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Adam Brinegar, II
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Birth: 1750
Death: Nov. 6, 1816

Adam Brinegar

Adam Brinegar, son of Adam Brinegar. Probably born about 1750, possibly in Pennsylvania or Virginia, as the family had not arrived in Rowan Co. North Carolina at that time. In 1778he is shown on the Rowan Co. tax list, along with his brothers John and Jacob. Also in 1778 the three brothers were among those listed in the Rowan Co. Court Minutes in "Register of Persons who neglected or refused to take Oath of Allegiance to the State. v referred to as Tories. Adam later supplied the Militia of North Carolina with sundries, so was no longer a tory, but a Patriot. No marriage record has been found, but it must have been about this time he married Margaret (maiden name not known). In 1785 Adam bought 400 acres of land on Carter's Creek in Rowan Co. (this area is now Davie Co.) It was likely part of his father's plantation which the family had lost title. In 1792 he obtained a N.C. grant for a small piece of land adjoining-- it was called "Adam's Choice". By this time, his brother Jacob had died and his brother John had settled in Clark Co., Kentucky. Adam evidently decided to join John in Kentucky, for in 1799 h first appeared on the Clark Co. tax list, but did not own land. Perhaps he made trips back and forth, as he contained on the Kentucky tax list until his death, but was shown in the 1800 Rowan Co., NC census. In 1804 he finally sold his remaining Rowan Co. land, and in 1805 in Clark Co. he is taxed for land. A deed in Clark Co., Ky, 1807 shows Adam buying 100 acres of land on Johnsons Fork of strodes Creek, also known as Hancock Creek. It was this land that was later divided among his heirs. There were 3 Brinegars who settled in Kentucky about 1800: John and Adam, and their nephew Thomas son of Jacob. Many descendants are still in the area. By November 6, 1816 Adam had died. He died without a will, and on that date the estate sale was held. The land was divided among 9 children and the widow, Margaret. If Adam and Margaret had other children, none survived to leave heirs. In 1818 the children started selling their shares to their brothers Samuel and Willey, reserving use of part of it for their mother. In the next few years, all of the family left Clark County. Wiley and Samuel went to Bath County, Kentucky and their widowed mother went with them. She was still living in 1850 her age on the census given as 80.

Son to Adam and Margaret
Benjamin Brinegar
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  Adam Brinegar (1750 - 1816)
Created by: Starlene Springer
Record added: Jul 19, 2012
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