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James Clayton Adams Sr (abt. 1760 - 1829)

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James Clayton Adams Sr
Born about in Pendleton, Caswell, North Carolinamap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 1782 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Habersham, Georgia, United Statesmap
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Profile last modified 7 May 2019 | Created 23 Apr 2013
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Married Anne Nancy Reid

Nathaniel A Adams 1786 North Carolina[1]
George B Adams 1790 South Carolina[2]
James W Adams 1793 South Carolina[3]
Lucinda Adams 1802 South Carolina[4]


  1. Rev Nathaniel A. Adams on Find A Grave: Memorial #33299362 accessed on 17 Sep 2018
  2. George B Adams on Find A Grave: Memorial #102461883 accessed on 17 Sep 2018
  3. James W Adams on Find A Grave: Memorial #76450145 accessed on 17 Sep 2018
  4. Lucinda Adams Merritt on Find A Grave: Memorial #52530842 accessed on 17 Sep 2018

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  • Source: S-2061505937 Repository: #R-2139677594 Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Note: This information comes from 1 or more individual Ancestry Family Tree files. This source citation points you to a current version of those files. Note: The owners of these tree files may have removed or changed information since this source citation was created. Page: Ancestry Family Tree Data: Text:
  • Repository: R-2139677594 Name: Address: Note: N97WILL/LAND/CHILDREN/JAMES C LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF JAMESADAMS, SR. DATE WRITTEN 12/05/1825 DATE PROVEN 05/04/1829 DATERECORDED 05/05/1829 HABERSHAM County GA Court of the OrdinaryMinutes Book 4A [1820-1850] page 56 GA In the name of God Amen,I James Adams Sr. of said state and County Habersham Countybeing week in body yet of perfect mind and memory and calling tomind the mortality of my body do make and ordain this as my LastWill and Testament viz. principally and first of all I give andresign my soul to God who gave it and my body to the earth to beburied in a Decent Christian Manner at the discretion of myChildren and friends as to such worldly effects where with ithas pleased God to bless me with, I do give and bequeath thesame according to the following terms to wit That my belovedwife Nancy Adams shall keep all of my effects in her own powerand possession during her natural lifetime without any reserveand any article WHATEVER but at her death whatever property andeffects may remain my will is that the same be equally dividedamong my Children except my Son James Adams who shall have onehundred dollars first out of WHAT estate remaining Be and thenhis equal share of the balance of this the rest to my Childrenand I do thereby ordain and establish this TO be my LAST Willand Testament by annulling all and every other Will or Bequestor Notion either written or verbal establishing this as my lastwill and sign with my own hand this fifth day of December in theyear of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty five signand acknowledge in presents of James Adams, Robert Norris,Thomas McKinsey MAY Term 1829 Habersham County Came in opencourt, Robert Norris, who being sworn, saith he subscribed tothe within will as a witness and saw the person whose nameappears as a witness and also subscribed the same and that hesaw James Adams sign the same for the purpose therein contained.Sworn to in open Court this 4th day of May 1829 Robert S. NorrisJonathan D. Chastain Clerk of the Court Ordinary Registered inoffice May fifth 1829. CHILDREN OF JAMES ADAMS SR AND ANN NANCYREID 1. NATHANIEL ADAMS born 1783 Caswell County NC died10/21/1857 married CATHERINE WINFORD BARKER 02/20/1802 Pendleton[now Pickens County]district SC 2. JEPTHA MATHEW born07/16/1786 died 08/17/1833 Habersham County GA married RACHELANN HOLMAN 1807 Pendleton District SC 3. ANNE NANCY born 1788Pendleton District SC married JOSEPH BOON 4. GEORGE BERRY born1790 Pendleton District SC died 1860 Lumpkin County GA Marriedwife #1 MARTHA HEARNE 1809 Pendleton District SC Married Wife #2SARA TURNER 1855 Lumpkin County GA 5. JAMES JR born 1793Pendleton District SC died after 1780 White County GA marriedBETHENA LINN FREEMAN 1815 6. DAUGHTER born 1795 PendletonDistrict SC 7. SON born 1797 Pendleton District SC 8. DAUGHTERborn 1800 Pendleton District 9. LUCINDA born 1802 PendletonDistrict SC died after 1880 White County GA married JAMESMERRITT Pendleton District 1819 10 DAUGHTER 1804 PendletonDistrict SC
  • Find A Grave: Memorial #76406324 accessed on 17 Sep 2018


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Adams-11276 and Adams-37677 appear to represent the same person because: Clear duplicate. I did not see him when I created mine.
posted by Gil Davis
Research needed for the marriage of Anne Nancy Reid, the current date is before she was born. He was 2 at the time.
posted by [Living Foster]
Adams-17981 and Adams-11276 appear to represent the same person because: Part of a multi-generation cluster of duplicates.
posted by Elizabeth Winter
There is a different month given for his death


Created by: Donald Forsythe Record added: Sep 12, 2011 Find A Grave Memorial# 76406324

posted by Renee Adams

James is 22 degrees from Greg Clarke, 17 degrees from George Hull and 16 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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