Ralph Wanless

Ralph Wanless

Male 1756 - 1842  (86 years)

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  • Name Ralph Wanless 
    Born 28 Mar 1756  Newcastle, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Apprenticeship Jul 1772  Newcastle, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He was probably apprenticed to a blacksmith, since that was his later trade. Apprenticeship may have been in Earsdon, since Margaret lived there when Richard Hylton wrote his letter.
    Immigrated to Aft Jul 1772  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Military Service Abt 1780-1783  Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    In the Revolutionary War & as a spy on the Indians on the western frontier 
    •   Declaration made to court of Pocahontas County, WV on 7 Aug 1832 states that he is about 75 yrs old and was born in England. In the war (Revolutionary), he was drafted from his home on the Calfpasture for 3 mos and served about half that time. He served under Captain McCoy and was discharged at Richmond. He was at Norfolk for 9 months under an unknown captain. He also served under Captain Buchanan, and under George Poage as an Indian Spy at Clover Lick. Truth of declaration is vouched for by Jacob Lightner, George Gay, and Martin Dilley.
      -- As far as we can tell, no pension or land was granted as a result of this declaration. According to Chalkley, Poage qualified for Captain of Militia on 20 Nov 1767; was recommended for Captain of 2nd Battalion for the part of the Company formerly commanded by Captain Oliver, and was qualified for Captain on 20 June 1781. This might help pin down when/where Ralph served...note that Thomas Adams was a Colonel in the 2nd Battalion as of Aug 1778.

      Capt. John McCoy and Capt. Patrick Buchanan both served from Augusta Co in Aug 1777-1781; in June 1781, Peter Hole qualified for Capt. for the company "formerly under Capt. McCoy", part of the 2nd Battalion of the Militia. McCoy's Co was last mentioned in May 1781; there is no record in Chalkley about whether McCoy was killed or resigned. Hole's, Poage's, and Buchanan's Co's are mentioned through March 1783. [Chalkley, vol I, p.193-194, 220] -- Note that "vice" means "in replacement of".
      In April 15, 1782 or 83, Patrick Buchanan resigned and was replaced by Wm. Wilson, who was recommended for Captain and qualified in June; although Chalkley Online says 1782 for dates in middle of year, dates at start and end are 1783, so I think this is 1783.

      By testimony of other soldiers, Patrick Buchanan's Co was at Cowpens; at Hotwater, June 26, 1781. Of course this may not be Ralph's Captain Buchanan.
    Legatee Oct 1788  Deerfield, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    in Thomas Adams' will 
    • He inherited land from Thomas Adams, but we don't know where - see Notes.
    Residence 1794-1801  Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Per the personal property tax lists.
    Census 1810  Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • p.425
      1 male over 45     [Ralph]
      1 female 26-45     [Crissy]
      1 male 16-26        [William, at 21]
      2 males 10-16      [Ralph Jr. & James, who is actually only 9 per Harry's bible]
      3 males under 10  [Stephen, John, Thomas]
      2 females 10-16    [Elizabeth & Lydia, because Margaret was married in 1808]
      1 female under 10  [must be Polly]
      no slaves
      Neighbors: Levan Nichols, James Berry?, Mary Young, Ralph himself, Helen or John Grimes, James Sharp Jr., John Moore, John Sharp Sr., Nancy Wilson. Don't know if this Levan, who is over 45, is Crissy's father or brother, since both could be over 45 at this time. Based on other historical readings, all these folks live around Knapps Ck and Thorny Ck. Nancy Wilson is probably Nancy Oliver Wilson, widow of Robert Wilson who d. 1807, whose daughters married William Wanless and Isaac Moore. Mary Young is probably Mary Kelly McGrath Young; see land deed in 1798.
    Census 1820  Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1820 VA, Bath Co. (roll 129, p.67)
      1 male over 45           [Ralph]
      1 female over 45        [Crissy]
      1 female 16-26          [Polly]
      3 males 10-16           [Stephen, John, Thomas]
      1 males under 10       [Leven]
      4 persons engaged in agriculture
      Neighbors: Wm. Gay, Martin Dilley, James Wandless, Charles Grimes. Sons James & William live nearby. Where is Ralph Jr, who is 21 & unmarried?
    Census 1830  Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (roll 199,p.94)
      Ralph Wanless Sr.
      1 male 70-80 [Ralph]
      1 female 60-70 [Crissy]
      1 or 2 males 20-30 (can't read film) [Stephen, 25 & Thomas, 20?]
      1 female 15-20   [could be wife of Stephen or Thomas, who md. June and Aug; both wives would be about 20]
      1 male 15-20 [Leven,17]
      --Neighbors: sons Ralph Jr, John, William, James
    Census 1840  Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1840 VA, Pocahontas Co. (roll 571, p.111)  - I assume he is the one listed with the family of Ralph Jr. as male aged 80-90 (he is 84)
    Lived 1794-1842  Knapp's Creek, Pocahontas Co, Virginia/West Virginia near Huntersville Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Occupation blacksmith  [7
    Died 26 Jul 1842  Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • There are 2 most- likely christening records in IGI (from parish registers):
      Ralph Wanlas, chr. 13 Aug 1758 All Saints, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, father Ralph Wanlas
      or
      Ralph Wanless, chr. 16 Apr 1758 Ovingham, Northumberland, England, parents Ralph & Margaret Wanless of Wylam [from parish register; Wylam is only a couple of miles from Ovingham]

