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

Friday, January 7, 2011

January 7, 2011 Roberts Adams 1725 to 1785

A photograph of the Albemarle County Office Bu...Image via Wikipedia

Robert Adams was of Welsh descent and known by the nickname of "Old Robin".  
In 1745 Robert Adams was one of those appointed to appraise the estate of Charles Bladey, deceased.  He continued to live in Albemarle County after the Lynch family left, but in the Pittsylvania County Census of 1782-83 he was found living with seven in the family and three slaves.  He was thought to have lived in a home not from Charles Lynch's home, but a little higher up on the river.  The house is no longer standing and at one time there were tombstones on the property, but no inscriptions.
In 1769 Robert Adams sold 1100 acres in Albemarle County and bought land in Bedford County.  In 1773 Robert Adams sold 1075 additional acres in Albemarle County and moved to the Reed Creek Settlement. I don't believe this is the Reed Creek near Martinsville.  I believe this area was in Campbell/Appomattox/Pittsylvania Area.
In April, 1785, Robert Adams, jr. and Charles Lynch were appointed administrators of the Estate of Robert Adams, deceased, recorded in Campbell County, Virginia.
His wife Penelope Lynch Adams was said to have been the mother of one of the famous Wares of Belle Grove, Louisianna.
Penelope Lynch Adams is not buried in Pittsylvania or Campbell County. She is said to be buried at Pen Park in Albemarle County.  If you remember from my December 21, 2010 blog, her father-in-law willed land to Elizabeth Adams his daughter and she later sold it to George Gilmer of Pen Park.    He was a close friend of Thomas Jefferson and he was a doctor in the area.

Pittsylvania County History by Maud Carter Clement
Campbell Chronicles and Family Sketchers by Ruth Hairston Early

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