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 11, 2011

January 11, 2011 Robert Adams 1754-1790

Seal of Pittsylvania County, VirginiaImage via Wikipedia

  • Captain Robert Adams Jr., had a home or Plantation in what is now Altavista which probably was just a few miles from Avoca.  Captain Robert Adams Jr. married Mary Terrell.  His father Robert Adams or Old Robin died sometime in 1785 and the Administration of his estate is filed in Campbell County Circuit Courthouse.  The Administrators of his estate were Robert Adams, Jr., Charles Lynch and the appraisers of his estate were Philip Payne, John Ward and Henry Kidson.  The inventory was recorded on May 5, 1785.

Notes found in Jones Memorial Library
Captain Robert Adams Jr. and his wife Mary Terrell as given by their grand daughter Mrs. M. D. Vaughan
  • Charles Adams                  never married
  • William Adams                  married Miss Lewis of Botetourt County and moved to Alabama
  • Joel Terrell Adams           born December 17, 1775 died October 30, 1847 was a hard shell Baptist preacher:  m. lst on April 24, 1800, Dianitia Walden, No issue, He married 2nd Sarah Fielder of North Carolina.  She died 1854
  • Polly Adams                       never married
  • Robert Adams                   never married
  • John Lynch Adams           born December 13, 1779  died October 19, 1849, married December 25, 1803, Martha Walden, sister of Dianitia.  She was born December 25, 1786; and died April 5, 1875.  He was a hard shell Baptist
  • James Adams                    never married
  • George Adams                  married Anne Weisiger of Kentucky
  • Christopher Adams         born October 15, 1785 died about 1870.  Maried Matilda Powell of Mississippi and lived there.
  • Penelope Adams             died in Childhood from a burn
  • Mildred Adams                 married George Webb of Appomattox
  • Edward Adams                  died unmarried in 1859

   Robert Adams or Captain Bob married Mary Terrell.  Mary was the daughter of Joel Terrell and his wife, Ann Lewis.  Ann was the daughter of David and Ann Terrell Lewis. Captain Bob's home was at the present site of Altavista, Virginia and was known as the "Old Brook's Place.  His uncle was Colonel Charles Lynch.  Colonel Charles Lynch was the brother of Penelope Lynch who was married to Robert Adams (Old Robin).  Old Robin was Robert's father.  

I know that this is repetitive, but the families are so interconnected that sometimes it is necessary to repeat in order to understand.

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