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Thomas Adams

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Goochland, Goochland, Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Elbert, Georgia, United States
Place of Burial: Elbert, Georgia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of James Adams, Sr. and Cecily Ford
Husband of Sarah Ford
Father of Richard Carter Adams; James Burton Adams; Mourning McLocklin Thornton; Elizabeth Epperson Perryman; Thomas Ford Adams and 4 others
Brother of James Robert Adams, Jr.; Nancy Ann Adams; Robert Adams; Richard Adams; Mourning Pace and 6 others

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About Sgt. Thomas Adams

Son of James and Cecily (Ford) Adams. Born in Albemarle County, VA. Served as a "substitute" for his brother James Adams in militia units during Revolutionary War. Enlisted in a militia unit commanded by Captain William Courtley and Colonel Francis Taylor during the Revolutionary War. He was a sergeant.

He was married to Salley Ford 04 Oct 1786 in Virginia. They had nine children. 
His pension application of Oct 1832 can be read at the following link:

http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/elbert/military/revwar/pensions/adamstho.txt

According to "Early Cemeteries and Gravestones: Elbert County Georgia 1798-1919" compiled by the Elbert County Historical Society in 1984 his grave is located in the Thomas Adams graveyard somewhere off of Brewers Mill Rd.

Thomas Adams, Revolutionary soldier. His record as a soldier given in Pension Papers of his brother, James Adams, and he is listed in Elbert Co., GA. Courthouse as a Revolutionary soldier, entitled to two draws in the Land Lottery of 1825. Major Dobb's Battalion, Captain Horton's District - McIntosh's History of Elbert County, GA., page 223. His will is recorded in the Book of Wills, 1835-1860, elbert Co. courthouse.

Moved to Elbert County, Georgia in 1810. Reference: Adams of Virginia by James taylor Adams, Wise, VA. Feb. 1929. aMoved to Elbert Co., GA, Douglas Register, Transcribed and edited, W. Mack Jones. 
Information about the children of Thomas Adams and Sarah Ford was taken from a family bible. In possession of Mrs. Frank Westmoreland, 1930, who was Addie Adams, daughter of Rev. John D. Adams, C.S., m. flora Reynolds. John D., son of John Adams, 1801, m. Nancy Davis. John Adams, son of thomas Adams, Revolutionary soldier. Mrs. Lucindy Harris, a remarkable old lady, lived to be about 90 years old, a direct descendant of thomas Adams, gave me valuable information about the Adams and Thorntons of Virginia, who were early settlers of Elbert Co., Georgia. the names and dates she furnished made it possible to keep the line distinct and make them complete. 
One family tradition she told was that the site of richmond, Virginia, formerally belonged to the Adams and that the city does not hold a clear title to it. She remembers hearing, when a child, the elder men of the family discussing the advisability of bringing suit to recover the property. 
Another tradition was that the Massachusetts Adams and virginia Adams are of the same family but she could not give the connection. Mrs. Harris gave this information to Miss Alpha rogers about 1916. 
Thomas Adams and brother James Jr. moved to Elbert Co. GA - James in 1810. 
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Sgt. Thomas Adams's Timeline

1758
1758
Goochland, Goochland, Virginia, United States
1787
July 15, 1787
Age 29
1791
June 5, 1791
Age 33
1793
February 8, 1793
Age 35
Charlotte, Virginia, United States
1795
March 25, 1795
Age 37
Virginia, United States
1797
March 9, 1797
Age 39
1798
June 24, 1798
Age 40
Charlotte, Virginia, United States
1800
March 16, 1800
Age 42
Caroline, Virginia, United States
1801
May 30, 1801
Age 43
Albemarle, Virginia, United States