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1814 Aug. 2
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1814 Aug. 2
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Language
eng
Summary
A deed, dated 2 August 1814 and recorded 10 August 1814, for 216 acres in Buckingham County, Virginia, from John Adams (1773-1825) and Margaret Adams of Richmond, Virginia, to Nancy Winfrey, widow of Hill Winfrey (ca. 1777-1814), John Winfrey (1797-1856), George Winfrey (1799-1858), Sarah Winfrey (1801-1886), Mary Winfrey (1801-1821), Nancy Winfrey (1803-1882), William Winfrey (1806-1846), and Judith Winfrey (1808-1821), all of Buckingham County, Virginia. The deed book which contained this instrument is no longer extant
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John Adams was born 14 July 1773 in Richmond, Virginia, to Richard Adams (1726-1800) and Elizabeth Griffin Adams. Adams studied medicine in Richmond, then travelled to Edinburg, Scotland, where he earned his M.D. in 1796. He returned to Richmond and began to practice medicine. Adams was an original member of the first Medical Society of Virginia, which was organized in 1821 and chartered in 1824. Adams served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1802 to 1804, and served as a Richmond alderman in 1808, 1809, and 1817. He sat on the Richmond Common Council from 1810 to 1812, 1814 to 1817, and 1818-1819. On 15 April 1819, Adams was elected mayor of Richmond, a post he held the rest of his life. Adams was also a prominent businessman in Richmond, builiding warehouses, commercial property, and residential buildings and owning a great amount of real estate. Adams married Margaret Winston sometime before 1800 and they had six daughters and two sons. He died 23 June 1825 and was buried in the family cemetery. His grave was relocated to Hollywood Cemetery in 1892.
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Vi
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Deed
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!UNKNOWN LABEL
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  • The Library of Virginia
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4
Immediate source of acquisition
Cocke, Ronald
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000499037
Type of unit
p.

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