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From: "Gary or Kitty Gloyne" <>
Subject: Re: [ADAMS] Monroe TN Adams (Kitty & Gary)
Date: Sun, 5 Dec 2010 09:54:04 -0800
Joyce, thanks for the information re: Monroe Co TN ADAMS. I have been
looking around in TN, and am discouraged with the lack of names that my
ancestor John ADAMS b ca 1802 VA used in his family. No James or Moses. I
have Anderson, Thomas, Alexander, John Q, and a possibility of 2 elder male
children, IF the Ky 1840 Census is in truth my John.I also suspect that John
1802 may have had an earlier marriage, Ailsey b GA ca 1813, could have been
a sister of the first wife. I strongly suspect that my John was from the
Charlotte Co VA ADAMSES, A William ADAMS from Charlotte Co VA was in Morgan
Co Tn for a while then went to Carroll Co GA. His wife, later went back to
Morgan Co TN as an heir to her father's will, she was Sarah Blankenship. My
John's first daughter was named Sarah, yes, I know that doesn't mean much,
but the names of that family are closer than the Monroe Co Tn ADAMSES. I am
going to look around Morgan etc for more clues as to the Blankenships etc.
Keep in touch, IF I find anything pertinent I will forward. (Re: Cherokee
name change, it isn't hard to imagine a John ADAMS either!)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joyce Gaston Reece" <>
Sent: Saturday, December 04, 2010 8:18 AM
Subject: [ADAMS] Monroe TN Adams (Kitty & Gary)
> James Adams- Monroe Co., TN, 1840 census circa 70 years of age. (circa
> 1770 birth) Is father of James Riley Adams, Amy Adams/Gann, Mary
> Adams/Gann, dtr who m. John Crossland and others.
> Elijah Clayton- Lives next door to Moses Adams, 1830 Monroe, TN. Gets
> land grant very near Charles Adams in Polk Co in Greasy Creek area.
> Families of Clayton and Adams show a few marriages later on. From
> Greenville, SC, 1812 War Vet.
> James Riley Adams- Gets land as occupant enterer next to Charles Adams in
> Polk Co., Shows on census records one time in 1840. No more records.
> Goes on to Obion Co then on to Missouri to intermingle with other Gann's,
> Crossland's etc there.
> James Riley - son of Samuel Riley. James receives a 640 acre Cherokee
> Reservation in what soon became Roane or Monroe County, TN. His land is
> near that of Margaret Morgan, Samuel Parks and George Harlin.
> The elder James Adams (born 1770) lives on Section 36, Range 3, Township 2
> in Monroe County. This land is a Cherokee Reservation and is never
> granted in any category. He sold 50 acres of it to John Crossland in
> 1834. Section 36 is very near the reservation of Caty Harlin & Bell
> Rattle. There are no deeds or registrations of deeds between the time of
> the Reservation allotment and the 1834 sale to Crossland.
> The Reservations were allotted to the Cherokee citizens according to the
> 1817 & 1819 Treatys. Many of them were clustered in the Belltown area of
> Monroe Co. These Cherokee were encouraged to become farmers and
> assimilate into the surrounding society. In doing so many/most of them
> took English names, if they intended to stay on the land. Some
> immediately sold the land. IE, Cabbin Smith sold his to Gideon Morgan,
> Jr. Some of them were white men who got the Reservations because their
> wife was an Indian....usually a mixed blood. This was the case with
> Joseph Phillips, Austin Ryder and others. So it isn't at all difficult to
> imagine a man taking a reservation using his Cherokee name then changing
> it to an English one....something like James Adams???
> Joyce Gaston Reece
> Friends of the Archives Historical & Preservation Society, Monroe Co.,
> TN., Secretary
> American Local History Network, Board of Directors, Vice President
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