & Mr. Terrett;
      to s. Simon plantation Wm. Daviee lived on ; 100 A.
      to s. Silvester plantation Mary Bryend lives on; 100 A.
      to Elysbeth Nevet; plantation Mary Bryend lives on rent free for life;
      to g . s. Benj. Williams;

      to Elizabeth .. evet; to s. wm, to ch.
      dau. Susanna Summers,
      Est. divided among ch. Son Silvester & Cathron Earl live with dau. Susanna Summers until 18; 8.
      Simon live with bro. Wm. until 18;
      g. s. Benj, live with my s. Gabriel until 18.

      Exrs.,
      sons Wm. & Gabriel, Gabriel Adams, Wit. John Summers, David Thomas. John Thomas.
      Ex bond & .state acct, 27 Dec. 1750 (p.428)

      ____________________________

      “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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      Beginning at a White Oak page 109
      147 ADAMS, GABRIEL 392 3 October 1726 NN B:3 Holmes Run adjacent James Robertson.*

      Gabriel Adams deeded 14 July 1749 100 acres to son William. (Fx. Deeds C:62)

      Gabriel Adams, son of Gabriel Adams of the grant, sold 100 acres beginning at a white oak in the fork of Holmes Run to John Carlyle 11 November 1757. (Fx. Deeds D:484)
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      Beginning at a White Oak page 109-110
      148 ADAMS, GABRIEL 515 12 October 1726 NH B:15 Home's Run adjacent Parson Scott.*

      Gabriel Adams sold 14 July 1746 to William Henry Terrett 300 acres of this grant and his 112 acre grant for nine pistoles and 8000 pounds Tob? (Fx. Deeds B:15)

      Silvester Adams, son of Gabriel, sold for £10 to Benjamin Ladd 100 acres, part of 515. (Fx. Deeds D:510) Benjamin Ladd, Taylor, and Sarah his wife and Gabriel Adams, son and heir of Gabriel Adams, sold 100 acres to John Dalton for £40. (Fx. Deeds D:577)

      Gabriel Adams and John Adams of Lunenburg County and Susannah his wife sold 100 acres, Part of 515, to John Dalton for £18. (Fx. Deeds D:564)

      William Henry Terrett, son and heir at law of William Henry Terrett, dec'd., deeded to his brother Nathaniel Terrett 300 acres and 112 acres of Gabriel Adams. (June 1773. Fx. Deeds K:347)
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      Beginning at a White Oak page 110
      236 ADAMS, GABRIEL 790 19 September 1730 PIN C:74 Holmes's Run and Four Mile Run adjacent Simon Pearson and Stephen Gray.***

      Gabriel Adams sold this tract 16 May 1733 to John Mercer for £40. Pricilla, wife of Gabriel, signed a release. (Pr. Wm. Deeds B:45)

      James and George Mercer, sons of John, sold this tract to George Washington. The deed was dated 12 December 1774 and was proved and admitted to record in the General Court at Williamsburg 15 October 1775. Washington tried to establish more precise boundaries and surveyed the tract four times during the period 1785-1799. The 790 acres and the Stenhen Gray 378 acre grant were known as the Four mile Run Tract. Details concerning Washington's efforts to perfect his title and protect his property are given in "George Washington's Four mile Run Tract." (Wise, The Arlington Historical Magazine, Volume 5, Number 3, np. 13-27)
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      Beginning at a White Oak page 110
      244 ADAMS, GABRIEL 338 20 April 1731 NN C:136
      Between the land of Parson Breckin, the land whereon James Robertson now lives and the land of Broadwater and Darrel.**

      Gabriel Adam's sold this land to John Colvill 3 October 1734 for 4000 pounds Tob? (Pr. Wm. Deeds B:394)
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      Beginning at a White Oak page 110
      313 ADAMS, GABRIEL 112 20 January 1741 NN E:406
      Holmes Run adjacent his own land.*

      This tract and 300 acres of the 515 acre tract were sold 14 July 1746 to William Henry Terrett for 9 pistoles and 8000 pounds Tob? (Fx. Deeds B:15) In 1773 William Henry Terrett, son and Heir of William Henry Terrett, dec'd. deeded the 412 acres to his brother Nathaniel Terrett. (Fx. Deeds K:347)

      ADAMS, GABRIEL
      See PEARSON, SIMON AND ADAMS, GABRIEL

      About 1716 Gabriel Adams was living on John West's property near present day queen Street in Alexandria. (The location of his house is shown RS 1:6) He was a vestry-man of Truro Parish 1732-33. In 1745 the parish exempted him from paying the parish levy "for the future." (Minutes of the Vestry, Truro Parish Virginia, pp. 1-3, 48)

      Gabriel Adams received five Northern Neck Grants for a total of 2147 acres in his name. He sold three of the tracts within four years of the grant date; he held his 515 acre tract for 20 years and then sold 300 acres of it. In his will dated 19 January 1749 and proved 27 December 1750 he deeded various plantations and 100 acre tracts to his sons. (Fx. Wills A:428) By 1758 three of these 100 acre tracts had been sold, leaving approximately 300 acres of the original five grants.

