Person:Adam Thompson (1)

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Adam Thompson
b.abt. 1710 prob. Ireland
d.bef. 22 March, 1769 Augusta County, Virginia
m. Bef. 1732
  1. Mary 'Polly' ThompsonBef 1732 -
  2. Andrew ThompsonBef 1743 -
  • HAdam Thompsonabt 1710 - bef 1769
  • WNaomi Unknownbef 1724 - aft 1769
m. abt. 13 March, 1762
Facts and Events
Name Adam Thompson
Gender Male
Birth? abt. 1710 prob. Ireland
Marriage Bef. 1732 to Elizabeth Unknown
Marriage abt. 13 March, 1762 Augusta County, Virginiato Naomi Unknown
Death? bef. 22 March, 1769 Augusta County, Virginia

Adam Thompson was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA


Adam Thompson's land (Beverley Manor NE/Middle, 310 acres, acquired from Moses Thompson in 1744, part of Moses Thompson's 1,041-acre patent acquired in 1740) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.

Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:

  • Pg. 170-172. Indenture between Moses Thompson and Adam Thompson of Orange County... sells for ₤18.. 310 acres in part of Orange County called Augusta.. lying in Beverley Manor on North branch of Christies' Creek, adj. James Calewell (Caldwell)).. deeds of lease and release.. (signed) Moses Thompson (seal). Witnesses: Andras. Scott, William Morrison, William Thompson. Recorded 16 July 1744. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 9, Dorman, pg. 20]. (Note: Moses Thompson is a probable brother of Adam Thompson).

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Adam Thompson's land (Beverley Manor SW, 287 acres, 1749) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 677.--2d March, 1749. Same (From William Beverley) to Adam Thompson, 287 acres in Beverley Manor. In Beverley Manor, corner Samuel Downey, Wm. McNabb's and John Campbell's line; corner Andrew McClure, Sr. Teste: Chas. Dick, Thos. Wood.

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 96.--18th June, 1746. Adam Thomson, farmer, to James Armstrong, malster, £63 current money Virginia; 310 acres on north branch of Cleristee's Creek, a small island in said creek; corner to James Caldwell; corner to John Madison. Witnesses, Andrew Lewis, Thos. Chew, James Trimble. Acknowledged, 18th June, 1746, and Elizabeth releases dower.
  • Page 499.--22d November, 1753. Adam Thompson, planter, and Elizabeth to John Richey, blacksmith, 100 acres in Beverley Manor. Cor. Alex. Richey, Wm. McNabb's land. Teste: Wm. Ackery, Andrew Scott, James Sayers.
  • Page 307.--16th May, 1754. Adam Thompson, planter, to Samuel Kinkead (Kingkead), £6. 100 acres in Beverley Manor; corner Alexander Richey; Wm. McNabb's line. Delivered to Jno. Buchanan January, 1766.
  • Page 412.--20th June, 1769. Andrew Thompson, son and heir of Adam Thompson, deceased, and Annie ( ) Thompson, widow and relict of Adam Thompson, to Peter Hanger, of Frederick County, sadler, £35, 187 acres, remainder of 287 acres conveyed by Beverley to said Adam, 2d March, 1749, the other 100 acres Adam sold to Samuel Kinkead. Delivered: Peter Hanger, 6th January, 1801. (Note: Adam Thompson, Sr.'s second wife was Naomi, as listed in his will above, perhaps a nickname?)

Will of Adam Thompson

  • Page 204.--11th January, 1769. Adam Thompson's will--Wife, Naomie; Son, Andrew; daughters, Margaret and Rebecca. Teste: Samuel Downey, Andrew Scott, Thos. Scott. Executors, Saml. Downey, Andw. Thompson. Proved, 22d March, 1769, by Scott. Executors qualified, with John Thompson, John Handly.
  • Page 299.--28th April, 1769. Adam Thompson's estate appraised, by John Buchanan, James Callison, John Handly.
  • Page 515.—23d May, 1772. Adam Thompson's estate settled—Paid John Kitchey, Wm. Macwill. Joshua Russell, Dr.

