My Grandfather purchased a 264 acre farm in 1939 in Patrick County, Virginia from a J T Garst . From there I have traced back deeds thru a number of Garst Family members and in 1899 to J C Adams and back thru many Adam family members to 1793 showing a Joshua Adams as owner then. It is located on County Line Road on one side and Grassy Creek (north Mayo) on the other. Oral history says it was a tobacco plantation, there was a damn and grist mill located as part of the property, a flowing sulfur spring that was bottled and sold, multiple slaves were present all indicating a prosperous venture. Stuart, Virginia History Museum shows a Joshua Adams as a Primitive Baptist Preacher also. There were some ties to other close by Tobacco Plantations, R J Reynolds and Abram Penn, as Joshua presided over both weddings and funerals there. I am not kin to the Adams but would like to know more about Joshua Adams. The farm is now being sold and I wanted to be able to share any colorful history surrounding the years Mr. Adams lived and worked there .
Thanks for any information that you may wish to share.
Wills Clark, Bassett, Virginia