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Elizabeth Betty Adams (Griffin)

Birthplace: Williamsburg, Williamsburg City, Virginia Colony
Death: Died in Essex, Virginia, USA
Place of Burial: Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Captain Leroy Griffin and Mary Ann Ewell
Wife of Col Richard Adams, Jr
Mother of Sarah Smith; Alice Marshall; Ebenezer Adams; Dr John Adams; Samuel Griffin Adams and 6 others
Sister of Thomas Bertrand Griffin; William Griffin, Sr; Dr. Corbin Griffin; Col. Samuel Griffin, US Congress; Judge Cyrus Griffin and 4 others
Half sister of Capt. Charles Ewell, III; Frances Ballentine; Charlotte Gallihue; Mary Ann Ewell; Maj. Bertrand Ewell and 2 others

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About Elizabeth Betty Adams

COLONEL RICHARD ADAMS of Richmond, Virginia; b. 17th May, 1726, in New Kent County; d. 2d August, x8oo, at Richmond. Was a member of the House of Burgesses for New Kent and Henrico Countries from 1752 to 1775; House of Dele- gates 1776-1778; Convention of 1776; Virginia Senate 1779-1782; was an ardent patriot throughout the Revolution and one of the most enterprising, public spirited, wealthy and influential citizens of Richmond; in. Loth April, 1755, Elizabeth GRIFFIN, b. 1738, d. 23d December, 18oo, dau. of Leroy and Mary Anne (BERTRAND) GRIFFIN of Richmond, Virginia, and sister of judge Cyrus GRIFFIN of Williamsburg. Colonel Richard ADAMS, his wife and many of his descendants are buried in Richmond, Virginia. Leroy GRIFFIN was High Sheriff of Richmond County, Virginia, 1734; his wife Mary Anne BERTRAND was the dau. of John BERTRAND, a Hugenot refugee, who fled from France during the persecution of Louis XIV. Leroy GRIFFIN was son of Thomas GRIFFIN, Burgess from Richmond County, Virginia, 1715, 1718- 1723-1726, who was the son of Col. Le Roy GRIFFIN, Justice of Rappahannock County, Virginia, 168o, and Colonel of Militia. His mother was Winifred CORBIN, dau. of Col. Henry CORBIN, Member of the Virginia Council 1663, Burgess 1658- 1659.

Griffin Arms.-A lion rampant. Corbin Arms.-Sable on a chief or three ravens ppr.

ISSUE (OF COLONEL RICHARD AND ELIZABETH (GRIFFIN) ADAMS) I. Tabitha, b. 4th July, 1756; d. unmarried 17th February, 1828. ii. Elizabeth Pressin, b. 17th December, 1757; d. unmarried 1832. in. Thomas Bowler, b. 18th December, 1759; d. 28th November, r794, in Richmond; m. Sarah MowIsiN, whose mother was a Miss BLAND of Prince George County. rv. Richard, b. 26th November, 176o; d. January, 1817; m. (firstly) Mrs. Elizabeth SOUTHALL of Chatsworth; m. (secondly) Mrs. Sarah Travers Daniel HAY; had issue. v. Anne, b. 27th October, 1762; d. 22d October, 1820; m. 3oth September, 1787, Col. Mayo CARRINGTON Of "Boston Hill," Cumberland County, Virginia. vi. William, b. 8th June, 1764; d. unmarried 15th June, 1787. vii. Sarah, b. 14th January 1766; d. 3oth September, 18o6; m. 7th February, 1793, William SMITH, Governor of Virginia and Member of House of Delegates 1791-1793, who was lost in the Richmond Theatre fire 26th December, 1811; had issue. vin. Alice, b. 2oth February, 1768; M. 28th June, 1788, William MARSHALL of Fauquier County, Virginia; had issue. ix. Ebenezer, d. in infancy. x. John, b. 14th July, 1773; d. 23d June, 1825; Physician and prominent citizen of Richmond for many years; m. Margaret WINSTON, dau. of Geddes WINSTON of Richmond. )CI. SAMUEL GRIFFIN, b. 5th May, 1776, of whom later.

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Birth: 1735 Williamsburg Williamsburg City Virginia, USA

Death: Dec. 23, 1800 Essex County Virginia, USA

Family links:

  • Richard Adams (1726 - 1800)
  • John Adams (1773 - 1825)*

Burial: Shockoe Hill Cemetery Richmond Richmond City Virginia, USA Plot: Possibly Buried here? Burials didn't start here until 1822-but husband who died 1800 is buried here

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Elizabeth Betty Adams's Timeline

Williamsburg, Williamsburg City, Virginia Colony
March 17, 1736
Age 1
Richmond, Virginia, United States
July 4, 1756
Age 21
December 17, 1757
Age 22
September 18, 1759
Age 24
November 26, 1760
Age 25
October 22, 1762
Age 27
June 8, 1764
Age 29
January 14, 1766
Age 31
King and Queen, VA