Rose Dove Dalton and Albert Lee Dalton Homeplace

Rose Dove Dalton and Albert Lee Dalton Homeplace
This house and property belonged to John Ward, Jr At his death he willed the property to his nephew William Ward

Monday, January 10, 2011

January 10, 2011 Robert Adams 1725 to1785

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The last week's blog is evidence through written biographical histories, court records and websites. Robert Adams was the son of Robert Adams that died in 1740 in the part of Goochland County that is now Albemarle. He was married to Penelope Lynch daughter of Sarah Clark Lynch and Charles Lynch of Albemarle County.   They lived in Albemarle County until he sold that land and moved to Bedford County parts of which now are of Campbell County.  He lived near his wife's family.   They had many children many of whom were involved in the Revolutionary War.  He died in on or about 1785 in Campbell County where his inventory was filed and was buried in Campbell County.  I know that there is a Adams graveyard near the Staunton River which I will try to find on my next visit to Virginia.  His wife Penelope is buried in Albemarle County at Pen Park.  I looked up and they have the Pen Park cemetery, but she was not in the list of  markers.  Penelope and Robert's children were Charles Lynch, Captain Robert Adams jr., James Adams Colonel of the County Militia, Mildred Adams, Elizabeth Adams sometimes known as Betsy, Sarah Adams sometimes known as Sally, Penelope Adams, Mourning Adams, Margaret Adams.

Captain Robert Adams, Jr. is my kinsman so naturally I will be focusing on him.  However, his life is so intertwined with other members of the Ward and Lynch families that this will be their history also.

Tomorrow I will be talking about basic information on Captain Robert Adams Jr.

Forced Founders: Indians, Debtors, Slaves, and the Making of the American Revolution in Virginia (Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture)
Give Me Liberty - The Struggle for Self-Government in Virginia
George Washington in 1772, Wearing His Virginia Militia Uniform before the American Revolution Giclee Poster Print, 24x32Amherst County, Virginia In the Revolution: Including Extracts from the ""Lost Order Book"" 1773-1782
The history of the American revolution
Williamsburg, Virginia on the Eve of Revolution

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