|Birth: ||May 17, 1726|
New Kent County
|Death: ||Aug. 2, 1800|
Col. Richard Adams' Family was among the early settlers of Virginia. He was the son of Richard Adams and the grandson of Eben Adams.
Richard served as a member of the House of Burgesses between 1752 and 1775 for the counties of New Kent and Henrico. In 1774 and 1775 he served on the Henrico County Commissioners Committee. He represented Henrico County at the 1775 Virginia Convention that declared independence from England. He served as a member of the House of Delegates between 1776 and 1778, and as a member of the Virginia Senate between 1779 and 1782.
He married Elizabeth, daughter of Leroy and Mary Anne (Bernard) Griffin on 10 April 1775. They are the grandparents of Mary Griffin Adams, who married Dr. John Minge, Jr. Mary's daughter Sally Minge married General George E. Pickett.
Dr Richard Carrington his wife Louisa, 8 children and 4 grandchildren are buried beneath this monument, along with 63+ other individuals. They are all from the Adams Family Cemetery (23d & Marshall St, Richmond) whose remains were removed to Hollywood Cemetery in Oct 1892. The monument inscription transcribes the court order removing the remains to Hollywood.
Col. Richard Adams wife Elizabeth Griffin & 2 children 23 Dec. 1800 by his will devised all his property in this city to his son Col. Richard Adams Jr. (He survived his 2 wives and 6 children) and died 9th Jan. 1817, by his will devised all his property to brothers sisters nephews & nieces in which he directed, that all the old Adams cemetery at the NE corner of 23d and Marshall Streets this city, be enlarged to 1/2 an acre, their remains, with those of Dr. Jno Adams wife Margaret, S.C. Adams & wife Catherine, Col. Geo. M. Carrington wife Margaret 4 infants & Cha's G. Pickett (her 1st husband) and their child Dr. Richard A. Carrington wife Louisa 8 children and 4 grandchildren Dr Jno. Minge wife Margaret C. & I daughter. Miss Tabitha & Elizabeth G. Adams, Mrs. Jno. Heron & 1 child, Wm Marshall wife Alice & 6 children, R.H. Adams wife son & Dr. Littleberry Carrington 1 daughter & 4 grandchildren Wm. B Randolph of Chatsworth son of Mrs. Richard Adams Jr. and many others unknown. Were removed from the "Old cemetery" to this section with all monuments head and foot stones, in compliance with an order from the Chancery Court of the City of Richmond in suit of "P.R. Carrington & wife vs. Adams heirs" and interred beneath this monument Oct 1892.
Plot: Adams - Minge Family Plot
Maintained by: Jeffry Burden
Originally Created by: K M
Record added: Dec 21, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 7025504