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Jesse Adams

Male 1753 - 1835  (82 years)


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  • Name Jesse Adams  [1, 2
    Born 1753  Granville, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Dec 1835  Humphreys, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I7275  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of PNH
    Last Modified 14 Feb 2016 

    Father Jesse Adams,   b. Abt 1725, Southampton, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1780, Johnston, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Mother Martha Johnson,   b. Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1777, Johnston, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2416  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Unicy,   b. 21 Nov 1766, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1860  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 26 May 1782 
    Children 
    +1. Martha Mourning Adams,   b. 2 Oct 1806, Franklin, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1893, Gibson, Gibson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2015 
    Family ID F3591  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From Jesse Adams's application for a Revolutionary War pension, 20 Sep 1832:

      "[S]tates he was mustered into service at Kingston in the state of North Carolina under Capt John Whitley and Matthew Crellars Lieutenant under Col Wm Caswell and marched monks corner in South Carolina thence to the White Cliffs in view of Augusta and down through Augusta and down near the mpouth of Briar Creek in pursuit of the British and when they got there they had taken up the bridge and that our enemy was stationed between Briar Creek and the Savannah River until the British army marched -- and marched around and came down on the back of our troops; that he was sick at the time of the battle of Briar creek and was not at the same -- he then returned home to Franklin co North Carolina 1781."

      From the Hammonds Family Tree page:

      "In 1769 there is a record of deed of land in Bute Co., N.C. (Also shows deeds in 1774 and 1777 where he sold land.) Jesse Adams served in the Revolutionary War. He applied for a pension in 1832 while living in Humphreys Co., TN. In 1810 he is in the Nash Co., NC census. He moved that same year and is in the Smith Co., Tn census. In 1820 they are still in Smith Co.

      "They then moved to Humphreys Co., TN shortly after that because Jesse Hammonds and his wife Martha Mourning Adams married there in 1823. Jesse Adams died in Humphreys Co., TN on Dec 6, 1835, he was 82 years old! Nancy Alice (Nica) continued to live there until some of her children along with Jesse and Mourning moved to Gibson Co. around 1850. She then lived with some of her children. They had 12 children and they migrated through TN, KY, GA, AL."

      Note that Bute County, North Carolina was carved out of Granville County in 1764.

  • Sources 
    1. [S237] Jesse and Mourning Adams Family Bible.

    2. [S1048] Findagrave.com page for Elizabeth Mourning "Martha" Adams Hammonds.

    3. [S1047] U.S., Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900, on ancestry.com.