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Martha Mourning Adams

Martha Mourning Adams

Female 1806 - 1893  (87 years)

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  1. 1.  Martha Mourning AdamsMartha Mourning Adams was born on 2 Oct 1806 in Franklin, North Carolina (daughter of Jesse Adams and Eunice "Unicy" Hunt); died on 8 Nov 1893 in Gibson, Gibson, Tennessee; was buried in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Gibson, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 13 Nov 1806, Franklin, North Carolina

    Notes:

    Martha Mourning Adams is currently the earliest-born direct ancestor of PNH for whom we have a photograph, albeit an obviously-retouched one.

    Martha married Jesse Hammonds on 29 Aug 1823. Jesse (son of Charles Hammonds and Rahab Manning) was born on 11 May 1800 in Franklin, North Carolina; died on 29 Jan 1852 in Gibson, Gibson, Tennessee. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Martha Patsy Hammonds was born on 28 Jul 1825 in Humphreys, Tennessee; died on 28 Aug 1875.
    2. Young Jackson Hammonds was born on 17 Oct 1827 in Humphreys, Tennessee; died on 30 Apr 1896 in Gibson County, Tennessee.
    3. William Newton Hammonds was born on 5 Oct 1829 in Humphreys, Tennessee; died on 19 Nov 1902 in Gibson County, Tennessee.
    4. Charles Covington Hammonds was born on 15 Dec 1832 in Humphreys, Tennessee; died on 2 Jan 1892 in Gibson County, Tennessee.
    5. Jesse Washington Hammonds was born on 28 Sep 1835 in Humphreys, Tennessee.
    6. Louisa Catherine Hammonds was born on 2 Feb 1838 in Humphreys, Tennessee.
    7. Uriah Jasper Hammonds was born on 10 Sep 1840 in Benton, Polk, Tennessee; died on 27 Dec 1915 in Gibson County, Tennessee.
    8. Lurena Attaline Hammonds was born on 9 Jan 1843 in Benton, Polk, Tennessee; died on 25 Feb 1873 in Gibson County, Tennessee.
    9. Narcissa Jeffers Hammonds was born on 21 Aug 1845 in Milan, Gibson, Tennessee; died on 24 Nov 1922 in Fulton, Fulton, Kentucky; was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Fulton, Fulton, Kentucky.
    10. Rowena Abigail Hammonds was born on 25 Jun 1850 in Gibson County, Tennessee; died on 23 Mar 1883 in Fulton County, Kentucky.

    Martha married Mark Crocker on 10 Jul 1856 in Gibson County, Tennessee. Mark was born on 19 Jan 1788 in Spartanburg, South Carolina; died on 5 Apr 1858 in Gibson County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Jesse Adams was born in 1753 in Granville, North Carolina (son of Jesse Adams and Martha Johnson); died on 6 Dec 1835 in Humphreys County, Tennessee.

    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.

    Jesse married Eunice "Unicy" Hunt on 26 May 1782 in Franklin County, North Carolina. Eunice (daughter of Henry Hunt and Ann Taylor) was born on 21 Nov 1767; died about 1850 in Gibson County, Tennessee; was buried in Eldad Cemetery, Trenton, Gibson, Tennessee. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Eunice "Unicy" Hunt was born on 21 Nov 1767 (daughter of Henry Hunt and Ann Taylor); died about 1850 in Gibson County, Tennessee; was buried in Eldad Cemetery, Trenton, Gibson, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 21 Nov 1766, North Carolina

    Notes:

    From the Find a Grave page for Eunice "Unicy" Hunt Adams (citation details below):

    Eunice "Unicy" Hunt married Jesse Adams 5/26/1782 in Franklin County, NC
    Unicy became entitled to a widow's pension after Jesse's death 12/6/1835 in Benton County, Tennessee.

    An affidavit by son-in-law Jesse Hammonds dated 1/12/1844 said she was "77 on the 21st of November last". Another statement said she was "74 on the 21st of November last" so we can be confident of her birthday.

    On the 1850 census NICA ADAMS age 83 resided with her daughter & son-in-law Mourning & Jesse Hammonds. Her parents married in 1766 and she was the 2nd child which along with the census record would place her dob as 11/21/1767. She presumably died in Gibson Co, TN during that decade but I do not know her precise date of death.

    On June 18, 1840 in Benton County Tennessee, Unicy Adams, 74, filed for a widow's pension under the 1836 act stating that she is the widow of Jesse Adams who was a pensioner at the rate of $26.66 per annum for his service in the revolution; that she married him May 26, 1782; that he died December 6 1835 and that she remains his widow.

