David Adams of Somerset County

David Adams, son of Phillip Adams and Anne Crewe was born in Somerset Co, MD on 20 January 1687/8

He married twice. He married Mary Rugg circa 1711 in Somerset Co, MD. Mary was born circa 1695. She was the daughter of Furbury Rugg (Colonial Families MD:18)

He married Mary Cohoon circa 1732 in Somerset Co, MD (18.) Mary was born circa 1706. Mary was the daughter of John Cohoone III and Mary, his wife (18).

David registered to pay taxes in 1730 in Little Annamessex Hundred (Russo Tax Lists:2). The Tax List reads David Adams, Thomas Adams, Jacob Adams. David registered to pay taxes in 1731 in Little Annamessex Hundred (22). The Tax List reads David Adams, Thomas Adams, Jacob Adams. David registered to pay taxes in 1733 in Little Annamessex Hundred ( 44). The Tax List reads David Adams, Thomas Adams, Jacob Adams. David registered to pay taxes in 1734 in Little Annamessex Hundred (64). The Tax List reads David Addams, Thomas Addams, Jacob Addams, William Addams. David registered to pay taxes in 1735 in Little Annamessex Hundred (86). The Tax List reads David Addams, Thomas Addams, Jacob Addams, William Addams. David registered to pay taxes in 1736 in Little Annamessex Hundred (107). The Tax List reads David Addams, Jacob Addams, William Addams. David registered to pay taxes in 1737 in Little Annamessex Hundred (128). The Tax List reads D Addams, William Addams, D. Addams. David registered to pay taxes in 1738 in Little Annamessex Hundred (143 ). The Tax List reads David Addams, William Addams, David Addams. David registered to pay taxes in 1739 in Little Annamessex Hundred (167). The Tax List reads David Adams, William Adams, David Adams. David registered to pay taxes in 1740 in Little Annamessex Hundred (191). The Tax List reads David Adams, William Adams, David Adams.

David registered to pay taxes in 1744 in Little Annamessex Hundred (Miller 1744:3). The Tax List reads David Adams Sr., William Adams, David Adams Jr. David registered to pay taxes in 1748 in Little Annamessex Hundred (Miller 1748:4). The Tax List reads David Addams, David Addams. David registered to pay taxes in 1753 in Little Annamessex Hundred (Miller 1753:2). the Tax List reads David Adams, David Adams, Phillip Adams. David registered to pay taxes in 1757 in Little Annamessex Hundred (Miller 1757:2). The Tax List reads David Adams Sr., David Adams Jr., Isaac Adams.

David Adams and Mary Rugg had the following children:

1. Thomas Adams was born in Somerset Co, MD circa 1712. Thomas died before 13 June 1782. (Colonial Families MD:21). Thomas Adams was listed in the household of David Adams in 1730 in Little Annamessex Hundred (Russo:2). Thomas Adams was listed in the household of David Adams in 1731 in Little Annamessex Hundred (Russo: 22). Thomas Adams was listed in the household of David Adams in 1733 in Little Annamessex Hundred (Russo:44).Thomas was listed in the household of David Adams in 1734 in Little Annamessex Hundred (Russo:64). Thomas Adams was listed in the household of David Adams in 1735 in Little Annamessex Hundred (Russo:86). Thomas registered to pay taxes in 1736 in Little Annamessex Hundred (Russo:86). The Tax List reads Thomas Addams.

Thomas Adams first married Rachel Adams, daughter of his uncle Phillip Adams. Rachel died 14 June 1742, (Colonial Families MD:21). Thomas married second Adria Gunby, daughter of John Gunby (21).

Thomas registered to pay taxes in 1737 in Little Annamessex Hundred (Russo:128). The Tax List reads Thomas Addams. Thomas registered to pay taxes in 1739 in Little Annamessex Hundred (Russo:167). The Tax List reads Thomas Adams. Thomas registered to pay taxes in 1740 in Little Annamessex Hundred (Russo:191). The Tax List reads Thomas Adams.

Thomas registered to pay taxes in 1744 in Little Annamessex Hundred (Miller, 1744:3). The Tax List reads The Tax List reads Thomas Adams. Thomas registered to pay taxes in 1748 in Little Annamessex Hundred (Miller,:1748:4). The Tax List reads Thomas Addams. Thomas registered to pay taxes in 1753 in Little Annamessex Hundred

(Miller:1753:2). The Tax List reads Thomas Adams, Phillip Adams. Thomas registered to pay taxes in 1757 in Little Annamessex Hundred (Miller1757:2). The Tax List reads Thomas Adams, Phillip Adams.

Thomas Adams was the father of the following children: Phillip, Mary, David, Tabitha, Rachel and David.(Colonial Families MD:21).

2. Jacob Adams was born in Somerset Co, MD circa 1714. Jacob died before 1762. Jacob Adams was listed in the household of David Adams in 1730 in Little Annamessex Hundred (Russo: 2). Jacob Adams was listed in the household of David Adams in 1731 in Little Annamessex Hundred (Russo:22). Jacob Adams was listed in the household of David Adams in 1733 in Little Annamessex Hundred (Russo:44). Jacob Adams was listed in the household of in 1734 in Little Annamessex Hundred (Russo:64). Jacob Adams was listed in the household of David Adams in 1735 in Little Annamessex Hundred (Russo, J. Elliott:86). Jacob Adams was listed in the household of David Adams in 1736 in Little Annamessex Hundred (Russo:107).

