Ebenezer Adams (c.1695 - 1735)

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Birthplace: London, England
Death: Died in VA, USA
Managed by: Margaret, (C)
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About Ebenezer Adams

CAPTAIN EBENEZER ADAMS, d. 13th June, 1735; emigrated from England to St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia, before 1714, and received grants of 3983 acres of land in New Kent and Henrico Counties in that year; subsequently became a vestryman of St. Peter's Parish. i ith June, 1718, and remained so and as a warden until his death. In 1731 he became Captain of Colonial Militia; M. circa 1718, Tabitha CocKE, dau. of Richard CocKE the younger of Bremo by his first wife Anne BowLER, dau. of Thomas BowLER, Esq., of Rappahannock County, a member of the Virginia Council 1670.

ISSUE I. Richard, d. in infancy. II. Bowler, b. 19th April, 1722; d. in infancy. Iu. William, b. 4th July, 1724; d. before 25th August, 1763. rv. RICHARD, b. 17th May, 1726, of whom later. v. Tabitha, b. July, 1728; d. 1764, in. Richard EPPES, Member of House of Burgesses, 1752-1755, 1758-1764; had issue. vi. Thomas, b. in New Kent County, circa 1730; d. at his seat "Cow Pas- ture" August, 1788, in Augusta County; was Clerk of Henrico County, Vestryman and Warden Henrico Parish, Secretary of Indian Treaty at Cataba Town loth February, 1756; about 1762 went to England and became a merchant in London; returned to Virginia in 1772. May 27th, 1774, one of the Signers of an "Association" entered into by late Members of the House of Burgesses. Chairman of the New Kent County Committee, 1774, Member of the Old Congress, 1778, and signed the Articles of Confederation between the States. Remov- ing to Augusta County, he represented in the Legislature that district comprising Augusta, Rockingham, Rockbridge, and Shenandoah from 1784-1787. He was an earnest patriot; in. Elizabeth (FAUNTLEROY) COCKE, Jr. vii. Anne, b. circa 173r; d. 1775; in. circa 1748 (as second wife), Col. Francis SMITH of South Franham Parish, Essex County, Member of the House of Burgesses 1752-1758; had issue. vm. Sarah, in. Col. John FRY, b. 7th May, 1737, of the Colonial Militia, Mem- ber of the House of Burgesses from Albemarle County, Virginia; 1761- 1764; was also a Vestryman of St. Anne's Parish, Albemarle County.

ISSUE I. Joshua FRY, moved to Kentucky; in. Peachy WALKER, dau. of Dr. Thomas WALKER, the Kentucky Explorer; had issue. 2. William A. FRY, m. and had issue. 3. Tabitha FRY, in. Bowler CocKE; no issue.

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Capt. Ebenezer Adams's Timeline

London, England
Age 23
April 19, 1722
Age 27
July 4, 1724
Age 29
July 7, 1728
Age 33
Henrico Co, VA
Age 35
New Kent Co, VA
Age 36
Williamsburg, New Kent, Virginia, United States
June 13, 1735
Age 40
Age 40