      For details concerning Gabriel Adams' family see
      Steadman, Falls Church by Fence and Fireside, pp. 221-239.
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1699 - 1709; THE ANTIENT PRESS pp. 440- 442
      To all Christian People .. I DANL. MORLEY of Charles County in Province of Maryland this 6th of March anno 1707 .. in consideration sum 7000 pounds of good Tobo and cask to me in hand paid by JOHN UNDERWOOD of Stafford County planter .. have sold all my right title and Interest to 300 acres of land situate on South side quantiquot creek in county afsd being part of the uppermost thousand acres included in WM. BOURNES Pattent of 2000 acres which uppermost thousand acres begins at a marked line of trees upon Quanticot Creek side running clear & through a small branch or Swamp which divides this thousand acres of land from 200 acres sold by Wm. Bourne to RICHARD GIB-SON called Ankrans Land the first of which thousand (vizt) the sd Wm. Bourne sold unto THOMAS BARTON 400 acres running down the said creek for breadth & South west into the woods near the Little Back creek & parallel the head line the next 300 acres belonging to MARY the widow & relict of WM. WALTEREDGE deced running the same courses as the other so that the said 300 acres sold or in-tended to be sold is to take its first bounds beginning from the lowermost line of the said 300 acres belonging to MARY WALTEREDGE observing the same courses forementioned till it be compleat that 300 acres mentioned to be sold --
      Presence G. Mason, Danl. x Morley
      G. Mason Junr., Cabl. Adams
      At Court held 8th September 1708 George Mason Gent. by virtue of a power of attorney .. acknowledged the within deed of sale of land .. & same is ordered to be recorded & is recorded.
      Know all men .. that I DANL. MORLEY of Charles County in Province of Mary-land Planter have appointed my trusty & loving friend Collo. GEORGE MASON of Stafford County my true and lawful attorney .. to acknowledge and make over according to Law a certain deed by me signed unto John Underwood .. 6th day
      Presence C. Mason Junr., Danl. Morleys x mark Gabriel Adams
      Proved in Court 8th day Sept 1708 and is ordered to be recorded & is recorded.
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      LAND RECORDS, FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA, Liber A
      (by Mrs. Eula K. Woodward, Washington, D. C.)
      4 Feb. 1743, Lease. Robert Bates, of Fairfax Co., planter, and Wm. Perkins, same Co., planter, 100 A. in Fairfax Co. Named in boundaries Gabriel Adams, Alexander Scott, clerk, Thomas Farmes (or Fanner), now Hugh Wests, Robert Bates to Thomas Going, said William Perkins, Valentine Perkins, his son & Sara Perkins his dau. for life.
      Wit. Mary Terrett· Ann Pearson. 15 Mch. 1753, p. 139
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {June Whitehurst Johnson}: Liber B; 1732-1735;
      Pages 44-47. May 15, 1735. Gabriel Adams of Pr. William, planter to John Mercer of Co. of Stafford, Gent....for 40 lbs. curr. money....790 a between br. of Holms's Run and br. of 4 Mile Run....corner tree of land of Capt. Simon Pearson....land of Stephen Gray.... side of Wolf Trapp Br. being br. of 4 Mile Run.. side of a br. called Lucky Br....line of Strutfield land. Deed of lease and release. Gabriel Adams
      Wit: Robert (R) Bates, Abraham St.Clare, John Gregg.
      Rec'd. of John Mercer 40 lbs. curr. money. May 16, 1733.
      At court May 16, 1733 Gabriel Adams acknowledged this release with receipt thereon to John Mercer and Robert Bates by virtue of a power of attorney from Priscilla wife of said Gabriel proved by oathes of the wit, relinquished her right of Dower to the lands therein mentioned.
      Page 47. Priscilla Adams the wife of Gabriel Adamas appoint my trusty and well beloved friend Hobart Bates to be my true and lawfull attorney for me and in my name to acknowledge a certain tract of land sold by my husbound to John Mercer.
      Priscilla (P) Adams
      Wit: Phillip Adams, Gabriel Adams Jr.
      At court May 16, 1733 this power of attorney was proved by oaths of the wit.
      Pages 47-49. The Rt. Hon. Thomas Lord Fairfax of Leeds Castle in the Co. of Kent and Baron of Cameron in Scottland and Wm. Cage of Milgate in Parish of Bearstead in said Co. devisee in trust and sole executor of will of the Right Hon. Catherine Lady Fairfax dec. Proprietors of the North. Neck of Va.... grant to Gabriel Adams of Stafford....790 a....between br. of Holms's Run and br. of 4 Mile Run....corner to land of Capt. Simon Pearson....line of Stephen Gray....side of Woftrap Br. Sept. 19, 1730. Robert Carter
      At court May 16, 1733 this deed was presented into court by John Mercer and admitted to record.

  • Sources 
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      Date of Import: Apr 13, 2000

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      Date of Import: Apr 18, 2000

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