Posted By:D. Kenerley
Subject:Re: Adams & Pigg families of Pittsylvania County, VA, plus Clark County, KY
Post Date:August 20, 2012 at 17:06:31
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Forum:Pittsylvania County, VA Genealogy Forum
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From what little info I have, Elkanah Adams was the son of John Adams, born @1730 in Fairfax Co, Va, and died @ May 1815 in Pittsylvania Co, Va. John's wife was named Elizabeth Pigg (daughter of PAUL PIGG and ELIZABETH OSBORNE) and she was born @1720 somewhere and died in 1811 in Pittsylvania Co, Va. Their children were named:
John Adams (wife Sarah Pigg); Elizabeth Adams (husband William Mastin Williams); Allen Adams; Nathan Adams (wife Agnes Campbell); and Elkanah "Cain" Adams (wife Mary Ann Pigg); as well as, William Adams (wife Tabitha Beauchamp).

John Adams was first recorded living in Pittsylvania Co, Va on the Master Index of Land Patents of VA. REF: Pittsylvania Co Old Record Book 1737-70, p 232, July 1755. John Adams entered for and received 400 acres on the north of Banister River, beginning on William Adams' line (his father); p 269 Feb 8, 1762, John Adams entered 400 acres on Pollys Branch of the Banister Rivee, Robert Adams entered adjacent land the same date.

So, as you can see, there are some cousin marriages going on here apparently. What I'm really looking for is a connection to the Owen family, specifically to the Richard Owen line that lived in Pittsylvania Co ... namely Wiley Owen.

Wiley Owen was born Pittsylvania Co in 1802 and died somewhere near Danville VA @1897. He married Mary Woodson, daughter of Drury Woodson and Nancy Adams. Mary Woodson's parents were Drury Woodson and Nancy Adams. The Woodson line is very well documented I believe they go back to the Jamestown area. Again, Nancy Adams parents were Elkanah (Cain) Adams and Mary Ann Pigg, daughter of Paul Pigg and Sarah UNK.

This line confuses me to tell you the truth. And that's all I have ... it would be helpful to sort the Piggs out as well as to learn how the Owen family lived in close proximity for Wiley to have married into the family. Wiley and Royal Owen married the Woodson girls at Shockoe Baptist Church ... which is supposedly the "Owen Burying Ground". This amounts to a mound of earth, which also holds an esteem minister's remains, while the minister's marker is on display on the Church's main grounds.

If you or anyone else has info on the Owen line and how it logically intersects with these families or the "Owen Burying Ground" at Shockoe, it would be a great discovery!

Thanks from a retired, 29 year Air Force veteran, now living more than a days drive away ... a little too far for me to get back there and research on my own.

Regards and thanks for asking.