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Samuel Griffin Adams

Birthdate: (45)
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia
Death: July 25, 1821 (45)
Richmond, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of Col. Richard Adams, Jr. and Elizabeth Betty Adams
Husband of Katherine Elizabeth Adams
Father of Elizabeth Adams; Richard Adams; Inner Calloway Adams; Samuel Griffin Adams; John Adams and 3 others
Brother of Richard Adams, III; Sarah Smith; Alice Marshall; Ebenezer Adams; Dr John Adams and 5 others

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About Samuel Griffin Adams

SAMUEL GRIFFIN ADAMS of Richmond, Virginia; b. there 5th May, 1776; d. there 25th July, 1821. Was adjutant 19th Regiment Virginia Militia War of 1812; was projector first water works system of Richmond, 1809; served in Virginia Assembly; in. May, 1797, Katherine Elizabeth INNEs, b. 9th May, 1779, d. 5th j\Tovember, 1836, dau. of judge Henry INNES, b. in Caroline County, Virginia, 15th January, 1753, d. 2oth September, 18r6, in Frankfort, Kentucky, in. (firstly) 3d October, 1775, Katherine Elizabeth CALLAWAY, b. 1756, d. 26th December, 1790, niece of Col. James INNES, Lieutenant Colonel in the Revolutionary War, the first Attorney-General of Virginia and was offered the appointment of Attorney- General of the United States by Washington but declined. Judge INNES was a Member of the Virginia Legislature in 1783 and in that year was elected by the Legislature of Virginia as one of the judges of the Supreme Court for the District of Kentucky. In 1785 was elected by the Virginia Legislature, Attorney-General for the district of Kentucky. In 1789 he was appointed judge of the United States Court for the District of Kentucky, which office he held until his death in 1816, in the meantime having declined the appointment of Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals, which was offered him when Kentucky became a State in 1792. Was a member of the Kentucky Board of War in 1791; Member of Danville Convention in 1785, 1787 and 1788 looking to the erection of Kentucky into a separate State; and was a Member of the Convention in Frankfort in 1799 which formed the Constitution of Kentucky. His wife, Elizabeth CALLAWAY was the daughter of Col. James CALLAWAY of Bedford County, Virginia, who was a Burgess from that County in 1766-1768 and who with William Preston Robert ADAMS, Jr. (a descendant of Capt. Ebenezer ADAMS) and Charles LYNCH formed the original LYNCH law, and their acts were condoned and they were granted indemnity by the Virginia General Assembly, October, 1782.

ISSUE OF HARRY INNES AND KATHERINE ELIZABETH CALLAWAY I. Sarah, b. 13th July, 1776; m. 1792, Francis THORNTON and had issue. II. Katherine Elizabeth, b. 9th May, 1779; m. 7th May, 1797, Samuel G. ADAMS. III. Elizabeth, b. 23d September, 1785; m. June, 1805, Thomas ALEXANDER. xv. Ann, b. 6th April, 1787; m. October, 1802, John MORRIS. Imies Arms.-Argent three stars with a bordure, chigney of the first and second. Crest.-A branch of Palm slipped, ppr. Motto." Ornatus Radix Fronde."

ISSUE OF SAMUEL G. AND KATHERINE ELIZABETH (IINES) ADAMS L Elizabeth Innes, b. 3oth April, 1798; d. loth November, 1803. II. Richard, b. 7th February, 18oo; d. ixth June, 1851; m. (firstly) Mary SELDEN; M. (secondly) Lucy W. THORNTON; had issue. m. Mary Griffin, b. 8th February, 1803; d. loth February, 1870; M. George POLLARD; had issue. Iv. Inner Callaway, b. 6th March, 18o7; d. 16th August, 1862; M. (firstly) Ellen Green WILLIAMS; m. (secondly) Hannah W. WooDwARD. v. Samuel Griffin, b. 31st July, 18io; d. 24th June, 1839; in. Maria GILMER. vi. John, b. 7th July, 1812; d. May, 1813. vu. George William, b. 29th March, 1814; d. 1853; in. Jane Ruffin ROBERT- SON; had issue. vm. THOMAS, b. 15th June, 1816, of whom later. Ix. James limes, b. 18th December, x818; d. 1855; in. Henrietta Catherine BICKLEY.

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Samuel Griffin Adams's Timeline

May 5, 1776
Richmond, Virginia
April 30, 1798
Age 21
February 7, 1800
Age 23
March 6, 1807
Age 30
July 31, 1810
Age 34
July 7, 1812
Age 36
March 29, 1814
Age 37
June 15, 1816
Age 40
December 18, 1818
Age 42
July 25, 1821
Age 45
Richmond, Virginia