Adam GANNAge: 8517271812

Name
Adam GANN
Birth 1727
Birth of a son
#1
Samuel GANN

Birth of a brotherNathan GANN
about 1729 (Age 2)

Birth of a brotherClement GANN
about 1733 (Age 6)
Birth of a brotherJohn GANN
1736 (Age 9)

Birth of a brotherSamuel GANN
1748 (Age 21)
Birth of a brotherSamuel GANN
1748 (Age 21)
Birth of a son
#2
John (Steadfast) B GANN
about 1749 (Age 22)
Birth of a son
#3
Ignatius Nathan GANN
1759 (Age 32)
Birth of a son
#4
Isham? GANN
1760 (Age 33)

Note: In his research, William Gann speculated that Isham is the son of Adam Gann Sr. (Gann Gazette, Vol 21, No 1)
Death of a fatherSamuel GANN
before 1762 (Age 35)
Birth of a son
#5
Thomas GANN
March 17, 1764 (Age 37)
Note: Thomas, in his application for a Rev War pension, stated that he was born 17 Mar 1764 in Virginia. Thomas' father Adam probably was living close to his widowed mother Elizabeth Gann near Winchester VA at the time of Thomas' birth.
Birth of a son
#6
Adam C. GANN
1769 (Age 42)
Census about 1775 (Age 48)
Note: According to the book "Surry and Wilkes County North Carolina Taxables, 1771 - 1800" by William Perry Johnson, found in the State Library in Raleigh, Adam Gann was present with 1 poll.
Birth of a son
#7
Daniel L GANN
about 1777 (Age 50)
Marriage of a childThomas GANNunknown View family
about 1788 (Age 61)

Note: Kay says her research proves Elizabeth was NOT Thomas' wife. \" Elizabeth was the widow of Ison/Isom Gann. We have no idea who was the wife of Thomas. I also believe that Mary Gann Corbitt was the daughter of Thomas. This is based upon the connections that I have found in Rhea and Hamilton County.\"
Property May 18, 1789 (Age 62)
Note: Adam received 100 acres land via a grant from North Carolina in what is present day Washington Co TN. His land was adjacent to the Nolachucky River adjacent to Cyrus Broyles and Joseph Brown's land, as these records from Washington CO Tennessee attest. Another version of the survey for the same land was found in the NC Archives, Warrant #1362. (SR Folder S.108.393)

Property 1789 (Age 62)
Note: Taken from the book NORTH CAROLINA LAND WARRANTS IN TENNESSEE by Dr A.B. Pruitt.
Census 1812 (Age 85)
Note: Adam Gain (sic) was recorded as living on 93 acres in the lands south of the French Broad and Holston Rivers in TN.
Death August 6, 1812 (Age 85)
Note: \"Will of Adam Gann, dated 8 Mar. 1812: Blessed be God attest this my last will and testament finding myself in a great indisposion of body but in my rite reasons and in my perfect senses first of all committing my body to the yearth and my soul to God who gave it I think proper to fix my afares leaving Adam Gann and Nathan Gann my executors of my estate first of all I leave unto my beloved wife Christan Gann all my estate consisting of one negro in the hands of my son Dam (probably Dan for Daniel) Gan and all my horses all my cattle sheep and hogs and household furniture to remain in the hands of my wife Christen Gan during her natural life or widowhood and then to be divided equally amonsts my three children Peggy Gan Hannah Gan Samuel Gan unto all my sons and daughters begottn by my first wife I leave one doler to each of them as witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal. Adam (his X mark) Gann, Test George McGuer, Test Joseph McArter,\" (Recorded in Will Book No. 2, Page No. 18, Jefferson County, Tennessee) (Spellings are as used in the original handwritten document.)
Family with parents - View family
father
mother
3 years
younger brother
5 years
younger brother
4 years
younger brother
13 years
younger brother
Family with Jane - View family
wife
son
-4 years
son
11 years
son
9 years
son
-27 years
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12 years
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Family with CHRISTEN - View family
wife
daughter
daughter
son

Census

According to the book "Surry and Wilkes County North Carolina Taxables, 1771 - 1800" by William Perry Johnson, found in the State Library in Raleigh, Adam Gann was present with 1 poll.

