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Capt Robert "Old Robin" Adams
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Birth: 1727
Henrico County
Virginia, USA
Death: 1785
Campbell County
Virginia, USA

The tenth of eleven known children born to Capt Robert and Mourning (Lewis) Adams of Henrico Co (now Goochland) VA, Robert Jr married Penelope Flournoy Lynch on 15 Oct 1748 in VA. Penelope is the daughter of Charles and Sarah (Clark) Lynch of Albemarle Co VA and the granddaughter of Captain Christopher Sr and Penelope Bolling (Johnson) Clark.

Children with Penelope:
1) Charles Lynch Adams (b: 1752)
2) Capt Robert Adams (1754-1790), m: Mary Terrell.
3) Penelope Adams, m: John Shackleford.
4) Elizabeth Adams, m: James Deering.

Possible Children with Penelope:
James Adams
Mildred Adams
Mourning Adams
Margaret Adams

In 1780 Robert was a member of a Vigilance Committee that helped clear the region of outlaws and Tories. Robert was also First Justice of Bedford Co VA.

Robert's father willed to him "...all my land on the Creek where I live and the mill...".

Family Lineage Investigations 2004:
"Robert Sr had property involving at least 800 acres on a branch of Licking Hole Creek in Goochland Co VA. VA was under British rule at this time. Robert Jr was the namesake of his father and was born two years prior to the ascent of King George II to the throne, in 1727."

USGenWeb Bio Excerpt:
"...Henrico was one of the Original Shires in Virginia, formed in 1634, just a little way up river from Martins Hundred, which was the site of one of the first settlements.

"The area was explored many times by the men of Martins Hundred, who built a palisades and named it "Henrico". This, too, was where they started the first silkworms, brought by Capt. Robert Adams (Sr). They put them in the mulberry trees in Henrico."

Robert is my son's 7th paternal Gr-Grand Uncle through his sister Mary Anne (Adams) Moorman (1720-1780).
Family links: 
  Robert Adams (1689 - 1740)
  Mourning Lewis Adams (1694 - 1765)
  Penelope Lynch Adams (1734 - 1785)*
  Robert Adams (1754 - 1790)*
  Anna Adams (1712 - 1712)*
  Judith Lewis Adams Clark (1716 - 1774)*
  Agnes Adams Ferguson (1724 - 1790)*
  Robert Adams (1727 - 1785)
  James Adams (1730 - 1789)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery
Campbell County
Virginia, USA
Maintained by: Bonnie's Daughter
Originally Created by: Lila Cole
Record added: Dec 05, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45124825
Capt Robert Old Robin Adams
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Capt Robert Old Robin Adams
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Cheryl, If he was truly buried in the family graveyard, was this one pictured on find-a-grave a commemorative one placed by a family member who didn't know about the existence of his real grave? It kind of looks like others I've seen, provided by the V...(Read more)
- Debora Baxter Jackson
 Added: May. 19, 2016
2nd cousin 6X removed.
- jackdowns61
 Added: Apr. 11, 2016
For my 6th great grand uncle...
- s st
 Added: Nov. 2, 2014
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