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Re: Maria Adams, FPOC Maryland
In Response To: Maria Adams, FPOC Maryland ()

> need of information on Maria Adams,
> FPOC, born about 1788 MD or 1793 MD

Is this the one you are interested in ?

1813/02/26 She & her husband registered
as a "free Negro" in MD,Prince-George's-Co:
"Maria B. HALL, formerly Maria B. ADAMS,
is a bright mulatto woman, about 25 years
old & 4'10" tall. She was raised in the
town of MD,Prince-George's-Co,Piscataway
until she married Nathan D. HALE, her
present husband. She was born free"
["Registrations of Free Negroes"
p4 by PROVINE].

Maria's husband was a bright mulatto man,
about 31 or 32 years old ... born
VA,King-George's-Co & resided there until
he reached the age of 18 when he moved to
Maryland where he lived for many years
as a free man. He was born free.

Maria was the daughter of John B. ADAMS
who served in the military during the
American Revolutionary War.

1777-1778 He may have been 1 of 4
"Black persons being soldiers, vizt.
Thomas THOMPSON,
Leonard TURNER,
Valentine MURRIN &
John ADAMS"
of the Maryland Line who were arrested
by the local authorities in NC,Orange-Co
for breaking into someone's house.
They were forcibly rescued by the
Continental Army [1777-1778 NC,Orange-Co
Court Minutes part#1 1780/12/19&23 cited
in "The Black Experience in Revolutionary
North-Carolina" by CROW, 68].

* 1800 Census#2 of MD,Prince-George's-Co
as John ADAMS with 8 "other free" [MD:268];

* 1810 Census#3 of MD,Prince-George's-Co
as J. B. ADAMS of 8 "other free" [MD:22];

Maria had a brother named
George Clinton ADAMS who on 1827/10/15
obtained a certificate of freedom in
MD,Prince-George's-Co:
a dark mulatto man, about 31 years old
& 5'9.5" tall ... born free in
MD,Prince-George's-Co
[Registrations of Free Negroes
p14,71 by PROVINE].

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NICOLE


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