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

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

January 25, 2011 Robert Adams 1754-1790

The Virginia highlands in Southwest VirginiaImage via Wikipedia

First I would like to write about little co-incidences in life. Last summer my husband and I started touring Nashville to see the sights. One of the first places we toured was Carnton Plantation.  It's a beautiful place and so full of history.  We enjoyed the tour so much that we have been back over three times and participated in the illumination ceremony in November.  As you know, I have been researching Ft. Chiswell and the Lead Mines.  As we have discovered, Robert Adams my ggggg grandfather was a Captain in charge of guarding the Lead Mines which is a few miles from Ft. Chiswell and  at the time of the Revolution under James McGavock.  He also owned the land.  I don't know whether he owned the Fort as I have not researched the ownership of the Fort.  If you read my excerpt from the Preston Papers, you will see where McGavock was mentioned.  Now because of this close relationship I believe that That Robert Adams and James McGavock knew each other and may have been passing friends.  Who knows what adventures they may have shared.  Maybe that is the romantic in me dreaming.  Anyway, as it happens, James McGavock's sons Randall and David migrated to Nashville and became prominent citizens.  In 1824/25 Randall moved to Williamson County, Tn and built the plantation Carnton.  After his death his son John inherited Carnton.  That was very thrilling for me to discover that relationship.  This is one of the many benefits of genealogy that connection with your forebears.

Virginia Magazine of History and Biography
Volume V
page 217
Virginia House of Delegates in 1781
Representing Campbell County-  Robert Adams jr and William Browne

Annals of Southwest Virginia  1769-1800
By Lewis Preston Summers
Part 2 page 1379
names Robert Adams as a lst lieutenant.  Is this is our Robert Adams?  If anyone has more information, please let me know.

I found a site that everyone may find very useful.

That is all for today.  Will have more tomorrow.
The McGavocks of Carnton Plantation: A Southern History
Southwest Virginia Crossroads: An Almanac of Place Names and Places to See
Glen Neaves and the Virginia Mountain Boys: Country Bluegrass from Southwest Virginia
The Conquest of the Old Southwest: The Romantic Story of the Early Pioneers into Virginia, The Carolinas, Tennessee, & Kentucky
Old-Time Music From Southwest Virginia
History of Southwest Virginia, 1746-1786, Washington County, 1777-1870

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