      Although they should have been apprentices in the Newcastle or Earsdon area in 1772, according to their mother's letter, Ralph & Stephen do not appear in the following documents filmed by the LDS:
      The Publications of the Newcastle Upon Tyne Records Committee
      Vol. Vl., Register of Freemen, pub. 1926, (checked 1720-1781)
      Vol. III. Register of Freemen, pub. 1923 (1644-1710)
      Presumably this is because they were pulled out of their apprenticeships before they achieved freemen status. Ralph is also not listed in the Tyne & Wear Archives index to apprentice indentures, per Claire Wandless, but their index is not complete.

      In the March 25, 1898 Pocahontas Times article, Price says Ralph and Stephen lived awhile in the lower Valley of VA on the Fairfax lands. About 1790 Ralph settled in The Hills near Mt Tabor and Stephen located in Bath Co. [The Fairfax lands are generally thought to be the northern Shenandoah Valley in old Frederick Co, but p.258 of 1981 Poca Co History says Fairfax also made grants on Beaver Ck in Greenbrier Co about 1791. I've found no record of Ralph outside of Augusta/Bath co.]

      LAND AND OTHER COURT RECORDS:
      1788 Oct: Inherited piece of land, presumably near Deerfield or near Knapps Ck, when Thomas Adams died & left "to Ralph Wanlass and his heirs the lands and plantation whereon he now lives, subject to a House and home for his Mother during her life, in case her necessity should hereafter require it" in his will. No land records have been found for this piece yet, although Ralph appears to live in the Knapps Ck area by 1794 without any record of him purchasing land before then. The wording would seem to indicate concern by Thomas for Margaret, perhaps indicating a relationship of some sort.

      Not listed on 1790 Augusta co tax list, although Stephen is. Not listed in Bath Co personal property tax lists 1791-1793, although Stephen is. Stephen is also listed on the Bath voter's list for 1791 and 1793, but Ralph is not until 1794. Does that mean he was not in Augusta/Bath Co until 1794? Ralph is also not listed in Greenbrier co tax lists for 1782-1794.

      1794: Bath Co 2nd District personal property tax lists - May 26, 1794 - Ralph Wanless, 1 titheable, 3 horses. Neighbors enumerated on same day: Jacob Cain, Michael Dougherty, John Dilly, Abraham Deveis, Joseph Day, John Ervin, Owen Kelly, PA John Moore, John Moore Jr, Robert Moore, Samuel Mecum, Margaret Moore (widow), Moses Moore Jr, Zephiniah Nichols, William Nichols.

      1795: Bath Co personal property tax lists - July 23, 1795 - Ralph Wandless, 1 titheable, 5 horses. Neighbors enumerated on same day: Jacob Cain, Michael Daugherty, Abraham Devees, Felix Graham [Grimes?], Moores - Robert, John Sr, Moses Jr, Levi Jr, Margaret, Moses Sr; William Nichols, George Poage Esqr. Many of 1794 neighbors enumerated next day.

      1796: Bath Co personal property tax lists - May 12, 1796 - Ralph Wandless, 1 titheable, 5 horses. Hard to tell about neighbors, as huge amounts of people in alphabetical groups seem to have the same date, including brother Stephen & John Clayton who lives quite a distance from Browns Mtn. Hmm.

      1797: Bath Co personal property tax lists - June 10, 1797 - Ralph Wanless, 1 titheable, 5 horses. Neighbors enumerated on same day (everybody has dates this year): Josiah Brown, Joseph Brown, Joseph Carpenter (Const.), Joseph Day, Christian Dilly, Arthur Graham, Felix Graham [these 2 may be Grimes later], Wm. McCollom, Daniel McCollom, Thomas Oliver, Reubin & Wm Powel, Joel Rucker, John Sharp, William Sharp Jr, Samuel Waugh. Michael Dougherty was 6/6, most Moores were 6/7 and 6/8, but Wm Nichols was 6/30 & Jacob Cain was 6/22.

