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From: "Ed Adams" <>
Subject: RE: [ADAMS-L] John Hobbs Adams
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2001 23:08:12 -0500
John Hobbs, Jr is the "Old John of Kentucky". His father, John Sr, died in
Roaring River, NC in 1804. John, Jr. was born 1747 in Fairfax County, VA.
He had probably moved into Kentucky territory by 1784.
His younger brother, Spencer, brought several other family members and
neighbors from Roaring River, NC, shortly before his father's death and
established the Adams settlement in the area about 1803-1804. Spencer left,
probably around 1817 and moved to Dallas County, Alabama, but John and many
of the family members stayed in Kentucky.
Several books are around that discuss John, including:
"A Larger Tree, The Story of an American Family: Lineage & History of the
Craft & Prendergast Family Groups, 1460 - 2000"
"William 'Uncle Billie' Adams 1802-1881 and Related Adams Families of
"Adams Families of Eastern Kentucky" by Thomas Carpenter Read
From: LeRena Stump [mailto:]
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2001 6:33 PM
Subject: [ADAMS-L] John Hobbs Adams
Could someone tell me why John Hobbs Adams was referred to as "Old John
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
Does anyone have any ideas?
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