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ADAMS David A.
Male 1766 - 1834

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  • Birth  28 Jan 1766  Waxhaw, Lancaster, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Also Known As  General 
    Burial  Zebulon, Pike County, Georgia (Methodist Church Cemetery) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Name  David Adams  [1
    Died  19 Oct 1834  Zebulon, Pike, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried  19 Oct 1834  Gladesville, Jasper, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I30852  Brasfield-Brassfield Genealogies
    Last Modified  17 Feb 2015 
     
    Father  ADAMS James,   b. Between 1733 and 1740, Scotland or South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1796, Hancock, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  MONTGOMERY Mary,   b. 16 May 1743, South Carolina, Maryland, or Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F4065  Group Sheet
     
    Family 1  LAWRENCE Mary,   b. Abt 1767, Charleston, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1840 
    Family ID  F9871  Group Sheet
     
    Family 2  BRASFIELD Elizabeth,   b. 18 Aug 1779, Granville, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1833, Zebulon, Pike, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1799  Hancock, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. ADAMS Jonathan,   b. 11 Dec 1803, Hancock, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1864, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. ADAMS Jefferson,   b. Abt 1804
    >3. ADAMS Caleb Brasfield,   b. Abt 1805, Hancock, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 01 May 1858, De Soto, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. ADAMS George,   b. Abt 1808
     5. ADAMS Jane,   b. Abt 1813
     6. ADAMS Nancy,   b. Abt 1815
     7. ADAMS Rebecca E.,   b. Abt 1818
    Family ID  F9870  Group Sheet
     
  • Notes 
    • Betsy Brasfield m. (Gen)David Adams, GA
      Posted by: Cherry Strong Hicks Date: May 31, 1998 at 17:53:08
      of 90

      Searching for the parents of Elizabeth (Betsy) Brasfield m. (Gen) David Adams 1799. One of their children, Caleb Brasfield Adams was b. in 1805 in Hancock Co, GA.

      am VERY interested in the BRASSFIELD book. Please keep us posted on when it will be available...cost...etc..
      My BRASSFIELD connection is as follows..
      Me, Judy TRAMMELL Smith
      My father, Henry Claymon TRAMMELL
      G-father, Henry Livingston TRAMMELL
      G-G-grandfather, George Ira TRAMMELL
      GGG grandfather, Samuel L. (could this actually be "Ell" TRAMMELL?
      Samuel L or "Ell" m. Mary Ozella MICKLEBOROUGH/MICKLEBERRY..Mary was d/o Mark Henry MICKLEBOROUGH and Jane Chamblin ADAMS..Jane was d/o Caleb Brassfield ADAMS and Caleb was s/o Betsy BRASSFIELD and Gen. David ADAMS...
      O.K..There seems to be a Mrs. Betsy BRASSFIELD who also married a Dennis TRAMMELL. I think this is the same Betsy who was married to Gen. David ADAMS...If anyone has any information whatsoever on any of the above families, I would be very thankful..I am willing to share any and all of my information with others. Thanks, Judy TRAMMELL Smith jdsmith@pdq.net

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      GENERAL DAVID ADAMS. --- A paper of the day says: - "This gentleman was born at the Waxaws, in South Carolina, on the 28th of January, 1766. He served a campaign in the latter part of the Revolution, in the lower portion of South Carolina, under General Henderson, against the British and Tories. After the successful termination of that war, his father removed, and settled on Shoulder Bone Creek, in the State of Georgia. The Creek Indians, at the time, were a powerful nation of savages; a war of extermination existed between them and the white settlers of the frontiers of this State. The attacks of the Creeks were so frequent, being often marked by the extinction of whole families, that the inhabitants of every neighbourhood were compelled to build and live in forts. The younger Adams now came forward in defence of his country, with a zeal that gained the confidence of his fellow citizens; he was elected a major of the militia, and was engaged in the arduous duties of a scout for ten years"

      "Major Adams was elected Brigadier-General by the Legislature of Georgia, and subsequently a Major-General. He was appointed to the command of an expedition in the war against the towns on the Tallapoosa River, by the Governor. Having commenced his march with about three hundred volunteers to the above-mentioned towns, General Floyd, being then in the lower part of the nation, with the army under his command, hearing of the expedition under General Adams, and knowing that the savages had evacuated their towns, and embodied in the Horse Shoe, and consequently were too strong for such a force as that commanded by General A., detached a troop of horses to intercept him and turn him back; unfortunately he was too far advanced, and the troop could not overtake him. On arriving at the town opposite, or a little above the bend distinguished by the name of the Horse Shoe, he found it deserted by the Indians, who had retired within their fortifications in the Horse Shoe, out of which they marched up and paraded in considerable numbers, on the opposite side of the river, and fired upon the volunteers in the town, with little or not effect, having slightly wounded one man. It was found impracticable to cross the river, it being very much swollen by the recent rains; and, indeed, it was highly necessary to commence a retreat. Having burnt the village, and destroyed the provisions which the Indians had not removed to their fortifications within the bend of the river, he retired a short distance and encamped for the night. The cunning savages were prowling about his encampment, endeavouring, no doubt, to ascertain the number of the volunteers. They were frequently fired upon by the sentinels. General Adams wisely suffered no fire to be kindled during the night, which was remarkably cold. To this circumstance, and his judicious manouvres, by which he concealed the strength of his detachment, may be attributed his not being attacked and defeated by the powerful force of the savages then in his immediate neighbourhood.

      "General Adams held various appointments under the State Government, all of which he discharged with fidelity and ability. He was a Commissioner on the part of the State, when the lands lying between the Ocmulgee and Flint Rivers were obtained. He was always a favourite with his fellow citizens, as a distinguished member of the Legislature for upwards of twenty-five years, and was often Speaker of the House of Representatives."

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      The grave of David Adams b 1766 in SC and died in 1834 and is buried in
      Jasper County, Ga. was found recently by horseback riders and they plan
      to do something about this grave site. David is the brother of Mary
      Adams who married Seth Kennedy in Hancock County and this is our family
      line. Since David was a RS but does not have a DAR marker, some DAR and
      SAR people are trying to get involved to get this grave properly marked.
      It is on property that is now owned by the State of Ga. There is a
      family marker I understand. Since I am not a horseback rider and 78
      years of age it may be sometime before I get to see this grave. Would
      like to hear from you if you have any connections and are interested.
      Katherine Bray [kcbray@alltel.net] 9/25/2003

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      Michael,
      Early this morning while turkey hunting I took a close look at an old tombstome I found. Way-way-way back in the woods outside of Monticello,GA in Jasper County.
      Surprisingly I could read most of the stone & it had a lot of info. General David Adams from S.Carolina had lived for 69 years & died October 19, 1834. It also had info about his family, but I don't remember it all.
      I found this interesting so I searched the web & located your info. Do you know anything else about David Adams, or how I might could find out more? Thanks in advance
      Kevin Sentell
     
  • Sources 
    1. [S266] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Database online..
      Record for Jonathan Adams