      1798 Bath Co personal property tax lists - Aug 8, 1798 - Ralph Wanless, 1 titheable, 6 horses. Neighbors enumerated on same day: Jacob Cain, Michael Dougherty (8/9), Robert Gay, Richard Kain, John & Aaron Moore (8/9), Samuel Malcom, Patrick McGrath, John McCarty, Wm Nicolas has no date or is 8/2, Wm Sharp Sr.

      1798: Witnessed a deed from Mary Kelly, widow of Owen Kelly, to Patrick McGrath, for land on the northwest side Knapps Creek, adjacent to Michael Daugherty. Land was granted to Owen Kelly on 1 Jan 1795. [Price says Daugherty settled on Mill Run, near Sunset. GNIS mapping system says Sunset is an extinct location on Knapp's Creek, looks like about 5 miles upstream from Minnehaha Spgs. LVA Land Records database, Grants 32, page 4, has a grant to Owen Kelly, assignee of James Carson, on Jan 1, 1795 for 370 acres on the northwest side of Naps Ck adj. Michael Dougherty. Bath Co Marriages shows that Patrick McGrath md. Mary Kelly in March 1798 and Mary transferred everything to Patrick, witnessed by Michael Dougherty. Then in Nov 1801 Mary McGrath md. Samuel Young.]

      1799: Bath Co personal property tax lists - July 9, 1799 - Ralph Wanless, 1 titheable, 8 horses. Neighbors enumerated on same day: Samuel Blackburn, Wm Dean, David Frum [Frame, From in other lists], Hugh Henry, Andrew Sitlington, James & Wm Venable, Previous neighbors like Cain & Dougherty & Moores are all March 23 or August 22. Unless Blackburn lived elsewhere, this is down by The Wilderness plantation, near Armstrong & Deerfield. It appears as if Ralph has moved down nearer Stephen (7/20), or the taxtaker just did things in a funny order.

      1799: Witnessed a deed from Aaron Moore to John Moore, inherited from Moses Moore, Sr., for land on the Greenbrier R. on Knapps Creek.

      1800: Bath Co personal property tax lists - March 19, 1800 - Ralph Wandless, 1 titheable, 6 horses. Neighbors enumerated on same day: James S. Coberley, Dilleys (3/18), Arthur & Felix Grimes, Patrick McGrath & Moores (3/18), Levi & Levi Moore, Wm Nichols (3/17), George Poage Esqr., also pretty near Suttons & Jacob Gillaspie's family, who were also nearby in earlier years.

      1801: Witnessed a deed from Patrick McGrath & Mary his wife to Charles Donavan for 200 acres west of Knapps Creek. [1798, 1799, and 1801 deals in Bath Deed Bks 1 & 2]
      -- Bath Co Marriages says Charles Donovan md. Barbara Mackley, dau. of John, in April 1792; surety & witness Patrick Gorman, so these folks may live around here too.]

      1801 April 14: Bath Co personal property tax lists: Ralph Wandless, 1 titheable, 7 horses. Neighbors enumerated on same day: John Boothe, Abraham Duffield, David From [Frame], Robert Layne, Alce [Alice] McClintick, Robert Moore, Aron Moore, Levi Moore Jr, Wm. McClintic, Daniel McCollum, Jesse Rose, John Simwalt, Andrew & Wm Warwick. Previous neighbors (Daugherty, Nichols, Donovan, Jacob Gillaspy, Knox) were 5/7 -5/11.

      Surveyed for John Bruffey, 70 acres, Bath co, both sides Knapp's Creek a branch of the Greenbrier River, joining Lewis & McCollums. [bounds not listed here]. Surveyed by part of a Warrant for 962 acres, #1791, in exchange for #1782, issued Ralph Wanless, 4 Dec 1805. By Wm Page, SBC. Lodged 18 Feb 1809; fees not paid. [Source: VA Genealogical Society Quarterly, vol 26, no. 3, 1 Aug 1988; Lodged Land Surveys, 'A' Series]
      -- does this mean Ralph got warrant #1782 and exchanged it with John Bruffey? Need to see original for bounds and any other clues. Not in LVA database. Need survey book?

      1807 13 Oct: Ralph Wandless of Bath Co. bought from William & Isabella Nichols 200 acres in Bath Co. between Browns Creek, Knapps Creek, and Browns Mtn, for 180 lbs. [Bath Co. Deed Bk. 3, p. 246]
      --this land was patented by William Nichols in 1806. Wm was Ralph's wife's brother.