Records of Adam Thompson in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:

  • Page 43.--12th December, 1745. Moses Thom(p)son, of Province of South Carolina, to John Madison, of Augusta, £110 current money; 731 acres, part of 1,041 acres sold to Thomson by Wm. Beverley out of 118,491 acres known as Beverley Manor; corner to Adam Thomson's land; corner to John Ramsey. Witnesses, James Patton, Thos. Chew, Mary Patton, Rebecca Vickers, Henry Downs, Jr. Proved by James Patton, Thos. Chew, and H. Downs, Jr., 14th April, 1746.
  • Page 458.--27th February, 1749. Same to William Currey, 360 acres Beverley Manor. Corner tract first surveyed for James Bell, now in possession of Andrew Cowin. Corner William Nutt. Tract surveyed for Adam Thompson, now belonging to Robert McClenachan. Corner Samuel McCorkall's land. Corner to James Moody; Cowin's line. Teste: Arthur Hamilton, John Linn, George Anderson.
  • Page 541.--28th February, 1749. Same to William McNabb, 300 acres in Beverley Manor. Corner Samuel Downey, Adam Thompson's line; corner John Campbell; corner James Callison; Alexander McFeeter's line. Teste: John Lin, John Linn, Andrew McClure.
  • Page 549.--28th February, 1749-50. Same to Andrew McClure, 300 acres in Beverley Manor. Corner tract surveyed for Samuel Templeton. William McClintock's line; Adam Thompson's line. Teste: James Peare, John Linn, William Wright.
  • Page 654.--28th February, 1749. Same to John Campbell, 325 acres in Beverley Manor. Corner Adam Thomson and Andrew McClure; corner Thomas Peevy: William McNabb's line; Adam Thompson's line. Teste: Robert Wilson, William Baskins, John Lin.
  • Page 698.--2d March, 1749. Same to Robert Robison, 82 acres in Beverley Manor; in Beverley Manor, patent line; corner James Lusk; corner Widow Cook; corner Benj. Borden's great tract. Teste: John Brown, Adam Thompson, John Shields.
  • AUGUST, 1750 (C). Samuel Smith vs. Beaty.--Mr. Michael Woods, formerly of Paxtunk, Pennsylvania. Account dated 1733. Thomas Renich, on 1st September, 1750, deposed: About 8 years ago, at his own house, he saw and spoke with said Smith and Robert Buchanan, the then Sheriff of Lancaster County. He heard Smith (then merchant at Connoy) say, &c., several accounts: Smith vs. James Cathey, 1737; Smith vs. Adam Thomson, 1736-7-8; Smith vs. William Robinson, 1739; Smith vs. Richard Woods, 1738; Smith vs. Mrs. Margaret McDowell, 1737; Smith vs. Mrs. Mary McDowell, 1737; Smith vs. Michael Woods, 1738-9; Smith vs. John Maxwell; Smith vs. Samuel Woods, 1734-5-8; Smith vs. Francis Beaty, 1735-6; Smith vs. John Christian, 1737; Smith vs. Robert Christian, 1733-4-5-6 Smith vs. Randell McDaniel; Smith vs. William Hutchinson; Smith vs. George Hutchinson. All sworn to by Samuel Smith, late of County of Lancaster, before a Justice, in Philadelphia, 13th October, 1743.
  • AUGUST, 1750. - 1737.--James Cathey to Samuel Smith, debtor: September 22. 1736.-- October 23, Mr. Adam Thompson, debtor to same, January 18.
  • Page 284.--3d May, 1751. Andrew McClure, planter, and Eleanor, to Alexander Richey, blacksmith, 300 acres in Beverley Manor, tract surveyed for Saml. Templeton; Wm. McClintock's line; Adam Thompson's line. Teste: Michael Realy, Robert Gray.
  • Page 459.--20th August, 1752. James Edmiston, son and heir and administrator of David Edmiston and Isabella Edmiston, relict and heir and administrator of David Edmiston to Hugh McClure, 350 acres in Beverley Manor, from Beverley to David, 24th July, 1740. Teste: Anrdew Kerr. Teste: John Henderson, Adam Thompson.
  • AUGUST 20, 1752. (316) Patrick Martin and Alexr. Richey to be overseers of road from Young's Mill to Alexr. Richey's smith shop, thence to Buchanan's mills, with these hands: Adam Thompson, Geo. Peary, Ro. Young, James Peary, John Campbell, John Buchanan, James Moody, Andrew Cowan, James Callison, John Jameson, Walter Smiley, James McCorkle, Ro. McCorkle, Nathan Gilliland, Wm. McNabb.
