Any evidence for Mary Adams Moorman (born c. 1719, Virginia?) as daughter of Robert Adams and Mourning Lewis?

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(I've tagged this with Charles Moorman's profile, because all three duplicate profiles for Mary Adams can be seen there)

To start, I don't know anything about these families, just that I was confirming a connecting line for the Global Family Reunion and noticed some duplicates. I've done a quick Google search hoping that someone cited sources in their trees for Mary Adams as the daughter of Robert Adams and Mourning Lewis, but nobody has. One of the Mary Adamses (Adams-4009) attached to Charles Moorman has parents attached. Another Mary (Adams-15570) has no parents linked, but the profile says she was the daughter of Robert and Mourning. The third Mary (Adams-11622) has no parents mentioned at all. All of the profiles for Mary have either GEDCOMs or Ancestry's Family Data Collection listed as sources.
WikiTree profile: Charles Moorman
in Genealogy Help by Erin Breen G2G6 Pilot (224k points)

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Both of Mary's parents name her in primary documents:

Robert Adams' will dated 22 Feb 1738 was proved 17 Jun 1740 and recorded in Goochland County, Virginia, Deed Book 3, 1736-1742, p. 305. Robert left Mary Moreman [sic] 400 acres at the foot of Sugar Loaf Mountain.

Mourning Lewis Adams excuted a deed dated 4 July 1764 and recorded in Albemarle County 8 August 1765. Albemarle Co. Deed Book 4, p. 126. Mourning left her daughter, Mary, 20 pounds.

by Mary Elizabeth Stewart G2G1 (1.0k points)
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I'm of this line! But haven't worked on it yet.

The general source of Mary's parents being Adams, and Robert and Mourning at that, is totally the "Family Data Collection" from Ancestry which of course is bad. And that information apparently originates from this work, note the comment http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/47424108/person/6951943273/photox/12decf00-3aa3-47b4-a4b6-61ec59fd7d5b?src=search

My family historians believed Charles to be married to Mary Venable, which is apparently based on this source http://books.google.com/books?id=GuhfAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA57&lpg=PA57&dq=charles+moorman+and+mary+venable&source=bl&ots=UfnA91idSR&sig=K1Vov-eFxVv_ORW5ThCrXfcXv-U&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Z_LlU8uRKbPfsATRz4LIBQ&ved=0CB8Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=charles%20moorman%20and%20mary%20venable&f=false There was some confusion on the dates because there were three generations of Charles Moormans and it is known that Charles I married Elizabeth Reynolds and Charles III married Judith Moon.

Charles and Mary's children can be found here at least. http://books.google.com/books?id=70W5XafR9W0C&q=mary+moorman#v=snippet&q=mary%20moorman&f=false (pg 14)

Edit: Wait, IT"S BOTH Marys. Here: http://www.wikitree.com/photo.php/d/db/Moorman-177.jpg from the transcriptions of the Quaker minutes. I uploaded that page to his profile.

by Carrie Quackenbush G2G6 Mach 7 (73.4k points)
edited by Carrie Quackenbush

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