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Re: Adams family of Maryland
In Response To: Re: Adams family of Maryland ()

Hi Paul :)

Info for your section on FPoC in the American Revolutionary War at ...
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/revolution.htm

1777/05 During the American Revolutionary War Adam ADAMS n=abt.1763
was a free man of color who enlisted as a Private in Capt. Henry GAITHER's Company
of the the 1st Maryland Regiment commanded by General William SMALLWOOD.

1783/11 He was duly discharged from the military.

1790 Census of MD,Charles-Co with 2 "other free";
1800 Census of MD,Charles-Co with 2 "other free" p551;

1818/03/28 He made military pension declaration with certificate#327 in MD,Charles-Co court.

1820/06/05 @57 He made military pension application #S34623 in MD,Charles-Co court.

You can see a transcription of his military pension application
which named his wife Ann n=abt.1784 & 6 children at ...
http://southerncampaign.org/pen/s34623.pdf

6 children:
Pamelia n=abt.1806
Eleanor n=abt.1811
John n=abt.1812
Robert n=abt.1814
Richard n=abt.1816
Lydia n=1820.

1837 res=MD,Charles-Co near Pleasant-Hill with his wife Ann & children

1837 He received a military pension & 50 acres of bounty land for his military service
[National Archives pension file#534623 cited by NSDAR, African American Patriots, 121].

NICOLE


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