3. William Adams was born in Somerset Co. MD circa 1718. (Tax List estimate.) William Adams was listed in the household of David Adams in 1734 in Little Annamessex Hundred (Russo:64).William Adams was listed in the household of David Adams in 1735 in Little Annamessex Hundred (Russo:86).William Adams was listed in the household of David Adams in 1736 in Little Annamessex Hundred (Russo:107). William Adams was listed in the household of David Adams in 1737 in Little Annamessex Hundred (Russo:128). William Adams was listed in the household of David Adams in 1738 in Little Annamessex Hundred (Russo:143 ). William Adams was listed in the household of David Adams in 1739 in Little Annamessex Hundred (Russo:167). William Adams was listed in the household of David Adams in 1740 in Little Annamessex Hundred (Russo:191).

William Adams was listed in the household Adams in 1744 in Little Annamessex Hundred (Miller 1744:3). William registered to pay taxes in 1748 in Little Annamessex Hundred (Miller 1744:3).

4. David Adams was born in Somerset Co, MD circa 1721. (Tax List estimate.) David Adams was listed in the household Adams in 1737 in Little Annamessex Hundred (Russo, J. Elliott:128).David Adams was listed in the household of David Adams in 1738 in Little Annamessex Hundred (Russo:143 ). David Adams was listed in the household of David Adams in 1739 in Little Annamessex Hundred (Russo:167). David Adams was listed in the household of David Adams in 1740 in Little Annamessex Hundred (Russo:191).

David Adams was listed in the household of David Adams in 1744 in Little Annamessex Hundred (Miller:1744:3).

David Adams was listed in the household of David Adams in 1748 in Little Annamessex Hundred (Miller 1748:4). David Adams was listed in the household of David Adams in 1753 in Little Annamessex Hundred (Miller 1753:2).

David Adams was listed in the household of David Adams in 1757 in Little Annamessex Hundred (Miller 1757:2).

David wrote his will on 26 September 1763. It was proved 4 November 1763. (Wright:21). In it he names his siblings: Sarah Adams, Nancy Adams, Mary Owens and William Adams.

4. Mary Adams was born in Somerset Co, MD circa 1725. She married Phillip Owen (Wright:21), circa 1740.

6. Martha Adams was born in Somerset Co, MD circa 1729. She married Ezekiel Lankford on 10 November 1757 in Somerset Co, MD. Ezekiel was born in Somerset Co, MD circa 1735. Ezekiel was the son of Joseph Lankford Jr and Rachel his wife

On 10 February 1761 Ezekiel and Martha had Rhoda Lankford of Ezekiel in Somerset Co, MD (Wright:85).

7. Sarah Adams was born in Somerset Co, MD circa 1732.

8. Nancy Adams was born in Somerset Co, MD circa 1734.

9. Betty Adams was born in Somerset Co, MD circa 1737.

10. Isaac Adams was born in Somerset Co, MD circa 1741(Tax List estimate.) On 10 December 1764 he married Mary Carsley, daughter of William Carsley (Colonial Families MD:22) Isaac died before 30 October 1798 (22).

Isaac Adams was listed in the household of David Adams in 1757 in Little Annamessex Hundred (Miller1757:2).

Isaac made a will on 6 February 1798 in Somerset Co, MD. It was probated 30 October 1798 (Dryden, Ruth T., Somerset Wills 1788-1799, p 51). An abstract reads:

To wife Mary. To son William, lands on the west side of Morumsco Road. To daughters Elizabeth and Leah, Lands on east side of Morumco Creek, if daughter Leah does not marry William Adams of Levi. Witt: Nathan Riggin, John Riggin, Levin Conner.

David Adams and Mary Cohoon had the following children:

11. Mary Adams) daughter by (Mary Cahoon,) was born in Somerset Co. MD circa 1744. She married George Dakes on 28 November 1762 (22).

12. Levi Adams was born in Somerset Co, MD circa 1748. Tax List estimate (1759) Levi died before 17 March 1801 (7). He married Betty Potter on 11 March 1773 in Somerset Co, MD (Wright:93). Betty was born in Somerset Co, MD on 4 September 1751 (Wright:73).

Levi made a will on 2 March 1798 in Somerset Co, MD. It was probated 17 March 1801 (Dryden:7). An abstract reads To wife Anna, executor, land on Murumsco Road. To eight children; Noah, Isaac, Obed, William, David, Polly, Sally and Levi. Witt: James Hall, Phillip Adams, Levin Conner.

13. Rhoda Adams was born in Somerset Co, MD circa 1751. She married Obed Daugherty on 23 June 1773 in Somerset Co, MD (Colonial Families MD:22). Obed was born in Somerset Co, MD circa 1752.

 

Sources:

Dryden, Ruth T.  Somerset County Maryland Wills 1788-99, EB1. Westminster MD: Family Line Publications.

Dryden, Ruth T. Somerset County Maryland Wills 1800-20 EB23. San Deigo CA: Ruth T. Dryden,

Miller, Rebecca F. Somerset County State of Maryland Tax Lists 1744. Princess Anne MD: Rebecca F. Miller, 1992.

Miller, Rebecca F. Somerset County State of Maryland Tax Lists 1748. Princess Anne MD: Rebecca F. Miller, 1992.

Miller, Rebecca F. Somerset County State of Maryland Tax Lists 1753. Princess Anne MD: Rebecca F. Miller, 1992.

Miller, Rebecca F. Somerset County State of Maryland Tax Lists 1757. Princess Anne MD: Rebecca F. Miller, 1992.

Peden, Henry C. Jr, & Wright, F. Edward. Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Volume 3. Lewes DE: Colonial Roots, 2000..

Russo, J. Elliott. Tax Lists of Somerset County 1730-1740. Westminster MD: Family Line Publications, 1992.

Wright, F. Edward. Maryland Eastern Shore Vital Records. Westminister MD: Family Line Publications. 1993.


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