My father was born in Lincoln Co., MS and my brother lived in Copiah Co., MS. I was born in Chicago, IL and live in Lake Co., IL. Our Adams are spread all over the U. S. I received information from an Adams researcher. As a possible help to others on this forum, I am posting the message below:
I hope I can help you. I am white but still have information concerning Black Adams. MyG GGgrandfather , Robert Adams 1755-1818 owned slaves. He brought them with him form Barnwell District, Sc in 1810. At his death, his son William inherited the bulk of Robert's estate, including the slaves. When William died in 1842, all the slaves were distributed among his brothers and sisters.My ggrandfather Joseph did get, Hamilton Adams, Mary, Pender- who was special servant to Robert in his lifetime and may well fathered a child with her, this is spectulation.And Joshua Adams. I did find Hamilton in the Lincoln county census in 1870 in the home of some BROWN's. IN 1842, other distrubition went to Nancy Adams BROWN- RObert's daughter. -- she Got Nelson Adams, Fanny, Harriet, And Solomam Adams and surely changed their name to BROWN. ( so Hamilton was surely with retelavies) Nancy's sister Mary Adams Redd, also recieved some and she and Nancy did some selling between each other. So, the REDD blacks in Lincoln County were probally ADAMS before 1842. I appoligise because my copy of this disbershment is cut off and does not include all the names.. THere was 2 slaves named George Adams and Ephram but I dont know exactly where they are. Robert Adams Jr. did get Henry, Stephen, James Joshua, Jordain and Manury. He did settle in Pike County. But of course this is in 1843 and i Understand your brick wall is between there and 1900 generations. SO, If I was you, I would look in the census, 1870's and 1880's of Lincoln, Amite and Pike and try to piece Adams men -- down.. i HAD TO DO THAT TOO. THis accounting of the dispercement of William Adams estate was filed in Amite County March 9, 1842. The slave buy between Levi L. Redd and WIfe Mary to Nancy Brown was January 2, 1843 That docmument says Elizabeth (30) was the mother of Andrew Ephraim (9) amd a daughter Pesliss (2). James (35) was also sold and not sure if this is a family group-- probally,,and they became BROWN's instead of REDD's.
I may be giving you stuff you neither want or need. Please let me know.Sometimes a brick wall must be scaled another way. Let me know
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