Jude Thank you for responding.Any Adam/Adams help is greatly appreciated.
He is what I know, or think that I know.
My known ancestor is Robert Adams who was in Goochland County, Virginia, USA in the late 1600's and early 1700's.He died in 1740.
Robert had several daughters, but two of them married brothers whose last name was Moorman.
In a book that is difficult to find, "Selected references relating to the ancestry of William and John Johnston...." by Lorand V. Johnson.there is a footnote on page 154 about the marriages of the Adams daughters and the Moorman sons that says:
"The Adams family farmed 'Arnedlie' in Monymusk from before the time of the Poll Book until they gave up the holding.In 1677 the last of the line lived at 39-41 High St., Inverurie, the sons having gone to Virginia.In 1685, John and William Adams still had seats in the '1st Piew' of the Monymusk church.James Adams, a bachelor was in 1700 school teacher in Bethelny"
Arnedlie is a farm that is just west of Monymuck.It is spelled several different ways on different old maps.Sometimes Ardniedlie, Ardneedly, Airdneedly and a few other ways.It is still shown on today's maps of the area.
I have been in contact with at person at Monymusk.com and am told that the old farm house is still standing but in disrepair.
That footnote is the only reference that I have ever seen that ties our Robert of Goochland to any European ancestor.However, there in no source given in the footnote.So this is a 1973 statement with no backup.
Robert named his sons Robert and James.Those sons had sons named Robert, James, John and William.All of those names seem to be common to the Adam/Adams of Monymusk.
There is no proof.We are hoping to find someone who is able to match by DNA to make the tie.We have three descendants of Robert from different lines who have had DNA samples tested and matched.
I'm sure that is more than you wanted to know, but it was information that needed to be posted about that footnote and where it was found.