John Huey Abraham Thomson Samuel Miller Robert Hanna Wm. Martha Byers; sons, William, Francis, John (if he comes to this country). Notes from Leonardo Andrea’s South Carolina Genealogical Collection regarding Francis Adams, born ca 1740 in Ireland: Item #31 Council Journal dated 6 Jan. Waxhaw was the name of an Indian Tribe that lived there. I Francis Adams sign of Noxubee County Mississippi so this day the fourteenth of December in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Forty Four do hereby make my last Will and Testament in mind and form following that is to say: 1st I desire my wife Mary Adams to have my household and kitchen furnishings and all my stock of horses, cattle and hogs and my Negro girl June to be my wife’s until married or her deceased and then said Negro girl June and her increase to be equally divided between Franklin M.
This family is represented by Jolene Adams Briggs on behalf of Richard Adams.
Richard’s oldest known ancestors are Francis Adams and his (first son) Francis Adams.
Steps should be taken “now” to see that such situations did not develop.
Therefore, he proposed that the congregation pool its resources, that they send to Belfast and charter ships, and the entire congregation, under his leadership, emigrate to South Carolina, where they could get free land and live as free men.
However, to their great disappointment, it was not all in one tract, or even adjoining tracts, as they had expected but had to be in individual tracts, scattered all over the colony.
Index in this book listing legal documents concerning the passengers from these ships: 11.
Francis Adams originated from Ireland migrating to SC and then to MS. Excerpts copied from a book titled Scotch-Irish Migration To South Carolina.
Descendant generations are found in Ireland, SC, AL, TX, MS, OK, UT and CA. Available at the Dallas Main Public Library, Genealogy Section.
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