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Adams, Hugh

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1793 - 1858

Hugh Adams was a landowner, farmer, and slaveholder in the vicinity of Brownsburg, Rockbridge County, Va. He was a member and proponent of the American Colonization Society, the national organization promoting the emmigration of free African - Americans to Liberia.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Court Document Pertaining to a Case Contesting Adams' Will, 1860

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 3
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The Hugh Adams Papers archive is comprised of approximately 75 documents concerning the emancipation of nineteen slaves of the Adams estate and their estate imposed emigration to Careysburg, Liberia. Adams was actively involved for many years with the American Colonization Society ( A.C.S.) which promoted and engaged in the emigration process of free or freed African-Americans to Liberia on the west African coast. Included in the archive is an original handwritten copy of the will of Hugh...
Dates: 1860

Hugh Adams Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0373
Scope and Contents The Hugh Adams Papers archive is comprised of approximately 75 documents concerning the emancipation of nineteen slaves of the Adams estate and their estate imposed emigration to Careysburg, Liberia. Adams was actively involved for many years with the American Colonization Society ( A.C.S.) which promoted and engaged in the emigration process of free or freed African-Americans to Liberia on the west African coast. Included in the archive is an original handwritten copy of the will of Hugh...
Dates: 1857 - 1860

Hugh Adams's Will, 1860

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 3
Scope and Contents In the will of Hugh Adams, he writes that he desires the emancipation of all his slaves upon his death.
Dates: 1860

Papers Related to Business Conducted Between Adams and Hutchinson, 1878 - 1890

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 5
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The Hugh Adams Papers archive is comprised of approximately 75 documents concerning the emancipation of nineteen slaves of the Adams estate and their estate imposed emigration to Careysburg, Liberia. Adams was actively involved for many years with the American Colonization Society ( A.C.S.) which promoted and engaged in the emigration process of free or freed African-Americans to Liberia on the west African coast. Included in the archive is an original handwritten copy of the will of Hugh...
Dates: 1878 - 1890

User copies

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 1-2
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The Hugh Adams Papers archive is comprised of approximately 75 documents concerning the emancipation of nineteen slaves of the Adams estate and their estate imposed emigration to Careysburg, Liberia. Adams was actively involved for many years with the American Colonization Society ( A.C.S.) which promoted and engaged in the emigration process of free or freed African-Americans to Liberia on the west African coast. Included in the archive is an original handwritten copy of the will of Hugh...
Dates: 1857 - 1860