      1821 Dec: Signed petition to form Pocahontas Co, which declares that he lives east of the Alleghenies. [1981 Poca. Co. History, p.17)

      1827 12 Apr: Leaven Nichols of Kanawha Co. sold to Lucretia Wandless wife of Ralph Wandless of Pocahontas Co. 1/6 of a parcel of land in Bath Co. on Muddy Run for $200. It is part of a tract of 245 acres that Leaven Nichols Senr. died possessed of. Recorded 8 July 1828. Bath Co. Deed Bk 7, p.270
      --This tract was patented by Leven Sr (Ralph's father-in-law) in 1793; see his entry. 1/6 would be about 40 acres.

      1829 Jan 21: Indenture of bargain and sale between Ralph Wanless of Pocahontas Co, VA, on the one part, and John Wanless and Eleven Wanless of the same county and state on the other part. For the sum of $10, Ralph sold to John & Eleven 200 acres in Pocahontas Co, between Knapps Ck and Browns Ck on Browns Mtn, with all appurtenances, "except that Ralph Wanless and Lucreatia his wife is to have full and free possession of the aforesaid parcel of land during their natural lifes". Witnessed by Joseph Moore, Martin Dilly, George Gay. Recorded July 4, 1829. A tiny note in the margin of the deed book next to this deed says "Del'd to John Wanless Oct 1838".
      --This appears to be the land Ralph bought in 1807. [Poca. Co. Deed Bk 1, p.460; copy in land file]

      1831 4 Jul: Ralph Wanless, Sr. of Pocahontas bought from William Nichols & Isabelle his wife of the same co. 1/6 of a 248 acre parcel on the Mud Run for $1.00. [Bath Deed Bk.7, p.542]
      --this parcel was patented by Levin Nichols Sr in 1793 and the original patent says "248 acres in Bath Co on the east side of Jacksons River on the Mud Run on a branch of Wards Draft". Wonder if the fact that William Nichols owned 1/6 and Leaven Jr. owned 1/6 means that their father Levan Sr. left his land to 6 heirs? Maybe Crissy already has 1/6 through inheritance. Note Ralph has now bought both Wm and Leven Jr's shares now, i.e. about 82 acres.

      1837 8 Mar: Ralph Wandless, Sr. and Lucretia his wife of Pocahontas Co. sold to Robert McGuffin of Bath Co. 244 acres for $50, on Muddy Run, adj. Samuel Corbett, on the east side of Muddy Run to top of mtn. [Bath Co. Deed Bk.9,p21]
      --so far, this is the only possibility for the land inherited from Adams, but it's more likely that it is the plot that belonged to Crissy's father Levan Nichols. In 1827 Ralph bought about 40 acres on Mud Run from Crissy's brother Levan, and in 1831, Ralph bought about 41 acres on Muddy Run from Crissy's brother William, but now he has 244 acres. Crissy might have another 40 acres through inheritance, but that still leaves how Ralph got 160 or 120 other acres unaccounted for. I should look at the original of this deed again for more detail. Maybe Crissy inherited the rest of the land from her siblings as they died.
      Sam'l Corbett's land records at LVA online show him owning land on Mud Run on the south side of Wilson's Mtn. His son owned land adj. him on the head of Dry Run, west of Duncan Knob, also on Dry Run near Red Holes (Burnsville today). I think this sews up the location of Mud(dy) Run, but not of Wards Draft yet, and "top of the mtn" must be Warm Spgs Mtn.

      1838 Oct 12: John Wanless & his wife Elizabeth & Leven (spelled Seven and Seaven] Wanless and his wife Nancy, all of Pocahontas Co, VA, sold 200 acres on Browns Mtn between Browns Ck and Knapps Ck (purchased in 1829 from their father Ralph) to Ralph Wanless.[Poca. Deed Bk 3, p.100; copy in land file]
      -- I don't know if they sold the land back to their father or to their brother; I'm guessing brother because why would their father buy it back now that he's even older?
    Person ID I28  1: Ralph(?) & Margaret Wandless or Wanless
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2009 

    Father Ralph(?) Wanless,   b. 1720-1730, (probably) Newcastle, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1772, (probably) Newcastle, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Mother Margaret (Unknown),   b. 1720-1730,   d. 1807, Deerfield, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married Bef 1756  Newcastle, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Histories
    Biography of Margaret Wandless by Lillian Kennerly Craig
    Biography of Margaret Wandless by Lillian Kennerly Craig
    Source: Reverend John Craig 1709-1774 by Margaret's descendant Lillian Kennerly Craig; describes the family history from Newcastle, England to Augusta Co, Virginia; published 1963 (4 pages)
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet

