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John Adams
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Birth: 1763, France
Death: Jul. 24, 1823
Cove Creek Township
Watauga County
North Carolina, USA

Came to America during the Revolution with French forces under Rochambeau. Said to
have hidden somewhere along the Philadelphia waterfront to avoid embarking for return
to France at end of the war. Reportedly followed various occupations, including perhaps
sometime as a sailor, before eventually settling in North Carolina.

Widow's application for a pension was apparently rejected on the grounds that he served
as a French soldier, not Continental, and was technically, although hostilities had ended,
a deserter.

Married, (Oct.3,1795 Rowan Co., NC), Esther or Ester Hawkins.



Widow's pension application states he came as a drummer boy with forces under Compte de Grasse, the French Admiral whose defeat of the British fleet made possible siege of Yorktown and eventual surrender of Cornwallis. References are also made to serving under Lafayette.

 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Ester Hawkins Adams (1770 - 1859)
 
 Children:
  Squire Adams (1799 - 1877)*
  Tarleton Adams (1806 - 1877)*
  Allen Adams (1807 - 1893)*
  Alfred Adams (1811 - 1870)*
  Elizabeth Betce Adam Green (1813 - 1901)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIER
 
Burial:
Mountlawn Memorial Park and Gardens
Boone
Watauga County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: CA Croft
Record added: Jun 01, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27258615
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