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John Adams of Back Creek, late 1700s
Posted by: David Davis (ID *****5765) Date: June 03, 2012 at 12:08:11
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Hello. I am seeking information on the John Adams who was granted 391 acres "on the waters of Back Creek" in 1775. Further research and analysis have led me to believe that the tract of land was very near the little village of Pughtown, now Gainesboro, in the northwest part of the county. I also have census data for 1810 and 1820 which may relate to this man or his family, but I am missing the critical information on his birth and ancestry and specific information on his children, as well as any other information on his life, possible migration from the area, wife, etc.

The John Adams of Back Creek may be connected to my GGGGF John Adams of Virginia and Clark County, Ohio, “My” John Adams was born in Virginia and probably in the period 1780-1795. He appears to have migrated to Clark County, Ohio, in the period 1811-1815 where he probably lived until his death, perhaps between 1840 and 1850. Information on his wife or marriage is unknown, though one child, Caroline, reported in the 1880 Census that her mother was born in Tennessee.

Fairly reliable records show that my John fathered at least 6 children: William (said to be living in California in the early 1890s); David (prob. in Clark Co. in 1840; also in Cal. In 1890s); Wilson; Elizabeth, my GGGM (15 Mar 1812-4 Oct 1849; mar. Samuel Albin, 1809-1865, lived in Clark County); Caroline (22 Aug 1817, OH-26 Aug 1896; mar. Thomas Albin, 1815-1885; lived in Clark Co.); and Lavina (born ca. 1815; apparently died unmarried after 1860).

Any information, clues, or suggestions will be most welcome. Thank you.

David Davis
Arlington, Virginia

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