  • MARCH 21, 1753. (414) John Buchanan, James Clark, Jacob Lockhart, Thomas Kirkpatrick, John Berry, John Bartley, Wm. Martin, Josias Richards, William McFeeters, John Jameson, James Young, Hugh Young, Robert Young, William McClintock, Wm. Ledgerwood, John Trimble, Maurice O'Frield, Samuel Wallace, Robert Davis, Robert McClenon, James Moody, James Philips, Wm. Akry, Cornelius Donaho, George Peary, Adam Thompson, Thomas Peary, John Campbell, James Peary, Wm. McNab, Robert Scot, Thomas Reed, Abraham Masha, Thomas Dunn, Francis Dunn, Major Scot, John Bigham, John Black, Samuel Downing, Alexr. McFeeters, Andrew Cowan, James McCorkle, John Vance, James Gilmore and Patrick Martin--to keep road formerly laid off from James Young's Mill to said Buchanan's Mill.
  • MARCH 25, 1755. Page (419) Adam Thompson, qualified Lieutt. of Horse.
  • Page 290.--16th January in 29th year of reign (1756 ?). Commission to take acknowledgement of Elizabeth, wife of Adam Thompson, as to deed, Thompson to Samuel Kingkade, 16th May, 1754.. Executed 17th March, 1756.
  • Page 230.--15th February, 1758. John Black's will, yeoman--Wife, Isabell; sons, David and John, executors; son, Samuel; son, William Brown Teste: Adam Thompson, Moses Thompson, Andrew Cowan. Produced 16th March, 1758, and not being signed, Samuel Black, the heir-at-law, gave his consent. It was then proved by Adam Thompson and Cowan. David Black qualified.
  • Page 84.--24th April, 1758. Alexander Ritchey, late of Augusta County, in Virginia, blacksmith, but now of Augusta in the Province of Georgia, to Robt. Campbell, of Augusta County, planter, power attorney to deed 300 acres and joining Adam Thompson and George Perry and a Little Mount called the Sugar Loaf. Teste: Dugald Campbell, John Clark. Executed in Georgia and proved here by Jno. Clark.
  • Page 335.-- 24th February, 1760. Alexander Ritchey and Mary M. to Joseph Kenaday, £66, 300 acres in Beverley Manor; corner tract surveyed for Samuel Templeton; Wm. McClintock's line; Adam Thompson's line. Teste: Hugh ( ) Young, Robt. ( ) Allen, Wm. Stewart.
  • Page 363.--28th May, 1761. John Trimble, Pat. Martin and Wm. McPeetters, planters, 140 acres to Samuel Downey, planter, in Beverley Manor, Adam Thomson's line; corner Saml. Tempelton. Teste: James Magill, Jno. Brown, John McPeetters.
  • 1762 - Marriage License in Augusta County, VA - March 13, Adam Thompson. (Note: this is apparently the date of Adam Thompson's second marriage to Naomi, mentioned in the following record)
  • AUGUST, 1762 (A). Page 335. - Adam Thompson vs. Lawrence.--Adam Thompson and Neome, his wife, administratrix of Johnston Hill, complain of James and William Lawrence. (Note: it appears that Adam Thompson's 2nd wife, Naomi (Neome) was the former wife of Johnston Hill, based upon this record)
Page 40.—22d May, 1761. Naomi Hill's bond (with Felix Gilbert and Jno. Fowler) as administratrix of Johnston Hill.
  • Page 177.--19th February, 1763. Robert McClenachan and Sarah to Alexander McClenachan, £300, 731 acres in Beverley Manor conveyed to Robert by John Madison, 1st June, 1751; corner Adam Thompson's land; corner John Ramsey. Teste: Jane, John, Lettice McClenachan. Delivered: Alexander McClenachan, February, 1767.
  • JUNE, 1763 (B). Thompson vs. Davidson.-- Adam Thompson and Neome, his wife, late Neome Hill.
  • AUGUST, 1780 (A). - Bohannon vs. Martin.--Copy of Proceedings. Writ, dated 21st December, in 31st year of reign. By John Buchanan, gent., vs. Patrick Martain.-- Account of what militia was under command of Capt. Patrick Martain since the 2d of May:
When Days When
Name. Entered. on duty. Discharged. Pay per die
Capt. Patrick Martain Aug. 4th 36 9 Sept. 10/
Adam Thompson Aug. 4th 28 1 Sept. 1/
Samuel Black Aug. 4th 36 9 Sept. 1/
David Stuart, Serg. Aug. 4th 36 9 Sept. 1/4
John Perrie Aug. 4th 36 9 Sept. 1/
Patrick English Aug. 4th 34 7 Sept. 1/
John Vance Aug. 4th 36 9 Sept. 1/
William Hodge Aug. 4th 36 9 Sept. 1/
Charles Erwin Aug. 4th 36 9 Sept. 1/
Edward Hinds Aug. 4th 36 9 Sept. 1/
John Trimble Aug. 4th 12 16 Aug. 1/
John Beard Aug. 16th 24 9 Sept. 1/
Gabriel Guile Aug. 23rd 15 7 Sept. 1/
Archibald Gilkeson Aug. 16th 24 9 Sept. 1/
Jacob Guile Aug. 23rd 15 7 Sept. 1/
George Guile Aug. 23rd 15 7 Sept. 1/
John Jameson Aug. 26th 8 3 Sept. 1/
William Martain Aug. 26th 8 3 Sept. 1/
Sworn to 16th December, 1756, by Capt. Pat. Martin. Receipt, 16th

December, 1756, by Capt. Pat. Martin for above.