KENTUCKY Kentucky was orginially part of Virginia, so records of Kentucky, Ohio and Virginia are not clear as to the locations as borders were redrawn several times. Western Kentucky and Virginia was claimed by both Penn. and Virginia.
NELISON CO. 1775 - Samuel and John McAdams appear on the Pittsburgh payroll records of Virginia Troops from Augusta County. 1779 - Samuel sold his land in Yohogania Co. In 1780, he and brother William Alexander appear in R/W records of Yohogania Co., Virginia. 1787 - Samuel McAdams on tax list also the tax to Samuel Wilson was charged to Samuel McAdams. On list was Jonathon Irons (listed as Isons), James Craven, Lees and Lewis. Samuel McAdams, b. 1749 in Virginia who married Sarah ? Samuel appears to be the son of Alexander McAdams listed on the military roll in 1761 in Fredricks Co., Virginia and who sold his land in Westmoreland Co., Penn. This the same area as the old county of Yohogania was located and where Samuel sold his land in 1779. In 1778 Samuel was awarded 400 acres for his Revolutionary War service and took up residence on Pottinger's Creek in Jefferson Co., later Jefferson Co., Kentucky. He held warants for a total of 1509 acres of land excuted on 12 June 1786. He held the rank of Lieuteant in 1790. In 1812, he and his family moved to Harrison Co., Indiana. Samuel had remarried Jemina d/o James Cravens in 1819. He wrote his will 29 Sept. 1824. and names his children:i......John, cb. 1775 married Rebecca Irons d/o Jonathan Irons ii.....Mary, cb. 1776 married Michael Summers iii....Daniel, cb. 1778 married Rebecca Hinton iv....Alexander, cb. 1780 married Catherine Jupin v.....Sarah, cb. 1786 married Ignatius Thompson vi....William cb. 1788married Adria Nottingham vii....Samuel b. 1790 married Eliza Nottingam viii...Stephen cvb. married Eleanor DinsmoreFor more family records and information see: "Some Ancestors of Eugene Perrot McAdams" or "Sons of Adam" Alexander McAdams, cb. 1759 appears in records with Samuel McAdams in Yohogania Co., Va. and is probably his brother. Her served in the Revolutionary War for 3 years in the Contintenal Line of Virginia. He is referred to as William Alexander, his wife was Mary and he had two children. He was issued land grants in New Jersey, but does not to appeared to have lived there. This William Alexander is believed to be one of the Williams of who lived in Northumberland Co., Penn. His children were in Brooke Co., Virginia and after 1800 moved to Jefferson Co., Ohio. John McAdams, cb. 1757 is first found in the records with General Clark's militia in 1775 with Samuel McAdams. He was in Lincoln Co. and was on the 1797 Nelson Co. Ky. tax roll. He and his son, John are listed in the 1800 census. This John is believed to be the family in Northumberland Co., Penn. and later in Hamilton Co., Ohio. David McAdams, cb. 1750 first appears when he purchased land from William McAdams in Tyrone Co., NC. in 1770. He served with General Clark's militia. He was a resident of Findlay Twp, Penn. in Allegheny Co. where he settled Charles Morgan's Estate in 1808. He died in1830 leaving an estate to his children: Alexander, James, and daughter, Jane. Joseph McAdams, cb. 1765 was born in North Carolina. He appears in the Lincoln Co., Ky. marriage records when he married Nancy, the daughter of William Baley on 15 Jan. 1789. He then disappears from the records. Jocob McAdams, cb. 1783 in North Carolina married Polly Ryan 1 Oct. 1807 in WashingtonCo., Ky. He appears in the 1810 census with a son and daughter living in Meade Co. but is gone by 1840. George McAdams, cb. 1790 appears to be the son John McAdams in Overton Co., Tenn. He served in the war of 1812 as an Ensign from Maury Co. Tenn. He married Elizabeth (Betsy) McGee, daughter of John, 28 Nov. 1816. They moved to Christian Co., Ky. He died in 1832. Their children were:i.....Samuel C., b. 1819 married Sarah Minis ii....James Monroe, cb. 1820 iii...Mary, cb. 1822 iv...Elizabeth A., cb. 1825Living nearby but not named in his will was Edward D. McAdams, b. 1818 in Ky. Robert McAdams, b. 1800 in Ireland was in Greenup Co., Ky. James McAdams, b. 1830 in Ireland was in Campbell Co., Ky. Return toAmerican Index Page
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