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From: Norma Adams <>
Subject: Re: [ADAMS-L] John Hobbs Adams
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2001 21:38:26 -0400
According to the book on William "Uncle Billie" Adams by the Magoffin Co.
Historical Society, in an article by N. Baxter Jenkins, John Hobbs Adams
was referred to as "Old John of All" by later day genealogists. It is
sort of an honorary title for the man who was responsible for all the Adams
that were to fan out and settle in all parts of the country. My husbands
family is part of his descendants.
At 07:33 PM 7/18/01, you wrote:
> Could someone tell me why John Hobbs Adams was referred to as "Old
> John of Kentucky"?
>According to the dates I have, he was born in 1727 and died in
>1804. During the major part of his life Kentucky was just a wilderness
>area that was unsettled. The first settler in Kentucky was Daniel Boone
>led the first settlers into Kentucky in 1773 but it proved to be an ill
>fated venture and several were killed. Thus Harrodsburg was the first
>permanent settlement and it was established in 1774. John Hobbs Adams was
>then 47 years of age. Kentucky became a state in 1792. Until then it was
>included in the Virginia Charter.
> Does anyone have any ideas?
Norma Adams - Middletown, Ohio
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