Property

Adam received 100 acres land via a grant from North Carolina in what is present day Washington Co TN. His land was adjacent to the Nolachucky River adjacent to Cyrus Broyles and Joseph Brown's land, as these records from Washington CO Tennessee attest. Another version of the survey for the same land was found in the NC Archives, Warrant #1362. (SR Folder S.108.393)

Property

Taken from the book NORTH CAROLINA LAND WARRANTS IN TENNESSEE by Dr A.B. Pruitt.

Washingto Co warrant 1562 to Adam Gann for 100 acres on north side of Chuck River, joins Widow Duncan and Joseph Bruller(sic), due to entry 1562in Carter's office by him (Knoxville.) [duplicate] warrant issued July 6, 1808. Archibold Roane, East TN Comm. (Witnesses) A.M. Lusk, clerk Book28,, page 163.

Census

Adam Gain (sic) was recorded as living on 93 acres in the lands south of the French Broad and Holston Rivers in TN.

Death

\"Will of Adam Gann, dated 8 Mar. 1812: Blessed be God attest this my last will and testament finding myself in a great indisposion of body but in my rite reasons and in my perfect senses first of all committing my body to the yearth and my soul to God who gave it I think proper to fix my afares leaving Adam Gann and Nathan Gann my executors of my estate first of all I leave unto my beloved wife Christan Gann all my estate consisting of one negro in the hands of my son Dam (probably Dan for Daniel) Gan and all my horses all my cattle sheep and hogs and household furniture to remain in the hands of my wife Christen Gan during her natural life or widowhood and then to be divided equally amonsts my three children Peggy Gan Hannah Gan Samuel Gan unto all my sons and daughters begottn by my first wife I leave one doler to each of them as witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal. Adam (his X mark) Gann, Test George McGuer, Test Joseph McArter,\" (Recorded in Will Book No. 2, Page No. 18, Jefferson County, Tennessee) (Spellings are as used in the original handwritten document.)

Note

From the writings of Joy GANN Brown in: THE GANNS 1200-1800 AD .."

Sometime after 1763 the Virginia Gann family migrated south, settling near the North Carolina / Virginia border at various points along the Dan River. The fact that the signatures of Adam, Nathan and Samuel Gann all appear in sequence on a 1773 petition in Guilford County, North Carolina, suggests that some of them lived close together for a while. Then, about the onset of the Revolution, these Gann men began to go their own way. In 1776, Adam Gann bought land in Halifax County, Virginia, owning it just a couple of years before moving his family west over the mountains to Washington County, Tennessee.

Note

This information was obtained from The Registry, published by the Gann Historical Society and Library, Inc.

Adam Gann was a son of Samuel and Elizabeth Gann . He was born sometime between 1727 and 1735 in Frederick Co., VA and married in VA to Jane. Adam died in 1812 in Jefferson Co., TN and was buried there. Jane died in Washington Co., TN.

Note

Adam Gann received a grant from North Carolina May 18, 1789 for 100 acres in Washington County TN on the "Nolah Chuckey" River adjacent to Cyrus Broyles land. (Book 4, p190 Wash Co Deeds)

In 1809 Adam received 93 acres in Jefferson County, south of the French Broad and Hostun Rivers, from the state of Tennessee. This was the land he lived on when he died in 1812.

The deed books of Washington Co TN show that Adam gave or sold land to John Gann (Apr 25, 1798), Philip Ryneal (1802) , James Yeager (1809).

Note

Evidentlly the first appearance of Adam Gann in the historical records occurred in March 1764 when an Adam Gan witnessed the signature of Elizabeth Gann in Frederick Co Va on a document where she relinquished ownership of the Gann property that she and Samuel Gann had owned along Cedar Creek. The document does not state the relationship between Adam and Elizabeth but the natural conclusion has been to regard her as his mother and thus the brother of Samuel, John and Clement. This is reinforced by the movements of these Ganns south to the Va/NC border area and then (some of them) moving to Tennessee.

PropertyLand Grant Record For Adam Gann, 1789 TNLand Grant Record For Adam Gann, 1789 TN
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