Adam Carter Gann (Sr), the oldest child of Samuel Gann (I) and Elizabeth Carter Gann, was born in the vast wilderness area of Frederick County in the Colony of Virginia. His parents were among early pioneers and his father was one of the chainmen for surveyors preparing the virgin land for settlers. Adam and his siblings grew up in this backwater area. Land was opening for settlement in the Carolinas and in 1776 Adam bought several hundred acres of land in Halifax County, Virginia, just north of the North Carolina border. The clouds of war were gathering and Adam supported the cause of freedom from England. During the Revolutionary War, Adam's older sons served with the North Carolina troops. After the war, Adam and his sons moved on west to land opening up in Tennessee and settled in Washington County. Adam Carter Gann (Sr) died August 6, 1812 in the Washington County- Jefferson County area of Tennessee. His Find A Grave memorial has the following information
Birth 1727, Frederick County, Virginia.
Death Aug. 6, 1812, Washington County, Tennessee.
Burial, Gann Cemetery, Washington County, Tennessee.
Spouse 1. Jane Adams. They had eight children together; Jane died 1780.
Spouse 2. Christine Hunter. They had four children together.
Last Will and Testament of Adam Gann Excerpts from his will, dated 03-08-1812:
".....Blessed be God attest this my last will and testament finding myself in a great disposition of body but in my rite reasons and in perfect sensesfirst of all committing my body to the earth and my soul to God who gave it. I think it proper to fix my afares leaving Adam Gann and Nathan Gann my executors of my estate. First of all I leave unto my beloved wife Christan all my estate consisting of one negro in the hands of my son Dan Gann and all my horses all my cattle sheep and hogs and household furniture to remain in the hands of my wife Christin Gann during her natural life or widowhood and then to be divided equally amongst my three children Peggy, Samuel and Hannah. Unto all my sons and daughters begotten by my first wife I leave one doler to each of them as witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal." This is from Jefferson County, Tennessee, will book 2 p. 18.
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