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.]
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