Daniel Jenifer Adams (1751–1796), of Port Tobacco, Charles County, Md., entered, in 1772, into a trading partnership with GW, Samuel Brodie, and John Carlyle, whereby flour refined at GW's and Carlyle's mills would be carried aboard the brigantine Fairfax to the West Indies, with Adams serving as supercargo and handling the trading transactions. In the years that followed, Adams owed a large debt to GW for flour he had sold in the West Indies in 1772, though GW eventually agreed o take 552⅓ acres of land in Charles County and a slave in settlement of the debt (see Ledger B, 57, 99). At the commencement of the Revolutionary War, Adams was commissioned a first lieutenant in Capt. Rezin Beall’s independent Maryland company in January 1776. From August to December of that year, Adams was brigade major of the Maryland flying camp, and in April 1777, he became major of the 7th Maryland Regiment. Adams resigned his commission in 1779, and following the war he moved to Delaware, where he served as a militia officer and sheriff of New Castle County.
Adams, Daniel Jenifer