    [Said on the aforementioned Find a Grave page to have been transcribed from a family record:]

    Nancy Adams was born November 20, 1782
    Polley Adams was born April 4th 1784
    Henry Adams was born April 14 1786
    Alsey Adams was born July 31 1788
    Elizza Adams was born January 1, 1791
    Unicy Adams was born February 3, 1794
    Milley Adams was born March 28 1795
    Tabitha Adams was born October 16th 1797
    Jesse Adams was born April 30 1802
    Gillum Adams was born June 14 1804
    Morning Adams was born October 2, 1806
    Young Adams was born April 25 1809
    Rote by Gillum Adams June 11, 1822

    Document transcribed on the "Hammons & Garvin Family Tree" on ancestry.com:

    Declaration

    In order to obtain the benefit of act of Congress of the 7 of July 1838 entitled An act granting half pay and pensions to certain widows

    State of Tennessee

    Benton County

    On this thirty first day of October one thousand eight hundred and forty personally appeared before me JESSE HAMMONDS as acting Justice of the peace in and for Benton County band state aforesaid UNICY ADAMS a resident of the State of Tennessee in the county of Benton aged seventy three years November 21st 1839.

    Who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on her oath made the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress passed July 7 1838, entitled an act granting half pay and pensions to certain widows: That she is the widow of JESSE ADAMS who was a private in the militia in the revolutionary war having a certificate of pension from the War department for twenty six dollars and sixty six cents per annulment during his natural life.

    She farther declares that she was married to JESSE ADAMS on the 26th day of May one thousand seven hundred and eighty two.  That her husband, the aforesaid JESSE ADAMS died on the 6th day of Dec one thousand eight hundred and thirty five.  That she was not married to him prior to his leaving the services, but the marriage took place previous to the first of January seventeen hundred and ninety four.

    viz: at the time above stated sworn to and subscribed to on the day and year above.

    Written before

    JESSE HAMMONDS, Justice

    of the peace for Benton County

    UNICY x ADAMS

    her mark 

    Children:
    1. 1. Martha Mourning Adams was born on 2 Oct 1806 in Franklin, North Carolina; died on 8 Nov 1893 in Gibson, Gibson, Tennessee; was buried in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Gibson, Tennessee.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Jesse Adams was born about 1725 in Southampton, Virginia; died after 1780 in Johnston, North Carolina.

    Jesse married Martha Johnson. Martha (daughter of John Johnson) was born in in Virginia; died after 1777 in Johnston, North Carolina. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Martha Johnson was born in in Virginia (daughter of John Johnson); died after 1777 in Johnston, North Carolina.
    Children:
    1. 2. Jesse Adams was born in 1753 in Granville, North Carolina; died on 6 Dec 1835 in Humphreys County, Tennessee.

  3. 6.  Henry Hunt was born on 28 Nov 1744 (son of Thomas Hunt); died on 16 Jun 1825 in Wilson County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    ancestry.com's "ThruLines" DNA feature suggests that the father of Unicy who married Jesse Adams was Henry Hunt (1744-1825). The will of one Henry Hunt of Wilson County, Tennessee, dated 4 May 1825, gives "unto my daughter [illegible] Adams, one bed and furniture." It also names sons Benjamin, Jesse, and Hardy, and daughter Tabitha, and ancestry.com shows DNA matches to PNH for claimed descendants of all four of those individuals. A Find a Grave page for this Henry Hunt calls him "Rev Henry Hunt," although we have no other evidence that he was a clergyman.

    Henry married Ann Taylor on 31 Jan 1766 in Bute County, North Carolina. Ann was born on 2 Feb 1745 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia; died in in Tennessee. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Ann Taylor was born on 2 Feb 1745 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia; died in in Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Possibly (also?) named Sarah, although this may represent confusion with the Sarah "Sallie" Taylor who married Henry Hunt's brother Hardy Hunt. Said to have been a daughter of John and Mary Taylor.

    Children:
    1. 3. Eunice "Unicy" Hunt was born on 21 Nov 1767; died about 1850 in Gibson County, Tennessee; was buried in Eldad Cemetery, Trenton, Gibson, Tennessee.


Generation: 4

  1. 10.  John Johnson
    Children:
    1. 5. Martha Johnson was born in in Virginia; died after 1777 in Johnston, North Carolina.

  2. 12.  Thomas Hunt died about Jan 1791 in Little Creek, Franklin, North Carolina.

    Notes:

    This Thomas Hunt's Find a Grave page gives his birth as "probably bef. 1711" and his parents as "William (IV) Hunt and Sarah (Wyche) Hunt", but it appears that the Thomas Hunt who was this couple's son died in 1759 and mentions no son Henry in his will.

    From the Find a Grave page for Thomas Hunt (citation details below):

    Thomas Hunt served in the Revolutionary War and swore the oath of allegiance in North Carolina on October 08, 1754 of the Granville Co., VA Militia in Capt. Benjamin Simms Company, under the command of of Col. William Eaton. [...]

    Thomas Hunt's will dated 26 Sept. 1790 (rec'd. Mar. 1791, Franklin Co., NC) included grandchild, Josiah Massey, son of a dau, dec'd., who married Drury Massey (will book A; p. 121 shows Hardy Hunt as guardian for Josiah Massey's part of his grandfather's estate...$28 1/2, and has for son Drury Massey). Franklin Co., NC - Wills (bk. A; p. 76A).

    Children:
    1. 6. Henry Hunt was born on 28 Nov 1744; died on 16 Jun 1825 in Wilson County, Tennessee.