Thursday, October 22, 2009

Our Margaret Adams

Courtesy of Harald Reksten:

Augusta Co, Va Court Records:

11-754. 19 November 1764 Thomas Harrison and Sarah to John Harrison for £---, 150 acres on a Sinking Spring Branch of Linvel's Creek; corner Mary Adams.

Our Margaret Addams received her Va land patent under the name of Mary Adams. She was the mother of Robert "R" Patterson, and the widow of William Patterson first, then later a widow of John Addams.

While her land patent was recorded under that name of "Mary", however, that was in error. Her name was not Mary, but Margaret. Thomas Jefferson's Memorandum Books shows a court case that clarifies that issue of her name.

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