by Charles C. Pavey ~ Columbus Ohio ~ Dated 1913
Typescript book located in Illinois State Library, Springfield
The Adams Family (abstracted) From various sources we have the children of Bartholomew ADAMS as Charles, Peter, Trustin, Henry, Manlove, James, Rebecca (married Burton LAYTON) and Elizabeth (married Louder HAMMON). Three of these sons, at least, emigrated to Ohio. We do not know if all the above children were of Bartholomew's wife Elizabeth MANSHIP.
Isaac PAVEY married Frances ADAMS, a sister of Bartholomew. The Isaac PAVEY family Bible, in the possession of Eli M. PAVEY of Mt. Auburn, Iowa, a grandson of Isaac by his second marriage, contains the following written by Isaac:
Isaac PAVEY and Franky ADAMS was married April the 20-1786.
There has been a persistent family tradition that Bartholomew ADAMS married a STAFFORD, and that Samuel PAVEY married Elizabeth ADAMS. We have disproved this (seemingly by hearsay). We are fully persuaded that the relationship did exist between the ADAMS and PAVEY families. Henry STAFFORD's wife, Anastasia ADAMS, was very close to Bartholomew, likely a sister. For over 50 years in Ohio, an intimacy between the children of Jesse PAVEY and the children of Bartholomew ADAMS existed.
When Manlove and Trustin ADAMS came to Ohio, about the time of the Civil War, they were welcomed by Daniel and Henry Stafford PAVEY as "cousins".
We have a letter dated February 1911, Chicago, from Bolling Arthur JOHNSON; he writes - my grandfather William ADAMS, came from Delaware from (sic) Kentucky, landing from a flat boat; somewhere between 1789-1795. (He does not say whose son his grandfather was and we have no information of Bartholomew having a son William). Whenever there was a wedding in our little circle my mother would recall and would tell how her father, William ADAMS, and her mother Elizabeth JOHNSTON ADAMS, had started out immediately after their marriage, upon two thoroughbred horses, and had ridden to the house of Daniel PAVEY in Fayette County Ohio, where they were given an "infair" dinner like unto that which might have been supplied by a baron of old. Personally, I have never heard this story from the lips of anyone excepting those of my mother, until last winter, when Mrs. Trustin ADAMS, giving it as an incident of which she was a participant, told me in detail of this same "infair" dinner. In telling the story, Mrs. ADAMS referred to William ADAMS as 'Cousin Billy'. Mrs. ADAMS, is living (1912) and is the second wife of Trustin ADAMS, as son of Bartholomew. Trustin died in Washington Court House, Ohio.
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From same book, but another quote:
In his book "The Pavey Family of Ohio," Charles C. Pavey has this to say about Samuel Pavey's son Isaac (1768-1843):
"For a first wife, on April 20, 1786, possibly at or near Bridgeville, Delaware, on the anniversary of his eighteenth birthday, Isaac married Frances Adams, who was at the time of her marriage not above 17 years of age, for she died January 8, 1796 in her twenty-seventh year. She was a sister of Bartholomew Adams, of Bridgeville, Delaware. How far distant the Pavey family lived from Bartholomew Adams, we do not know, but it could not have been very far, for Caroline County, Maryland, adjoins Delaware; and Bridgeville is only one and one-half miles from the Maryland line, and Caroline County is narrow and small."
On Saturday, 18 MAY 2002, the Washington (DC) Post published an article (Pages J1 and J2) about Bridgeville. While I consider the article to be primarily a real estate promotional piece, it does contain some information about the history of Bridgeville that could be of interest to Pavey researchers.
The Cincinnati Public Library also has this book available on microfiche. It is a "must read" for anyone that is a descendant of Isaac Pavey
(1768-1843) or Jesse Pavey (1772-1845).
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