Person:Ebenezer Adams (6)

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Ebenezer Adams, gent., of St. Peter's parish, New Kent, VA
b.bef 1696 Essex, England
  • F.  Richard Adams (add)
  • M.  Ann Jarvis (add)
m. Dec. 22, 1709
  1. Ebenezer Adams, gent., of St. Peter's parish, New Kent, VAbef 1696 - 1735
  • HEbenezer Adams, gent., of St. Peter's parish, New Kent, VAbef 1696 - 1735
  • WTabitha Cockeabt 1698 - aft 1760
m. abt. 1718
  1. Richard Adamsabt 1719 - 1721
  2. Bowler Adams1722 - 1726
  3. William Adams1724 - bef 1763
  4. Col. Richard Adams, Sr.1726 - 1800
  5. Tabitha Adams1728 -
  6. Thomas Adams, of the Calfpasture, Augusta County, VAAbt 1730 - bef 1788
  7. Anne Adamsabt 1731 - 1775
  8. Sarah Adams1734 - 1775
Facts and Events
Name Ebenezer Adams, gent., of St. Peter's parish, New Kent, VA
Gender Male
Birth? bef 1696 Essex, England[based on 1714 property grant]
Property[1] 1714 Henrico, Virginia, United Statesreceived grants for 3983 ac combined in New Kent and Henrico counties
Property[1] 1714 New Kent, Virginia, United Statesreceived grants for 3983 ac combined in New Kent and Henrico counties
Religion[1] vestryman, St. Peter's parish
Marriage abt. 1718 New Kent, Virginia, United Statesto Tabitha Cocke
Other[1] Oct 1720 Henrico, Virginia, United StatesExecutor to Will of Richard Cocke, his father in law
Death[1] 13 Jun 1735 New Kent, Virginia, United States

Research Notes

(To Be Sorted Out)

Established home on the Pamunkey River in New Kent Co, called Winslows.
Around 1733 or a bit earlier, mentioned in a chancery suit of William Savage (Adams was not a defendant in the suit) re a dispute over land in Middlesex & Essex (can't tell whether this is England or VA; I think England). Mentioned as "Ebenezer Adams of Virginia". Other names mentioned: Philip Perry, William Hammond, Clopton, Savage, Moss. [VA Colonial Records Project at LVA online, survey report 10671; Chancery Proceedings 1714-1758, Mitfords Division]
Dead before Jan. 1757 (see son Richard's entry). Death date of 1735 from Brent Tarter article; I don't know the source.
References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine.

    Vol V (1897), pp 159-164.
    GENEALOGY OF THE ADAMS FAMILY OF NEW KENT AND HENRICO COUNTIES, VA.
    Compiled by C.W. Coleman.

    II. EBENEZAR ADAMS (Richard), of St. Peter's parish, New Kent Co., Virginia, gent., came to Virginia before 1714, and received grants of 3,983 acres in New Kent and Henrico counties in that year and subsequently ; was vestryman of St. Peter's parish, and died 13 Jun, 1735. [St. Peter's Parish Reg.] He married about 1718, Tabitha, daughter of Richard Cocke, "the younger of Bremo" (Richard, of Bremo, Lt. Col. Richard, of Bremo and Malvern Hill, the emigrant), by his first wife, Anne (b. 23 Jan., 1675 ; d. 24 April, 1705), daughter of Thomas Bowler, Esq., of Rappahannock Co., member of the Council, &c. The last will and testament of Richard Cocke, of Bremo, Henrico Co., was presented in court Oct., 1720, by Ebenezar Adams, one of the executors named therein, and certificate granted, John Bolling and William Randolph, securities. [Henrico Order Book, p. 48.] Tabitha (Cocke) Adams owned that portion of her grandfather's, Thomas Bowler's estate, in Essex Co., still known as Bowler's, on which was a public warehouse. [Journal House Burgesses, 29 May and 11 June, 1740.] She was living a widow in New Kent Co., in 1760, being mentioned at that time in the will of her son-in-law, Col. Francis Smith, of Essex. [Essex Records.]