    Family Lucretia (Crissey) Nichols,   b. 1765-1775, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1837-1850, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 20 Sep 1788  Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. William Wanless,   b. 21 Aug 1789, (probably) Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1865, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Margaret Wanless,   b. 1789-1790, (probably) Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1854 and 1860, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     3. Lydia Wanless,   b. Abt 1794, (probably) Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Elizabeth Wanless,   b. 1794-1797, (probably) Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1831 and 1837, Jackson Co, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     5. Ralph Wanless,   b. 18 Mar 1799, (probably) Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1861, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     6. Polly Wanless,   b. 1800-1803, (probably) Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1842  (Age 39 years)
     7. Rev. James Wanless,   b. 28 Mar 1801, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1870 and 1880, Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     8. Ann Wanless,   b. 1803-1805, (probably) Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 18 Dec 1887, Eagle District, Harrison Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     9. Stephen Wanless,   b. 24 Mar 1805, (probably) Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt May 1838, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     10. John Wanless,   b. 17 May 1807, (probably) Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1880 and 1884, Lewis Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     11. Thomas Wanless,   b. 19 Mar 1810, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1887, North Salem, Marion Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     12. Leven Wanless,   b. 21 Mar 1813, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1901, Cresco, Howard Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F10  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsLegatee - in Thomas Adams' will - Oct 1788 - Deerfield, Augusta Co, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLived - 1794-1842 - Knapp's Creek, Pocahontas Co, Virginia/West Virginia near Huntersville Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Will of Thomas Adams, Augusta Co, Virginia, 1785
    Will of Thomas Adams, Augusta Co, Virginia, 1785
    Leaves land to Ralph Wanless and a home for his mother (Margaret).

  • Sources 
    1. [S71] Bible of William Wanless, RALPH WANLESS SR. B. MARCH 28, 1756, D. JULY 26, 1842 (Reliability: 0).

    2. [S82] Letter-Richard Hylton to Thomas Adams, July 1772, HIS MOTHER MARGARET MENTIONS GETTING HER CHILDREN CLEAR OF THEIR MASTERS BEFORE THEY CAN COME TO VA. (Reliability: 0).

    3. [S79] Court Records - Pocahontas Co, DECLARATION MADE TO COURT OF POCAHONTAS COUNTY, VA ON 7 AUG 1832 STATES THAT HE IS ABOUT 75 YRS OLD AND WAS BORN IN ENGLAND. (Reliability: 0).
      In the war (Revolutionary), he was drafted from his home on the Calfpasture for 3 mos and served about half that time. He served under Captain McCoy and was discharged at Richmond. He was at Norfolk for 9 months under an unknown captain. He also served under Captain Buchanan, and under George Poage as an Indian Spy at Clover Lick. Truth of declaration is vouched for by Jacob Lightner, George Gay, and Martin Dilley.

    4. [S80] Wills - Augusta Co, WILL OF THOMAS ADAMS (Reliability: 0).

    5. [S81] Bath Co Personal Property Tax Lists, vol 1, Jones, Dennis, (Bath Co Historical Society, Warm Springs, VA;1995), BASED ON NEIGHBORS NAMES (ENUMERATED ON SAME DAY) AND INFORMATION ON THEM FROM OTHER BOOKS, RALPH LIVED IN THE KNAPPS CK/BROWNS MTN AREA DURING THIS PERIOD. (Reliability: 0).

    6. [S73] Land Records - Pocahontas Co, LAND & TAX RECORDS SHOW THAT RALPH LIVED HERE. (Reliability: 0).

    7. [S10] Historical Sketches of Pocahontas C, Price, Wm. T., (Price Brothers, Publishers 1901), P.458 RALPH AND HIS SONS RALPH W. AND STEPHEN WERE BLACKSMITHSAPPRENTICESHIP UNDER RALPH WANLESSP.394 RALPH WANLESS LEARNED THE BLACKSMITH TRADE WITH HENRY HARPER ONKNAPPS CK (Reliability: 0).

    8. [S6] Parish Register - St. Andrews, Newcastle, (LDS Church), POSSIBLE MARRIAGE (Reliability: 0).
      : 1749 June 4, Ralph Wanlass and Margt Wylam, St Andrews Parish, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England. [Of course this doesn't explain her relationship, if any, to Thomas Adams, unless she first married a Wylam, of which we can find no record in VA, Northumberland, Durham, or Essex, to date.]

    9. [S4] Marriage Records - Augusta Co, VA.