20. Basil Adamson was born in 1728 in Adamson's Choice, Montgomery Co., Maryland. He died () on 16 November 1785 at the age of 57 in Montgomery, Montgomery Co., Maryland. When his father died in 1744, Basil was left to look after his mother, sisters
and brothers. Basil sold "Adamson's Choice" on Jan. 13, 1759 to William
Williams; the deed is recorded in Frederick, MD, and describes Basil as a planter
tall and blonde in appearance. Basil and his brothers became builders. They
had contracts with Frederick Co. for building bridges and other public work.
Basil was the head of the southern branch. He did not enlist in Revolutionary
but signed the Oath of Fidelity & this is recognized as patriotic service.
After the sale of “Adamson’s Choice” Basil ADAMSON & his brothers became builders. They had contracts with Frederick Co. for building bridges & other public work.
Basil ADAMSON d. in Montgomery Co., MD in Nov 1785.
The GA branch of the family descended from Basil ADAMSON, chiefly through one son, Greenberry ADAMSON.
Basil ADAMSON other children were John, Elisha, William, Washington, Frederick, Lloyd, Elizabeth, Keziah, & Barbara. Greenberry was next to the youngest son. John the oldest, served in the Revolutionary War. He d. in MD in 1828 at the age of 80 years.
Elisha went to NC, Washington to VA & Frederick at first to VA, but later to OH. William Settled in KY. Lloyd remained in MD. Greenberry & his three sisters moved to Washington, Wilkes CO., GA in 1789, four years after the death of father, Basil.
Basil Adamson and Nancy Spiers were married in 1747 in Montgomery Co., Maryland. Nancy Spiers was born in 1727 in Montgomery Co., Maryland. She died () in 1786 at the age of 59 in Montgomery Co., Maryland.
Basil Adamson-463 and Nancy Spiers-464 had the following children: